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Papers of Edward Caird (1835-1908), Master of Balliol 1893-1907
- Biographical information compiled by Rachel Kemsley, Modern MSS Assistant 1994-5.
- Listing by Dr John Jones, Fellow Archivist, 1979, and updated 2012. Edited by Anna Sander 2013.
- Note on Caird papers from Strachan-Davidson collection by Tim Procter, Modern MSS Assistant 1992-3.
Born 22 March 1835, fifth son of John Caird, managing partner of a shipbuilding firm, of Greenock.
Educated : Greenock; Glasgow University and St. Andrew's University; Balliol 1860-3; Snell Exhibition, Pusey and Ellerton Scholarships 1861; Jenkyns Exhibitioner and 1st in Classical Moderations 1862; 1st in Literae Humaniores and B.A. 1863; M.A. 1873; member of the "Old Mortality" Club. Friend of T.H. Green and pupil of Jowett.
Married Caroline Frances, daughter of Rev. John Wylie, Minister of Carluke, Lanark. She survived him without issue.
Career as a philosopher:
Fellow and Tutor of Merton College 1864-6.
Professor of Moral Philosophy, Glasgow, 1866-93; Examiner in Literae Humaniores, Oxford 1889-96; LL.D. (St. Andrew's) 1883, (Glasgow) 1894; D.Litt (Cambridge) 1898; Gifford Lecturer on Natural Theology 1891 (at St.Andrew's) and 1900 (at Glasgow); D.C.L. (Oxon.) 1891.
Elected Master of Balliol 1893; resigned the Mastership in 1907 owing to ill-health; an original Fellow of the British Academy, 1902; supported the grant of degrees to women and education of working-men at Oxford.
Died 1 November 1908. Buried near Benjamin Jowett and T.H. Green in St. Sepulchre's Cemetery, Oxford.
- Critical Account of the Philosophy of Kant (1877).
- The Social Philosophy and Religion of Comte (1885).
- The Critical Philosophy of Kant (1889).
- Essay on Literature and Philosophy (1892).
- Evolution of Religion (1893).
- Evolution of Theology in the Greek Philosophers (1904).
- Lay Sermons delivered in Balliol Hall (1907).
For further information
- W.I. Addison, The Snell Exhibitioners (1901), pp.148-9.
- Balliol College Register 1833-1933 .
- James Cappon, Edward Caird: A Reminiscence (offprint from Queen's Quarterly).
- Dictionary of National Biography .
- Sir Henry Jones and J.H. Muirhead, The Life and Philosophy of Edward Caird (1921).
- John Jones, Balliol College: A History 1263-1939 (1988).
- J. Jones, "A Contested Mastership. The Election of Jowett's Successor", Balliol College Record 1977, pp.49-56.
- J.L. Strachan-Davidson, In Memory of Edward Caird: An Address delivered in Balliol College Chapel...1908.
- See also the Balliolenses files, in Balliol Library, for other recollections, etc., of Caird.
Caird 1 Correspondence
Caird 2 Photographs
Caird 3 Letters & papers re death of Caird
Caird 4 Other Letters
Caird 5 Printed papers
Caird 6 Provenance and acquisition correspondence
Caird 1 Correspondence (1866-1906)
This series consists largely of letters received by Caird, with a few drafts or copies of his letters in his hand. They are now filed in alphabetical order except that some Caird draft or copy replies are filed with the letter to which they respond. If no number is shown in parentheses, there is only one letter. 156 items.
Caird 1.001.1-4 ALS from Evelyn Abbott 1897 (3) and nd.
Caird 1.002 ALS from Wilbur C Abbot, Dartmouth College USA 1902.
Caird 1.003 ALS from Francis D Acland ( Balliol 1893) nd.
Caird 1.004 ALS from WE Addis (Balliol 1861), from Melbourne 1892
Caird 1.005 ALS from J Griffiths Ames, from Berlin 1897.
Caird 1.006 ALS from CJ Anderson, from Guernsey 1896.
Caird 1.007 ALS from WR Anson (Balliol 1861), from All Souls 1900.
Caird 1.008 ALS from A Bain, from Aberdeen 1890.
Caird 1.009 ALS from Canon Samuel A Barnett (ODNB), 1897(2), from 8 Royal York Crescent and 1890 from Wardens Lodge Toynbee Hall with comment on shocking child mortality in the camps (ie concentration camps).
