Letter from Titanic victim Daniel Coxon

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Daniel Coxon of Merrill, Wis., who has a number of friends in Brooklyn, is among the passengers on the Titanic whose names have not been reported as among those saved.

Hans von Kaltenborn of 50 Pineapple street, has just received from him a letter which may be the last he penned. It was written shortly before he left London to embark on the Titanic. In it he says:

My holiday here is now drawing to its close and I have already booked my passage back for home. I am returning by the Titanic, which will leave Southampton on the Wednesday after Easter, that is on the 10th of April. So you will be able to calculate the time of my arrival at New York, when I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again.

If you happen to have the time I should, of course, be only too pleased if you could manage to come and meet me on the arrival of the boat. I have had a very good time, but now feel that I should be glad to get back and return to work, for I am getting a little tired of fooling around. I should think that by the time I get back the weather will be settling for the better, and the rougher kind will, I hope, be all over. It is growing pleasant over here now, and spring here, as you may know, is very delightful. Wishing you all good things until we meet.

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