ESCOMBE, Harry (Sir)
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Escombe was instrumental in the creation of the Natal Observatory. He was a prominent businessman who worked closely with David Gill from the Cape Observatory on the project. He bought, with his own money, an 8-inch refractor from Grubb for 600 pounds for the observatory.
Link to the Telescope Manufacturers.
Koorts, W.: The 1882 transit of Venus: The British expeditions to South Africa; MNASSA April 2004, Vol. 63 nos. 3 & 4, pp. 34 – 57.
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