Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 400
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to Robert McCalmont
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. The letter wishes McCalmont were in England and mentions the importance of several questions, including the identification of a port in America and the identity of the ship's commander and mentions the various negotiations that he is involved in; for obtaining gridiron accommodation at Liverpool and negotiating with Hartley and the Liverpool Corporation on behalf of the railway companies about Liverpool docks. Brunel complains that although, previously, Hartley had agreed to ensure that the gates of the Liverpool docks were wide enough to admit the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's ship, the corporation decided, much to Brunel's annoyance, to request the Cunard's advice, as being the most experienced in steam navigation of the port of Liverpool, and the Cunards decided it was unnecessary to widen the gates.
Date15 November 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent1 page


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