Correspondence from Ellen Terry to Olive Chaplin

Scope and Content

These letters contain information on Smallhythe Place and Ellen Terry's intentions for it. One of the letters has pages missing.

Administrative / Biographical History

Olive Chaplin was the daughter of Florence Terry and William Morris, therefore making her Ellen Terry's niece. She acted on the stage for a while in her youth under the name Olive Terry. She later married Charles Chaplin and served as the curator of Smallhythe after the deaths of Ellen Terry and Edith Craig. There are references to her in this catalogue under the names of Morris, Terry, and Chaplin depending on which name she was using at the date of each individual file.