Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 288-289
TitleLetter from F. P. Smith to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from 9 Dartmouth Terrace, Blackheath, London. The letter remarks that Smith recently visited the Big Ship and was most pleased at its dimensions and the consideration shown in the details of construction but, along with a friend, remarked on the possible difficulty of steering a ship of this size. These difficulties reminded Smith of his pneumatic apparatus allowing the conducting officer to see the best course to steer and ensure that his orders are correctly and promptly attended to. Smith reminds Brunel that he has Smith's drawings and expresses his wish to meet with Brunel to discuss the apparatus.
Date10 October 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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