Relatives of Titanic officer seek return of letter


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The descendants of a surgeon who died on the Titanic are appealing for help in purchasing a letter he wrote from the doomed ship A twopage note John Edward Simpson wrote to his mother days before the ship sank in 1912 is to be auctioned in Long Island New York next month His relatives cannot afford to bid for the artifact but want it returned to Simpsons hometown of Belfast Northern Ireland Simpsons great nephew John Martin said Sunday that he hopes a benefactor will buy the le | boston.com

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