A diamond brooch worth about £3,000, belonging to Mrs. J.J. Brown, an American visitor to Deanville, which was the sole article saved from her jewels in the wreck of the Titanic, was stolen two days ago from one of the leading hotels.
Mrs. Brown had spent most of the morning in packing her trunks for departure, and on returning after luncheon found that her baggage had been rifled and that the brooch was missing.
She was in the Titanic when it went down after striking an iceberg in mid-Atlantic in 1911 (sic). She was flung into a boat, and the brooch, which she had been wearing, was the only valuable that she saved.
Gordon Steadman, Mike Poirier
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(1921) JEWEL ROBBERY : TITANIC SURVIVOR LOSES £3,000 BROOCH Western Morning News and Mercury (ref: #19558, accessed 23rd June 2017 06:00:21 PM) URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/jewel-robbery-titanic-survivor-loses-3000-brooch.html
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Added to Encyclopedia Titanica Thursday 12th September 2013, last updated Sunday 2nd April 2017.