|A group of letters applying for various posts aboard the completed ship including that of chief engineer and engineer in charge of the engine department. With letters of reference from Edwin Clark and Charles Hutton Gregory.
Includes the following letters:
5 December 1857, William Hartley, 102 Georgina Street, Bury, Lancashire, Hartley writes to Isambard Kingdom Brunel asking for a job in the Engineering Department on the Great Eastern.
9 December 1857, Charles H. Jones, Iron Foundry Warehouse, 28 Mill-Hill, Leeds, Jones writes to Isambard Kingdom Brunel asking for a job as an Engineer on the Great Eastern.