Record

Reference numberAP/5/12
LevelFile
TitleUnpublished letter and drawings, on Henry Smeathman's designs for a flying vessel by [George] Cumberland
Date4 March 1784
DescriptionCovering letter from Cumberland to Joseph Banks introduces the five accompanying pencil drawings, showing dirigible balloons based off of a design by Henry Smeathman, who had witnessed the Montgolfier balloon demonstrations in 1783.

Subject: Engineering

Written at Church Court, Clements Lane, Lombard Street [London].
Extent8p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA9426Smeathman; Henry (1750-1787)1750-1787
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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