Richard Parsons Postcards Titanic Second Class Steward

24 Apr

Second class steward aboard the Titanic, with a monthly salary of £3 15s. Parsons died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never positively identified. Three ALSs on individual 5.5 x 3.5 picture postcards, all three to his wife, all signed “Dick,” one written in pencil, two from September of 1911, and one from February 1912. One postcard, dated September 25, 1911, reads, in part: “I am sailing to New York on Wednesday on R. M. S. Majestic, she is about 1/5 the size of the Olympic I have not got a very good job on her but its better than being out of work.” His letter dated February 28, 1912, reads, in part: “I arrived back safely this afternoon about 4-30. I may go to London for a day or two, the Olympic got damaged again and she is going to Belfast for repairs tonight.” In overall very good to fine condition. Ex. Brian Green Collection. RR Auction COA.

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