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$1,000,000 FOR WITLEY COURT

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Lord Pirrie Buys Estate Upon Which Whitaker Wright Spent $3,500,000
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LONDON, May 9---Lord Pirrie has purchased Witley Court, near Hazelmere, one of the finest estates in England. It formerly belonged to Whitaker Wright, who committed suicide in 1904 after he had been convicted of embezzlement.

The price paid by Lord Pirrie was $1,000,000. It is stated that Wright spent $3,500,000 on the property.

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William James Pirrie

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Mark Baber, USA

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) $1,000,000 FOR WITLEY COURT (New York Times, Monday 10th May 1909, ref: #3380, published 5 August 2004, generated 19th October 2021 07:35:09 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/1000000-witley-court.html