Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 358-359
TitleLetter from Thomas E. Blackwell to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from Clifton, Bristol. The letter explains that the boards of willow, ash, poplar and abele have all been sent to Blackwell at Paddington Station, ready for Brunel's experiments on inflammability of wood. Blackwell also promises that he will try and get some horse chestnut wood ready for Brunel and describes the results of his enquiry into the availability of willow of various diameters. The letter also includes quotes or comments about the properties of several different types of poplar used in the S.S. Great Britain.
Date14 December 1854
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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