Inspector W. Case
A telegram was sent you Nov. 13th describing my brother Edward Talmage Bethea, Seaman 1st class U.S.C.G. The reason for this telegram being sent is that I was informed that an unidentified American Sailorís body was in the morgue at St. Johnís with other victims of the sinking of the passenger steamer Caribou. My brother was aboard this vessel and has been reported as missing. If you think there is any chance of this being my brother please notify me at once.
I am inclosing a picture of him in civilian clothes.
If you could give me any other information, or make any suggestion I shall be very grateful.
Yours very truly,
Description of E. T. Bethea
22 yrs old
Source: "Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador."
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