Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Sir Hall Caine Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931
Title: Sir Hall Caine Papers
Dates: 1882-1947
Abstract: The collection primarily consists of 189 letters addressed to Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine, a prominent British novelist and secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the poet and painter. Caine lived from May 14, 1853 until August 31, 1931. Caine greatly admired Rosetti and the Pre-Raphaelite writings and much of the correspondence centers around the movement. Literary themes, especially related to events of the day, predominate the subjects of the letters.
Identification: MS 10
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Biographical Note

"Caine was secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the poet, painter, and leader of the Pre-Raphaelite artists in England, from 1881 to Rossetti's death in 1882. Caine's first novel, The Shadow of a Crime, was published in 1885. It was followed by several others—including The Deemster (1887), The Manxman (1894), The Eternal City (1901), The Woman Thou Gavest Me (1913), and The Woman of Knockaloe (1923). Caine settled in the Isle of Man and sat from 1901 to 1908 in the House of Keys, the lower house of its legislature. He was knighted in 1918 for services as an Allied propagandist in the United States." Caine, Sir Hall. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved January 14, 2004, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online. <http://search.eb.com/eb/article?eu=18850>


Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of 189 letters addressed to Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine, a prominent British novelist and secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the poet and painter. The bulk of the correspondence is hand-written signed letters. There are many typed signed letters, along with other forms of correspondence, such as a telegram. Caine lived from May 14, 1853 until August 31, 1931. Caine greatly admired Rosetti and the Pre-Raphaelite writings and much of the correspondence centers around the movement. Literary themes, especially related to events of the day, predominate the subjects of the letters. Many prominent intellectuals wrote to Caine, including Sir James M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan; Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, a leading playwright of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods; Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery and British prime minister from 1894 to 1895; Israel Zangwill, a writer and Zionist; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a Scottish writer best known for his series of stories about Sherlock Holmes; and Sir Walter Besant, an English novelist and philantropist.

Correspondence in this collection is contained within one letter-sized document case measuring .5 cubic feet. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the writer's name and chronologically if there is more than one letter by the writer. The only exceptions to this arrangement are the personal files of Caine containing personal papers and family correspondence. The collection is in good condition.


 

Arrangement

Correspondence in this collection is contained within one letter-sized document case measuring .5 cubic feet. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the writer's name and chronologically if there is more than one letter by the writer. The only exceptions to this arrangement are the personal files of Caine containing personal papers and family correspondence.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Papers of Sir Hall Caine must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Names:
Besant, Walter, 1836-1901, Sir.
Caine, Sir Thomas Henry Hall.
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. Peter Pan.
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930.
Pinero, Arthur Wing, Sir, 1855-1934. .
Primrose, Philip 5th Earl of Rosebery.
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882.
Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926.
Subjects:
Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931--Correspondence.
Novelists, English--19th century--Correspondence.
Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence.
Pre-Raphaelite
Psychological fiction, English--History and criticism.
Formats
Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sir Hall Caine Papers, MS 10, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

These letters were purchased from Douglas Jacobs, a bookdealer.

Processing Information

The original title of this collection was named the "Guide to MS 10 Jacobs Collection of Autograph Correspondence." The collection was named after Douglas Jacobs, the book dealer from whom the collection was acquired.

Accruals

No future additions are expected for this material.


Other Finding Aid

"A Guide to the Jacobs Collection" by Beth Wray, 1976. WRC Ref. z 6616.c22 W54.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

