Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 364-367
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to the Directors of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, London. The letter distinguishes between Brunel's professional charges and expenses as engineer to the project and a variety of expenses incurred by him during the project and separates these from the charges and expenses incurred by the contractors working on the ship. The letter describes the various experiments that Brunel and the contractors have been undertaking on boilers, including their construction, the best area of heating surface, whether or not to heat the steam after leaving the boiler and experiments on inflammability of wood. The letter explains that some of Brunel's expenses have been incurred through the payment of travelling expenses for draftsmen and inspectors and the best way of paying these expenses as well as Brunel's own personal expenses.
Date19 December 1854
FormatManuscript volume
Extent4 pages





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