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Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893, artist) 
Crabtree watching the Transit of Venus A.D. 1639 
1879-1893 
  
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Manchester City Council 
The Great Hall. Manchester Town Hall 
  
 
LL/63244 
  
William Crabtree, a draper who lived at Broughton, was asked by a curate friend, Jeremiah Horrox to observe the Transit of Venus on November 24th. Initially Horrox's calculations were wrong but, with the help of Crabtree, his new tables were corrected and the event was observed at the right time. 
 

 
  
 
  
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