Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 314-316
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to Professor C. Piazzi Smyth
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. The letter updates Smyth on the lack of progress made by Mr Cook on the instruments that he is making for Smyth and Brunel and suggests that, since Cook is making so little progress, Smyth set another manufacturer on to make a sample of the instrument that can be used as a trial or perhaps alter the samples that he took to the Paris exhibition. Brunel also requests a self-registering wind gauge that he can investigate and questions Smyth about the size of his hemisphere logs and discusses how they might be fixed to the ship and the potential difficulties attached to their usage.
Date23 October 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent3 pages




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