Guide to the Alfred H. Caine papers,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Caine, Alfred H., 1860-1890
Title: Alfred H. Caine papers
Dates: 1881-1890 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box
Collection Number: USU_CAINE COLL MSS 16
Summary: A collection of correspondence and memorabilia from the Alfred H. Caine family. Included are letters from John T. Caine, Sr.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

A collection of correspondence and memorabilia from the Alfred H. Caine family. Alfred was the son of Utah Congressional delegate John T. Caine. He was employed by the House Coal Company and worked both in Coalville and Salt Lake City, Utah. He died in 1890 at the age of 30.

Content Description

The bulk of the collection are two series of correspondence. One series contains letters written to him by his wife Margaret "Maggie" Mitchell Caine, his father John T. Caine, and his friends. The other series are letters written to his wife Maggie. Other than these letters the collection has a few items from their son Free Caine. This material primarily come from items he sent and received while on an L.D.S. mission to Japan.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Alfred H. Caine papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Alfred H. Caine papers, 1881-1890. (CAINE COLL MSS 16). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by ingoing and outgoing correspondence and addressee.

Acquisition Information :  


Processing Note :  

The documents when given to special collections were damaged in poor condition due to fire and water damage. The damaged documents were repaired and encapsulated as best as possible.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Incoming correspondence to Alfred Caine from William Ottinger and J.A. Mitchell
1 2 Incoming correspondence from John T. Caine, Sr
1 3 Incoming correspondence to Alfred Caine from Margaret Mitchell Caine
1 4 Incoming correspondence to Margaret Mitchell Caine
1 5 Envelopes and stamps
1 6 Miscellaneous material
1 Hand written English-Japanese dictionary belonging to Fred Caine
1 Photographs belong to Fred Caine



  • Personal Names :
  • Caine, Fred A., 1884-
  • Caine, John T. (John Thomas), 1829-1911.  ( contributor)
  • Caine, Margaret Mitchell.  ( contributor)
  • Ottinger, William.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Coalville (Utah)--History.
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--History.

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