London, South Kensington
16 May 2007
A MARCONIGRAM RECEIVED ABOARD CARPATHIA TRANSMITTED FROM THE OLYMPIC ON THE 15TH APRIL, 1912
written in pencil and stamped and dated for Carpathia, the message was sent from a Mrs E.C. Swift aboard Olympic enquiring after Titanic passengers Clarence Moore and Major Butt -- 6 x 9in. (15 x 23cm.)
See illustration on back cover
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Booth, J. & Coughlin, S.: Titanic, Signals of Disaster, White Star Publications, 1993, p. 118 signal 160.
The date of the telegram is very early in the disaster's story -- newspapers in the UK were reporting that the ship had not foundered. This example, sent from Titanic's sister ship at 8pm on the 15th, is less than 24 hours after Titanic hit the iceberg (11.45pm on the 14th). Both these First Class passengers died in the sinking with neither body being recovered.
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