The collection contains two letters written by Mildred Brown regarding the sinking of Titanic and her journey to Montreal with the family of her employers, who did not survive. Also, two letters regarding the legal claims made against the Oceanic Steam Ship Company (White Star Line) and a copy of the report of the formal investigations into the sinking of Titanic and Lusitania by the British Government.
Amelia (Mildred) Brown from Kennington Oval, Surrey was a servant employed by the Allison family of Montreal. She was travelling second class on Titanic. Following the sinking Mildred spend a year in Canada before returning to England. She worked in London as a secretary and married in the early 1920s. Later in life she became a lady’s companion.
The collection was purchased by the Maritime Archives & Library, National Museums Liverpool in 1987. Transcripts of the items are available in this catalogue. The original items are not produced. The Inquiry Reports are held in the Library collection, reference 340.TIT/R/OS.