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Collection of three letters related to an insurance claim by Helene Baxter for losses in the Titanic disaster, consisting of a letter from her lawyer, a letter by the White Star Line, and a carbon copy of their law firm's response. The initial TLS is from her lawyer Donald Macmaster to the White Star Line, one page, December 4, 1913, in part: "I have received from Mrs. James Baxter and Mrs. D…

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Four items associated with the Erie Canal, highlighted by an official invitation to Chancellor Lansing for its opening in 1825. The invitation is one page, 8 x 10, October 18, 1825, in full: "The Commissioners and our fellow citizens at the western extremity of the Canal, have informed us respecting the completion of the great state work, and that boats from Erie, will arrive in the Hudson, at th…

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Booklet entitled "Charter, City Ordinance and Proposed Plan of Organization of the Ocean Steamship Line, Projected between Philadelphia and European Ports, to be under the auspices and control of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company." Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, 1863. Bound in hardcover boards with original front yellow wrapper retained inside, 5.75 x 9, 40 pages. The booklet contains a pla…

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Three ALSs, two signed "Edwina" and one signed "Edina MacKenzie," totaling four pages, circa 1973-1976. Superb handwritten content as she writes comments on the Titanic's 60th anniversary, the baby she saved, and popular Titanic historian Walter Lord. In one, she writes: "Walter Lord the author of A Night to Remember was on To-day show on the 60th anniversary. He was ever so much taken up wit…

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American businessman (1861-1912) who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. After the ship struck an iceberg, Widener placed his wife and her maid in a lifeboat. The women were rescued by the steamship RMS Carpathia, but Widener and his son Harry perished on the Titanic. Partly-printed DS, signed “Geo. D. Widener,” one page, 11.75 x 8.25, October 4, 1905. Stock certificate for 12 shar…

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