Newsletter No 35 June 2012

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Newsletter No 35 June 2012

The letter by Robert Douglas Norman, a 28 year-old electrical engineer from Glasgow, was written at his sister's house in London where he was staying before setting sail on board the famous Titanic on 10 April 1912. Robert's letter was to become his last will and testament as he was to perish six days later when the liner sank in the Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912. When his estate was settled, the letter was authenticated and copied into the register of inventories in Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The original was preserved in the Books of Council and Session, a legal register of the Court of Session. Read more about  one of those exciting discoveries we make in the archives, a link to a world famous though tragic event. One can also read about the progress that has been made with The Johannesburg Branch's Bible project