Mr Benjamin Guggenheim

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Photo: Daily Mirror, April 16, 1912, p.9

Mr Benjamin Guggenheim, 46, of New York, NY boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with his valet Mr Victor Giglio and his "mistress" Mrs Aubart. Guggenheim and Giglio's ticket was 17593 and cost £79 4s (1). Mr Guggenheim's chauffeur Mr René Pernot travelled in second class.

After the collision Bedroom Steward Henry Samuel Etches helped Mr Guggenheim to fit his lifebelt. Ignoring his protestations; "This will hurt", Etches finally managed to get the mining and smelting tycoon into the lifebelt, he then made him put on a thick sweater and sent him up to the Boat Deck. Despite Etches best efforts Guggenheim soon returned to his room (B-84) and changed into his finest evening wear, his valet, Mr Giglio did likewise. He was later heard to remark 'We've dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.'

One of his final acts was to write the following message: 'If anything should happen to me, tell my wife I've done my best in doing my duty.'

Mr Guggenheim, Mr Giglio and Mr Pernot were all lost in the sinking.

Notes
Other sources give the price as £56 18s 7d.

References and Sources
John P. Eaton & Charles A. Haas (1994) Titanic: Triumph & Tragedy, 2nd ed. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260 493 X
Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3
Don Lynch & Ken Marschall (1992) Titanic: An Illustrated History. London, Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0 340 56271 4

Pictures

Benjamin Guggenheim, photographed by Marceau, New York

(1909) 

BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM, PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARCEAU, NEW YORK

 
Portraits of famous Titanic passengers

(1912) 

PORTRAITS OF FAMOUS TITANIC PASSENGERS

 
Benjamin Guggenheim

(1912) 

BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM

 
THE GUGGENHEIM FAMILY

(1907) 

THE GUGGENHEIM FAMILY

 
Benjamin Guggenheim in 1910

(1910) 

BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM IN 1910

 

Articles and Stories

Miss Guggenheim to Wed June 20

New York Times  (1921) 

MISS GUGGENHEIM TO WED JUNE 20

 
EDWARD MAYER IS DEAD

New York Times  (1955) 

EDWARD MAYER IS DEAD

 
CHANGE FATAL TO GUGGENHEIM

New York Times  (1912) 

CHANGE FATAL TO GUGGENHEIM

 
Memorial Notice (5)

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE (5)

 
Not Boats Enough (says Mrs. Guggenheim)

New York Times  (1912) 

NOT BOATS ENOUGH (SAYS MRS. GUGGENHEIM)

 
Tell Them No Woman Died Because I Was Coward ---Guggenheim

Washington Times  (1912) 

TELL THEM NO WOMAN DIED BECAUSE I WAS COWARD ---GUGGENHEIM

 
Mrs. Benjamin Guggenheim Receives Husband' Last Message From Titanic Survivor

Chicago Record-Herald  (1912) 

MRS. BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM RECEIVES HUSBAND' LAST MESSAGE FROM TITANIC SURVIVOR

 
STEAM PUMP HAS GOOD YEAR

New York Times  (1910) 

STEAM PUMP HAS GOOD YEAR

 
Benjamin Guggenheim Elected President

New York Times  (1912) 

BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM ELECTED PRESIDENT

 
MISS GUGGENHEIM, DIVORCEE, TO WED

New York Times  (1922) 

MISS GUGGENHEIM, DIVORCEE, TO WED

 
SUES GUGGENHEIM ESTATE

New York Times  (1913) 

SUES GUGGENHEIM ESTATE

 
WALDMANS SEEK DIVORCE

New York Times  (1929) 

WALDMANS SEEK DIVORCE

 
GUGGENHEIM TAX $30,000

New York Times  (1913) 

GUGGENHEIM TAX $30,000

 
YOUNG VAIL SENTENCED TO PRISON IN CAPRI

New York Times  (1923) 

YOUNG VAIL SENTENCED TO PRISON IN CAPRI

 
GUGGENHEIM HEIRESS LOST

New York Times  (1915) 

GUGGENHEIM HEIRESS LOST

 
LIST OF WASHINGTONIANS ON FATED STEAMER GROWS

Washington Times  (1912) 

LIST OF WASHINGTONIANS ON FATED STEAMER GROWS

 
STORY OF BOYS' FALL AS TOLD BY MOTHER

New York Times  (1928) 

STORY OF BOYS' FALL AS TOLD BY MOTHER

 
The Strange Mysteries of  Movie Maker William Harbeck

THE STRANGE MYSTERIES OF MOVIE MAKER WILLIAM HARBECK

 
Love Lifts Jail Sentence of Lawrence Vail When Frenchman He Struck Wins His Sister

New York Times  (1926) 

LOVE LIFTS JAIL SENTENCE OF LAWRENCE VAIL WHEN FRENCHMAN HE STRUCK WINS HIS SISTER

 
Senator Guggenheim Fearful That His Brother is Dead

Washington Times  (1912) 

SENATOR GUGGENHEIM FEARFUL THAT HIS BROTHER IS DEAD

 
MARION SCRANTON MARRIED

New York Times  (1932) 

MARION SCRANTON MARRIED

 
GUGGENHEIM HEIRESS WED TO CORPORAL

New York Times  (1943) 

GUGGENHEIM HEIRESS WED TO CORPORAL

 
MRS. LURATI WINS POINT

New York Times  (1915) 

MRS. LURATI WINS POINT

 
GUGGENHEIM WILL FILED

New York Times  (1937) 

GUGGENHEIM WILL FILED

 
EXTENDING PUMP CO. PLANTS

New York Times  (1909) 

EXTENDING PUMP CO. PLANTS

 
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