Stuart Collett

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Anne Collett Cornell

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I was told by my grandfather that his uncle was Stuart Collett, a 2nd class passenger. My grandfather related that Stuart was not heard from after the Titanic but survivor accounts at this site state that he was picked up by his parents. Does anyone have any information on Stuart Collett or his survivors?
 

Phillip Gowan

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Hi Anne,
Sidney Clarence Stuart Collett was born in London on January 8, 1887 and died May 8, 1941 in Finchley, Middlesex, England. I have his death certificate which gives a little more information but am at my office right now. Will post some extra info. from the death certificate later.

Phil Gowan
 

Brian Meister

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Dear Mrs Cornell,

There is a well seen photo of your uncle
Stuart with his mother at the White Star
offices (I believe)in New York after his
rescue.
In 1995, I visited his unmarked grave in
Hendon Cemetery, London, and received the
following information from the office.
Sidney Clarence Stuart Collett was buried
13 May 1941 after passing away on 8 May
st 31 Woodhouse Rd, Finchley, London N 12.
His wife Annie Lizzie Collett passed away
18 July 1941. The deed was tranferred to
their daughter, Muriel Ramsey, and then,
curiously to an Arthur Edward Payne, relation
to the Colletts unknown.
They are buried in plot 51681 D7 in Hendon
cemetery.
There was a lady who claimed to be a
relative of his living in New York who
posted to this list a couple of years ago,
but she did not respond to any E-mails
sent to her.

Regards,

Brian
 
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Anne Collett Cornell

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In response to Brian Meister. Where do I find this photo? This is very interesting. We did not know that Stuart went back to England so this explains why there was a break in communication with the family here. I am curious as to who the woman was that posted from New York as my family is from New York. My grandfather, Cecil Collett was raised in Deposit New York and his sisters and their families were all brought up in upstate New York. It is quite likely this was a relative. Thanks for the response.
 
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Here are some old news photos of 2nd class Titanic passenger-survivor Stuart Collett. According to the Library of Congress, these are now in the public domain and have no known copyright or other reproduction restrictions. I'm supposing these were taken aboard Carpathia?

photo #1:

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Hello Randy,

Thanks for posting those wonderful photographs! I love seeing new images of survivors, or anything having to do with Titanic for that matter. Mr. Collett looks older than 24 years, I think. Are the people standing with him other survivors? Are you going to submit these images to Philip Hind for use on Mr. Collett's biography? There seems to be very little information on it at this time, and it would be nice to see those photos. added.

P.S.: How's your Edith Russell article coming along?


Cheers,
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-B.W.
 
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Brandon and Tracy,

Yes, he does look older than 24.

I do not know if the others in that picture are survivors or not. It would seem so. But they might be Carpathia people.

Phil may want to use them. They are free of copyright. LOC only asks that a credit is given to them whenever their images are used.

Randy
 
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Hello Randy - at last, a face to match Edy's!!
Don't know just what he did in later life but Collett died a fairly wealthy man.
 

Richard Paola

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great photo Randy...it may be the lighting, but his left hand appears to be black ! ... it doesn't look like a glove either...do you know what may be the cause of this ?? thanks
 
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Hello Richard,

Are you sure that isn't a glove? He's got a glove on his left hand in the first picture, and both appear to have been taken on the same day. I'm pretty sure it is a glove; it appears that he might actually be pointing at the camera in the second picture. He has that same bundle of papers under his left arm in both images, as well.


Cheers,
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-B.W.
 
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RE: his hand

I assume it is a glove. That he would bother wearing just the one (as its mate is no where to be seen)may show his mental strain - or an early attempt at setting a fad a la Michael Jackson.
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Unless of course it is a hand injury he's concealing, as has been suggested. I wouldn't know. Geoff or Phil being the experts will know better.

Personally I never heard of Stuart Colett before but was so struck by his rather sad, yet elegant, looks that I thought I'd share the images. I'm guessing Collett's clothes are the ones he wore off Titanic. To me the man looks disoriented or nervous.

The pictures are in the LOC and copies may be purchased for $68 + shipping. They claim no ownership but do request acknowledgement should the shots be reproduced in print. I don't know if negatives exist but at least these original prints do.


(Message edited by rbigham on March 24, 2002)
 

Tracy Smith

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Perhaps he lost the other glove during the sinking. He probably continued to wear the remaining glove because he was cold, as is witnessed in the first picture by him sticking his ungloved hand into his jacket.
 

Chris Dohany

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It appears to me as if the other glove is in his left hand, you can see it hanging down beside the paper he's holding (more clearly in the first picture).
 

Andrew Maheux

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Mabee He is wearing one glove because he is useing his other hand for something, like mabee writing. I know I cant write with gloves on. Or mabee he doesnt want to get his left hand full of ink from the newspaper? Just some suggestions.

There is moving footage of him in the video Titanic Survivors at the very end and he is also holding newspapers.

Andrew Maheux
 

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