A new exhibition of artifacts curated by Fredrika Loew ’12 is on display in the cases in front of Olin Library’s Current Periodicals and Newspapers Reading Room.
A scrapbook chronicles the life and death of William Hull Botsford, who was lost to the Atlantic. The scrapbook is open to a page that shows a telegram encouraging his family not to lose hope.
The exhibition features photographs, letters, a yearbook and other documents, including an enlarged copy of a letter from a woman who was supposed to travel on the ship, but instead chose to travel on the Mauritania.
One more Cornell connection: The Titanic was carrying a large number of books intended for the library’s Icelandic collection. The books went down with the ship.