ALS signed “Eleanor Johnson Shurman, Titanic Survivor,” one page, 6.25 x 8.75, no date. Letter to a collector. In part: “I have autographed all the sheet music and hope that it is satisfactory…My grandfather was dying and wanted us to come. He died before we got there. We couldn’t take the ship we planned to and got tickets aboard the Titanic for return to U. S. Our dining room steward gave us escort to the boat deck and were able to get on Collapsible D, the last boat to be lowered. That was 2:05 AM. The Titanic sank at 2: 20 AM.” Accompanied by sheet music to ‘How Do You Do,’ 9 x 12, signed on the front cover in black ink, “Eleanor Johnson Shurman, Titanic Survivor,” and the letter’s original mailing envelope, postmarked November 29, 1996. Also accompanied by a commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the Titanic, postmarked May 6, 1934, and a couple of news clippings mentioning Shurman, one of which is her obituary. In fine condition, with creasing and edge wear to sheet music. RRAuction COA.
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