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A remarkable letter written the day before the Titanic disaster by a victim who stated 'if all goes well we will arrive in New York on Wednesday' has been uncovered 105 years later.
The poignant note by a wealthy first class passenger has been initially valued at £80,000 but is being tipped to break the record for a Titanic letter of £119,000.
Over three pages on White Star Line headed notepaper, tragic Alexander Oskar Holverson described to his mother the luxurious surroundings of the infamous ship.
Ominously, the author also told his mother: "So far we have had very good weather. If all goes well we will arrive in New York on Wednesday A.M'.
The next day the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank within three hours with the loss of 1,522 passengers and crew.
The letter remained in the Holverson family for years and is now being sold at auction in Devizes, Wilts, via a third party.