Copy Letter from Francis Trevithick to Edward Watkins Regarding Richard Trevithick’s Time in South America

Made:
1853-01-05
part of archive:
Papers relating to Francis Trevithick's biography of his father Richard Trevithick
maker:
Trevithick, Francis

Copy of a letter to Mr. Edward Watkins advising him to contact Mr. John Gerrard about Richard Trevithick’s time in South America and referring to a grant obtained by Richard Trevithick from the Spanish government for discovering a track across Isthmus and Panama. Francis refers to enclosures (not with the copy) including sketches of a steam boat designed by Richard Trevithick, an idea for using metal sails and a drawing of an engine made for discharging vessels. (1 sheet/2pp.)

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Extent:
1 sheet
Identifier:
TREVF/4/8
Subject:
Railways

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