Urbain Jean Joseph Leverrier1 to Faraday2   1850 to 1859

Observatoire Impériale | Paris, le _______ 185____

Mon illustre confrère,

Monsieur Delamarche3, l’ingenieur qui assistait pour le Gouvt Français à la pose du télégraphe Brett4 entre la Sardaigne et l’algerie, se rend en Angleterre pour étudier les conditions de la construction des lignes s-marines.

Permettez-moi de lui donner cette lettre d’introduction près de vous et de vous demander de l’aider de vos conseils et de votre experience.

Je saisis cette occasion de me rappeler à votre souvenir.

U. LeVerrier

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Imperial Observatory | Paris _______, 185__

My Illustrious Colleague,

Monsieur Delamarche5, the engineer who was present on behalf of the French Government at the laying of the Brett6 telegraph between Sardinia and Algeria, is coming to England in order to study the conditions of the construction of underwater lines.

Allow me to give him this letter of introduction to you, and to ask you to help him with your advice and experience.

I seize this opportunity to recall myself to your memory.

U. LeVerrier

Urbain Jean Joseph Leverrier (1811–1877, DSB). Director of the Paris Observatory, 1854–1870.
Recipient identified on the basis of the provenance of this letter.
François Alexandre Delamarch. Author of at least one book on telegraph engineering, otherwise unidentified.
John Watkins Brett (1805–1863, ODNB). Telegraph engineer.
François Alexandre Delamarch. Author of at least one book on telegraph engineering, otherwise unidentified.
John Watkins Brett (1805–1863, ODNB). Telegraph engineer.