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Object Name: Telescope
Date: 1800-1835
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Medium: Brass, wood, glass
Dimensions: Closed: 20 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 51.4 x 6 cm ) Open: 35 x 2 3/8 in. ( 88.9 x 6 cm )
Description: Hand-held telescope with brass and wood casing.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Marian Holyoke
Object Number: 1947.434
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According to the accession records, this telescope once belonged to Dixey Wildes, son of Jane and John Wildes (d. 1773) of Arundel, Maine. Dixey Wildes settled in Boston in the early 1800s. The donor, Marian Holyoke, was his great-granddaughter.