Letter from J. Bruce Ismay to P.A.S. Franklin re latter's pressure to have RMS Olympic docking in New York on Tuesday evening. Dated 31 July 1911.
Typed draft copy extract, with handwritten amendments, of a letter from J. Bruce Ismay to P.A.S. Franklin, vice-president of the International Mercantile Marine, re the latter's letter of 20 July regarding the docking of RMS Olympic in New York on Tuesday evening. Unsigned, dated 31 July 1911. Ismay writes that he is not favourably disposed to trying to land on Tuesday afternoon, but that he is prepared to talk the matter over with Lord Pirrie, Captain Smith and Mr Bell and to accept the consensus view. This letter, with the others in this series, was later used in the British Titanic Inquiry to show that Ismay was opposed to faster sailing times for Olympic.