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Leslie Stephen

Leslie Stephen (1832 - 1904) was a British writer, literary critic and pioneering editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. He was also father of the novelist Virginia Woolf. From a letter to Ellis, it appears Schreiner met Leslie Stephen in 1887 in Clarens, Switzerland, and it can be assumed she was acquainted with him from 1880s London literary circles.

For further information see:
Alan Bell (2004) ‘Stephen, Sir Leslie (1832-1904)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/36271
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