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“Memoir of Sir M. I. Brunel” by Richard Beamish

Year 1866
Object no. LDBRU:2018.24
Location LMA - Not on display
Acquired Purchase
Lady Vanessa Thomas

Copy of Richard Beamish’s Memoir of the Life of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1866), with a number of manuscript annotations on the flyleaves documenting the Brunel family’s genealogy.  The volume also contains a manuscript dedication from John Kennedy (later Rev. John Kennedy, headmaster of Aldenham School, Herts., 1877-99) to Philip Edward Lee, dated 1865 on the occasion of Lee leaving Eton College; the printed ex libris of William Vaux Graham (1859-1940), civil engineer; the manuscript ex libris of Cynthia Noble, dated 1970; an unsigned letter addressed to Vaux Graham, dated 20 June 1917, inserted into flyleaf; manuscript information related to wedding of Marc Brunel and Sophia Kingdom, signed by C. J. McCarthy and provided to Cynthia Noble. Spine damaged; boards separated from textblock.

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