Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936

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Sir Owen Seamen was born in London and had a reputation as a poet and humorist, especially noted for his parodies of other poets. He was briefly a professor of literature at Durham. He joined the staff of Punch in 1897, became sub-editor in 1902, and editor-in-chief in 1906. He published several collections of his poems and essays, including Interludes of an editor, 1929.

From the description of Owen Seaman letters and clipping of photograph, 1909-1934. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60494907

English humorist and satirist, educated at Shrewsbury School and Clare College, Cambridge, became master of Rossall School in 1884, and in 1890 was appointed professor of literature at the Durham College of Science, Newcastle-on-Tyne. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1897. Seaman was introduced to Punch in 1894 with his "Rhyme of the Kipperling," a parody of Kipling. Author of Horace at Cambridge, (1894), In Cap and Bells (1899), among others. He joined the staff of Punch in 1897 and shortly afterwards became assistant-editor and succeeded Sir F.C. Burnand as editor in 1906.

From the description of The call of England, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 57726976

Epithet: journal editor and satirist

Title: 1st Baronet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x000295

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creatorOf Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936. Owen Seaman letters and clipping of photograph, 1909-1934. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Letters to Warren Barton Blake from various correspondents, 1905-1917. Houghton Library
referencedIn Story family papers, 1843-1907. Houghton Library
creatorOf Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936. Letter to "Charles" : London : ALS, 1921 (?) May 29. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Songs and instrumental music by Muriel Herbert, 1913-1924 British Library
creatorOf G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. LV (ff. 146). Correspondence with:1. ff. 1-2. Pupils of Sacré Cœur Convent School, Timaru, New Zealand; [1928]. Forwarded by C. C. Martindale.2. ff. 3-5v. Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel; 1911.3. ff. 6-7v. Doro..., 1892-1936 British Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
creatorOf WRENCH PAPERS. Vol. II. 1904-1909. ff. iii+116. 235 x 173mm.includes:f. 1 Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe: Letter to Sir Evelyn Wrench from Alfred Charles William Harmsworth: 1908: Signed.f. 3 Joseph Rudyard Kipling, autho..., 1904-1909 British Library
creatorOf Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936. Owen Seaman letter, ca. 1910. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Roberts, Ursula, b. 1887. Incoming correspondence, c. 1910-1960. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf HENRY ROWLAND-BROWN AND 'ROWLAND GREY': letters to Henry Rowland-Brown or his sister, Lilian, who wrote under the name of 'Rowland Grey', mostly rel. to the proposed W. S. Gilbert Memorial, and to Rowland Grey's work on the biography of Gilbert publi..., 1911-1923 British Library
creatorOf Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. Gawsworth (Armstrong)/Shiel/Redonda papers, 1928-1971. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CCLXIX (ff. 113). Correspondence of Frances Alice Chesterton (b.1869, d.1938); 1876-1945. Includes two posthumously addressed letters, one of 1944 to Dorothy Collins, and one of 1945 concerning permission to reprint a po..., 1876-1945 British Library
creatorOf Somerville, E. Œ. (Edith Œnone), 1858-1949. Edith OEnone Somerville collection of papers, 1886-1938. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Correspondence, received unless otherwise stated, of Eleanor Farjeon with persons outside her family, writers S-V. Includes: Randolph Schwabe (with a letter from him to George Chester Earle), Sir Owen Seaman, Ronald Searle, H Gordon Selfridge, Logan ..., 1922-1964 British Library
creatorOf Vol. CXIX. 1912-1913.Robert Baldwin Ross, literary executor of Oscar Wilde: Lilias Margaret Frances Bathurst, wife of Seymour, 7th Earl Bathurst: Letter, etc., to Robert Baldwin Ross from Lilias Margaret Frances Bathurst: 1912: Signed.T. Werner Lauri..., 1912-1913 British Library
referencedIn English literature mss., 1901-1950 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936. Correspondence with May Sinclair, 1905. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Songs by Muriel Herbert, 1929-1962 British Library
referencedIn Portrait of Sir Owen Seaman by Herbert A. Olivier, 19th century British Library
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ARCHIVE. Vol. CCXXIX (ff. 198). 1. ff. 1-51. Sir Owen Seaman; 1912-1935, n.d. 2. ff. 52-156. Edmund Selous; 1909-1918. 3. ff. 157-198. Edward Arthur Alexander Shackleton; 1937-1954.includes:ff. 1-51 Sir Owen Seaman, 1st Baronet: ..., 1909-1954 British Library
referencedIn Pearl Mary Teresa Richards Craigie collection of papers, 1877-1933, 1890-1911 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf WRENCH PAPERS. Vol. III. 1912-1928. ff. iii+148. 272 x 200mm.includes:ff. 1-3 Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe: Letters to Sir Evelyn Wrench from Alfred Charles William Harmsworth: 1912-1913: Signed.f. 4 General Sir Robert ..., 1912-1928 British Library
