Seaman collection, 1777 - 1986
Scope and Contents
Includes early writings and memorabilia; family history research; extensive series of diaries 1926-1986 (166); publications.
- 1777 - 1986
Conditions Governing Access
Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
Biographical / Historical
Lewis Charles Bernard Seaman (1911-1986), Downing 1930-33. Historian and author of several history publications; known as LBS or just Larry for his contributions to the Cambridge Gownsman and to some of his friends. Member of DC Boat Club and was Cox of First Boat from 1930-33; also member and officer of Debating Society (enthusiastic contributions - becoming known as 'the College ladies' man') , Maitland History Society, Dramatic Club and Gamlingay Society.
c. 10 archive box(es) : paper
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequest from LCB Seaman in ?1979. See e-mail re note in Accessions.
Rehoused and catalogued after transfer from Muniments Room to Archive store in December 2002; useful family history notes & pedigree within collection; a programme to refurbish and rehouse the diaires was undertaken by the conservator, Melvin Jefferson.
Seaman, Lewis Charles Bernard (1911-1986) historian
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