Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 400-401
TitleLetter from J & M. W. Ruthven to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from New Street, Edinburgh. The letter explains that the Ruthvens are writing, again, about their improvements in propelling since they have not received a reply from Brunel to their previous letter. The letter announces that the Prussian boat that the Ruthvens were recently building has just been launched and inspected by several members of the government before undertaking an experimental voyage with which everyone was most impressed. The Ruthvens hope that the success of their ship and its trial voyage will remove the scepticism towards their ideas and hope to enlist Brunel's aid in drawing government and private attention towards their work.
Date15 November 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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