Henry Marc Brunel archive

In November 2010 the Brunel Collection moved to the Brunel Institute at the SS Great Britain, a collaborative venture of the University of Bristol and the SS Great Britain Trust.


  • Account books. 2 v. 1883-1898
  • Cheque book stub. 1887-1888
  • Diaries. 1858,1869,1871,1873,1874
  • Engineering notebook. Containing drawings and calculations.1 v. 1869-1882
  • Henry Brunel. Containing a brief account of his engineering works. 1895
  • Letter books. 36 v., the last accompanied by apprenticeship indentures. 1860-1888, 1901-1903
  • Letter day books. 8 v. 1861-1879
  • Letter indexes. 5 v. 1863, 1871-1893


  • 34 letters to and from HMB. Concerning the bankruptcy of Edward Easton, various trusts and settlements, stock &c. 1884-1903
  • HMB to C.A. Brereton. Concerning the Llynvi & Ogmore Railway. 1872
  • J.H. Strudwick to HMB. Concerning lease &c. 1881


  • Meteorological Journal, Egypt. 1 v. 1859
  • Notebook on the launch of the steamship Great Eastern. Includes lists and notes of letters, &c. for IB's Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1870). 1869
  • Pass books, Messrs. Drummond. 2 v. 1884-1886, 1900-1901
  • Private diaries. 6 v., containing drawings, notes on the Great Eastern and two contemporary photographs of HMB. 1860-1868
  • Sketch books. 2 v. 1856-1862, 1865-1867
  • Tools & drawing instruments, &c. Numerous items inscribed H.B. or H.M. Brunel among others inherited from IKB, now housed in two of the original mahogany plan chests belonging to the Brunels.

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