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Lady Duff-Gordon Autograph Letter Signed

Phenomenal ALS signed “Lucy Duff-Gordon,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, May 27, [1912]. Letter to a friend. In full: “How kind of you to send me a cable of sympathy from New York on our safety. According to the way we’ve been treated by England on our return we didn’t seem to have done the right thing in being saved at all!!!! Isn’t it disgraceful.” In fine condition. This poignant letter was composed at her Knightsbridge residence during the British Wreck Commissioner’s inquiry into the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which took place from May 2 to July 12, 1912.

Pre-Bidding is January 15 – January 21. Live Bidding begins at 1 pm ET on January 22.

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Posted by on January 15, 2015 in Lady Duff-Gordon

 

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Lady Duff-Gordon Autograph Letter Signed

Phenomenal ALS signed “Lucy Duff-Gordon,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, May 27, [1912]. Letter to a friend. In full: “How kind of you to send me a cable of sympathy from New York on our safety. According to the way we’ve been treated by England on our return we didn’t seem to have done the right thing in being saved at all!!!! Isn’t it disgraceful.” In fine condition. This poignant letter was composed at her Knightsbridge residence during the British Wreck Commissioner’s inquiry into the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which took place from May 2 to July 12, 1912.

Pre-Bidding is January 15 – January 21. Live Bidding begins at 3 pm ET on January 22.

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Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Lady Duff-Gordon

 

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RR Autograph Auctions Titanic Lady Duff-Gordon

RR Autograph Auctions Titanic Lady Duff-Gordon

Original silk Japanese kimono-style full-length robe worn by iconic Titanic First Class passenger Lucy Christiana a.k.a. Lady Duff-Gordon (“Lucile”) as she escaped Titanic into a lifeboat and later aboard the rescue ship R.M.S. Carpathia. The kimono and its relation to Duff-Gordon’s escape from the sinking ship has been described in numerous publications and correspondence. An example can be found on page 151 of The It Girls (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986), a book on the lives of Duff-Gordon and her sister, novelist Elinor Glyn. Duff-Gordon also describes the kimono in a letter to her sister, which is referenced in the provenance letter included with this lot. A letter written by Duff-Gordon’s assistant, Laura Francatelli, who was saved with her on Titanic, a copy of which was sold by Christies South Kensington on May 16, 2007, (Lot 63) also describes the kimono, the above noting that the kimono was trimmed in black.

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