Titanic: Sale of Last Letter


A last letter has been sold written by survivor Esther Hart and her seven-year-old daughter Eva, eight hours prior to Titanic hitting the iceberg on the 15th of April 1912.  The letter, embossed with the White Star Line flag, is headed “On Board RMS Titanic” and dated “Sunday afternoon”.  The letter survived as it was in the pocket of her husband’s coat which he gave to her to keep warm.  Her husband, Benjamin died along with 1516 others in the disaster.

At the auction of the letter in Devizes, Wiltshire on the 26th of April’14, it was sold for the new world and record price of £119000 GBP.







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