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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 Pankhurst, ChristabelChristabel Harriette Pankhurst (1880 - 1958) was with Sylvia and Adela one of the daughters of Richa...
icon Pankhurst, EmmelineEmmeline Pankhurst (nee Goulden) (1858 - 1928) was a prominent British suffragette leader. Married t...
icon Pankhurst, Sylvia(Estelle) Sylvia Pankhurst (1882 - 1960) was with Christabel and Adela one of the daughters of Richa...
icon Parker, FreddieDr Frederick Parker (1877 - 1922) was the husband of May Murray Parker, daughter of Schreiner¬ís frie...
icon Parker, May MurrayMay Murray (1881 - 1972) was a daughter of Caroline and Charles Murray. She married a British medica...
icon Parker, RobertRobert John Parker (1857-1918) was President of the Men and Women’s Club established by his fr...
icon Parkers (The)Refers to May Murray and
icon Pearsall Smiths (The)See Alys Whitall Pearsall Smith
icon Pearson, KarlKarl Pearson (1857 - 1936) was a British mathematician and one of the founders of modern statistics,...
icon Pethick-Lawrences (The)Refers to Emmeline Pethick Lawrence and
icon Philpot, IsalineIsaline Philpot was the wife of Dr J.H. Philpot. Schreiner came to know the couple while she was liv...
icon Philpot, Dr J HenryDr J.H. Philpot was a prominent London physician and married to Isaline Philpot. Schreiner came to k...
icon Plaatje, SolomonSolomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1875 - 1932) was a South African author, translator, journalist and polit...
icon Podmore, FrankFrank Podmore (1856 - 1910) was a British writer and founding member of the Fabian Society. Podmore ...
icon Powrie, CatherineCatherine Powrie (nee Rolland), and otherwise known as ‘Tattie’, was Schreiner’s c...
icon Pruse, NellyNelly Pruse (later Riley when she married fellow artist Fred Riley) was an artist friend of Schreine...
icon Purcell, AnnaAnna Purcell (nee Cambier Faure) was a close South African friend of Olive Schreiner’s. She ma...
icon Purcell, FredDr William Frederick Purcell (1866 - 1919) was married to Schreiner’s close friend Anna Purcel...
icon Purcell, MargarethaMargaretha Purcell was the daughter of Fred and Anna Purcell. She later married R. D. Palmer.
icon Purcells (The)Refers to Anna Purcell and
icon Pursglove, JohnJohn Pursglove was an Englishman who had been employed on a farm in the Cradock district from the la...