Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 110-111
TitleCopy of a letter to C.D. Bruce Esquire from C.A. Beaumont, pilot in the Bengal Service
DescriptionWritten from Calcutta [Kolkata]. The letter gives Beaumont's professional opinion, based on the reports he is reading in English newspapers of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's plans, that a ship with a draft of 30 feet would be unable to enter the Hooghley River and a ship of 5000 tons would be unable to navigate further than Diamond Harbour. The letter was originally enclosed with John Yates' letter to Brunel dated 15 November 1852 and a postscript from Bruce after the end of Beaumont's letter testifies to Beaumont's skill as a river pilot.
Date3 September 1852
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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