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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 Orpen, JosephJoseph Millerd Orpen (1828 - 1923) was the husband of Schreiner's cousin Lily Orpen, Elise Pauline (...
icon Orpen, LilyElise-Pauline (Lilly, Lily) Orpen nee Rolland (1839 - 1915) was Olive Schreiner¬ís cousin and the dau...
icon Orpen, MaddyMadeleine (Maddie or Maddy) Orpen was the daughter of Schreiner’s cousin Lily Orpen and her hu...