Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 89-90
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to John Yates, secretary of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, London. The letter asks for additional data for Brunel to use in his calculations regarding the size and speed for the ship that he is designing. The additional data regards assumptions relating to the weight of passengers (including estimated luggage and the weight of supplies and provisions per passenger), quantities of cargo to be taken outwards or brought back and differences in the amount of cargo that can be carried on each leg of the voyage. There is a pencil annotation at the head of the letter synopsising the contents.
Date13 July 1852
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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