London, South Kensington
29 November 1996
Autograph letter signed ("affectionately your dear Father M. I. Brunel") to I. K. Brunel ("my dear Isambart" [sic]) at Duke Street, Westminster, one page, 8vo with integral address leaf, 25th Oct. 41.
Asking for his watch and commenting on the difficulty of finding engineers who are sufficiently well qualified to make working copies of his plans. "Pray send me my watch, I want it so frequently to time the rate of the pumps ---- I have seen Finlay; but he will not come to me. He has I understand an Office of consulting Engineer. He is willing to work at home but this will not do. Young Law is the only one I have now -- a most industrious young man and highly qualified for the task; but not enough for copies ... Drewet is a poor copyist for the money a mere copyist -- "
Corner of second leaf torn away.
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