Office of the Governor fonds, GN 1/3/A, file 32, 1912: Loss of the SS Titanic

This file consists of correspondence, both local and international, relating to the furnishing of information regarding the loss of the S.S. Titanic to Governor of Newfoundland, Ralph Champneys Williams. Included in the file are telegrams and typewritten correspondence from the Cape Race Marconi station’s initial refusal to provide information to the Governor due to oath of secrecy and subsequent reversal of this policy by the Marconi International Marine Communications Company. Of particular note is a telegram from James Bryce, British Ambassador to the United States, expressing thanks from the President of the United States to Newfoundland for expression of sympathy.

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