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Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 213-215
TitleLetter from John Scott Russell to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from London. The letter confirms that, following the receipt of Brunel's letter, Russell has carefully studied the progress of the iron work of the Great Ship and he is able to increase the number of men working on the ship and, with good weather, will be able to make good progress. The letter sets out the progress that will be made with certain parts of the ship by specific dates up to the beginning of January 1856 and explains that the last part of the ship likely to be completed will be the stern which is the most tedious and complex part of the job but that Russell is convinced that the ship will be ready for launching by March 1856. The letter also mentions that Russell has prepared estimates of the additional works proposed to be executed on the ship.
Date21 August 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent3 pages
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