French-born British engineer (1769-1849). Autograph letter signed ("M. I. Brunel"). [London]. 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. Includes a small printed portrait, as well as a large steel-engraved portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
$ 2,759 / 2.500 €
To Sir William Symonds (1782-1856), Surveyor of the Navy: "My dear Sir Williams. Any day most convenient to you will be equally so to me: and the more of your friends you may bring the more gratified I shall be. - Give me notice of a day or even 12 hours - every thing will then be ready for your reception. I am my dear Sir Williams Yours very truly [...]". The civil engineer Sir Marc Isambard Brunel is most famous for constructing the Thames Tunnel, which now forms part of the East London line. His son was the celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. - Traces of folds.