Friday, 7 January 2022

A Cooke as a prize at Cambridge


In 1866 Rev Henry Boys of Jesus College, Cambridge purchased from Thomas Cooke & Sons Telescope No. 6, I am not sure of the size of the instrument but it came with a leather case and was being given as a prize.

The instrument came with 6 eyepieces, prism, dark glasses, micrometer &c, divisions on glass, clip to fix to window sill, any part not made from German Silver to be black.

About all I know regarding The Rev Boys is that he died in 1870, he had become a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1866 but there is no mention of him in the obituaries.

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