WT Stead letter

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ATTN: Michael Poirier

Michael, I was hoping, that since you are a trustee memmber of TH, I could snail mail a color copy of my Stead letter to TI, and perhaps you could scan it to the TI or ET site?

BTW, I also did some trading with Craig Sopin...unfortunately I wanted a unique real-photo card of MAURETANIA 1 so bad...I parted with a beautiful CARPATHIA card mailed from Messina shortly after 14-15 April '12. The message entailed..."This is the great ship of the day, the hero of the Titanic disaster".

Please let me know, as I keep the letter in safe-deposit. Thanking you.

Michael Cundiff
NV, USA
 

Mike Poirier

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Hi Michael-
Wow- that is wonderful. I and the other trustees cant thank you enough. If you email me at mikep007@earthlink.net
and I'll give you my address. Good idea keeping all that stuff in a safe deposit... Believe it or not, I just got my first Carpathia pieces a month ago. Some menus from 1904 with beautiful Cunard ship paintings on them. They were printed in Mar 1903 around the time of the maiden voyage. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Mike
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Will do Mchael. Aside, perhaps you and the others can help decipher the letter which is about 1/2 pg. content in brown fountain pen
on his Review of Review letterhead. Mr. Stead's writing is hard to read, but the letter dated '03 is in regards to his purchase of Encyclopedia Britanica. BTW, condition of the letter is fantastic along with the flowing signature!

Michael Cundiff
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Michael P., as of today a high resolution color copy of my Stead letter is en-route to you. I also enclosed a color copy of Walter Lord, P.H. Nargeolet, and George Tulloch. Taken in Lord's home and sent to me by P.H. during the premier Memphis artifact exhibit. I was hoping you could perhpas post this on TI's Tulloch or Lord memorial page.

Thanking You.

Michael Cundiff
NV, USA
 

Mike Poirier

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Dear Mike-
I am very, very appreciative of all your kindness in your efforts. I'm sure the webmaster would love to showcase it... As soon as I get it, I will pass it on to the editor and the archivist.
Mike
 
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While assiting an ET member in regards to Lusitania's *crippled wing* (propellor), I inadvertently stumble on:

W.T. STEAD'S SON PROTESTS
Insists Upon an American Inspection of All Transatlantic Ships.

WASHINGTON, June 18. - Alfred Stead, son of William T. Stead, the writer who was lost on the Titanic, has written to Senator William Alden Smith urging that the United States refuse to accept certificates of the British Board of Trade relating to steamship inspection and to insist upon an American inspection of all transatlantic ships.
Capt. R.P. Schwerin, General Manager of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company and Marston Miles, formerly a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, appeared before the Senate Investigating Committee today to make suggestions to safeguard ocean travel.

END ARTICLE - Source NY Times June 14 1912 pg. 13 column 4.

Michael Cundiff
NV, USA