Caird 1.010 ALS from JBS Barratt, Rivington Blackrod GS, 1894 re Percy Nichols (Balliol 1895).
Caird 1.011 ALS from HJ Bhabha, from Mysore 1896 re the admission of his son.
Caird 1.012 ALS from B Bosanquet(Balliol 1866), from The Birches Caterham, nd.
Caird 1.013 ALS from Lord Bowen (Visitor, Balliol 1853), re arrangements for presentation of Caird to him as Master in London 1893.
Caird 1.014 ALS from Archibald Boyd Carpenter (Balliol 1892), from The Palace Ripon, 1897.
Caird 1.015 ALS from Edward Gurney Boyle (Balliol 1896), from 63 Queens Gate 1900.
Caird 1.016 ALS from Percival R Brinton (Balliol 1891), 1899 asking for a reference, with Caird’s copy reference.
Caird 1.017 ALS from James Bryce (OM,Viscount etc: ODNB) (i), from the Duchy of Lancaster Office congratulating Caird on the Mastership 1893; (ii), from the British Embassy Washington 1907 on Caird’s retirement.
Caird 1.018 ALS from Ludwig Busse, from Königsburg, in German 1904.
Caird 1.019 ALS from Sydney Buxton on House of Commons Library notepaper, as from Grosvenor Crescent, 1902, about his son (CS Buxton, Balliol 1902) coming into residence.
Caird 1.020 AL from Caird, copy in his hand, reference for Joseph Owen (Balliol 1895) 1899.
Caird 1.021 AL from Caird, copy in his hand, to an unidentified correspondent 1899.
Caird 1.022 AL from Caird, copy in his hand, to the President of Trinity nd re the Scholarship exam.
Caird 1.023 AL from Caird, copy in his hand, to an unidentified correspondent 1900.
Caird 1.024 AL from Caird, copy in his hand, to Professor Kielhorn 1902, mentioning a visit to Oxford with Dr Schmidt and a question re duration of residence of German Rhodes Scholars, which Caird has decided to leave to His Majesty the Emperor.
Caird 1.025 AL from Caird, copy in his hand, to “Evans” nd.
Caird 1.026 ALS from D Campbell, from Oakford Rectory, re “John” (J McL Campbell Balliol 1903) matriculating, closing with kind remembrances to Mrs Caird and “Annie” ( Annie Wylie , Mrs Caird’s sister 1902).
Caird 1.027 ALS from Lewis Campbell (Balliol 1849), from Kensington Gardens, 1894.
Caird 1.028 ALS from Robert Campbell, from Disley Cheshire 1899, about “my boy Kenneth’s education” and whether to send him to Winchester.
Caird 1.029 ALS from WB Carpenter, signing WB Ripon, from the Palace Ripon, nd.
Caird 1.030 ALS from JC Carrick, from Newbattle Manse 1893, congratulating Caird on the Mastership.
Caird 1.031 ALS from Thomas Chavasse (MD Edin) from Birmingham re his son Arthur Ryland Chavasse nd.
Caird 1.032 ALS from Edward Clark (New College, ordained 1887) from St Edmunds Lombard Street, a former curate of Mr Rogers late Rector of Bishopsgate, soliciting Fillingham Rectory which was then recently vacant, 1897.
Caird 1.033 ALS from Sir John Conroy (Fellow of Balliol) 1900, note written on a blank part of a letter to Conroy from AP Hunt.
Caird 1.034 ALS from J Cook Wilson, from Whitby nd.
Caird 1.035 ALS from Julian Coolidge (Balliol 1895), from Cambridge Mass 1900 re Edward Forbes.
Caird 1.036 ALS from John Corbin (Balliol 1894), from 16 Cramercy Park NY nd.
Caird 1.037 ALS from Mandell Creighton (ODNB), from the Palace Peterborough, signing M Petriburg, 1893 congratulating Caird on the Mastership.
Caird 1.038 ALS from CT Davis 1897.
Caird 1.039 ALS from HS Dettman (Balliol 1899) 1902 returning to Sydney ; his father ill.
Caird 1.040 ALS from AV Dicey (Balliol 1853), from The Orchard congratulating Caird on the Mastership 1893.
Caird 1.041 ALS from RA Duff, re Caird retiring.
Caird 1.042 ALS from Louis Dyer (Balliol 1874) 9 November 1893, urging Caird to accept the Mastership.
