Sale of recovered final letter

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Mr Alexander Oskar  Holverson and his wife Mary were passengers on R.M.S. Titanic, Mr Holverson died but his wife was rescued.  The letter written on the 12th but dated the 13th of April by Mr Holverson to his mother for posting on arrival in New York, was found in his pocket book on his  subsequently recovered  body.

The letter stained by saltwater from the Atlantic Oceon and embossed with the White Star emblem, has to be the vey last letter written aboard Titanic.  Mr Holverson’s letter was eventually delivered to its intended recipient his mother.  The family decided to sell the letter at an auction that was held on the 21st of October ’17.  An unknown purchaser paid the sum of £126000.00 pounds for the letter.

 

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