William Rufus Cotton

William Rufus Cotton

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Image Description

Location Atherfield
Town Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Technique/ material Photograph and notes
Original size (mm) 151 x 201
Artist/maker unknown
Date 1892
Description A sepia photograph of William Rufus Cotton, coxain of Atherfield lifeboat. The accompanying notes by the Captain of the wrecked Eider detail Cotton's role in helping the ship. The photograph was taken for an article in the Sunday Chronicle.
Ref number NETCC:P.1986.1295
Credit © Carisbrooke Castle Museum