Prince of Wales letter
Lot 2261
TITANIC AFTERMATH—WINDSOR, EDWARD, DUKE OF. 1894-1972. Autograph Letter Signed ("Edward"), 3 pp recto and verso, 4to, Paris, May 11, 1912, to Cookson, on Royal stationery, including a mention of the recent Titanic disaster,
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£12,000 - 18,000
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Prince of Wales letter
Lot Details
TITANIC AFTERMATH—WINDSOR, EDWARD, DUKE OF. 1894-1972.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Edward"), 3 pp recto and verso, 4to, Paris, May 11, 1912, to Cookson, on Royal stationery, including a mention of the recent Titanic disaster, some mild creasing and toning, otherwise very fine.

THE FUTURE KING OF ENGLAND COMMENTS ON THE DISASTER. In part, from the end of the letter: "The sinking of the Titanic was indeed a terrible disaster, though ... it was a very fine display of bravery and self control on the part of all men. I'm afraid the inquiry is going very much against the White Star Company as it has been proved the ship was doing 21 knots at the moment of the collision, and that she never deceased at the warning of ice. I am also afraid that the Board of Trade rules were not closely followed in regards to boat drill etc before starting on the ship's maiden voyage."
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