10 September 2009

Merely a Mistake

On this day in 1937, Robert Oliver [pictured], a 17 year old office worker from the theatrical managers Chamberlain Brown in New York, was found aboard the R.M.S. Queen Mary after having been sent the day before to deliver a script to a passenger. The unwitting stowaway had taken too long to find the man he was looking for and realized too late the ship had left port. He still had the script--a play entitled "Merely Murdered" --in his possession when he was found a day into the crossing to Europe.

New York Times

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