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Dramatis Personae

The ‘Dramatis Personae’ provides biographical and other information about 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.

Just click on the letters of the alphabet below to see the information. In addition, clicking on the live links on people’s names in Olive Schreiner’s letters will also take you straight to this information.

Key: recipient icon signifies the person is a recipient (and mentioned) | mentioned icon signifies the person is only mentioned


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icon Earle, Mrs(Maria) Theresa Earle nee Villiers (1836 - 1925) was a British horticulturist and the sister of Eliz...
icon Earp, CharleyCharles Earp (1863 - 1935) was the husband of Emma Earp nee Findlay.
icon Earp, EmmaEmma Leonora Earp nee Findlay (1868 - 1954) was a daughter of Katie Schreiner (Schreiner’s old...
icon Earp, ErrolErrol Earp was a son of Emma and Charles Earp. Emma Earp nee Findlay was Schreiner’s niece, an...
icon Eastty, AnnieAnnie Eastty was a member of the Men and Women’s Club, and it was in this context that Schrein...
icon Ehrlich, RoseRose Ehrlich was a daughter of Wolf Ehrlich and his wife Helene Baumann. Rose’s father was of ...
icon Ellis, EdithEdith Mary Oldham Ellis nee Lees (1861-1916) was a British feminist and writer who married Havelock ...
icon Ellis, Havelock(Henry) Havelock Ellis (1859 - 1939) was a British writer and pioneering sexologist. Ellis¬ís father ...
icon Ellis, LouieLouie Ellis was a sister of Havelock Ellis. Schreiner came to know Louie in the context of her frien...