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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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NameDescription
icon Innes, Dorothy Rose Dorothy Rose Innes (1884 - 1942) was the only child of Schreiner's friend Jessie (formerly Dods Prin...
icon Innes, James RoseJames Rose Innes (1855 - 1942) was a South African judge, politician and cabinet minister. Rose Inne...
icon Innes, Jessie RoseJessie (or Jesse) Rose Innes nee Dods Pringle (1860 - 1943) was the wife of Sir James Rose Innes and...
icon Inneses (The)Refers to James Rose Innes and
icon Iron, RalphRalph Iron was the pseudonym under which Schreiner first published The Story of An African Far