Letters from India of the Caine family

Scope and Content

15 typescript copy letters from India of the Caine family. They are headed variously from Bombay, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Lahore, Alleghur, Lucknow, Benares, Calcutta, Darjeeling and Mahableswar and contain a wealth of intelligent and fascinating observations on the people, customs, flora, fauna and topography of the sub-continent.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Sproston Caine was sometime M.P. for Scarborough. He was the father of Lady Clwyd (Hannah Rushton Clwyd, 1869-1951), and his wife was the daughter of Hugh Stowell Brown, the well-known Baptist minister of Myrtle Street, Liverpool.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2002.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 26078

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Related Material

See also the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 20722 for related item.

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