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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Editor of the Intellectual Observer
Date:
[3 October 1865]
Source of text:
DMC.695A.885.35
Summary:

A French civil engineer having proposed in the previous issue of the IO the idea of supporting roofs on the principle of the suspension bridge, JH reports that JH came up with this idea in 1836 and provides a sketch of such that JH made in that year.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project