Titanic Mummy Legend - Titanic Commutator - 2Q 1994

Titanic Mummy Legend - Titanic Commutator - 1994 2nd Quarter

Front Cover of The Titanic Commutator: The Official Journal For The Titanic Historical Society, Inc. for the Second Quarter 1994. GGA Image ID # 1041674ee3

Front Cover: "Ocean Dock, Southampton, circa 1930" by Harley Crossley 36 x 18" (sold)


Reprinted from Volume 12, December 1976. Titanic Commutator

By Edward Kamuda

For many years following the loss of the Titanic in 1912, there have persisted many myths about the liner, some of which were attributed to the loss of the great ship and her 1500 plus passengers.

However, there is one fable that does come to light now and then and it is the story of the mummified remains of an Egyptian priestess whose sarcophagus was supposedly so unlucky for those who either looked upon it or touched it, that certain misfortune would befall them and in many cases death!


The Titanic Historical Society is extremely proud to present to our readers the first published biography of third class passenger and survivor of the Titanic, Einar Carlson, formerly Karlsson.


  • Einar G. Carlson's Odyssey; The Biography of a Third Class Passenger and Survivor of the Titanic, by Rose Ann Jensen 4
    This profusely illustrated article contains facsimiles of his Immigrants and Steerage Passengers Inspection Card, Manifest Receipt Card, Correspondence from the White Star Line regarding the loss of belongings, Berthing Card, and Dining Mess Card.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard/International Ice Patrol Wreath Laying Service April 15, 1994, 13
  • Committal Service for the Late Mrs. Ruth Becker Blanchard 14
    Wreath Laying and Memorial Service on Behalf of the Titanic Historical Society 16
  • Frank J. Goldsmith 17
  • W. T. Stead: Natural and Supernatural, by Grace Eckley, Part 1 18
  • The Titanic Mummy Legend, by Edward Kamuda 24
  • Sea Poste 26
  • The Thrill of Victory, by Geoff W. Robinson 27
  • The White Star Liner Cymric of 1897, by Frank 0. Braynard 31
  • The Theory of the Unsinkable Ship, by R.A. Fletcher, Part 1 38
  • Don Lynch's Passenger Manifest 46
  • The Saga of Polar the Titanic Bear, by Hugh Brewster 49
  • Samuel Hemming's Memorial: Then and Now, by John Pladdys 55
  • Samuel Ernest Hemming, by John Pladdys 56
  • Two and Three-Quarter Hours in the Life of My Father Lamp Trimmer Samuel Ernest Hemming, Harry Hemming 58

Contents of 16-Page Supplement to this Issue

  • Titanic Heritage Tour III Overview
  • A Titanic Tale
    Ed Kamuda's Henry's Jewelry Store is transformed into a television studio as Melissa Jo Peltier interviews Ed for the four-hour Titanic program aired on the A&E Network.
  • A&E's "Titanic" Shipshape
    Titanic: The Death of a Dream and Titanic: The Legend Lives on are discussed in this article by Donna Callea
  • Plumbing the Depths: How Can We Allow Trinket Hunters to Plunder the Watery Grave of the Titanic and Put Their Booty on Show?
  • Four Volume VHS Set Advertisement
    Titanic: The Ultimate Account of One of History's Most Legendary Disasters!
  • Titanic at Cherbourg
  • Titanic Historical Society Book and Merchandise List

Titanic 4-Set VHS Series

Titanic VHS Set - Ultimate Account of Disaster.

Titanic 4-Volume Video Series. 1994. GGA Image ID # 10420fcd6f

The Ultimate Account of One of History’s Most Legendary Disasters!
This deluxe four-volume set is the most complete chronicle of the Titanic ever created.

Here is the drama, the terror, the mystery of an epic disaster that has fascinated the public for decades. Filled with survivor interviews, rare newsreel footage, and photos, it's an unforgettable voyage of discovery into one of history’s most fabled tragedies.

  • Volume I: The construction and christening of the largest ship ever built.
  • Volume II: The gala maiden voyage—and the ominous warnings of lurking disaster.
  • Volume III: The horrific struggle for survival as the leviathan founders.
  • Volume IV: The dramatic discovery of the Titanic in a courageous deep sea expedition.

Back Cover" Titanic, April 15, 1912

Back Cover" Titanic, April 15, 1912,41° 46N 50° 14W at 01+20" by Harley Crossley 36x 18" GGA Image iD # 1042fac289


Published quarterly and continuously for nearly forty years by The Titanic Historical Society, Inc., (ISSN 004-8182) and mailed from Springfield, Massachusetts, the journal has been the groundbreaker in providing primary source materials.

Accounts from Titanic passengers, biographies of White Star liners and other shipping companies are standard; also varied maritime interests, illustrations, and commentaries—ensuring a permanent record.

Sixty-four pages of exceptional content make this publication the largest and best of society journals whose excellence and accuracy is renowned.

Letters, email, advertising, articles, news items, and photographs are welcome. However, articles submitted must be exclusive to The Titanic Commutator.

No remuneration is made, and the Society cannot guarantee publication. General interest, veracity, and originality are the criteria; the burden for accuracy rests with the author, and the expressed opinions are not necessarily those of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

Note: We have made minor edits to this text to correct grammatical errors or to improve word choice to clarify the content. We replaced words written using a non-American variant with the American English spelling for consistency. The passive text was often left “as is.” Those who need to quote directly should verify any changes by reviewing the original material.


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