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Dramatis Personae

The ‘dramatis personae’ provides biographical and other relevant information regarding all the people to whom Olive Schreiner wrote letters, and also concerning a large number of the people her letters mention as well. Where appropriate and possible, references to the South African and the Oxford dictionaries of national biography and also other relevant publications have been provided.

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Recipient Abdurahman, AbdullahAbdullah Abdurahman (1872 - 1940) was a South African political leader who championed the rights of ...
Mentioned Adams, GeorgeGeorge Adams was an important figure in the life of Schreiner’s close friend Edward Carpenter....
Mentioned Addams, JaneJane Addams (1860 - 1935) was an American social campaigner, suffragette and peace worker, and in 19...
Mentioned Alexander, MorrisMorris Alexander (1877 - 1946) was a lawyer and Cape parliamentarian. Alexander came from a German-J...
Recipient Alexander, RuthRuth Alexander nee Schechter (1888 - 1942) was the daughter of a well-known Hebrew scholar, Solomon ...
Mentioned Alexanders (The)Refers to Ruth Alexander nee Schechter and
Mentioned Angell, NormanNorman Angell (1872 - 1967), formerly Ralph Norman Angell Lane, was a British peace campaigner and w...
Mentioned Arnold, MatthewMatthew Arnold (1822 - 1888) was an influential British poet, literary and social critic and inspect...
Mentioned Asquith, Herbert HenryHerbert Asquith (1852 - 1928) was British Prime Minister between 1908 and 1916. A Liberal, Asquith w...
Mentioned Aveling, EdwardEdward Bibbens Aveling (1849 - 1898) was a socialist campaigner and the long-term lover of Karl Marx...
Mentioned Avelings (The)Refers to Eleanor Marx and

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