Saturday 25 April 2020

Astronomy in Yorkshire # 14 A Yorkshire Telescope in Shrewsbury

A Yorkshire Telescope in Shrewsbury

James Cavan died on April 25th 1911, he was born in London in 1856 and educated at Harrow and Christ Church Oxford.

Throughout his life he had a keen interest in astronomy and at his county seat at Eaton Mascott Hall, Shrewsbury he built a well equipped private observatory with a 7.5 inch photo visual Thomas Cooke telescope (Cooke photo visual lens were made after 1894).

Most of his life was devoted to the public business of the county of Shropshire.

Cooke 7.5 inch

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