British Library and Its Collections
The British Library, London, is one of the world leading locations for archival papers across many periods of time, countries and persons. Its fully-searchable website provides detailed information, including a searchable catalogue of its book holdings and also a significant proportion of its manuscript collections. Registered Readers of the BL are able to access and use some non-public areas of the website. See http://www.bl.uk/
The Schreiner/Schreiner Related Collections held by the British Library are:
Emilia Dilke: Schreiner’s sole extant letter to Emilia Dilke is archived as part of the voluminous Dilke Papers. These concern the personal as well as political correspondence, literary manuscripts and other papers of Emilia Dilke’s second husband, the British politician Sir Charles Dilke, and also features a large sub-set of the collection containing her own papers. There is a useful list of main items in the collection contained in the BL’s Catalogue of Additions volume 23.
Ernest Rhys: Schreiner’s letters to Ernest Rhys form part of the Rhys Papers. These are composed of letters from various literary figures and artists mainly to Ernest Rhys, who was the editor of Everyman’s Library between 1886 and 1935. There is a brief listing in the BL’s Catalogue of Additions volume 24, although Schreiner’s letters to Rhys appear in the Index only.
William Dirks: Schreiner’s letters to William Dirks form part of the Rhys Papers. These are composed of letters from various literary figures and artists mainly to Ernest Rhys, who was the editor of Everyman’s Library between 1886 and 1935. There is a brief listing in the BL’s Catalogue of Additions volume 24, although Schreiner’s letters to Dirks appear in the Index only.
Radford Family: Schreiner’s small number of letters to Dollie Radford are part of the Radford Family collection. This is presently unclassified, so access is limited and by negotiation with the BL; consequently, the size and scope of the collection cannot presently be gauged.
Mary Drew: Schreiner’s letters to Mary Gladstone Drew are part of the Mary Gladstone Papers, which are voluminous and mainly composed of a large quantity of official and other correspondences dealt with in her capacity as a helper or secretary to her father, the prominent politician W.E. Gladstone. There is a detailed listing of the collection in the BL’s Catalogue of Additions volume 27.