General Correspondence

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1 1 S. Alfred Adler to Sir Hall Caine January 14, 1917
1 George Alexander to Sir Hall Caine; February 23, 1905
1 George Alexander to Sir Hall Caine; August 10 [1905]
1 George Alexander to Sir Hall Caine; September 2, 1905
1 George Alexander to Sir Hall Caine; Wednesday
1 George Alexander to Sir Hall Caine; Tuesday
1 J. W. Allen to Hall Caine; n.d.
1 W. W. Appleton to Sir Hall Caine; August 13, 1897
1 W. W. Appleton to Sir Hall Caine; January 27, 1898
1 E. M. Arnold to Sir Hall Caine; September 27, 1897
1 [Alfree Arother] to Sir Hall Caine; November 9, 1899
2 J. M. Barrie to Sir Hall Caine; March 7, 1904
2 [Fred] Becker to Sir Hall Caine; April 24, [1898]
2 Lord Beaverbrook to Sir Hall Caine; April 19, 1921
2 Arthur Benson to Sir Hall Caine; April 8, 1904
2 Walter Besant to Sir Hall Caine; July 11, [1891]
2 Walter Besant to Sir Hall Caine; July 27, 1894
2 Walter Besant to Sir Hall Caine; August 3, 1894
2 Walter Besant to Sir Hall Caine; October 4, 1897
2 Walter Besant to Sir Hall Caine; September 17, 1900
2 Charlotte M. Bickham to Sir Hall Caine; date
2 Robert Blatchford to Sir Hall Caine; January 29, 1897
2 George Bowles to Sir Hall Caine; June 12, 1921
2 Henry Bradley to Sir Hall Caine; May 17, 1921
2 Addison Bright to Sir Hall Caine; n.d.
2 T.E. Brown to Sir Hall Caine; May 19, 1893
2 John A. Brown to Sir Hall Caine; June 2, 1921
2 James Crichton Browne to Sir Hall Caine; November 27, 1890
2 George B. Burgin to Sir Hall Caine; August 24, 1897
2 George B. Burgin to Sir Hall Caine; August 30, 1897
2 Lord Burnhart to Sir Hall Caine; April 13, 1921
2 Ellen Butcher to Sir Hall Caine; February 26, 1884
3 R. J. Campbell to Sir Hall Caine; April 19, 1921
3 Fred. Chapman to Sir Hall Caine; February 27, 1891
3 John Coleman to Sir Hall Caine; November 5, 1900
3 Mrs. Caleb Collins to Sir Hall Caine; October 4, 1897
3 Charles A. Cooper to Sir Hall Caine; November 4, 1887
3 Charles A. Cooper to Sir Hall Caine; December 23, 1914
3 O. N. Cowell to Sir Hall Caine; August 10, 1898
4 R. W. Dixon to Sir Hall Caine; February 4, 1882
4 [R. W. Dixon] to Hall Caine; April 3, 1883
4 [R. W. Dixon] to Hall Caine; September 13, 1883
4 H. Arthur Doubleday to Hall Caine; August 24, 1894
4 Arthur Conan Doyle to Hall Caine; [August 21, 1906]
4 A. Conan Doyle to Hall Caine; n.d.
4 [W. A. Dunelm] to Hall Caine; August 20, 1907
4 C. Walts Dunton to Hall Caine; September 4, 1905
4 C. Walts Dunton to Hall Caine; September 4, 1905
4 Env. to Hall Caine in A. Conan Doyle's Handwriting; September 23, 1897
4 "To the Reader" - Unsigned Poem; n.d.
4 Unsigned Written Page; n.d.
5 Antony Edn "Thank You" note; n.d.
6 Lloyd George to to Sir Hall Caine; May 13, 1921
6 Mr. Gladstone to Hall Caine signed by M. L. Waller; November 26, 1907
6 K. M. Goode to Sir Hall Caine; May 21, 1921
7 William Newman Hall to Hall Caine; September 2, 1897
7 [W. Hammoth] to Hall Caine; December 7, 1904
7 [L. A.] Hauff to Hall Caine; June 24, 1888
7 William Heinemann to Hall Caine; October 1, 1890
7 William Heinemann to Hall Caine; June 22, 1892
7 Rowland Houghton to Hall Caine; April 1888
7 Rowland Houghton to Hall Caine; June 7, 1888
7 Rowland Houghton to Hall Caine; June 29 [1888]
7 Rowland Houghton to Hall Caine; July 10, 1889
7 Rowland Houghton to Hall Caine; May 5, 1890
7 Rowland Houghton to Hall Caine; May 23, 1890
7 Rowland Houghton to Hall Caine; May 9, 1896
