Sir Owen Seaman Papers

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Sir Owen Seaman papers
Creator: Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936
Call Number: D.95
Dates: 1897-1933
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence, 1897-1933
Collection Overview
Title: Sir Owen Seaman papers
Creator: Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936
Call Number: D.95
Dates: 1897-1933
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Sir Owen Seaman was born on September 18, 1861 and died, unmarried, on February 2, 1936. He was the only son of William Mantle Seaman and Sarah Ann Balls. Throughout his life, he was known as a poet, satirist and parodist. Seaman had a distinguished academic career both at Shrewsbury and Clare College, Cambridge. Upon graduation, he became a schoolmaster at Rossall (1884), professor of literature at Durham College of Science, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1890-1903) and a barrister of the Inner Temple (1897).

In 1897, Seaman was asked to join the staff of Punch because his work up to this point had shown such a remarkable gift for the composition of light verse. He climbed to the position of assistant editor in 1902 and editor from 1906 to 1932. One of his many attributes was his talent for writing parodies with a political tune. His aptitude for ridicule within the severest forms of rhymed parody was unfailing.

He was knighted in 1914. This seemed to be more of an acknowledgement of his gift for satire than of a government commending him for his patriotism. Sir Owen Seaman was elected honorary fellow of his college (1909), received honorary degrees from Durham (1906), Edinburgh (1924), and Oxford (1933) Universities, and was an enthusiastic volunteer. He was created a baronet in 1933.

Scope and Content
The Sir Owen Seaman Papers are comprised of one box containing correspondence concerning the editing of Punch. Many letters are between Sir Owen Seaman and Ralph Wotherspoon, a contributor to Punch. A large part of these letters are rejections of his written verse with explanation for their rejections. Other correspondents include Charles Kay Ogden, Oscar Lloyd, Ann Estella Sarah Penfold, Viscountess Cave, and Eric Oliver Dilworth Keown.

