Gypsy Smith's diary for 1912. On April 14th, 1912, the White Star ship 'Titanic' sank on its maiden voyage to New York in the North Atlantic. The diary notes that just one week later, on Tues 23rd April, Gypsy Smith sailed on the Cunarder 'Mauretania' to New York to honour preaching engagements. Likely, it was a sombre crossing as many passengers would have been in a state of alarm and worry.
This diary is part of a small archive of objects in connection with Gypsy Smith in the museum's collection. See also a selection of other photographs and documents from the Gypsy Smith archive in the Online Collection.