Caird 1.043 ALS from Alice (Lady) Elliot, from Wimbledon June 6, otherwise nd.
Caird 1.044 ALS from Montague Emanuel (Balliol 1891), about his Balliol contemporary George Douglas Brown who has died, 1902.
Georgiana Emanuel, signing Georgie Emanuel, mother of VR Emanuel(Balliol 1896), responding to a letter from Caird to her husband (Joel Emanuel) who has been ill for several months.
Caird 1.045 ALS from AM Fairbairn, from Mansfield College congratulating Caird on the Mastership.
Caird 1.046 ALS from CH Firth (Balliol 1875), from 33 Norham Gardens 1902.
Caird 1.047 ALS from Thomas Fowler,Vice Chancellor, nd(2).
Caird 1.048 ALS from WH Fremantle, Fellow, welcoming Caird to the Mastership 1893; and from the Deanery Ripon 1901.
Caird 1.049 ALS from Sir Edward Fry, from Failand House June 1894, on being elected to an Honorary Fellowship.
Caird 1.050 ALS from CW Furse Canon of Westminster, on being invited to preach in the Chapel 1898(2).
Caird 1.051 ALS from Prince Gaekwar (Balliol 1901) 1902, apologising for intemperate words.
Caird 1.052 ALS from R Greentree (Balliol 1892), from Kensington 1902.
Caird 1.053 ALS from WH Hadow nd, re exam performances of Balliol men.
Caird 1.054 ALS from W Hall, father of H Hall( JNH Hall, Balliol 1895,died 1898), re his son’s illness with a doctor’s letter 1897.
Caird 1.055 ALS from HF Hastings, Headmaster of Ludlow GS, re a candidate for the Greaves Exhibition.
Caird 1.056 ALS from WR Hardie (Balliol 1880) 1895.
Caird 1.057 ALS from EC Haynes, on his son (ESP Haynes Balliol 1896)leaving Balliol, nd.
Caird 1.058 ALS from CB Heberden (Balliol 1867), on Caird’s retirement, 1907.
Caird 1.059 ALS from GC Henderson (Balliol 1894), from Australia, 1899 and 1900, and a letter by Caird, copy in his hand, to Henderson 1899.
Caird 1.060 ALS from Aubrey Kenny-Herbert( Balliol 1896), 1895, accepting the offer to admit him.
Caird 1.061 ALS from NH Hey 1901.
Caird 1.062 ALS from Henry Holden, resigning living of South Luffenham 1898.
Caird 1.063 ALS from HS Holland (Balliol 1865), nd(2), re child mortality in the concentration camps.
Caird 1.064 ALS from Baron von Hügel, from 4 Holford Road Hampstead, 21 November 1902, in English, with Caird’s draft of his reply 25 December 1902.
Caird 1.065 ALS from Frederic L Huidekoper, re possible admission of his brother Reginald Shippen Huidekoper, who was not admitted, nd.
Caird 1.066 ALS from Ludwig Jeep, from Königsberg 1904.
Caird 1.067 ALS from Lady Jeune, from Arlington Manor, nd.
Caird 1.068 ALS from Benjamin Jowett, 1873, 1875, 1888, nd, and nd incomplete on black-edged paper.
Caird 1.069 ALS from WP Ker, from Gower Street 1901.
Caird 1.070 ALS from Count Knyphausen, 1895, re his son Count Dodo Knyphausen (Balliol 1895).
Caird 1.071 ALS from EJ Kylie (Balliol 1901) nd.
Caird 1.072 ALS from Archibald Lamont, from Singapore 1894.
Caird 1.073 ALS from AD Lindsay (Balliol 1896), 1906.
Caird 1.074 ALS from Richard Littlehailes (Balliol 1898), 1902.
Caird 1.075 ALS from J Lorimer, from Kellie Castle Fife, 1886.
Caird 1.076 ALS from AR Lord, from Tiverton 1897; Mr Francis (HWS Francis, Balliol 1899) wishes to stay at Blundells longer.
Caird 1.077 ALS from EL Lushington, from Park House Maidstone 1877.
Caird 1.078 ALS from MW MacCallum 1896, from Athelstane, Elizabeth Bay Road, Darlinghust Australia.
Caird 1.079 ALS from WS McCormick, from St Andrews 1896, enclosing a note from WR Hardie about women students (numbers, performance etc) and 1900 from London, on University of Dundee notepaper.
