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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 S, EduardNo further information about this person is currently available
icon Salt, KateKate Salt nee Joynes and Henry Salt, an erstwhile teacher at Eton, were friends of Edward Carpenter ...
icon Sauer, Johannes WilhemusJohannes Sauer (1850 - 1913) was a Cape politician and Union cabinet minister and husband of Schrein...
icon Sauer, MaryMary Sauer nee Cloete (1863 - 1937) was a close friend of Olive Schreiner’s and wife of the Ca...
icon Sauer, Paul OliverPaul Sauer was the son of Schreiner’s close friend Mary Sauer and her husband Johannes. He lat...
icon Sauerlander, EllenEllen Sauerlander was for a time the manager of the Grand Hotel at Muizenberg near Cape Town, owned ...
icon Sauers (The)Refers to Johannes Sauer and
icon Schreiner, BillWilliam Francis Reitz (Bill) Schreiner (born 1886) was the elder of Will and Fan Schreiner’s two son...
icon Schreiner, EllieHelen (Ellie) Schreiner (1864-1865) was the twelfth and last child of Gottlob and Rebecca Schreiner....
icon Schreiner, EmmaEmma Schreiner nee Chapman was married to Schreiner’s eldest brother Fred. Together they had a...
icon Schreiner, FanFan (Frances Hester) Schreiner (nee Reitz) (1852 - 1931) was Will Schreiner's wife and Olive Schrein...
icon Schreiner, FredFrederick Samuel (Fred) Schreiner (1840 - 1901) was Olive Schreiner’s eldest brother. He was educate...
icon Schreiner, GottlobGottlob Schreiner (1814-1876) was born in fairly humble circumstances in Germany; he received theolo...
icon Schreiner, LyndallFrances Lyndall (‘Dot’) Schreiner (born between 1887 and 1889) was the eldest daughter o...
icon Schreiner, OliverOliver Deneys Schreiner (1890 - 1980) was the younger son of Will and Fan Schreiner. Like his father...
icon Schreiner, RebeccaRebecca Lyndall (18hh-1903), from Hoxton in London, came from an evangelical Non-Conformist (origina...
icon Schreiner, TheophilusTheophilus Lyndall (Theo) Schreiner (1844 - 1920) was an elder brother of Olive Schreiner's, a teach...
icon Schreiner, UrsulaUrsula Hester Schreiner (born 1892) was the younger of the two daughters of Will and Fan Schreiner. ...
icon Schreiner, WilfredWilfred Schreiner was the son of Fred Schreiner and his wife Emma. Olive Schreiner spent some consid...
icon Schreiner, William PhilipWilliam Philip Schreiner (1857 - 1919) was a Cape politician and Olive Schreiner's younger brother. ...
icon Scott, Dr PercyVariously referred to in Schreiner’s letters as Ralph, Sidney and Percy, he married Ursula Sch...
icon Settle, GeneralNo further information about this person is currently available
icon Sharpe, MariaMaria Sharpe (1853-1928) was the younger sister of Elisabeth Cobb, and she too was a member of the M...
icon Shaw, George BernardA polymath, George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) was a major playwright, critic and polemicist. Irish b...
icon Shippard, EllaElla Shippard was a daughter of the British colonial administrator and ally of Rhodes, Sir Sidney Sh...
icon Shippards (The)See Ella Shippard
icon Silke, HannieHannie Silke may have been a sister of Fan Schreiner (nee Reitz), who married one of the Silkes, wit...
icon Silke, KeetjeKeetje Silke was a cousin at remove of Fan Schreiner (nee Reitz); however, she was a member of the S...
icon Simon, Sir JohnSir John Simon (1873 - 1954) was a British lawyer and politician. In 1913, he was Attorney-General a...
icon Sivewright, JamesJames Sivewright (1848 - 1916) was a prominent South African politician and statesman of Scottish bi...
icon Smith, Adela VilliersAdela Constance Smith nee Villiers (born 1872) was the daughter of Colonel Ernest Villiers and Adela...
icon Smith, Alys PearsallAlys Whitall Pearsall Smith (1867 - 1951) was born in Philadelphia, USA. Her parents were Rob
icon Smuts, IsieSybella Margaretha (‘Isie’) Smuts (nee Krige) (1870 - 1954) was the wife of Jan Smuts an...
icon Smuts, JanJan Christiaan Smuts (1870 - 1950) is one of the most prominent figures in South African history. In...
icon Smuts (The)Refers to Sybella Margaretha ('Isie') Smuts and
icon Soga, A KAllan Kirkland (A.K.) Soga was the son of the famous Tiyo Soga (1829 - 1871), a Xhosa missionary and...
icon Solly, JuliaJulia Solly nee Muspratt (1862 - 1953) was a feminist and temperance worker. Born in England, she wa...
icon Solomon, DaisyDaisy Dorothea Solomon was the daughter of Georgiana and Saul Solomon. She became keenly involved in...
icon Solomon, GeorgianaGeorgiana Margaret Solomon (nee Thomson) (1844 - 1933) was the wife and then widow of the prominent ...
icon Solomon, RichardRichard Prince Solomon (1850 - 1913) was a South African barrister and politician. He was a nephew o...
icon Solomon, SaulSaul Solomon (1817 - 1892) was a printer, newspaper proprietor and Cape parliamentarian. He was born...
icon Sormus, EduardEduard Sormus (1878 - 1940) was an Estonian-Russian violinist. After taking part in the 1905 Russian...
icon Spencer, HerbertHerbert Spencer (1820-1903) was a British sociologist, writer and social theorist whose work had a p...
icon Spiller, GustavGustav Spiller (1864 - 1940) was the Secretary of First Universal Races Congress. Schreiner received...
icon Sprigg, Sir GordonSir (John) Gordon Sprigg (1830-1913) was a British colonial administrator and politician. He travell...
icon Stakesby Lewis, HenriettaHenrietta Rebecca (Ettie or Het) Stakesby Lewis (nee Schreiner) (1850 - 1912) was Olive Schreiner’s ...
icon Stakesby Lewis, JohnJohn Stakesby Lewis (died 1898) married Schreiners sister Ettie in October 1891 in London, although ...
icon Stead, William ThomasWilliam Thomas (W.T.) Stead (1849-1912) was a prominent British journalist, high profile newspaper e...
icon Steinmann, W.Schreiner sent a cheque for two bottles of claret along with a brief note to W. Steinmann in January...
icon Stephen, LeslieLeslie Stephen (1832 - 1904) was a British writer, literary critic and pioneering editor of the D
icon Steyn, GladysGladys Steyn was a daughter of Marthinus Theunis Steyn and his wife ‘Tibbie’. She was th...
icon Steyn, MarthinusMarthinus Theunis Steyn (1857 - 1916) was an advocate, judge and last president of the independent O...
icon Stuart, KatieKatie Harriet Rebecca Stuart nee Findlay (born 1862) was the eldest daughter of Schreiner’s sister C...
icon Stuart, WillWill Stuart was the son of Schreiner’s niece Katie Stuart. Will Schreiner later gave him finan...
icon Sutton, KittyKittie Sutton nee Reitz was a sister of Frances (Fan) Schreiner.
icon Swanwick, HelenaHelena Swanwick nee Sickert (1864 - 1929) was German by birth from a family which settled in Britain...
icon Symons, ArthurArthur William Symons (1865-1945) was a British writer and literary scholar. At the age of seventeen...