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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 L'Overture, ToussaintFrançois-Dominique Toussaint L’ouverture (1743 - 1803) was the leader of the Haitian Revolution whic...
icon Lankester, E. RaySir (Edwin) Ray Lankester (1847-1929) was a British zoologist who also took an interest in social ma...
icon Lawrence, Emmeline PethickEmmeline Pethick Lawrence (1867-1954) was a prominent British suffragette and married to Frederick P...
icon Lawrence, Frederick PethickFrederick William (Fred) Pethick-Lawrence (1871 - 1961) was a British Labour politician and leading ...
icon Lee, VernonViolet Paget (Vernon Lee) (1856 - 1935) was a professional writer and art historian. Lee was predomi...
icon Levy, AmyAmy Levy (1862 - 89), poet and novelist, was a member of the ‘New Woman’ circle in 1880s London. She...
icon Lewis, F. S.F.S. Lewis was the librarian of the Cape Town public library, the present National Library of South ...
icon Lewis, PlumPlum (Percy) Lewis was a young South African man Schreiner knew in London during the First World War...
icon Liebnecht, KarlKarl Liebnecht (1871 - 1919) was a German socialist and co-founder of the German Communist Party. Li...
icon Little, Brown & CoLittle, Brown and Company is the US publishing firm established in 1837 by Charles Coffin Little and...
icon Lloyd, E. BertramE. Bertram Lloyd was a friend of Edward Carpenter’s and also of Henry and Kate salt, as well a...
icon Lloyd, John T.John T. Lloyd was a church minister in South Africa. He was ordained in London in 1876 and worked as...
icon Lloyds (The)See John T. Lloyd
icon Loch, ElizabethElizabeth Loch nee Villiers was the wife of Sir Henry Loch, High Commissioner for South Africa and G...
icon Loch, Sir HenryHenry Broughham Loch (1827 - 1900) was a British colonial governor of military background. He marrie...
icon Lochs (The)Refers to Elizabeth Loch and
icon Logan, James DouglasJohn Douglas Logan (1857 - 1920) was a businessman and long-term proprietor of the hotel at Matjesfo...
icon Logans (The)See John Douglas Logan
icon Lord, Frances(Henrietta) Frances Lord (1848 - 1923) was a British translator and feminist. She rose to particular...
icon Low, LadyLady Low’s biographical details have not been traced but from references to her in Schreiner&#...
icon Lytton, ConstanceLady Constance Lytton (1869 - 1923) was the daughter of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, first Earl of L...
icon Lytton, EdithEdith Bulwer-Lytton nee Villiers (1841 - 1936) was a daughter of Edward Ernest Villiers, the younger...