Caird 1.080 ALS from EB McGilvary, from Berkeley California 1899.
Caird 1.081 ALS from WDL Macpherson, from Clifton College 1899.
Caird 1.082 ALS from Archie Main (Balliol 1899), on being elected to the Snell Exhibition, seeking advice with Caird’s copy response 1899.
Caird 1.083 ALS from Suliman Mahmoud, from Cairo 1899, re his son Mohammed Mahmoud (Balliol 1897).
Caird 1.084 ALS from William Markby, Fellow, 1897 from Headington, and 1898 from Japan.
Caird 1.085 ALS from Alfred Marshall (ODNB) from “Balliol Croft Cambridge” 1897 re a strike, the 8 hour day campaign, trade unionism etc at length.
Caird 1.086 ALS from James Martineau, from Aviemore July 1893(2).
Caird 1.087 ALS from D Maugham, from Sydney 1896.
Caird 1.088 ALS from A Menzies, February 1893.
Caird 1.089 ALS from Alfred Milner (ODNB), from Government House Cape Town ”Private” 1899.
Caird 1.090 ALS from F Monier Williams, introducing S Krishnavarma (Balliol 1878).
Caird 1.091 ALS from Emily Osborne Morgan, from 24 Draycott Place SW, 1899, on black edged paper.
Caird 1.092 ALS from John H Morgan, from Cardiff 1897.
Caird 1.093 ALS from Lord Morris, on Atheneum notepaper, as from 26 Grosvenor Place, 1899, re his son Charles Ambrose Morris (Balliol 1898, died 1899).
Caird 1.094 ALS from John Muir, from 10 Merchiston Avenue Edinburgh 1872.
Caird 1.095 ALS from F Max Müller (ODNB), January and November 1893, the second congratulating Caird on the Mastership
Caird 1.096 ALS from Gilbert Murray (OM, ODNB), from Glasgow 1897, TL not signed re strikes, trade unionism, and the 8 hour day.
Caird 1.097 ALS from WL Newman, Senior Fellow, 8 November 1893, telling Caird that at an informal meeting of Fellows held there had been a majority for him as Master, and would he accept, asking him to respond to Sir William Markby, with Caird’s file copies of letters to Markby 10 and 12 November. See also Jowett Papers II.D6.
Caird 1.098 ALS from Lord Newlands (James Hozier Balliol 1869) 1906 re the Jowett Fellowships which he had endowed.
Caird 1.099 ALS from ER Noble (Balliol 1898), from Kendal nd.
Caird 1.100 ALS from AF Northcote re his son Geoffrey AS Northcote (Balliol 1899,grandson of the 1st Lord Iddesleigh) whom he would like to see at Balliol and who was a candidate for the Blundells Scholarship.
Caird 1.101 ALS from Edward Onslow Ford, from 62 Acacia Road St Johns Wood NW 1897, re the inscription for the Green Memorial and alterations to the Jowett memorial.
Caird 1.102 ALS from TG Overend, from Dublin (i), 1897 about his son AK Overend (Balliol 1895),annotated with a note by Caird to Mr Jenks; and (ii), 1899 thanking Caird and Fellows at length for their care of his son, annotated in pencil “Please return when done with C.F.C”
Caird 1.103 ALS from HA Overstreet from Longwall House Oxford 1899.
Caird 1.104 ALS from Francis Paget (ODNB) signing F Oxon from Cuddesdon 1901 thanking Caird for statistics re concentration camps and commenting on the issue.
Caird 1.105 ALS from FS Parry from 10 Downing Street 1898.
Caird 1.106 ALS from William Patrick from 71 Abbotsford Pl. Glasgow 1876.
Caird 1.107 ALS from Lord Peel (Speaker Peel, ODNB), from the Lodge Sandy Beds, 1895.
Caird 1.108 ALS from Henry Pelham from Trinity College 1901 re Balliol men causing mayhem in Trinity.
Caird 1.109 ALS from FS Philipson-Stow Bt, from Blackdown House Fernhurst Sussex 1898, re the readmission of his son (RF Philipson-Stow, Balliol 1895).
Caird 1.110 ALS from ER Phillips January 1900 and a letter by Phillips to Forbes of December 1898 which had been returned by Forbes with the suggestion that it should be sent to Caird.
Caird 1.111 ALS from AW Pickard Cambridge (Balliol 1891) from Bloxworth Rectory 1897.
