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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 Taylor, HelenHelen Taylor (1831 - 1907) was a British political activist who promoted socialism and women’s...
icon Theal, George McCallGeorge McCall Theal (1837 - 1919) was born in the United States but settled in South Africa as a you...
icon Thema, Richard Victor SelopeRichard Victor Selope Thema (1886 - 1955) was a South African political activist and leader. He was ...
icon Theron, DanieDaniel Johannes Stephanus (Danie) Theron (1872 - 1900) became a prominent figure during the 1899-190...
icon Thicknesse, RalphRalph Thicknesse was a member of the Men and Women’s Club and a friend of Karl Pearson’s...
icon Thompson, MissNo information has been traced about Miss Thompson.  There is one extant postcard to Miss Thompson f...
icon Thompson, Cyril NewtonCyril Newton Thompson (‘Turnips’) (1891 - 1958) was a South African friend of Schreiner&...
icon Thompson, Joyce NewtonJoyce Newton Thompson (nee Nettelfold) (1893 - 1978) was born in London, and as Joyce Nettelfold bec...
icon Tooley, Sarah AnnSarah Ann Tooley was a journalist and biographer who approached Schreiner for an interview in 1897 w...