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Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 18-21
TitleLetter from William Rowett to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from Liverpool. The letter mentions that Rowett has read with interest the report in The Times of Brunel's monster ship and congratulates Brunel on the designs, especially the attention paid to safety from water, fire or accident of any kind, which Rowett believes may increase the trade the ship enjoys. Rowett expresses the degree of interest he feels in Brunel's achievement and his wish to help in the endeavour, perhaps by dealing with the press for Brunel. Rowett also reminds Brunel of his plans for the rigging of the ship and the sails, which Rowett explains was not merely for his own profit but also for the disinterested improvement of the whole project and expounds on the benefits of his plan for the handling of the sails.
Date14 February 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent4 pages
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