Caird 1.112 ALS from T Price 1897 re JA Richey (Balliol 1893).
Caird 1.113 ALS from Alfred Pringsheim, from Munich 1897 re his son Erik Pringsheim (Balliol 1897).
Caird 1.114 ALS from Mrs Quiller Couch, from 21 St Margaret’s Road 1898 re Mr Jackson, probably RO Jackson (Balliol 1898), a miscreant of some sort.
Caird 1.115 ALS from Thomas Rain from the Manse of Hutton by Lockerbie 1893 congratulating Caird on the Mastership.
Caird 1.116 ALS from David G Ritchie of St Andrews 1897 re John Sime ( Balliol 1897).
Caird 1.117 ALS from D Argyll Robertson from Edinburgh 1903 responding to a letter from Caird re BB Jareja, idle son of HH the Thakor Sahib of Gondal, and pleading on his behalf.
Caird 1.118 ALS from Mary I Ross from 7 Forbes Street Edinburgh 1898.
Caird 1.119 ALS from Count Seckendorff, from the Emperor’s Palace Berlin 1896, having been instructed by His Majesty to write on his behalf re Count Dodo Knyphausen and Baron Dodo Knyphausen, both of whom were admitted (see Balliol Register under the year 1895) and later sending the Emperor’s thanks. With Caird’s copy of his letter to Seckendorff.
Caird 1.120 ALS from W Hudson Shaw (Fellow, Balliol 1879), from Grasmere December 29 1896, responding to Caird’s letter of 24 December 1896, with Caird’s copy of that letter.
Caird 1.121 ALS from JKM Shirazi from the Central Prison Constantinople, nd but with its envelope, registered post, stamped Constantinople 18 December 1906, and Oxford 20 December 1906. Shirazi was a political prisoner who had met Caird in 1903 and 1905 in England. A long letter, smuggled out of the prison, detailing his predicament and treatment, asking for help via the British Ambassador.
Caird 1.122 ALS from Henry Sidgwick (ODNB) from Cambridge, thanking him for sending his two new volumes on Kant.
Caird 1.123 ALS from AL Smith (Balliol 1869),1896,1898 and 1900(TLS).
Caird 1.124 ALS from JA Smith (Balliol 1883) from Edinburgh 1897 re College affairs and philosophical work.
Caird 1.125 ALS from Arthur Steel (Balliol 1895), lacking opening page, just before 1900, and as AD Steel–Maitland from Treasury Chambers later, nd.
Caird 1.126 ALS from James Hutchison Stirling (ODNB) from Edinburgh 1872 and 1901.
Caird 1.127 ALS from WJ Stopford, Captain RN, from Hastings 1900 re his brother in law GP Baker (Balliol 1896).
Caird 1.128 ALS from JL Strachan Davidson (ODNB) 1897(2), 1898, 1899, 1903: 62 more of Strachan Davidson’s Letters to Caird 1894-1907 are in the Strachan Davidson Collection, III.C.
Caird 1.129 ALS from Baron von Stumm from Schloss Holzhausen re the admission of his son FC von Stumm (Balliol 1897).
Caird 1.130 ALS from Frederick Temple, Archbishop (ODNB), 4 November 1901 responding cautiously to Caird’s letter of 2 November seeking support re shocking mortality rates especially children in the concentration camps, with Caird’s copy of his letter.
Caird 1.131 ALS from Walter Thomas, lacking the opening page, before November 1893.
Caird 1.132 ALS from CM Toynbee congratulating Caird on the Mastership 1893 and 1902 offering to establish a Prize for Economics.
Caird 1.133 ALS from Gertrude Toynbee (sister of Arnold and Paget Toynbee), from 8 Balcombe St Dorset Sq NW, nd, making reference to her brothers and Toynbee Hall.
Caird 1.134 ALS from CE Turner, Lecturer in English at the University of St Petersburg re Theodore Gruenmann, 1900;also two copies of a reference in German from St Anne’s School St Petersburg, both authenticated by the British Vice Consul at Varna .
Caird 1.135 ALS from Hans Vaihinger (philosopher) from Halle a/Saale 1895, in German.
Caird 1.136 ALS from Richard S Varley (Balliol 1898) from Holyhead, nd.
Caird 1.137 ALS from GCH de J du Vallon (Balliol 1897) 1897 from France.
