Letters and Communications
March-April, 1895 Communication with Chen Yan 陳衍, Zhuo Xiaofu 卓孝複, Gao Fengqi 高鳳岐 against the territorial division resulting from the peace conference (Liaotung Convention) that preceded the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
April-May, 1898 Letter with Gao Fengqi and Bo Fu 伯茀 presented to the imperial censor against the Jiaozhou Bay 膠州灣 transfer to Germany.
Nov. 10, 1898-Jan 4, 1899 Correspondence with Zheng Xiaoxu 鄭孝胥
April 10-11, 1899 Correspondence with Zheng Xiaoxu
May, 8-15, 1899 Letter to Zhu Kangnian 注康年 about his translation Chahua nü 茶花女
May 13, 1899 Letter to Gao Fengqi about Chahua nü 茶花女
June 17-July 3, 1899 Correspondence with Zheng Xiaoxu
July 11-13, 1900 Correspondence with Zheng Xiaoxu
December 19, 1900 Correspondence with Zheng Xiaoxu
March 6, 1901 Correspondence with Zheng Xiaoxu
October 4, 1901 Correspondence with Cai Yuanpei 蔡元培 and Chen Baochen 陳寶琛
Autumn, 1901 Correspondence with Xie Zhangding 謝章鋌
Late Nov., 1902 Letter to Yan Fu 嚴復 about his translation Minzhongxue 民種學
November, 1904 Correspondence with Yan Fu
May, 1905 Letter to Zeng Shaoqing 曾少卿 against the Sino-American Treaty of Sino-US Chinese Laborers.
Late 1907 Letter to Mao Heting 冒鶴亭
March 15, 1909 Letter of Yan Fu to Lin Shu
September, 1910 Letter to Gao Erqian 高而謙
September 15, 1910 Letter fromZheng Xiaoxu
November, 1911 Three letters to Wu Shefen 吳畬芬
February, 1912 讀廿五日遜位詔書
April, 1912 Letter to Wu Jingchen 吳敬宸
July 3, 1914 Letter from Zheng Xiaoxu
January 8, 1915 Letter to Zheng Xiaoxu
July 1, 1916 Letter to Zheng Xiaoxu
July 13-20, 1916 Correspondence with Zheng Xiaoxu regarding 段祺瑞.
1916 Letter to Gao Mengdan 高夢旦about his translation wage
Late summer, 1917 Letter to Jin Liang 金梁
March 6-7, 1918 Correspondence with Zheng Xiaoxu
April-May, 1918 上眾參兩議院議員書
After October, 1918 與本社社長論講義書
1918 Letter to Chen Yan
March 18-24, 1919 Correspondence with Cai Yuanpei: 林琴南致蔡鶴卿書, 致<公言報>函並答林琴南君函, 林琴南再答蔡鶴卿書
April 5, 1919 林琴南先生致包世杰先生書（《新申報》）
April 13, 1919 Letter from Luo Qiuxin 羅秋心 about the controversy with Cai Yuanpei
April, 1919 與林畏廬書（Letter from Qi Baishi 齊白石）.
September 27, 1919 Letter to the government on behalf of Pu Yi 溥儀
Dec. 10 and 13, 1919 Correspondence with Zhang Yuanji 張元濟
December 15, 1919 林琴南為閩事諸同志書（《公言報》）
December 29, 1919 Correspondence with Zhang Yuanji
February 23, 1920 Correspondence with Zhang Yuanji
Spring, 1921 Letter of Gao Mengdan regarding the possible employment of Hu Shi 胡適 by Shangwu yinshu guan 商務印書館
July 22-Aug. 6, 1921 Correspondence with Zheng Xiaoxu
June, 1922 康南海林琴南尺牘（includes 8 letters: 答某公書, 答周生書, 與魏季渚太守書, 出都與某侍郎御書, 上郭春榆侍郎辭特科不赴書, 與國學扶輪社諸君書, 與姚叔節書, 示兒書）
September 19, 1924 Letter from GaoMengdan, Jiang Boxun 江伯訓 and Li Xuangong 李宣龔.
November 10, 1924 Letter published in Xiaoshuo yuebao 小說月報 15/11
Undated 林樊兩家尺牘（4 letters，stored at Nankai University Library）
- 畏廬尺牘（Ed. by Hu Erying 胡爾瑛, Library of Fujian 福建省圖書館）.
- Four letters collected in Lin Lie 林列, “Lin Qinnan shuxin (4 feng)” 林琴南書信（4封）, Wenxian 文獻, 4 (1980), 123-126: 與林竹坪二封, 與林述庵, 與琮子.
- A collection of letters published in Lin Weilu chidu 林畏廬尺牘 (Taiwan, 1983).
- Other letters have been collected in Li Jiayi 李家驥，Lin Shu shiwen xuan 《林紓詩文選》, Shangwu yinshuguan 商務印書館, Beijing, 1993. This book is highly unreliable because the transcriptions of the letters (in simplified Chinese) have an important number of errors. Letters from Lin Shu to Chen Qi 陳器, his co-translator of Shengu meiren 深谷美人, are quoted in César Guarde (古二德), “’Shengu meiren’ hanjian Lin yi yu ‘Konggu jiaren’ yizhe kaobian”《深谷美人》罕見林譯與《空谷佳人》譯者考辨, Shinmatsu shōsetsu kara 清末小說から 117 (April, 2015), 14-21, where misprints have been corrected.
零鴛詞序, 燈昏鏡曉詞跋, 徐又靜填詞圖記（included in 《冷紅齋詞剩》）
Other unconfirmed works