Last memory of a Titanic passenger in auction

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Published: 2017-10-23 16:01

Last Updated: 2017-10-23 21:51


The letter was found in his pocket.
The letter was found in his pocket.
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One day before the great Titanic had sank, a passenger wrote a letter which was sold for $166,000 in an England auction.

The passenger was identified as Alexander Oskar Hoverson.

According to New York Post, Holverson, a salesman, was on the Titanic with his wife, Mary. He had intended to send it to his mother when they arrived in New York.

In the letter, Holverson described the Titanic as “a giant in size and fitted up like a palatial hotel.”

“The food and drink are excellent”, said Holverson about the ill-fated journey’s accommodations.

The auction house in possession of the letter, Henry Aldridge & Son said the letter was “the most important Titanic letter we have ever auctioned.”

Holverson’s wife survived the disaster, and the letter was sent to his family after his body was recovered when the letter was found in his pocket.

The British passenger liner sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912, after it collided with an iceberg.

More than 1,500 passengers died.