In the paper Seminormal representations of Weyl groups and Iwahori-Hecke algebras, Arun Ram defines a seminormal basis as follows:
given a chain of split semisimple $K$-algebras $K\cong H_0 \subseteq H_1 \subseteq \dots \subseteq H_r$ and an $H_r$-irreducible $N_\lambda$, a *seminormal basis* of $N_\lambda$ is a $K$-basis $B$ of $N_\lambda$ compatible with the restrictions in the following sense: there is a partition $B = B_{\mu_1} \sqcup \dots \sqcup B_{\mu_k}$ such that if $N_{\mu_i} = K B_{\mu_i}$ then $N_\lambda = N_{\mu_1} \oplus \dots \oplus N_{\mu_k}$ as $H_{r-1}$-modules. Further, there is a partition of each $B_{\mu_i}$ that gives rise to a decomposition of $N_{\mu_i}$ into $H_{r-2}$-irreducibles, and so on, all the way down to $H_0$.

Note that if the restriction of an $H_i$-irreducible to $H_{i-1}$ is multiplicity-free, then a seminormal basis is unique up to a diagonal transformation.

Now let $H_r$ be the type $A$ Hecke algebra defined over $K = \mathbb{C}[q^{1/2},q^{-1/2}]$ and $e_i$ the idempotent corresponding to the sign representation in the copy of $H_2 \subseteq H_r$ generated by $T_i$. In the paper Hecke algebras of type $A_n$ and subfactors, Wenzl defines a version of Young's orthogonal basis for each irreducible representation $M_\lambda$ of $H_r$. For each $\lambda$, this is a seminormal basis with respect to the chain $H_1 \subseteq \dots \subseteq H_r$, where $H_i$ is the subalgebra generated by $T_1,\ldots,T_{i-1}$. Also, in this basis the matrix corresponding to left multiplication by $e_i$ is equal to its transpose.

I am looking for another reference aside from Ram and Wenzl's papers that discusses this basis. In particular, I would like a reference that discusses how this basis is the unique seminormal basis satisfying this self-adjointness property. What is the correct definition of self-adjoint in this setting? Is there a good general way of defining the inner product with respect to which the $e_i$'s are to be self-adjoint? Why choose the $e_i$'s to be self-adjoint and not some other generators for the Hecke algebra?