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Mrs Earle

(Maria) Theresa Earle nee Villiers (1836 - 1925) was a British horticulturist and the sister of Elizabeth Villiers (who became Lady Loch) and Edith Villiers, who married Robert Bulwer-Lytton and was the mother of Schreiner’s close friend Constance Lytton. Theresa Villiers married Captain Charles William Earle (c.1828 - 1897) in 1864, and they had three sons. Schreiner referred to Mrs Earle in a 1907 letter to Edward Carpenter as a “very dear & remarkable friend” and also as “a grand old Radical.”

For further information see:
Brent Elliott (2004) ‘Earle, (Maria) Theresa (1836-1925)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/48832  
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