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#121 - Eleanor Johnson Shuman

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“And then you have on the other hand of the spectrum, Bruce Ismay, the director of the company which owned the Titanic, who climbed aboard a lifeboat saving himself in a hurry”
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Only eighteen months old when she boarded the Titanic, Shuman survived the sinking with her mother and brother, and was active in Titanic-related events until her death in 1998. Photocopied TLS signed in blue ballpoint, “Eleanor Johnson Shuman, Titanic Survivor, April 14–15 1912,” one page, 8.5 x 11, January 18, 1992. In part: “Yes, some of the passengers were among the most wealthy and well-known people you could find at that time in the whole world. John Jacob Astor and his new bride were on board; There was also Major Archibald Butt, Aide to President Taft…and the famous artist Fran Millet…I am told Mrs. Strauss gave up her seat in order to stay with her husband and died with him on board; And then you have on the other hand of the spectrum, Bruce Ismay, the director of the company which owned the Titanic, who climbed aboard a lifeboat saving himself in a hurry…Remember that 70% of the women with third class passes did not get a place on the lifeboats, and that meant death for them. We were third class passengers too, but God saved us. Our lifeboat was the last one to be successfully launched.” In fine condition. Ex. Brian Green Collection. RR Auction COA.


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