Lot 350: Titanic



2015-09-16 14:07:05

Lot 350: Titanic: A Rare D.S., J Hemingway, Deputy Receiver Of The Wreck, One Page, Folio, Wreck Office, Custom House, Liverpool, May 1912. The Partially Printed Document Is Addressed To A Survivor Of The Rms Titanic Disaster, Edward Wheeton, In Southampton, And States That Wheeton, A Saloon Steward On Board The Liner, Has Been Detained As A Witness 'At The Forthcoming Board Of Trade Inquiry Concerning The Loss Of The Titanic From 11Th May 1912 Inclusive'. In A Holograph Statement At The Base Hemingway Writes 'Detained Liverpool 11Th May, Nothing Paid Here. No Statement Taken In New York. No Statement Taken Here'. Together With A Similar D.S. Wm. Alden Smith, By William Alden Smith, Chairman, Sub Committee On Commerce, One Page, 4To, N.P. (Washington D.C.), 20Th April 1912, Marked Copy At The Head. The Partially Printed Document Summons Wheeton To Appear Before The Sub Committee At The Senate Of The United States, 22Nd April 1912, 'To Testify What You May Know Relative To The Subject-Matters Under Consideration' (Not Specifically Naming The Titanic). Also Included Are A Series Of Photocopies Relating To Edward Wheeton And The Rms Titanic. Some File Holes And Extensive Wear To Edges And Folds (Repaired With Tape To Verso). Fr, 2 ] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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