Letter From Titanic Passenger Sold For $166,000 at Auction -by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A letter written just one day before the Titanic sank has been sold for $166,000 at auction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The letter was recovered from a passenger's body, and is believed to be one of the last letters written before the ship hit the iceberg and sank into the Atlantic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Surpassing expectations, the British auction house Henry Aldridge & Son predicted the item would go for £60,000 to £80,000 ($79,000 to $106,000). The winner of Saturday's auction name wasn't released. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The author of the letter was an American salesman named Alexander Oskar Holverson, he wrote the letter to his mother. Sadly, the letter shared Holverson's hopes to reach his destination: "If all goes well we will arrive in New York Wednesday A.M." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What makes this letter so special is it was written on April 13, 1912, one day before the ship sank midway through its voyage from Southampton, England to New York. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Holverson describes the world's largest built ship inside the letter. "This boat is giant in size and fitted up like a palacial hotel," wrote Holverson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Holverson died when the Titanic went down along with 1,500 other passengers and crew. About 700 people survived including Holverson's wife, Mary. Holverson's body and other belongings were found days later in the Atlantic.
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