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