Henry Tracey Coxwell - Photograph taken by Negretti & Zambra, [ca 1862]
Reference Number: PA1-o-190-04
Henry Tracey Coxwell (1819-1900), English balloonist, photographed ca 1862 by Negretti & Zambra of London. He is holding a miniature balloon.
Glaisher album 1, Reference Number PA1-o-190 (13 digitised items)
Craddock, Gerald Rainsford, fl 1930-1990 :Photographs relating to the Glaisher family, Reference Number PA-Group-00047 (41 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Albumen print 9.8 x 6 cm on mount 10.4 x 6.5 cm. Single photograph
Historical Notes: Coxwell, accompanied by James Glaisher (1809-1903), made a number of high altitude balloon flights between 1862 and 1866. These flights were funded by the British Association for the Advancement of Science, for the purpose of studying the upper atmosphere. On 5 September 1862 they reached an altitude of approximately 30,000 ft, in an ascent that nearly cost them their lives after Glaisher lost consciousness and Coxwell had to climb into the rigging to free a tangled valve line.
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