Henry Danby Seymour
Seymour was the eldest son of Henry Seymour and wife Jane Hopkinson. Alfred Seymour was his brother. A member of the Liberal Party, he sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Poole from 1850 to 1868 and served as Joint Secretary to the Board of Control, the body which oversaw the activities of the East India Company, from 1855 until the Company's abolition in 1858. In November 1876 he was elected to the London School Board.
Henry climbed Mount Ararat in 1846, and wrote two topographical works, Russia on the Black Sea and Sea of Azof and Caravan Journeys and Wanderings in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, and Beloochistan'.
Henry gathered a large collection of Old Masters, among other things Albrecht Dürer's Portrait of a Peasant Woman (now in the British Museum), and the triptych attributed to Goswin van der Weyden entitled St Catherine and the Philosophers (now in the National Gallery, London).
He did not marry and died without issue.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "The London School Board Elections". Daily News. 2 December 1876.
- Henry Danby Seymour MP (1820-1877) as a child, by Johannes Notz. Bonhams. Retrieved at 24 October 2012
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Danby Seymour
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George Richard Robinson
Sir George Philips
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1850 – 1868
With: Sir George Philips to 1832
George Woodroffe Franklyn 1852–1859
Charles Waring from 1859