Reference numberAP/5/12/1
TitleUnpublished letter, on Henry Smeathman's designs for a flying vessel from [George] Cumberland to Sir Jos [Joseph] Banks
Date4 March 1784
DescriptionThis covering letter from Cumberland to Banks introduces the five accompanying pencil drawings of dirigible balloons. Cumberland explains that he has slightly modified Henry Smeathman's balloon designs by removing the wings, although he has retained the vessel's folding membrane.

Subject: Engineering

Written at Church Court, Clements Lane, Lombard Street [London].
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/5/12
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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