Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 318-319
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to C. Jackson
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, London. The letter explains that Brunel was not thinking of the common Lombardy Poplar but the Great White Level Poplar which is inflammable and fast growing. The letter asks the purpose behind Jackson's previous letter since, if it was for private use, Brunel is happy to return it with corrections. However, if it is for a public purpose then Brunel cannot put his name to an idea that is so unformed and in need of considerable experimentation before it becomes useful and uses as a dire example Phillips' Fire Annihilator. It is possible that the entry may have been mis-dated as 1855 since the preceeding and succeeding entries are dated as November and December 1854 respectively.
Date28 November 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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