Autograph letter signed (''I. K. B.''), to Captain Claxton, 3 pages, small 4to, undated [but 13th May, 1843].
Autograph letter signed ("I. K. B."), to Captain Claxton, 3 pages, small 4to, undated [but 13th May, 1843].
On April 3rd, 1843, Brunel accidentally swallowed a coin which remained in his wind-pipe for 6 weeks. The coin was eventually retrieved. Here Brunel informs his friend of the good news. "At four ½, I was safely and comfortably delivered of my little coin -- with hardly any effort it dropt out as many another has and I hope will drop out of my fingers. I am perfectly well and no doubt be at Bristol before the end of next week.
Creased on folds, one tear along fold not affecting text.
With a commemorative bronze medal depicting Sir Benjamin Brodie dated 1841, 3in. diam., in a cardboard case. [Christopher Eimer 1359]. (2)