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Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 104-105
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to John Scott Russell
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. The letter wonders if they should organise a professional policeman to include John Scott Russell's shipyard in his regular beat and employing continuous watchmen and suggests that Russell get a fire engine for the yard or alternative methods of fire dousing and call a meeting of his workers to gain their support for the hire of watchmen to prevent fire. Brunel mentions that he has also suggested raising the amount the ship is insured for and suggests that Russell whitewash the blocks supporting the big ship, then plaster them and box them in sheet iron or thin wood to reduce future fire risk.
Date24 May 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages
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