Charles Alexander Saunders letter

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Address: 17 Cornhill, London. [To Isambard Kingdom Brunel, engineer to the Great Western Railway.] Requests on behalf of the committee [of the Great Western Railway] that [Brunel's] surveyors should 'furnish as full a list of the land owners in the line of our railway as possible ... with any general information they can furnish as to the opinions & wishes either of them - or of the occupiers of property ... There are several points of great interest about the railway depending at this moment & your opinion will be required on them ... The negotiations with the influential landowners near London should be quickly proceeded with, as we cannot be blind to the obstacles of a competition with a company asking only for £200,000 or £250,000 of subscription against our own demand in millions ...'
Autograph, with signature. Marked 'private'.


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