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The Prichard Letters

This collection of letters concerning the last moments of second-cabin passenger Richard Preston Prichard aboard the Lusitania have kindly been made available through the Imperial War Museum. To obtain your own copy, in their original handwriting, please contact Tony Richards at <docs@iwm.org.uk> Shortly after the Lusitania sinking, Richard's brother Mostyn went to to Queenstown to look for his body but found nothing. Subsequently, his mother Gertrude tracked down every survivor, relatives of those on board, and Cunard Company staff she could and wrote them in hopes that they would be able to illuminate what happened to Richard in the ship's final moments. The editor has made an effort to transcribe the letters with their original spellings and punctuation. More letters will be added to the website as they are transcribed.

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