Sir Hall Caine letters
This collection contains letters addressed to Sir Hall Caine, a prominent British novelist and secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the poet and painter. Literary themes, especially related to events of the day, predominate the subjects of the letters.
Sir Hall Caine lived from May 14, 1853 until August 31, 1931. Caine was enthralled by the poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and befriended the poet in 1879. He eventually went to live at Rossetti's London home and remained there until Rossetti's death in 1882. Caine wrote 15 romantic novels, including the first novel in Britain to sell one million copies. He championed campaigns for votes for women, marriage law reform, and workers' rights.