Letters written by Titanic passengers prior to boarding.

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Talira Greycrest

One of my books about Titanic features a letter written by Second Class passenger, the Reverend John Harper, on April 2nd, 1912, informing friends that his passage on the Lusitania had been cancelled. The crucial part of the letter reads:

"... I am to be in Walworth - God willing - after all this weekend as I received instructions this morning that my steamer the Lusitania cannot sail on Saturday, and as the steamer that goes in her place is a slow one, I have decided to wait till next Wednesday ..."

Next Wednesday was Titanic's sailing day and his decision sadly proved fatal as Reverend Harper would go down with the ship.

Does anyone know of any other letters written by Titanic passengers prior to them boarding the ship?

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