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Caine, Hall, 1853-1931
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Sir Hall Caine Letters
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of selected letters by British novelist and playwright Sir Hall Caine to Curtis Brown, Sir Martin Conway, Ford Madox Brown, James Fitzmaurice-Kelly, and several others.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected letters by Caine to Curtis Brown, Sir Martin Conway, Ford Madox Brown, James Fitzmaurice-Kelly, and several others. Also included is one letter to Mrs. D. Whiteley regarding Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Collection Creator Biography:

Caine, Hall, 1853-1931

Sir Hall Caine was a British novelist and playwright. He lived with Dante Gabriel Rossetti as secretary and companion for the last year of Rossetti's life. His works include Recollections of Rossetti and The Christian. Caine was the highest paid novelist of his day.

Collection History


The letter to Curtis Brown was the gift of Carol Savage in 1924.

The letters to Mr. Everett were the gift of Alexander. D. Wainwright in 1984. Various AM.

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Sir Hall Caine Letters; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1