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I.xi. Letters to Richard Lovell Edgeworth from the engineer and canal builder William Reynolds,


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In Collection: Richard Lovell Edgeworth Papers, 1772-1817.
Description: Reynolds' letters, written from Cliton, Bristol, and Madeley Wood and Ketley, Shropshire, relate to the construction of canals (their engineering and the cost of materials), the building of a canal system for London (the Grand Surrey Canal) and his interest in Edgeworth's ideas for various inventions, including a mechanism for conveying coaches along canals.

Reynolds, in a letter dated 20 May 1800, congratulates Edgeworth on 'your retreat from your parliamentary bustle', in reference to Edgeworth's position as an M.P. at the time of the Act of Union.
Main Creator: Reynolds, William, 1758-1803
Extent: 4 items.
Call Number: MS 49,672/11 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.