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Seward, Albert Charles, Sir, 1863 - 1941 (Knight, botanist and geologist)



  • Existence: 1863 - 1941

Dates and places

Born 1864. Died 1941.

Sphere of activity

Master of Downing College 1915-1936.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:


Copies of family photographs including Hugh Hamshaw Thomas, 1913 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/THO/2
Scope and Contents Includes: 1) British Association Botany Section, Birmingham, 1913. Large formal group of unidentified men and women gathered on the steps, Hugh Hamshaw Thomas under lamp, back right (Copyright Whittock and Son?); 2) Hugh Hamshaw Thomas in military uniform (WW1), photographer illegible; mounted photograph of Hugh Hamshaw Thomas with aerial (glass plate) camera, standing beside a plane, WW1; two unidentified men standing in front of a (?WW1) aeroplane; formal group photograph, presumably of...
Dates: 1913 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Open

Family photograph album including Walberswick, wartime and Downing College, 1902 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/SEW/4/2/3
Scope and Contents Includes photographs of family life before A. C. Seward became Master at Downing, including at the family's Old Farm Cottage in Walberswick with family, visitors and friends, Seward's lab and the family home (at Westfield, Cambridge), including Marion's studio. Others pictured include: Frances Lupton; Arthur Rackham; Connie and Molly Scott; Bertram Priestman (painting with Marion) and Mrs Priestman; Professor Yapp; Taffy Giles and Betty Willis; Mr Rose and Dr Giles; Mrs Alexander and...
Dates: 1902 - 1925
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Generally open.

General papers and correspondence as Master of Downing College, 1879 - 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/SEW/1
Scope and Contents Envelope including letters from a variety of correspondents: extract from Governing Body minutes, May 1907, relating to Mrs Maitland's gift, in memory of F.W. Maitland, of her late husband's set of the Seldon Society journals and 'the fittings of the West Lodge Lecture room', including tables, shelving and a large bookcase from his rooms at Trinity; from Violet Marsh (widow of the former Master, Professor Howard Marsh), re her gift to the College in his memory of several pieces of silver -...
Dates: 1879 - 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Generally open.

Papers of Sir Albert Charles Seward, Master of Downing College (1915-1936), 1879 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/SEW
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other papers compiled in his capacity as Master of Downing College.

Dates: 1879 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Generally open.

Partial photograph album [compiled by Carola or Margery Seward], 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/SEW/4/2/7
Scope and Contents Only partially copied (without holiday photos and non-Downing groups). Includes: Lord Robert Cecil and Canon Raven with A. C. Seward at Downing; Margery at the pianola in the Drawing Room in the Master's Lodge; Mary Hayward and Miss Smuts; Dockerill in an Austin car in front of the Master's Lodge at Downing; Huon and Camilla Walton [Dorothy and John's children]; Helen and Ladybird Haslam; Dorothy Sampson [Phyllis and Michael's daughter]; Margery ('dressed for Princess Mary') and Carola in...
Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Generally open.