Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 111-113
TitleCopy of a letter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to John Yates, secretary of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, London. The letter explains that Brunel already knew about the shallowness of the Hooghley river and explains that although he wishes to meet with Yates and John Scott Russell as soon as possible, there is some important information that Brunel needs to access first relating to the exact cost for different classes of passenger of travel to India by one of three routes. The letter also asks Yates to find out the numbers of travellers taking passage to and from India either overland, by steam around the Cape of Good Hope or by sail and also the freight costs for different types of good taken by steam or by sail, and the possible rate that the Eastern Steam Company could charge the East India Company for troop transport on its ships.
Date16 November 1852
FormatManuscript volume
Extent3 pages




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