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Astronomy: a large observatory telescope at Hartwell House, with an astronomer using a transit telescope. Engraving by James Basire.

Date
1851
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46233i
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The observatory at Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire was built by John Lee FRS (1783-1866) for use by him and his associates including Admiral William Henry Smyth

Publication/Creation

1851

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 10.5 x 12.1 cm

Lettering

The Hartwell transit room. Engraved by Js. Basire

Creator/production credits

The telescope was made by "Mr Thomas Jones of Charing Cross" (Smyth, op. cit., p. 230)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 46233i

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