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Letter from W. J. Oliver to William H. Taft

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W. J. Oliver extends his sympathy to President Taft upon the death of Major Butt, Taft's military aide. Butt was lost during the sinking of RMS Titanic.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Mourning etiquette; Titanic (Steamship); Butt, Archibald Willingham, 1866-1912

Date: 1912-04-18

Luxuries versus lifeboats

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Illustration shows an ocean liner, probable reference to the Titanic, sinking amid icebergs with many passengers jumping into the sea for lack of enough lifeboats, as a few lifeboats loaded with passengers row clear of the ship. Caption: The Grim Spectre - Why all this hue and cry about lifeboats? Have you not your veranda and Parisian cafes, palm-garden, squash-court, gymnasium, swimming-pool, Turkish baths, and a la carte restaurant?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Drowning; Grim Reaper (Symbolic character); Icebergs; Lifeboats; Lifesaving; Marine accidents; Ocean liners; Ocean travel; Titanic (Steamship)

Date: 1912-05-08

Letter from John Mitchell to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

John Mitchell offers information on current labor politics and legislation that could be helpful when formulating a political platform.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Labor laws and legislation; Business and politics; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Titanic (Steamship)

Date: 1912-06-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Evelyn Gurley-Kane

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Theodore Roosevelt will accept an honorary membership to the committee planning a national memorial for the Titanic victims but it will only be an honorary one as he has no extra time to commit to the cause.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Memorials; Committees; Titanic (Steamship)

Date: 1912-06-07

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