Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 87-88
TitleLetter from John Yates, secretary of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company, to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from the Eastern Steam Navigation Company at 1 Royal Exchange Buildings, London. The letter reports on a meeting of the select committee of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company and passes on the committee's request that Brunel provide them with a statement of the cost of the ship that he is planning, the capacity of stowage for coals, cargo and passengers and the speed that the vessel will be estimated to reach and requests this information in time for the Committee to present their report to the Board of Directors. The letter is followed by a list of rates of travel at different speeds achieved by steam ships. The list includes the length of a voyage of 11,400 miles from Plymouth to Diamond Harbour (India) via St Helena at six different speeds as well as the length of the voyage by the Peninsular and Oriental company ships from Southampton to Calcutta; and by the General Screw Company ships on the same voyage.
There is a pencil annotation at the head of the first page indicating the document's type and author.
Date16 June 1852
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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