RENNIE, George (1791-1866). Civil engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Wilson Croker (1780-1857, politician and writer), 2 pages 8vo, Stamford Street, 1 November 1823. Offering the services of Mr Boulton of Soho in aid of securing a Westley Richards gun and sending a sketch of the Bordeaux Bridge along with a critique of it.
'... the Bridge would have had perhaps a prettier effect if the exterior or uppermost arch only had been used by which means the objection as to the free passage of flood would have been avoided. ...'
The Soho Manufactory was established by Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) with James Watt in 1761 on a site in Handsworth Heath, Birmingham, and remained a major producer of metal goods until the middle of the nineteenth century as well as being the proprietor of the Soho mint. Boulton's son Matthew Robinson Boulton (1770-1842) ran the business after his father's retirement in 1800.
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