The Olive Schreiner letters can be searched in a wide range of ways: by dates, by their addressees, using the names or people or places
‘Search Her Letters’ provides a wide range of search facilities, and the lists of letters generated can be displayed in a varety of ways, depending on your interests.
And ‘From The Editors Desk’ gives important background information on how the Schreiner letters were produced and the editorial practices which have been involved.
Additionally, each letter is preceded by ‘meta-data’ concerning its archival location and reference, date, address sent to and from, and who the letter is written to; there is also information on how you should reference the letter if you quote from it. Some but not all of Schreiner’s letters have ‘Legends’, which explain meta-data information where necessary, and ‘Notations’, which provide additional information focused around Schreiner’s reading, books and articles mentioned, and in particular concerning her own writing and publications. For information about the people Schreiner wrote her letters to, and also many of the people mentioned in her letters, click on their names and you will be taken to the appropriate entry in the ‘Dramatis Personae’; these provide background, biographical and other relevant information on the people concerned.