Isambard Kingdom Brunel to Faraday1   Early July 18282

P.S. N.C. [sic] Pallmer3 M.P allows his name to be used<->

My dear Sir

Any publication of this will of course benefit our Tunnel<->

The Duke of Wellington4 attends and the Dukes of Sussex5 Cambridge6 &c &c have promised besides numerous noblemen & gentlemen[.]

Yours truly | I.K. Brunel

Recipient identified on the basis of the provenance of this letter.
Dated on the basis that this referred to a public meeting at the Freemasons’ Tavern on 5 July 1828 to promote the Thames Tunnel. See The Times, 7 July 1828, p.8, col.a-b.
Charles Nicholas Pallmer (1772–1848, HP). MP for Surrey, 1826–1830 who chaired the meeting.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769–1852, ODNB). Field Marshal and politician; Prime Minister, 1828–1830.
Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773–1843, ODNB). President of the Royal Society, 1830–1838. Marc Isambard Brunel visited him on 3 July 1828 (Institution of Civil Engineers MS Brunel Diary) when he indicated that he would attend.
Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge (1774–1850, ODNB). Field Marshal and Viceroy of Hanover, 1816–1837.

Please cite as “Faraday0366a,” in Ɛpsilon: The Michael Faraday Collection accessed on 30 July 2021,