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John Jacob Astor.<br />
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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.<br />
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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.<br />
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Over three pages on White Star Line headed notepaper, tragic Alexander Oskar Holverson described to his mother the luxurious surroundings of the infamous ship.<br />
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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'.<br />
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The next day the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank within three hours with the loss of 1,522 passengers and crew.<br />
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The letter remained in the Holverson family for years and is now being sold at auction in Devizes, Wilts, via a third party.