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#275 - Arthur Rostron

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Description                           Estimate: $1,000+          

Captain of the Carpathia (1869–1940) responsible for rescuing Titanic survivors on the morning of April 15, 1912. ALS signed “A. H. Rostron,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Cunard Line, RMS Mauritania letterhead, June 26, 1926. Letter to his friend Louis Ogden, a New York socialite who was aboard the RMS Carpathia during the Titanic disaster and who helped to photograph, document, and assist the survivors. In part: “Many thanks for your nice welcoming letter. You only mention Bob Bartlett and myself—surely you forgot yourself. So we must be the ‘Trio.’  Hope Bob has a good time up in Greenland. I'm hoping to go out to Tuxedo in August. You'll have a jolly luncheon party I know & I can assure you I shall be thinking of you…I’m sorry to say Mrs. Rostron was none too grand when at home last time. She had been unwell and the maid put a hot water bottle to her feet—either it was too hot or it leaked. At any rate—she had a badly scalded leg & foot. Poor girl—it looked awful and was painful too. She was getting better when I left…I wish the coal strike could be settled at home it is becoming a nuisance—’Bravo in America’—Yes—The photo was taken at City Hall—just before I received the Freedom of the City of New York. You didn’t know that!” In very good to fine condition, with some scattered staining.

Rostron was bestowed the ‘Freedom of the City of New York’ in June 1926 for his ’splendid service to humanity and to the City of New York and the people of the United States over many years.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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