Yorkshire: North Riding

Astronomers

Observatories

Astronomy Groups

Manufacturers

Cooke and Sons (1837-1922), founded by Thomas Cooke (1807-1868), a telescope and optical instrumemt maker, based in York. Traded under various names (Cooke; T. Cooke; T. Cooke & Sons) during the 19th and early 20th century – later in 1922 it took over Troughton & Simms to become Cooke, Troughton & Simms (McConnell 1992; Graces Guide). 

Useful addresses

County Record Office
Museum Street, York YO1 2DS, England (Tel 01904 655631; Fax 01904 611631; http://www.york.gov.uk/learning/libraries/studies/index.html)