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PAINTING FOR BUTT FUND

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 14---Col. Spencer Cosby, chief aid to President Taft, received to-day a painting depicting the sinking of the Titanic and the rescue of some of her passengers.

Gilbert Gaul, a New York artist, offered it as a contribution to the fund being raised for a memorial in Washington to Major A. W. Butt, President Taft's former aid, and F. D. Millet, a Washington artist, who perished with the ship.

The fund for the memorial, which will stand near the White House, was raised among personal friends of Major Butt and Mr. Millet.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) PAINTING FOR BUTT FUND (New York Times, Sunday 15th December 1912, ref: #3689, published 9 September 2004, generated 6th December 2022 03:10:04 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/painting-for-butt-fund.html