Seebhom, Frederick

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises some correspondence between Seebholm and colleagues. There are also transcripts, and notebooks containing notes on a wide range of historical subjects, taken from various historical sources.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederic Seebohm was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, and educated in York. In 1855 he moved to Hitchin, Hertfordshire, where he lived for the rest of his life. He had begun to read for the bar at the Middle Temple whilst still living in Yorkshire and was called to the bar in 1856. In 1859 he became a partner in Sharples & Co bank, which his father-in-law had co-founded. He later became president of the Institute of Bankers. Besides being a committed Quaker and political liberal, Seebohm was strongly interested in history, particularly the medieval period and agricultural history; he wrote and published several books on historical and religious topics and his writings are still influential today.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the conditions outlined at fonds level

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the IHR in 1993.

Other Finding Aids

Hand written catalogue to manuscripts deposited by IHR.