Alfred Henry Caine papers

Alfred Henry Caine papers

Dates: 1881-1899

Materials include correspondence and other documents related to Caine. Correspondence is primarily between Caine and his family, including his wife, Maggie. Also includes a telegram sent from Caine's father, John, who was in Washington, D.C., just days before Alfred passed away. Other documents include two receipts for Alfred for a coal purchase, and for his wife for a silk purchase. Dated 1881-1899.

  • Extent: 13 folders (0.13 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Caine, Alfred H. (Alfred Henry), 1860-1890
  • Call Number: MSS 8397
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Alfred Henry Caine papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8397; Alfred Henry Caine papers; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8397, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased by Brigham Young University from Benchmark Books in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Benchmark books; February 15, 2014.
Related Material
For related materials, see MSS 4212 (Alfred H. Caine family correspondence).
Subject Terms
Caine, James Edward, 1862-1890; Caine, John T. (John Thomas), 1829-1911; Mitchell, Margaret Ann , (Margaret Ann Mitchell Caine), 1859-1929; Courtship; Home and Family; Material Types; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Letters; Telegrams
Processing Information
Processed; Zoë Brimhall, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Caine (Alfred Henry) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Zoë Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-16T04:18-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Alfred Henry Caine (1860-1890) was the assistant manager of the Salt Lake Herald, a politician, and a counselor in a bishopric for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Alfred Henry Caine was born December 19, 1860 in Salt Lake City, Utah to parents John Thomas Caine and Margaret Nightingale. He married Margaret Ann Mitchell in March 1882 and they had four children, two of whom died at young ages. He also had three more wives: Ellen Christine Jorgensen, Esther Done, and Alice Cornell. He found employment at the House Coal Company and worked for many years in Coalville and Salt Lake City, Utah. Toward the end of his life he was the assistant manager of the Salt Lake Herald and served as a delegate in the People's Party and as election judge. The year before he died Caine had been serving in his local ward's bishopric.

Caine died from typhoid fever December 29, 1890 at Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts