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Ella Shippard

Ella Shippard was a daughter of the British colonial administrator and ally of Rhodes, Sir Sidney Shippard, and his wife Maria Susanna, daughter of Andries Stockenstrom of the Cape Colony. Sidney Shippard was appointed resident commissioner of the British Bechuanaland protectorate in 1891, and in 1898 became director of the British South Africa Company. Schreiner met Ella Shippard on several occasions during the 1890s, chiefly in the context of their mutual friendship with Mary Sauer. Comments in her letters to Mary Sauer convey that Schreiner thought Ella Shippard was a gossip and also perhaps unworthy of Mary Sauer’s friendship.
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