MC 1013: Seymour Family Fonds
Dates of creation: 1857-1922
Physical description: 1.5 cm of textual records
Biographical Sketch / Administrative History
A family of Irish descent, the Seymours lived
in Saint John, New Brunswick at least as early as the mid-19th century. Family
names included Edward Seymour and William Seymour. The Seymours were related
to the Murphy family (or MacMervie family) and were also associated with, or
possibly related to, Joshua Beazley.
Scope and Content
The bulk of the fonds deals with the Seymour
family history and includes newspaper clippings as well as approximately 60
family letters, some from Ireland, which offer a social commentary on events
of the day. It also contains correspondence relating to the search for Joshua
Beazley's (Beasley's) will. It was thought that Beazley bequeathed a considerable
sum of money to Edward Seymour.
Seymour Family correspondence 1857, 1879-1881, 1886, 1889, 1920
William Seymour to Aunt Suzan regarding “Home Rule” 1913, 1914
Letter from Jack Walter, London, 12 January 1922, concerning the connection
between the Seymour’s and the Murphy’s (MacMervie), also discussing the
events of the war.
Concerning Edward Seymour’s burial certificate 1875, 1913
Extracts from newspapers concerning the Seymour’s family 1849, 1885, n.d.
C Seymour family history notes, n.d.
Compositions / Edward Seymour 1875, n.d.
Joshua Beazley (Beasley)
Correspondence concerning Joshua Beazley (Beasley)’s will 1880, 1898, 1914,
Beazley (Beasley) Christenings, n.d.