[ Records relating to the sinking of the Cunard steamship, S.S. Lusitania, in May, 1915]

 
[ Records relating to the sinking of the Cunard steamship, S.S. Lusitania, in May, 1915]
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  • Title :     [ Records relating to the sinking of the Cunard steamship, S.S. Lusitania, in May, 1915]
  • Artist:     Le Prince Albert du Monaco. | Capt. Frederick Manley. | John H. Batten, Attorney (Chicago) | Hubbard, Elbert, Mrs. | Hubbard, Elbert , 1856-1915 | Wanamaker, John , 1838-1922 | Brinnin, John Malcolm (donor.) | American Consular Service | Imperial Russian Consulate General | Cunard White Star, Ltd | Gilchrest, Smith & Co | Exchange Station Hotel (Liverpool) | Royal York Hotel (Sidmouth) | Joseph Brennan Grocers (Cahirciveen) | Charles Grose | C.H.Lund case. | s.n. (publisher)
  • Accession:     XB2004.07.2.1-402
  • Collection:     Library
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Lund, Charles Henry | Ordyniec, Andrej | Palmer, F.A | Wright, Mary | Parsons, Archie | Gray, J.P | Whitcombe, Hugh Donald | Beattie, Mrs. James A | Hodges, Sarah | Prichard, Richard Preston | Thomas Brownlie | de Viscovi, Sylvio | Hotel Metropole (Dublin, Ireland) | Lusitania (Steamship) | Steamboat lines , Specimens | Steamboat lines , Great Britain , Specimens | Steamboat lines , History | Steamboat lines , Great Britain , History | Disasters , History | Disasters , Great Britain , History | Ocean liners , History | Ocean liners , Great Britain , History , 20th century
  • URL:     http://libimages.wolfsonian.org/XB2004.07.2.153_001.jpg
  • Tags:     ~Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~Posters and Printed Ephemera
Description:
Cunard, S.S. Lusitania] | Post Office telegraphs. | Western Union Anglo-American cablegram. | Includes correspondence regarding the Charles Lund case, pleas for compensation, official survivor lists, photographs of the Crompton family children burials. | "Enclosed you will find a sheaf of papers relating to the sinking of the Cunard steamship, S.S. Lusitania, in May, 1915, an event which, save for the sinking of the Titanic, remains to this day the greatest maritime disaster of the twentieth century. Sailing from New York to Liverpool, the ship was torpedoed by a German U-Boat off the south coast of Ireland with the loss of eleven hundred souls, including many prominent Americans. Denounced on both sides of the Atlantic as an outrageous act committed upon innocent civilians far from war zones, the attack proved to be the turning point in the attempt of the United States to preserve a policy of neutrality maintained from the outbreak of World War I. These papers, original documentation of events in the aftermath of the disaster, were obviously part of the Cunard Line's files. They came into my hands when, in the course of research for my book, 'The Sway of the Grand Saloon : a social history of the North Atlantic,' I found them in a London bookshop specializing in theatrical memorabilia (sic) and bought them on the spot. It is my pleasure to present them as a gift to the Wolfsonian. John Malcolm Brinnin, March 7, 1994. See p. 424, "The Sway of the Grand Saloon : a social history of the North Atlantic." | Thematic categories include: Survivors, Consulates, Patent, Newspaper Clippings, Death Notices, Correspondence: Telegrams, Official, Personal | English ; French.