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Benjamin Botham worked as a professional photographer in Brighton from 1861 until 1868.
Benjamin William Botham had given up his photographic career in 1868 to become the proprietor of The New Oxford Theatre of Varieties in New Road, Brighton.
On 20th August 1879, Frank Kilvert married Elizabeth Rowland.
A few days after returning from his honeymoon, Frank Kilvert died of peritonitis at the age 38."Ilyssus" an illustration in George Du Maurier's novel "Trilby" showing three men wearing French-style bathing-drawers ("calecons") at a swimming bath on the Seine.
Leonard Reuben Styer, who was born on 23rd March 1843 in Northampton, the son of Abraham Styer, a German Jew, established a dental practice at 26 Old Steine, Brighton, in 1878.
A boy brought me to the machine door two towels, as I thought, but when I found that one of the rags he had given me was a pair of very short red and white striped drawers to cover my nakedness.
Unaccustomed to such things and customs I had in my ignorance bathed naked and set at naught the conventionalities of the place and scandalized the beach.
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A group photograph of nineteen members of the Brighton Swimming Club, believed to have been taken by the photographer Benjamin William Botham in 1863. George Worsley (c1835-1911) was a china & glass merchant who ran a shop in West Street, Brighton.