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Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 268-272
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to John Scott Russell
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. The letter regrets that there is a difference of opinion between Brunel and Russell over the terms of their contract but is pleased that the different opinions have come to light and believes that any difference of opinion is not Brunel's fault. The letter highlights some of the more important points of difference and asks Russell to state how best they might bridge their differences. Brunel comments that Russell's previous letter still failed to tell him what Russell thought the ship's true weight was and reminds Russell of the differing estimates in previous correspondence and the potential impacts that these differing estimates may have on the payments to be made to Russell. The letter also asks Russell to estimate how much extra money, over and above that detailed in the contract, would be needed to finish the work on the ship.
Date2 October 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent5 pages
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