One of the last known letters written aboard the Titanic has re-surfaced and was recently sold off at an auction. Selling for £126,000, the letter was written on embossed Titanic stationery by a first-class passenger named Alexander Oskar Holverson. The letter, addressed to his mother, gave descriptive details about the food, music and elite passengers on board the ship. The letter was dated April, 13th 1912, a day before the tragic sinking of the ship. Some excerpts of the letter read,
“This boat is giant in size and fitted up like a palatial hotel. If all goes well we will arrive in New York Wednesday AM.”
Holverson was a successful businessman who’d been on holiday with his wife in Buenos Aires. They were returning to the US from the UK. While his wife survived the ship’s sinking, Holverson himself did not. The letter was found in a pocketbook when his body was recovered from the Atlantic. It was later returned to his widowed wife and family.
It is one of the last known letters to have survived the sinking and the last-known letter written aboard by a victim.