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Dr Robert Davies Roberts

Robert Davies Roberts (1851 - 1911) was a geologist, Cambridge academic and pioneer in the University Extension movement. From her letters it appears that Schreiner came to know Roberts and his wife Mary during the 1880s; her single extant letter to him is a version from Cronwright-Schreiner’s The Letters, and dates from 1889. Cronwright-Schreiner incorrectly refers to him as ‘Dr King Roberts’.

For further information see:
Edwin Welch (2004) ‘Roberts, Robert Davies (1851-1911)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/35771
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