TITANIC: THE OFFICIAL STORY.

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Pictorial folder (9" H x 14" W), containing 18 facsimile documents (some multi-page, some fold-out) pertaining to the Titanic story - plus 15 page introductory pamphlet. No date - c1990. Contents: Transcripts of Registrar General's copy of the Register for transmission to Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen; Report of Survey of an Emigrant Ship; Certificates of Clearance for an Emigrant Ship; Cross section and deck plans of the 'Titanic'; Extract of the Report of the British Commission of Enquiry into the loss ot the 'Titanic' - describing the decks, accommodation, structure and life-saving equipment; Telegrams sent to the SS Birma by the SS Titanic as she sank; Correspondence from the White Star Line to the Board of Trade concering the loss ot the 'Titanic'; The response of the popular press - "The Titanic Crime" - editorial in the 'New York Evening Journal'; The response of the Dock, Warf, Riverside and General Workers' Union; Parliamentary Questions to the President of the Board of Trade from Josiah Wedgwood, Liberal MP; Sample of returns of passengers drowned - First, Second and Third Class; Alfred Omont's account of his escape from the 'Titanic' - the statement of evidence to the British Commission of Enquiry; Digest of Testimony given at a hearing into the Committee on Commerce of the United States Senate; Report from the British Ambassador to Washington regarding the Senate Committee enquiry report into the loss of the 'Titanic'; Copy of a letter from Stanley Lord, Captain of the SS Californian to the Board of Trade; Suing the owners; the statement of Claim and Verdict in the case of Ryan v. the Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.; Letter to the Board of Trade from the General Manager of the White Star Line concerning 'the very prejudicial effect' that films on the sinking of the SS Titanic would have on British shipping; Photograph of a survivor climbing aboard the SS Carpathia. A few documents have a small edge crease. The folder has light edge wear - mainly at the corners and one small area of colour loss on the front.