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Herschel Memorial
Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape

Date:c1838
Type:Memorial
Status:Extant

This monument is where Sir John Herschel, the distinguished astronomer, stood a six metre reflecting telescope from 1834 to 1836.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 79
Shorten, John R. 1963. Cape Town : A record of the Mother City from the earliest days to the present. Cape Town: JR Shorten in association with Shorten and Smith Publications. pg 115 ill.
Warner, Brian. 2006. Cape landscapes : Sir John Herschel's sketches 1834-1838. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press. pg 170-171