Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 193-194
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to Geo. Burke
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. The letter thanks Burke for his note and includes a memorandum that he wishes Burke to pass on to his engineer in the hope that the engineer will give Brunel advice. The memorandum sets out the question of making gas for lighting Brunel's ship, gives the anticipated quantity of gas needed, Brunel's wish to limit smoke, dirt and smell associated with the gas and his desire to not have too large a gas holder on board. Burnel wonders if, under these conditions, oil gas rather than coal gas might not be more suitable and asks for advice.
Date3 August 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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