A part of Titanic history escapes a trashy end

Jun 8, 2002
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Dear Trent,

That was fascinating!

Wasn't it this same secretary who was sent to Halifax to claim Astor's body and personal effects?

Thank you for sharing this.

Best regards,
Doug
 
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Trent Pheifer

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Doug,

I am guessing that it would have been the same guy. He seemed to have been JJ Astors right hand man.

By the way, got your email, Thanks!

-Trent
 

Kyrila Scully

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In this case, the owner did know what they inherited, but the movers left it behind for the new homeowners who had no idea what was in those boxes. Fortunately someone was able to rescue them!

Kyrila
 

Tracy Smith

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Thanks for the article, Trent. I enjoyed it.

I wonder how much has been lost to the landfills and incinerators because the owners had no idea what it was they had inherited?

When Captain Lord's son died in 1994, many of Captain Lord's belongings that his son had saved since the captain's death in 1962, including several uniforms, were taken to the dump by the new owners of the Lord home. It made me sick when I found this out.