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Identifier: Historic Hope Plantation
The telescope in Hope's collection was made by the Dollond company of London, probably in the early 1800s. It is made of brass with an adjustable three-legged stand. Telescopes or spyglasses sometimes show up in estate inventories of the period alongside other scientific instruments or books. One of David Stone's books was a copy of "Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, and made easy to those who have not studied mathematics," by James Ferguson. more...
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