London, South Kensington
29 November 1996
ROBERT STEPHENSON (1803-59)
Autograph letter signed ("Rob. Stephenson") to I. K. Brunel at Duke Street, Westminster, 1½ pages, 4to with integral address leaf, Sheffield 9 April 1836.
"I should by no means wish to interfere with the arrangements named in your letter -- on Friday morning Gladstone will meet you at York -- Black Swan Inn -- he will be there in the morning and wait your arrival -- I shall be at Newcastle on Monday and intend remaining there for a week ... otherwise I should certainly have made a point of being with you on the North Midland...."
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