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MILLS , EDWARD ( 1802 - 1865 ), popularizer of astronomy ;

b. in 1802 , son of Edward and Mary Mills of Llanidloes, Mont. , and grandson of Henry Mills (q.v.) . He constructed an orrery and travelled all over Wales with it, lecturing on astronomy . In 1850 he published Y Darluniadur Anianyddol , a book on astronomy and geography, illustrated with woodcuts made by himself and his son. He d. at Denbigh in 1865 .

Sources:

  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies , second ed., 1894 .

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959