Letter From Titanic Band Leader Wallace Hartley Sold For Nearly $142,000 At Auction

Posted: April 22, 2013

By: Sarah Gates [Huffington Post]

A letter composed by the bandmaster of the Titanic fetched quite a high price at auction Saturday.

Penned by Wallace Hartley, the handwritten letter was purchased for £93,000 (nearly $142,000) by an anonymous collector through auctioneer Henry Aldridge & Son, the U.K. Press Association reports.

Hartley, who perished when the ship sank during its maiden voyage in 1912, is known for continuing to play with the other musicians the Titanic in an attempt to calm the passengers while the ship was sinking.

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