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Titanic letter to return to Belfast

2012-03-15 03:19:29 GMT2012-03-15 11:19:29(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

In this Monday March 12, 2012 photo Dr John Martin holds a copy of the original letter, from his great uncle Dr John Edward Simpson in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

This undated family photograph shows Dr John Edward Simpson. The descendants of Dr John Edward Simpson who died on the Titanic said Tuesday March 12 , 2012 they are delighted that a letter he penned days before the ship sank will return to his hometown, Belfast.

This undated family handout shows a copy of a letter written by Dr John Edward Simpson. The descendants of Dr John Edward Simpson who died on the Titanic said Tuesday March 12 , 2012 they are delighted that a letter he penned days before the ship sank will return to his hometown, Belfast.

FILE - In this April 10, 1912 file photo, the liner Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York City. Five days into her journey, the ship struck an iceberg and sank, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 people.

The descendants of a doctor who died on the Titanic said Mar. 13 they are delighted that a letter he penned days before the ship sank will return to his hometown, Belfast.

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