I’m beginning with a transcription of Isambard Brunel’s biography of his father, The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer. This will be the first of many volumes of ┬áprimary source materials that, I hope, will be of use to the readership of the blog.

I will break up the chapters into several parts each for the sake of brevity. Each part will be linked within the chapter and to the overall table of contents. Additional materials, such as a listing of the persons noted in the book, and other historical notes and asides, will also appear.

I am indebted to Mr. I. K. Brunel (Ghost), without whose insistent demands I would not have embarked upon this project. Undoubtably Mr. Brunel will share commentary with us as we go.

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