7 Rowland Houghton to Hall Caine; December 6, 1896
7 Incomplete letter - [Rowland Houghton to Hall Caine]; n.d.
7 H. Price Hughes to Hall Caine; November 4, 1897
7 E. Hulton to Sir Hall Caine; April 14, 1921
7 [W. Hulmelver] to Sir Hall Caine; March 15, 1920
8 Charles L. N. Ingram (Agreement with Hall Caine to buy story); February 19, 1891
9 Minnie Jackson to Mrs. Caine; January 3, 1887
9 A. M. Jasienski to Hall Caine; September 16, 1897
9 A. Jonniaux to Sir Hall Caine; April 27, 1921
9 A. Jonniaux to Sir Hall Caine; May 21, 1921
9 W. Joynson - Hicks to Sir Hall Caine; July 7, 1924
9 T. Heath Joyce to Sir Hall Caine; September 25, 1891
10 To Hall Caine - Sender [V.I.K.] or [J.L.K.]; n.d.
11 Robert Leighton to Hall Caine; May 25, 1921
11 Sidney T. [Lewis] to Hall Caine; May 6, 1898
11 J. B. Lippincott Company to Sir Hall Caine; June 16, 1921
11 A. F. London to Hall Caine; October 19, 1904
11 A. F. London to Hall Caine; April 26, 1921
11 Ray Long to Sir Hall Caine; n.d.
11 John Lovell to Hall Caine; April 6, 1888
11 John Lovell to Hall Caine; April 18, 1888
11 Sidney Low to Hall Caine; April 12, 1921
11 Sidney Low to Hall Caine; May 4, 1921
12 Donald Macleod to Hall Caine; September 6, 1890
12 Percy L. Marks to Hall Caine; September 21, 1900
12 Hall Caine to Mr. Massingham; October 10, 1897
12 Budgett Meakin to Hall Caine; November 5, 1897
12 "Mercury" Office to Hall Caine; January 1, 1888
12 A. W. Moore to Hall Caine; November 30, 1907
12 R. D. Moore to Hall Caine; March 10, 1921
12 B. W. Motz to Hall Caine; June 15, 1921
13 John Nayler to Hall Caine; September 28, 1897
13 Mary Anna [Needell] to Hall Caine; December 11, 1888
13 [Not Shunted] to Hall Caine; August 12, 1897
14 W. H. O'Connell to Hall Caine; n.d.
15 Joseph Parker to Mr. Caine; October 14, 1897
15 Louis N. Parker to Sir Hall Caine; May 25, 1921
15 Sydney S. Pawley to Sir Hall Caine; September 23, 1891
15 Sydney S. Pawley to Sir Hall Caine; July 30, 1897
15 Sydney S. Pawley to Sir Hall Caine; October 8, 1897
15 Ion [Perdicarie] to Sir Hall Caine; July 31, 1897
15 Wm. Pierce to Hall Caine; August 11, 1897
15 Sir Arthur [Pinero] to Hall Caine; December 13, 1896
15 Arthur [Pinero] to Hall Caine; April 11, 1921
15 Arthur [Pinero] to Hall Caine; June 7, 1921
16 Philip [Rathban] to Hall Caine; n.d.
16 Edmond C. Redman to Hall Caine; December 20, 1882
16 Grant Richards to Hall Caine; August 23, 1898
16 Lord Riddell to Sir Hall Caine (including letter to Sir Hall from Lord Ashfield); February 17, 1920
16 Roberts to Hall Caine; March 26, 1909
16 Roberts to Hall Caine; March 28, 1909
16 Archibald P. Rosebery to Hall Caine; August 30, 1897
16 Archibald P. Rosebery to Hall Caine; January 6, 1901
16 Archibald P. Rosebery to Hall Caine; January 7, 1901
16 Archibald P. Rosebery to Hall Caine; August 18, 1901
16 Archibald P. Rosebery to Hall Caine; November 23, 1904
16 Jas. Rostron to Hall Caine; September 13, 1897
16 Edward Russell to Hall Caine; November 22, 1900
16 Edward Russell to Hall Caine; July 11, 1905
16 Edward Russell to Hall Caine; June 6, 1917
16 Edward Russell to Hall Caine; February 1, 1919
16 The Ryerson Press to Hall Caine; July 14, 1921
17 Clement Scott to Hall Caine; n.d.
17 S. W. Selfridge to Hall Caine; April 23, 1897
17 Charles [Clenmann Serbbeand] to Hall Caine; September 28, 1897
17 William Sharp to Hall Caine; n.d.
17 Frederic J. Shields to Hall Caine; November 21, 1905
17 Clement K. Shorter to Hall Caine; February 19, 1891
