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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 Unwin, Jane Fisher(Emma) Jane Catherine Cobden (1851 - 1947) was a daughter of Richard Cobden, the Manchester manufact...
icon Unwin, T FisherThomas Fisher Unwin (1848 - 1935) became Schreiner’s main British publisher. Unwin started his...