Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 320
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to C. May
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, London. The letter comments on Professor Piazzi Smyth's proposals for developing a stand for steady use of astronomical observation equipment on board ship but Brunel wonders if May can meet him to discuss how they might go about helping Smyth trial his inventions without upsetting anyone and Brunel advances his belief that, on the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's new ship they will need an almost continuous stream of astronomical observations and thus Professor Smyth's device might be of use to him.
Date5 December 1854
FormatManuscript volume
Extent1 page


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