17 Goldwin Smith to Hall Caine; November 28, 1895
17 S. Soloman to Hall Caine; November 27 [1885]
17 Wm. H. Sprague to Hall Caine; August 13, 1897
17 W. T. Stead to Hall Caine; February 18, 1897
17 W. T. Stead to Hall Caine; August 23, 1897
17 William T. Stead to Hall Caine; October 13, 1897
17 F. A. Steel to Hall Caine; November 9, 1901
17 Annie M. Steuart to Hall Caine; May 9, 1921
17 J. A. Steuart to Hall Caine; September 16, 1894
17 J. A. Steuart to Hall Caine; March 16, 1921
17 J. A. Steuart to Hall Caine; April 28, 1921
17 J. A. Steuart to Hall Caine; May 19, 1921
17 J. A. Steuart to Hall Caine; June 12, 1921
18 Arthur H. Tabrum to Hall Caine; August 14, 1897
18 H. Tattersall to H. Caine; September 3, 1897
18 H. Tattersall to H. Caine; September 20, 1897
18 John Thomas to Hall Caine; September 4, 1897
18 William S. Thomas to Hall Caine; February 21, 1888
18 William [Troy] Thomas to Hall Caine; February 21, 1888
18 Tillotson & Sons to Hall Caine; April 21, 1898
18 Herbert Beerbohn Tree to Hall Caine; August 31
18 George Loane Tucker to Hall Caine; June 2, 1917
18 Note; n.d.
19 Alexander Waddell to Sir Hall Caine; September 9, 1897
19 J. Walpole to Hall Caine; July 16, 1895
19 J. Cuming Walters to Hall Caine; April 13, 1921
19 J. Cuming Walters to Hall Caine; April 17, 1921
19 Sydney Walton to Hall Caine; May 5, 1921
19 E. [W.] Ward to Hall Caine; December 17, 1908
19 William Watson to Hall Caine; September 6, [1891]
19 William Watson to Hall Caine; August 17, 1925
19 [Bery] Waugh to Hall Caine; September 2, 1897
19 Basil Wilberforce to Hall Caine; August 10, [1897]
19 Basil Wilberforce to Hall Caine; September 5 [1907]
19 Basil Wilberforce to Hall Caine; May 24, 1909
19 Basil Wilberforce to Hall Caine; June 21, 1909
19 Basil Wilberforce to Hall Caine; August 31, 1909
19 Edward [S.] Willard to Hall Caine; August 27, 1897
19 Fred [Weldion Willey] To Hall Caine; August 26, 1897
19 C. Fleming Williams to Hall Caine; October 8, 1897
19 [Nat Wyathall] to Hall Caine; August 9, 1888
20 I. Zangwill to Hall Caine; October 6, 1892
20 I. Zangwill to Hall Caine; February 2, 1902
20 I. Zangwill to Hall Caine; February 7, 1902
20 I. Zangwill to Hall Caine; February 24, 1902
20 I. Zangwill to Hall Caine; n.d.
21 Envelope Addressed to Hall Caine, Esq.; September 26, 1891
21 Envelope Addressed to Hall Caine, Esq.; September 3, 1897
21 Envelope Addressed to G. R. Hall Caine, C.B.E.; June 4, 1947
21 Envelope [no addressee]; n.d.



 

Family Correspondence 1897 - 1930, n.d.
This section contains correspondence between family members and some business and financial records.

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1 22 Derwent Caine to Hall Caine; October 1
22 Mildred [Caine] to Hall Caine; October 5, 1921
22 Willy (?) Caine to Hall Caine; August 4, 1897
22 Will of Hall Caine; December 14, 1890
22 Profit Loss Acct. of Hall Caine; n.d.
22 Receipt for four copies of Caine's Mary Magdelene Caine; January 27, 1891
22 Notice of deposit into Hall Caine's bank account in Isle of Man; November 24, 1930
23 Hall Caine to Ralph Caine; May 1, 1920
23 Hall Caine to Ralph Caine; July 27, 1901
23 Hall Caine to Ralph Caine; July 31, 1921
23 Notice of bank deposit to Ralph Caine; November 15, 1923
23 Hall Caine to Ralph Caine; April 21, 1924
23 Hall Caine to Ralph Caine; November 12, 1924
23 Hall Caine to Ralph Caine; December 5, 1924
23 Hall Caine to Ralph Caine; n.d.