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Dodge, Washington (1859-1919) Eyewitness account of sinking of the Titanic

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07640 Author/Creator: Dodge, Washington (1859-1919) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 15 April 1912 ca. Pagination: 20 p. + docket 20.3 x 12.7 cm Order a Copy PDF Download(s): PDF of image and transcript

Written by a first-class passenger on Carpathia stationery: "Awakened about 11:40 by a violent jar....I went out to the promenade deck and soon learned that we had run into ice...and I had heard a passenger state that he saw an iceberg pass the stern of the vessel...about 70 feet above water.... [I] returned to my stateroom...[h]aving been told there was no danger."

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