creatorOf Vol. VIII (ff. 177). 1924-1931.John [Cann] Bailey, [author and critic]: Correspondence with Harold Monro from John [Cann] Bailey: 1914-1926: Partly typewritten, partly printed.Sir Edward Howard Marsh, KCVO: Correspondence with Harold Monro: 1924-1925..., 1924-1931 British Library
referencedIn William Ernest Henley Memorial Correspondence, 1904-1907. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Henry Battersby: Correspondence and papers, Early 19th century-1933 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Otto Kyllmann Papers, 1900-1957 Queen's University, Belfast
referencedIn Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. Correspondence, 1843-1911 Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1921-1951. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Vol. XXXVIII (ff. 227). 1900-1909.includes:ff. 1v, 5, 7-8, 27-29, 59-61, 67, 177v-182v, 219v H. Greenhough Smith, editor of 'The Strand Magazine': Correspondence with T. A. Guthrie: 1900-1909: Partly typewritten.ff. 3, 15, 16, 18, 35, 36, 52-75 pas..., 1900-1909 British Library
creatorOf MILLAR BEQUEST. Vol. XLVI. Letters from Sir Owen Seaman; 1906-1926. Paper; ff. 26. Arranged and bound on the instructions of E. G. Millar. Blue cloth binding.Sir Owen Seaman, 1st Baronet: Letters to T. A. Guthrie: 1906-1926., 1906-1926 British Library
creatorOf STRACHEY PAPERS (20TH CENTURY SERIES). Vol. XLIII (ff. 187). 1. f. 1. Charles Prestwich Scott, journalist; 1916. 2. f. 3. Frieda Scott; 1924. 3. f. 5. Mabel J. Scott; n.d. 4. f. 7. Mrs R. L. Scott-Moncrieff; 1922. 5. f. 8. Sir Owen Seaman; 1902. 6. f..., 1902-1931 British Library
referencedIn MILLAR BEQUEST. Vols. XC, XCI. Autograph collection, 1689-1937 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XL (ff. 214). 1920-1929.includes:ff. 1-4, 5-6 Famous Players -Lasky Corporation: Agreements with T. A. Guthrie: 1920: Printed and typewritten.ff. 7, 209 Francis Arthur Jones, literary agent: Letters to T. A. Guthrie: 1920-1929: Typewritten...., 1920-1929 British Library
creatorOf AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND VERSE; circa 1809-1929, n.d. Presented, with Add. Ch. 75730, by T. S. Blakeney, Esq., through the Friends of the National Libraries. Paper; ff. 150. Folio. 1809-1929. 1. ff. 1-24. Letters of ecclesiastics to Edward White Benson,..., 1804-1929 British Library
creatorOf Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936. Letter, 1915, September 7, London, to Philip D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Tuer, Andrew White, 1838-1900. Letters, 1879-1918. Indiana University
referencedIn Sir Owen Seaman: Letters to him, c.1890-1936 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Miscellaneous Foreign Letters, 1796-1979 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.
creatorOf Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936. The call of England, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Barr, Robert, 1850-1912. Robert Barr letters and article galley, 1893-1911. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Edith OEnone Somerville collection of papers, 1886-1938 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Photograph of Owen Seaman British Library
creatorOf Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936. Letter to W.E. Doubleday. [London, Eng.]. 1915 Jan. 3. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Hobbes, John Oliver, 1867-1906. Pearl Mary Teresa Richards Craigie collection of papers, 1877-1933 bulk (1890-1911). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Edward Sanford Martin correspondence and compositions, 1882-1939 (inclusive), 1900-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library
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associatedWith Barr, Robert, 1850-1912. person
associatedWith Blake, Warren Barton, 1883-1918 person
associatedWith Doubleday, W. E. (William Elliott), b. 1865, person
associatedWith Ferguson, Rachel, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Foot, Isaac, 1880-1960. person
associatedWith Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. person
associatedWith Henry Francis Prevost Battersby person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 person
associatedWith Hobbes, John Oliver, 1867-1906. person
associatedWith John Lane Company corporateBody
associatedWith Leach, Henry Goddard, 1880-1970 person
correspondedWith Martin, Edward Sanford, 1856-1939 person
associatedWith Otto Kyllmann, d. 1958 person
associatedWith Roberts, Ursula, b. 1887. person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith Sir Owen Seaman person
associatedWith Somerville, E. Œ. (Edith Œnone), 1858-1949. person
associatedWith Story family. family
associatedWith Tuer, Andrew White, 1838-1900. person
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England
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Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
World War, 1914-1918--Poetry
Periodical editors--correspondence
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Editors
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Birth 1861-09-18

Death 1936-02-02

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