24th February 2015
R.M.S TITANIC. - Georgette Alexandra MADILL (1896-1974). An interesting a.l.s from Madill addressed 'Dear Doris' on White Star 'On board R.M.S. Titanic' headed paper, dated 'April 10 1912', 4pp. (but written on 3pp.). 8vo (180 x 117mm.) The letter informs the recipient that they boarded in Southampton at 11.30 and sailed at noon, the letter also describes an incident with another ship early on its voyage: 'The "Oceanic" & "New York" were moored beyond us and just after we had left the dock the "New York" broke her cables & drifted into our stern - it was most exciting!'; it also mentions that they are about to land at Cherbourg. (Some soiling, one minor spot to first page and folded). Note: although lacking the original envelope it is assumed that this letter was sent from Cherbourg or less likely Queenstown. Wealthy American heiress Georgette Madill, later Mattei, was a First Class Passenger staying in cabin B-5 travelling with her mother and cousin. She survived the disaster and was rescued in Lifeboat 2.
Hammer price: £10,500
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