Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 132-133
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to William Jacomb
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. The letter congratulates Jacomb on his report on the results of the experiment on the inflammability of prepared and unprepared woods and asks Jacomb to find out the name and address of the men from Woolwich who attended the experiments, send them a copy of Jacomb's report and request copies of any notes that they may have made of the experiment and any observations they may have made as to the possible effects of the gases given off by the prepared wood. The letter also asks Jacomb to contact Lieutenant Jackson and request several samples of Joiners Yellow Pine wood and Quebec Pine wood (usually used for decks), some of which is to prepared using Jackson's formula and some of which is to be left unprepared.
Date21 June 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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