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

New York Times  (1928) 

2 GUGGENHEIM HEIRS WILL BE BURIED TODAY

 

New York Times  (1979) 

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM IS DEAD AT 81; KNOWN FOR MODERN ART COLLECTION

 

New York Times  (1908) 

GUGGENHEIM CHANGE OF FAITH

 

New York Times  (1913) 

$4,427,608 ESTIMATE OF STRAUS ESTATE

 

New York Times  (1929) 

WALDMANS SEEK DIVORCE

 

Washington Times  (1912) 

SENATOR GUGGENHEIM FEARFUL THAT HIS BROTHER IS DEAD

 

New York Times  (1932) 

MARION SCRANTON MARRIED

 

New York Times  (1912) 

TRIBUTE TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

 

New York Times  (1921) 

PEARLS WORTH $5,000 LOST

 

New York Times  (1932) 

LAWRENCE VAIL WEDS WRITER IN NICE, FRANCE

 

New York Times  (1909) 

EXTENDING PUMP CO. PLANTS

 

New York Times  (1928) 

POLICE ACT TO SIFT WALDMAN DEATHS (1)

 

New York Times  (1904) 

GUGGENHEIM IN MINING CO.

 

New York Times  (1912) 

CHANGE FATAL TO GUGGENHEIM

 

New York Times  (1928) 

WALDMAN DEATHS AGAIN HELD ACCIDENT

 

New York Times  (1921) 

KEMPNER-GUGGENHEIM

 

Washington Times  (1912) 

LIST OF WASHINGTONIANS ON FATED STEAMER GROWS

 

New York Times  (1919) 

MISS BENITA R. GUGGENHEIM MARRIES LIEUT. E. B. MAYER

 

Washington Times  (1912) 

SENATOR GUGGENHEIM GOES TO NEW YORK TO MEET CARPATHIA

 
Lost in the Titanic

News of the World  (1912) 

LOST IN THE TITANIC

 

New York Times  (1928) 

POLICE ACT TO SIFT WALDMAN DEATHS

 

New York Times  (1922) 

MISS GUGGENHEIM, DIVORCEE, TO WED

 

New York Times  (1928) 

DEATH OF BOYS HELD ACCIDENT BY NORRIS

 

THE STRANGE MYSTERIES OF MOVIE MAKER WILLIAM HARBECK

 

New York Times  (1926) 

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

 
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