Titanic Survivors Diaries
My name is
Titanic first class smoking
Today I went to the
smoking room, I
found out it was
only for men.
Unlike other rooms
the smoking room
fireplaces fired by
coal and kept in
I also went to the reading and writing
It had a bay window outboard and a
fireplace aft anchored the beautiful
proportions of the room and suggested a
cozy environment in which to do the
activities suggested by the room’s name,
especially on blustery days.
As a counterpoint to the men's smoking
room this stylish space was primarily
intended for the ladies.
Reading and writing room
Since the reading and writing room was so
interesting I decided to go there after dinner as
my husband went to the smoking room.
I enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and a interesting
conversation with the other ladies.
I expected more ladies would be in the room
but there were not.
This room did not need to be as big as it was.
Dear diary, Today I
checked out the
gymnasium. I went around
10;30pm. It had an order
in wich things happened.
The gentlemen went from
6am to 9am.Ladies went
from 10am to 1pm.
Children from 1pm to
3pm. Gentlemen again
from 4pm to 6pm.
The gymnasium was for
first class people like
The gymnasium was on the start board
side of the deck.
It had rowing machines, and stationary
bicycles, the Titanic had full complement
of electrical exercise equipment under the
supervision of a gym instructor.
After a workout like that, mechanical
hammers were at the ready to massage
out the muscle kinks.
Dear diary, I am a little
stressed today out so I
thought a massage would
be a good idea. So I went
to the Turkish electric and
swimming baths. I had to
pay only one dollar and I
stayed an hour. I was
really relaxed. So after
that I went to the galley
for first and second class.
Over 62,000 meals were
to be served during our
voyage. It was a small
Dear diary, Today I went to the Squash Racquet
Court.It was located well down in the ship, it was on
As well as the gymnasium it was under the
supervision of an attendant,who was there to take
care of every need.He gave me and my husband
racquets and a ball.
We Played for only the fee of $0.50.
There was no one waiting so we got to play for the
amount of time we wanted.
Squash racquet court
April 14, 1912
Today I joinedmy new friendElisabeth Allen for tea. she is
one of the most classy people I've evermet in my life. We
met on the open boat deck on the secondday. We went to
the verandah cafe and palm court. Our server was named
Evelyn Marsden. This was a very classyplace.
windows. It had a
That night was a
very cool night so
me and my
awoke by the
I panicked because I thought the
lifejacket I was wearing wouldn't
So my husband took another life
jacket and showed me what it was
Now I believed him.I got in a life boat
so I had to leave my husband because
they ad to save the women first.
April 15, 1912
After a couple hours i got off the life boat with my dear
friend Elisabeth Walten Allen I found my husband died. I
was very upset but my friend Ellisabeth was there to cheer
me up.We were on a ship named The Carpathia. They
took are names. Then me and Ellisabeth became good
friends with a first class passenger on this ship. His name
was Dr.Blackman. That night we slept in his room. We
didn't feel comfortable with him in the room so he went to
one of his other friends room. He was such a gentlemen.
Today I just sat in my room and
wrote in my diary. I cried and
April 17 1912
Today I just sat in my room for a
little while and thought about how
my husband and I waited for safety
in the gymnasium. He handed me
his gloves as protection against the
cold and stepped back to meet his
April 18, 1912
Finally we landed in New
York. I had my baby in
August. his name was
John Jacob Astor V.
This is him when he
was a man
There I started my new life
and soon remarried. Later I
remarried again. I had 3 boys.
By; Madeleine Talmage Astor