Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 183-184
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to John Scott Russell
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. The letter requests that the cabins for the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's ship are redesigned and sets out some of the details of the size and design of the furniture including the bedstead, the inclusion of some drawer-like boxes under the beds, the sofas and a possible cabinet. The letter describes the sizes and possible materials and the importance of designing the furniture and using materials that will not encourage or harbour vermin or insects and suggests that using iron rather than wooden furniture will not only reduce the risk of insects but also of fire.
Date26 July 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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