Subject(s):
England
Correspondence
Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936
Poets, English
Editors
Punch (London, England)
Access
The Sir Owen Seaman papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence, 1897-1933
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1897-1901
Sir Owen Seaman to Grant Reid, October 6, 1897
Sir Owen Seaman to Mrs. Florence Ellen Hungerford Henniker, February 9, 1899
Sir Owen Seaman to Mrs. Florence Ellen Hungerford Henniker, September 26, 1899
Sir Owen Seaman to Mrs. Florence Ellen Hungerford Henniker, December 19, 1899
Sir Owen Seaman to Mrs. Florence Ellen Hungerford Henniker, December 21, 1899
Sir Owen Seaman to Mrs. Florence Ellen Hungerford Henniker, [1899]
Sir Owen Seaman to Mrs. Florence Ellen Hungerford Henniker, December 24, 1901
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1905-1917
Sir Owen Seaman to ----, October 25, 1905
Sir Owen Seaman to "Dear Sir", November 14, 1905
Sir Owen Seaman to Mrs. Florence Ellen Hungerford Henniker, January 1, 1907
Sir Owen Seaman to Lewis Saul Benjamin, November 24, 1909
Sir Owen Seaman to Lewis Saul Benjamin, November 27, 1909
Sir Owen Seaman to Lewis Saul Benjamin, February 14, 1910
Sir Owen Seaman to "Dear Sir", January 11, 1911
Sir Owen Seaman to ---- Shanks, January 2, 1912
Sir Owen Seaman to Charles Kay Ogden, January 16, 1912
Sir Owen Seaman to Charles Kay Ogden, January 24, 1912
Sir Owen Seaman to John Nalesby, January 26, 1915
Sir Owen Seaman to Ann Estella Sarah (Penfold), Viscountess Cave, May 27, 1917
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, 1923-1925
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 8, 1923
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 21, 1923
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 24, 1923
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, October 15, 1923
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 14, 1923
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, December 17, 1923
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, April 29, 1924
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, June 7, 1924
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 3, 1924
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 13, 1924
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, March 16, 1925
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, April 30, 1925
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 6, 1925
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 11, 1925
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 17, 1925
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, August 20, 1925
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, August 30?, 1925
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, October 14, 1925
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 30, 1925
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, 1926-1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 3, 1926
H. Heather, secretary, to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 4, 1926
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 7, 1926
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 15, 1926
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, March 9, 1926
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, March 30, 1926
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, August 8, 1926
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, December 27, 1926
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 16, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 13, 1927
Edward Verrall Lucas to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 25, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, April 6, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 8, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 16, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, June 12, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, June 13, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 21, 1927
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 18, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 26, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 7, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 30, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, December 19, 1927
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, [1927]
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 2, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 30, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Walin, March 18, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, March 18, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, April 8, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, April 28, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 7, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 26, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, June 1, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Alicia Margaret (Tyssen-Amherst) Cecil, Baroness Rockley, June 11, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Oscar Lloyd, June 11, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 18, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, [July 1928]
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, August 26, 1928
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 3, 1928
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 3, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 11, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, October 23, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, October 27, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 4, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 7, 1928
Ralph Wotherspoon to Sir Owen Seaman, November 11, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 11, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 22, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 26, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 26, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, December 14, 1928
Proprietors of "PUNCH", December 19, 1928
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, December 30, 1928
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 6, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 14, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 27, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 3, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 5, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 5, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 19, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, March 15, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, April 8, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, April 29, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 2, 1929
Eric Oliver Dilworth Keown to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 9, 1929
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 12, 1929
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 17, 1929
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 23, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, June 10, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, June 20, [1929?]
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, June 28, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 22, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, August 6, 1929
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 22, 1929
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 29, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, October 4, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, October 14, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 18, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ann Estella Sarah (Penfold), Viscountess Cave, December 3, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, December 9, 1929
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, December 27, 1929
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 7, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 8, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 13, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 21, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 10, 1930
"PUNCH" notice of change of address, April 1, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, April 11, 1930
"PUNCH" notice of change of address to Ralph Wotherspoon, April 28, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 12, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Oscar Lloyd, June 19, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 22, 1930
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, August 13, 1930
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, August 15, 1930
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, August 20, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 29, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, October 13, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 24, 1930
Secretary of "PUNCH" to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 27, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, December 26, 1930
Sir Owen Seaman to Oscar Lloyd, December 27, 1930
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, 1931
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 12, 1931
R.T. Richmond to Sir Owen Seaman, January 18, 1931
Sir Owen Seaman to Oscar Lloyd, January 26, 1931
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, January 26, 1931
Sir Owen Seaman to Eric Oliver Dilworth Keown, January 28, 1931
Sir Owen Seaman to Oscar Lloyd, February 2, 1931
Sir Owen Seaman to Oscar Lloyd, February 16, 1931
Eric Oliver Dilworth Keown to Ralph Wotherspoon, March 19, 1931
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, March 28, 1931
Eric Oliver Dilworth Keown to Ralph Wotherspoon, March 31, 1931
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, [March 1931]
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 12, 1931
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 13, 1931
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 19, 1931
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, October 8, 1931
Sir Owen Seaman to Ann Estella Sarah (Penfold), Viscountess Cave, November 6, 1931
Charles Larcom Graves to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 17, 1931
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, 1932
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 6, 1932
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, February 9, 1932
W.P. Scott to Sir Owen Seaman, March 24, 1932
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 9, 1932
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, May 24, 1932
Sir Owen Seaman to Ann Estella Sarah (Penfold), Viscountess Cave, June 14, 1932
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, July 6, 1932
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, September 27, 1932
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, October 10, 1932
H.M. Macdonald to "Dear Sir", November 8, 1932
Sir Owen Seaman to Ralph Wotherspoon, November 14, 1932
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence, 1933
Sir Owen Seaman to Ann Estella Sarah (Penfold), Viscountess Cave, January 8, 1933
Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence, undated


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