Caird 1.138 ALS from C Sydney Venning from Lyndhurst Rhyl, 1901, asking when the Organ Scholarship would be vacant, as his son, a student of Sir Walter Parratt, would like to become a candidate.
Caird 1.139 ALS from John Watson, from Queens University Kingston Canada 1880, and from Glasgow at length 1898.
Caird 1.140 ALS from William Wallace ( Whyte’s Professor of Moral Philosophy), from 6 Bradmore Road Oxford, February 1893.
Caird 1.141 ALS from James Ward from Cambridge, January and March 1893.
Caird 1.142 ALS from Edmond Warre (ODNB) from Eton, 1895.
Caird 1.143 ALS from Harold Williamson (Balliol 1891) 1897.
Caird 1.144 ALS from Eduard Zeller (philosopher)from Berlin in German 1889.
Caird 1.145 ALS from Unidentified aunt of John Cecil Tritton (Balliol 1898) writing from Moreton-in-the-Marsh, 26 January 1898.
Caird 1.146 ALS from Unidentified English clergyman possibly signing “BenjnS Berrington” from 146 Tasmanstraat The Hague Holland, about a potential Dutch candidate for admission.
Caird 1.147 ALS from Unidentified, from Castlehill Campbeltown 1877 (letter lacking the signature page) reporting to Caird that he had visited Badenweiler with Brownlie and erected a tombstone there and sent photograph to the family of James Thomson (who died there in 1876: see Jones and Muirhead op cit )
Caird 1.148 ALS from Unidentified writer, staying in Oxford for few days at Beam Hall in 1897 or 1899 about Donald ( most likely the writer’s son), a musician, probably Donald Tovey ( Balliol 1894) . Lacks the signature page.
Caird 1.149 ALS from Unidentified, from 9 John Street Sept 16th otherwise nd responding to Caird’s letter about Fritz who has not been working.
Caird 1.150 ALS from Unidentified, probably a Fellow on familiar terms with Caird about philosophy, probably 1893.
Caird 1.151 ALS from Unidentified non-Balliol man from 90 Buckingham Road Brighton 1 April 1898, dictated, with the shaky signature of an elderly or disabled writer, Christian name initials probably TH.
Caird 1.152 ALS from Unidentified from ”Students’ Delegacy “ 20 June 1902, re T Gruenman, who matriculated 20 October 1900.
Caird 1.153 ALS from Unidentified Cambridge man, writing from The New Club Edinburgh 11 Sept 1902 (signature page lacking) in response to a letter from Caird, hoping that what had happened at Eton 18 months before had been forgotten; his poor boy had since taken the pledge.
Caird 1.154 ALS from Unidentified, but John B....., from 24 Hill Street Edinburgh, probably 1866.
Caird 1.155 ALS from Unidentified, from St Andrews 1866.
Caird 1.156 ALS from Unidentified .... Johnston, from 15 Rose Street Glasgow 1899.
Caird 2 Photographs
Two photographs of or including Caird. 2 items.
Caird 2.1 Caird in middle age, possibly when elected Master 1893, by Hills and Saunders .
Caird 2.2 Four men including Caird, by C Römler, Dresden.
Caird 3 Letters & papers re death of Caird
This series consists of institutional eulogies and letters of condolence to Mrs Caird upon Edward Caird’s death in 1908. 18 items.
Caird 3.1 3 formal resolutions by way of eulogies re Caird: (i), Manchester College Oxford “At a Meeting of the General Committee held in Manchester on Monday November 16th 1908; (ii), “University of Glasgow .Excerpt from Minute of the University Court of 12th November 1908”; and (iii) “Excerpt Minute of Senate of Date 3rd December 1908”.The last is signed by William Stewart Clerk of Senate and has with it Mrs Caird’s copy of her response from 12 Bardwell Road in her hand.
Caird 3.2 Condolence letters, all ALS except one, to Mrs Caird
Caird 3.2.01 ALS to Mrs Caird from Cyril Bailey (Balliol 1890).
Caird 3.2.02 ALS to Mrs Caird from Vernon Bartlett.
Caird 3.2.03 ALS to Mrs Caird from Thomas Dehn (Balliol 1902, killed 1917).
Caird 3.2.04 ALS to Mrs Caird from EE Genner (Balliol 1895, Fellow of Jesus College ).
Caird 3.2.05 ALS to Mrs Caird from FCN Hicks (Balliol 1891) from Keble.
