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