Four photograph albums relating to the life of Dorothy Seymour and her family in Canada, Scotland and Hampshire, and their travels in Europe. The albums relate mostly to the social life enjoyed by the Seymour family, including ice skating in Halifax (Nova Scotia), fox hunting and shooting, garden parties in Hampshire and visits to Naples and Pompeii, amongst others.
Military material included is as follows: Royal Artillery at the Citadel, Quebec, 1898; the Leinster Regiment field training in Halifax in 1899; review of troops and Trooping the Colour, 1899; 2nd Canadian Contingent in 1900; and the Canadian Mounted Rifles can be seen boarding the transport ship SS MILWAUKEE bound for South Africa in February 1900.
Photographs of various ships are also featured. They are as follows: HMS CLIO, Anglesey, 1891; SS PARISIAN, June 1898; HMS RENOWN, 1898; HMS CRESCENT, HMS TALBOT, HMS PSYCHE and HMS PEARL, all taken in 1899; HMS LONDON and HMS VICTORY, 1902.
Views of Anglesey and the Menai Straits (1891), Losely House, Canterbury Cathderal (1892), Dover including shots of the Castle and church (1892), Cologne Cathderal, the Tower of London, Clovelly, Niagara Falls, Rome, Pompeii and other tourist destinations are featured in the albums.
Photographs of the Queen's Birthday Parade are also featured as follows: Dover, 1895; Halifax, 1900; somewhere in the UK, May 1902. In addition, there are a few photographs relating to the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1902.
Also included in the albums are various newspaper clippings and hand drawn sketches.
Also included in this collection are papers related to Dorothy's serivce as a VAD during the First World War, letters to Dorothy from Princess Helena and invitations to various royal gatherings, including the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1902. These are held by the Department of Documents.