Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 273-276
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to John Scott Russell
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, London. The letter requests that Russell send Brunel, by his return to London, the data and photographs he has asked for and the information about the progress on the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's ship since several of the company's Directors and the Chairman are getting anxious and Brunel sees serious negative consequences unless they can get the details that they need ands alludes to Russell's difficulty with another board of directors, possibly an Australian steam navigation company. The letter also expresses Brunel's concern over the statement of weights for the ship and the need to proceed rigidly according to the contract and the designs and with only written, not verbal, agreements. The letter also mentions with regret various aspects of the project where Brunel has made changes for cost reasons. The Eastern Steam Navigation Company had commissioned the firm of Cundall and Howlett to take the photographs recording the progress in the construction of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's ship.
Date21 October 1854
FormatManuscript volume
Extent4 pages





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