A coloured photograph of a shirt James Renforth was wearing when he died
JAMES RENFORTH WORE WHEN HE DIED IN HIS BOAT ON THE KENEBECASSIS RIVER, AMERICA, WHEN ROWING FOR THE FOUR OARED CHAMPIONSHIP. AUG 23rd 1871.’
The bow of the boat with a bow ball. this wooden object is illustrated with text 'Lady Margaret III Lent Boat'. The names of the crew and their positions and the coaches are documented with the date 1931. The ball is located on the end of the protruding arm and is red and is detailed with a coat of arms.
Part of the Thomas E. Weil Collection. Thomas E Weil is a very knowledgeable and respected collector of rowing memorabilia from all over the world. His extensive collection includes material from many years of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, and Henley Royal Regatta. He also lectures and writes on rowing history and is a Trustee of the River and Rowing Museum.