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Titanic letter returns to Belfast

A letter written on board the Titanic by a Belfast doctor to his mother is to be returned to Belfast for exhibition.

It was feared the letter would never return to Belfast after it was put up for auction in New York earlier this month with a reserve price of $34,000 (£21,692).

However, it failed to reach its reserve and an anonymous benefactor stepped in to ensure the letter returned to Dr Simpson's and Titanic's hometown.

The BBC's Mark Simpson, who is related to the doctor, reports.

  • 13 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK