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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 Jabavu, TengoJohn Tengo Jabavu (1859 - 1921) was a prominent black leader and newspaper editor in South Africa. H...
icon Jacobs, AlettaAletta Henriette Jacobs (1854 - 1929) was a Dutch feminist and suffragette. She was the first woman ...
icon Jaffe, LadyLady Jaffe nee Paula Hertz was the wife of German-born British Jewish businessman Sir Otto Jaffe. Si...
icon Jagger, John WilliamJohn William Jagger (1859 - 1930) was a businessman and politician. Born in Britain, he migrated to ...
icon Jameson, Leander StarrDr (later Sir) Leander Starr Jameson (1853-1917) was born in Edinburgh, and after training as a medi...
icon Jones, AgnesAgnes Jones was a member of the 1880s London circles in which Schreiner moved. Jones had been “...