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Amazing 1912 Titanic Letter

Amazing 1912 Titanic Letter

Amazing 7-page handwritten letter on stationary with regards to the Titanic voyage speaks to the aftermath of surviving family members who lost loved ones aboard the fatal ship, and recounts in spectacular detail some of the events which occured during the ensuing struggle to save lives. The letter is completely with regards to this historic event, specifically to the gentleman's father, who was killed during the tragic event and his mother, who survived. The letter reads in part: "...He gave up his life as nobly as he always lived it [his father was helping women and children while the ship was sinking, aboard one of the life boats and gave his own life in the process] and we are trying to be worthy of our heritage and in as brave a way face this overwhelming sorrow and help mother bear it." The writer speaks of finding out the news of the Titanic sinking, as well as the events involving the life boats and partial rescue of passengers: "there were as yet few people on the star board side; no panic; on the part of the passengers, no reason to suppose there was not room for all in the [life] boats... Every telegram offered congratulations and assured us absolutely that every life had been saved. Then, towards night, the truth came in an awful flood..." Letter is signed, "Frances E. Barreu" and dated May 20, 1912. Comes with original mailing envelope.

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