Gifts to crew from Mrs Astor

John Curran

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Would appreciate any information on whether Mrs. Astor provided gifts of any sort to the crew members after the sinking.

Thank you,

John

[Moderator's Note: This post, originally posted in "Crew Research", has been moved to the topic which is discussing the same subject. JDT]
 

Trevor Powell

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Mrs. Astor, along with Mrs. Thayer and Mrs. Widener, bestowed Captain Rostron with a gold Tiffany & Co. pocket watch inscribed "Presented to Captain Rostron with the heartfelt gratitude and appreciation of three survivors of the Titanic. April 15th 1912. Mrs. John B. Thayer. Mrs. John Jacob Astor. Mrs. George D. Widener." The watch was sold at an Onslows maritime auction in 1993.
 
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Mrs. Astor, along with Mrs. Thayer and Mrs. Widener, bestowed Captain Rostron with a gold Tiffany & Co. pocket watch inscribed "Presented to Captain Rostron with the heartfelt gratitude and appreciation of three survivors of the Titanic.
I hope the Pocket Watch ended up in a museum. But it's probably stashed away somewhere in somebody's Private Collection.​
 

John Curran

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But is there any truth to the idea that Mrs. Astor gave each surviving crew member a pipe, as has been claimed by at least one man?