2 ALsS, 3pp, "Thursday" and 17 May n.y. To Mr. and Mrs. Schwabe.

CAINE, WILLIAM SPROSTON

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2 autograph letters signed ("W.S. Caine"), 3pp, 8vo, Hills Hotel and n.p. (but blindstamped with the decorated seal of the House of Commons Library), "Thursday" and 17 May n.y. To Mr. and Mrs. Schwabe, inviting them to a meeting "this afternoon [with] 20 or 30 of the leading native gentlemen at . . . (the 'Public Welfare' Club). . . for a little conversation on the Congress & other questions. . . . [P]erhaps it would prove interesting to Mrs. Schwabe & yourself. . . ."; and reminiscing about ". . . a charming discussion which you gave me, at the Club House in Bombay. . . . I am writing another book, on India, of the same character as 'My Trip Round the World' but a little more serious. I am just now working on Darjeeling. . . ." Remains of prior mounting on versos; some soiling; else good.

William Sproston Caine (1842-1903); English politician and temperance reformer. In 1880 he was elected MP for Scarborough and was appointed civil lord of the Admiralty in the Gladstone administration of 1880 - 1885. Caine's A Trip Round The World In 1887-8 was first published by Routledge in 1888.

(Item ID: 18999)



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