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Forty-four autograph letters and papers, chiefly written to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Civil Engineer

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MS. Autogr. c. 6

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Forty-four autograph letters and papers, chiefly written to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Civil Engineer (d. 1859), with a few to his father sir Marc I. Brunel, and to his son Isambard, arranged in chronological order, 1819-80. At fols. 1-7, 97-8, are letters and papers by dr. Isambard Brunel, the son, of Balliol college, Oxford, who presented the collection in May 1892. The letters are from:
  1. Alford, dean Henry, to I. Brunel, 17 Nov. 1866 (fol. 83).
  2. Babbage, Charles, 26 June 1846 (fol. 51).
  3. Barry, Charles, 19 Mar. 1838 (fol. 25).
  4. Brodie, sir Benjamin C., 22 May 1843 (fol. 41).
  5. Brunel, Isambard K., to capt. Claxton, 18 July 1855 (?), (fol. 81).
  6. Brunel, sir Marc Isambard, 11 May 1840 (fol. 32).
  7. Callcott, lady Maria to -- (about 1840) (fol. 27).
  8. Creswick, T., R.A., 15 Dec 1847 (fol. 69).
  9. Dickens, Charles, to mrs. I. K. Brunel, 27 July 1850 (fol. 77).
  10. Egg, Augustus, 14 Dec. 1847 (fol. 55).
  11. Faraday, Michael, 15 Aug. 1843 (fol. 47).
  12. Follett, sir William, 18 June 1843 (fol. 45).
  13. Frith, W. P., R.A., 14 Dec. 1847 (fol. 59).
  14. Granville, earl, 15 May 1851 (fol. 79).
  15. Gray, bp. Robert, to I. Brunel, 15 Sept. 1868 (fol. 87).
  16. Grenville, rt. hon. Thomas, to sir M. I. Brunel, 12 Feb. 1834 (fol. 15).
  17. Hallam, Henry, 17 Mar. 1838 (fol. 73).
  18. Horsley, William, 13 Mar. 1841 (fol. 35).
  19. Hume, Joseph, M.P., 3 Feb. 1834 (fol. 13).
  20. Landseer, sir Edwin, 14 Dec. 1847 (fol. 61).
  21. Lansdowne, marquis of, 19 Nov. 1841 (fol. 37).
  22. Lardner, dr. Dionysius, to sir M. I. Brunel, 29 Dec. 1834 (fol. 7).
  23. Leslie, C. R., R.A., 13 Dec. 1847 (fol. 57).
  24. Locke, Joseph, 20 June 1835 (fol. 21).
  25. Longley, archbp. C. T., to I. Brunel, 11 Feb. 1868 (fol. 85).
  26. Maclise, Daniel, R.A., 14 & 15 Dec. 1847 (foll. 63, 71).
  27. Martineau, Harriet, to sir B. Hawes, 21 Nov. 1841 (fol. 39).
  28. Mayne, sir Richard, 2 Nov. 1840 (fol. 33).
  29. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, to W. Horsley, 16 June 1832 (fol. 11).
  30. Mulready, W., 14 Dec. 1847 (fol. 65).
  31. Murchison, sir Roderick, to sir M. I. Brunel, 13 May 1835 (fol. 19).
  32. Nasmyth, James, 13 June 1843 (fol. 43).
  33. Palmerston, lord, to sir M. I. Brunel, 3 Oct. 1819 (fol 8).
  34. Philpotts, bp. Henry, 10 July 1847 (fol. 53).
  35. Selwyn, bp. G. A., to I. Brunel, 6 Mar. 1871 (fol 89).
  36. Smith, sir F. P., to I. Bennet, 18 July 1844 (fol. 49).
  37. Stanfield, Clarkson, R.A., 14 Dec. 1847 (fol. 67).
  38. Stanley, dean A. P., to I. Brunel, 25 Jan. (?), 1874 (fol. 91).
  39. Stephenson, George, 21 Feb. 1840 (fol. 29).
  40. Stephenson, Robert, 28 Nov. 849 (fol. 75).
  41. Tait, archbp. A. C., to I. Brunel, 2 Aug. 1875 (fol. 93).
  42. Wordsworth, bp. Christopher, to I. Brunel, 2 Apr. 1880 (fol. 95).

Dates

  • Written in the 19th century

Extent

99 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Autogr. c. 6, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Autogr. c. 6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19005

Abstract

Forty-four autograph letters and papers, chiefly written to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Civil Engineer

Biographical / Historical

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) was a civil engineer.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 31342

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dr. Isambard Brunel, the son, of Balliol college, Oxford, presented the collection in May 1892

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 1/2 × 9 3/8 in.
Title
Forty-four autograph letters and papers, chiefly written to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Civil Engineer
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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