Benjamin Guggenheim

Mr Benjamin Guggenheim

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Photo: Daily Mirror, April 16, 1912, p.9

Mr Benjamin Guggenheim, 46, of New York, NY boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with his valet Mr Victor Giglio and his "mistress" Mrs Aubart. Guggenheim and Giglio's ticket was 17593 and cost £79 4s (1). Mr Guggenheim's chauffeur Mr René Pernot travelled in second class.

After the collision Bedroom Steward Henry Samuel Etches helped Mr Guggenheim to fit his lifebelt. Ignoring his protestations; "This will hurt", Etches finally managed to get the mining and smelting tycoon into the lifebelt, he then made him put on a thick sweater and sent him up to the Boat Deck. Despite Etches best efforts Guggenheim soon returned to his room (B-84) and changed into his finest evening wear, his valet, Mr Giglio did likewise. He was later heard to remark 'We've dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.'

One of his final acts was to write the following message: 'If anything should happen to me, tell my wife I've done my best in doing my duty.'

Mr Guggenheim, Mr Giglio and Mr Pernot were all lost in the sinking.

Notes
Other sources give the price as £56 18s 7d.

References and Sources

John P. Eaton & Charles A. Haas (1994) Titanic: Triumph & Tragedy, 2nd ed. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260 493 X
Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3
Don Lynch & Ken Marschall (1992) Titanic: An Illustrated History. London, Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0 340 56271 4

Pictures

Benjamin Guggenheim, photographed by Marceau, New York

(1909) 

BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM, PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARCEAU, NEW YORK

 
Portraits of famous Titanic passengers

(1912) 

PORTRAITS OF FAMOUS TITANIC PASSENGERS

 
Benjamin Guggenheim

(1912) 

BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM

 
THE GUGGENHEIM FAMILY

(1907) 

THE GUGGENHEIM FAMILY

 
Benjamin Guggenheim in 1910

(1910) 

BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM IN 1910

 

Articles and Stories

Love Lifts Jail Sentence of Lawrence Vail When Frenchman He Struck Wins His Sister

New York Times  (1926) 

LOVE LIFTS JAIL SENTENCE OF LAWRENCE VAIL WHEN FRENCHMAN HE STRUCK WINS HIS SISTER

 
TRIBUTE	TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

New York Times  (1912) 

TRIBUTE TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

 
STORY OF BOYS' FALL AS TOLD BY MOTHER

New York Times  (1928) 

STORY OF BOYS' FALL AS TOLD BY MOTHER

 
YOUNG VAIL SENTENCED TO PRISON IN CAPRI

New York Times  (1923) 

YOUNG VAIL SENTENCED TO PRISON IN CAPRI

 
Miss Benita R. Guggenheim Marries Lieut. E. B. Mayer

New York Times  (1919) 

MISS BENITA R. GUGGENHEIM MARRIES LIEUT. E. B. MAYER

 
SUES FOR LIFE PENSION

New York Times  (1915) 

SUES FOR LIFE PENSION

 
The Strange Mysteries of  Movie Maker William Harbeck

THE STRANGE MYSTERIES OF MOVIE MAKER WILLIAM HARBECK

 
2 GUGGENHEIM HEIRS  DIE IN 13-STORY FALL

New York Times  (1928) 

2 GUGGENHEIM HEIRS DIE IN 13-STORY FALL

 
Senator Guggenheim Goes to New York To Meet Carpathia

Washington Times  (1912) 

SENATOR GUGGENHEIM GOES TO NEW YORK TO MEET CARPATHIA

 
EXTENDING PUMP CO. PLANTS

New York Times  (1909) 

EXTENDING PUMP CO. PLANTS

 
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