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Correspondence Sir Walter Howell, K.C.B. and Ismay, Imrie & Co. - 16 April 1912

Reproduction of Correspondence between Sir Walter J. Howell, K.C.B. and Ismay, Imrie & Co., Following the Titanic Disaster

Reproduction of Correspondence between Sir Walter J. Howell, K.C.B. and Ismay, Imrie & Co., Following the Titanic Disaster. GGA Image ID # 104e24ac83

This was the second of two letters to Sir Walter Howell of the Marine Department of the Board of Trade from Ismay, Imrie & Co. The first indicated that it appears there is no danger of loss of life. A complete reversal/admission the following day shown above confirmed the tragedy.

LIVERPOOL, April 16th, 1912.

Sir Walter J. Howell, K.C.B.
Larine Department, Board of Trade,
7, Whitehall Gardens,
London. S.W.

Dear Sir,

Further to our communication of yesterday we were
extremely sorry to have to send you the following wire this
morning

"Referring telegram yesterday 'Titanic* deeply grieved
"say that during night we received word steamer foundered
"about 675 souls mostly women and children saved".

which we now beg to confirm.

Yours faithfully,

For ISLAY. I DRIB & CO

 


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