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Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 77-78
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to John Scott Russell
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. Brunel criticises Russell's reply to his list of complaints for its complete lack of comprehensive answer to any of the topics. Brunel explains that he does not require a specially made indicator for the experiment for heating steam, the ones Russell has previously shown him are fine if they can be made quickly. The letter also comments on their different ideas of an adequate rate of progress and explains that Brunel wants to check that the photographs that have been taken so far meet Brunel's objectives and that he must see the photographs that have already been taken before any more are taken. The photographs referred to may have been those commissioned by the Eastern Steam Navigation Company from the firm of Cundall and Howlett as a record of the progress in the construction of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's ship.
Date9 May 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages
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