Titanic survivor's haughty letter to go under the hammer in US

Lucy Duff-Gordon and her husband were rescued from Titanic on April 15, 1912

Washington: A letter from a wealthy passenger, who survived the sinking of Titanic in which she complains about her "disgraceful" treatment at the hands of the British inquiry into the disaster and the press, is up for auction.

Lucy Duff-Gordon and her husband Cosmo, who were rescued from the sinking ship on April 15, 1912, on lifeboat 1, that despite having the capacity to carry 40 people, only had 12 passengers, were alleged to have bribed the crew in order not to go back to rescue other survivors, People Magazine reported.

The letter, dated May 27, 1912, reads, in full, "How kind of you to send me a cable of sympathy from New York on our safety. According to the way we've been treated by England on our return we didn't seem to have done the right thing in being saved at all!!!! Isn't it disgraceful."

Bobby Livingston, executive VP at RR Auction, said in a press release that correspondence from prominent passengers with such exceptional Titanic content is rarely encountered, especially written so soon after the tragedy.

The letter is up for auction by Boston auction house RR Auction.

( Source : ANI )
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