A copy of correspondence, printed in the Times, between Sir Thomas Bouche's solicitors and the authors of the majority report into the Tay Bridge collapse, contesting the views of the minority report's author, which implicated Bouche's design of the bridge as inadequate.
This document was published on 10th July 1880 by The Times.
It was written by A. J. & J. Dickson.
This item is linked to the Accident at Tay Bridge on 28th December 1879
The original document format was Scanned Images, and comprised 1 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Colin Holmes and is in our Newspaper journal & magazine articles collection. It was added to the Archive on 8th February 2006.
This document is © The Times.
"Sir,- On perusing Mr Rothery's report we find that it contains several most injurious... statements and charges reflecting on Sir Thomas Bouch, which appear to us to be inconsistent with the opinions and findings contained in the joint report of yourself and Mr. Barlow, and which certainly are not countenanced by anything therein contained...
Sir Thomas Bouche's position in relation to this matter is, under any circumstances, sufficiently painful, and we think that, as his solicitors, we are entitled to ask you to state, in justice to him, whether Mr. Rothery was warranted in so representing your opinion as concurring with his in matters not referred to in your report."
10th July 1880
The Tay Bridge Disaster: Correspondance in The Times
12th July 1880
Observations of Major-General Hutchinson
15th July 1880
At The Council Chamber, Whitehall
20th May 1881
Wind Pressure (Railway Structures) Commission
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