James Seymour was Jack’s chief factotum as he raced to write his manuscript for his senior thesis in the spring of 1940. While JFK was in Cambridge Massachusetts conceiving of and then writing his paper, Seymour was bombarded by cables requesting background and research information.
A Harvard man himself, he was happy to assist and filled many diplomatic pouches from London back the States of magazines and pamphlets for Jack’s use. A sensitive and cultured man with high personal couage, he had acquited himself with honor in the trenches of World War I. he was an ardent booster of all things British and keen to aid in the discussion of how Britain once again found itself tangled in a disheartening combat.
He had first been introduced to the Kennedy family when he was working as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had agreed to edit Joe, Sr., book The History of Film.
[3, p. 308]