Caird 3.2.06 ALS to Mrs Caird from CP Ilbert (Balliol 1860).
Caird 3.2.07 ALS to Mrs Caird from JW Mackail (Balliol 1878).
Caird 3.2.08 ALS to Mrs Caird from Hugh McKinnon Wood (Balliol 1903).
Caird 3.2.09 ALS to Mrs Caird from HA Overstreet (Balliol 1899).
Caird 3.2.10 ALS to Mrs Caird from RB Merriman ( Balliol 1897).
Caird 3.2.11 ALS to Mrs Caird from Paul Sabatier, in French.
Caird 3.2.12 ALS to Mrs Caird from George Saunders (Balliol 1881).
Caird 3.2.13 ALS to Mrs Caird from JA Smith (Balliol 1883).
Caird 3.2.14 ALS to Mrs Caird from William Smart (TLS), associate of Ruskin. George Todd (Balliol 1865).
Caird 3.3 In Mrs Caird’s hand, headed “From Mr Haldane”, a copy of a piece praising Caird, nd but after his death.
Caird 3.4 Recollections of Caird, 7pp written by invitation, probably for a biographer. Signed by WE Addis (Balliol 1861).
Caird 4 Other Letters
Letters to Mrs Caird and unidentified. 9 items.
Caird 4.01 ALS to Mrs Caird from JA Smith dated Malvern 1909.
Caird 4.02 ALS to Mrs Caird from AV Dicey 1896.
Caird 4.03 ALS to Mrs Caird from J Estlin Carpenter, from Manchester College Oxford to Mrs Caird June 21 1907, on the Cairds leaving Balliol.
Caird 4.04 ALS from Unidentified, opening “Dear Sir“ from 61 Russell Square.
Caird 4.05 ALU from unidentified correspondent Incomplete autograph letter 23 February 1890 mentioning “our common friend the Master of Balliol “ re a proposal to start something akin to Toynbee Hall somewhere in London.
Caird 4.06 ALS from Rupert Deakin to Mr Russell, 1898 from King Edward’s School Stourbridge re WJ Walker, a mathematician scholarship candidate.
Caird 4.07 Extract of a letter to Mr Matheson, Fellow of New College from his mother re Theodore Gratchoff 1908.
Caird 4.08 ALS from CEL Johnston to JL Strachan Davidson from 13 Cambridge Park Gardens, asking for a testimonial, with a copy of what he wrote on the back in Strachan Davidson’s hand.
Caird 4.09 ALS from John Watson to Sir Henry Jones, from Kingston Ontario 1911, a covering letter for material re Caird sent for use by Jones in Jones and Muirhead op cit. In using it, Jones described Watson on p70 as “one of the most eminent “ of Caird’s pupils.
Caird 5 Printed papers
Personal and professional papers.
Caird 5.01 Invitation, printed (addressee gap not filled in), re the weekend of 16-18 May, the Saturday to include a Past and Present Cricket Match on the newly acquired ground, over the names of B Jowett and MR Jardine, Captain OUCC. Dates fit 1890. Jardine was captain in 1891.
Caird 5.02 Diploma, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1900.
Caird 5.03 A speech, for the opening of Mansfield College 15 Oct 1889 , by Benjamin Jowett, in a fair clerk’s hand.
Caird 5.04 A draft speech, nd, in Caird’s hand.
Caird 5.05 Printed circular dated February 1899, letters by Caird to Dr Warre and Hon and Rev E Lyttleton, successive Chairmen of the Head Masters’ Conference, written in 1896 and 1898 re Scholarship Exam arrangements.
Caird 5.06 Printed protest re Cecil Rhodes’s DCL, over many names including many leading Balliol figures, nd ca 1897.
Caird 6 Provision and acquisition correspondence
Correspondence regarding the provenance and acquisition by Balliol of the Caird papers, mostly of JH Muirhead and EV Quinn. 2 files.
Caird 6.01 Papers re provenance, including JH Muirhead to AL Smith, ALS from The Rowans, Walsall Common, Nr Coventry 20 August 1922. At that stage Muirhead had much of the Collection.
Caird 6.02 Quinn’s correspondence with Dr James Kelly of St Andrews and Father LF Barman SJ re copying and publishing a letter from Baron Friedrich von Hügel to Caird and Caird’s draft reply, both of which are in Caird 2, filed under H.