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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 Kallenbach, HermannHermann Kallenbach (1871 - 1945) was a Jewish German-born South African architect and close friend a...
icon Kent, PhilipPhilip Kent wrote one of the first reviews of Schreiner’s The Story of an African Farm in Feb
icon Kipling, Rudyard(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was a British writer, famous in particular for his poems and ...
icon Kiplings (The)See Rudyard Kipling
icon Kitchener, HoratioHoratio Herbert Kitchener (1850 - 1916) was a British army officer who gained fame for his role in c...
icon Kriel, MrsMrs Kriel ran a boarding house at Beaufort West where Schreiner stayed for a time in 1900 during the...
icon Kruger, Paul Stephanus JohannesStephanus Johannes Paulus (Paul) Kruger (1825 - 1904) was the last president of the independent Tran...