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date: 20 February 2020

Short, Jameslocked

  • Tristram Clarke


Short, James (1710–1768), maker of optical instruments, was born in Edinburgh on 10 June 1710, the son of William Short, a wright, and his wife, Margaret Grierson; he was supposedly named after James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender. Following his parents' deaths he was accepted as a pupil in ...

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