Biography and History

William Seymour (1855-1933) was an American actor and director.

Source: From the finding aid for TC011

  • William Seymour Family Papers. 1870-1933 (bulk), 1733-1967 (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC011

    Consists primarily of the professional papers of prominent late 19th- and early 20th-century American theatrical stage manager and director William Seymour (1855-1933). The majority of papers include correspondence as well as numerous production-related materials, such as playscripts, promptbooks, and sheet music. Family members, particularly other well-known theater figures, such as Seymour's sister-in-law Fanny Davenport (1850-1898), are also represented in the collection through correspondence, production materials, ephemera, and newspaper clippings.