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Journalist (1849–1912), assistant editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, and founder of The Review of Reviews who perished in the Titanic disaster TLS signed “W. T. Stead,” one page, 8 x 10, July 17th, 1891. Letter to Ernest Davis. In part: “The explanation I said is very simple. When I said "Not a single person with any claim to respect,religious, social , political, support him, etc." I meant........But I meant any man of standing, or anyone recognized as being in any sense regarded as deserving of sufficient respect to justify any attention being paid to opinion...Yours Truly, W.T. Stead. Thank you very much for the letters from the U. S. Legation which I shall take to Madame Mongruil tonight. It is interesting to know that even without anything from any one of the Legations she has persistently maintained down to the 26th July that they were not killed but alive, being treacherously surrounded and kept as hostages. Before anything can be done in the question of your MS describing your journey through Siberia you will have to have Messrs Harper's consent because Harper's unlike McClure's and the Cosmopolitan circulates in Great Britain, and I am rather doubtful whether they would consent to a separate publication in this country. The article however ought to be very interesting and is very much on the nail just now…With regard to Madame Mongruil I took her your letter and the card. The interview took place on the night of the 31st. She declared in the most positive way that the Ministers were still alive, that Claude Macdonald was full of alarm, and thinking of killing his wife and children if the Chinese rushed the place. But that they were not going to rush the place, and that none of the ministers were or would be killed. A panic would ensue when the Allied troops attacked Pekin, and the order given to kill the Ambassadors wld not be carried out. It is curious that she got a much more vivid impression of the British Ambassador than she did of Conger or of De Giers. It is also interesting that the clairvoyant herself when she came out of her trance, and was told what she had said declared that she did not in the least agree with her vision as she was quite sure that the Ambassadors were killed long ago.” In fine condition,
Titanic: William T. Stead
Titanic: William T. Stead
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Auction closed on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

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