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Horace Seymour

Horace Seymour

Identified on the mount as ‘H. Seymour’, given that this portrait was taken in the 1860s this is probably Horace Alfred Damer Seymour (1843-1902).

Born at Brighton in 1843, the youngest son of Frederick Seymour and Lady Augusta Hervey, his maternal grandfather was the 1st Marquess of Bristol. He was educated at Marlborough and went up to Trinity College in 1862, graduating BA in 1866. He was employed as a clerk in the Treasury from 1867 to 1885, during which time he was Private Secretary to various ministers, including the Prince Minister William Gladstone. He was Commissioner of Customs 1885-1900 and Deputy Chairman of Customs 1890-94. He was also Deputy Master and Controller of the Mint from 1894 to 1902. He was nominated KCB but died on 25 June 1902 before he had been invested.

On 17 February 1880 he marred Elizabeth Mary, daughter of Colonel Frederick and Lady Elizabeth Romilly.

Photographed by W. Farren of Cambridge.


Code: 123657
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