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Olive Schreiner's letters are located in archives and collections world-wide, some in private family and other collections, others in some of the world's key archives.

We are extremely grateful to the archives and private collections listed below, in whose careful stewardship the original manuscripts of Olive Schreiner’s letters lie, and to whom every Schreiner scholar and every reader of Schreiner's work owe thanks. We have endeavoured to contact the owners of all collections holding Schreiner letters from which transcriptions have been made; however, if we have inadvertently failed to acknowledge any interested party here, please contact us so the omission can be rectified.

  • Alfred Gillet Trust
  • Aletta, International Archives for the Women's Movement
  • Auckland Libraries
  • Bodleian Libraries
  • University of Bristol
  • British Library, London
  • Cory Library, Rhodes University
  • Cullen Library, Historical Papers, University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Delaware
  • Free State Archives Depot
  • Greene Family Collection
  • Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • Hobhouse Trust
  • Humpherys Private Collection
  • Library of Parliament Cape Town
  • Liverpool University
  • London School of Economics
  • Lytton Family Papers Knebworth
  • McMaster University
  • National English Literary Museum (NELM), Grahamstown
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town
  • National Archives Depot, Pretoria
  • University of Reading Library 
  • Sheffield City Libraries, Archives & Local Studies
  • Somerville College Oxford
  • Special Collections, University of Glagow Library
  • University College London
  • University of Cape Town, Historical Manuscripts
  • War Museum of the Boer Republics
  • West Sussex Records Office
  • Western Cape Archives
  • Women’s Library, UK