Thirty years ago a young woman of twenty came to England from South Africa with a manuscript, and went to George Meredith for his advice regarding it. The famous novelist read the manuscript, and helped to get it published. And it was thus that the genius of Olive Schreiner became known through the medium of " The Story of an African Farm," and under the pen-name of Ralph Iron. To-day she is by far the best known of South African novelists, and an authority on many aspects of South African affairs. Her brother, the Hon. W. P. Schreiner, was Prime Minister of Cape Colony from 1898 to 1904, while she herself has exposed many evils of administration in that part of the world by her writings. In private life Olive Schreiner is Mrs. S. C. Cronwnght-schreiner, having married Mr. Cronwnght, also an author, in 1894. For some years Olive Schreiner resided in this country but returned to her home in Cape Colony in 1897.
Miss Olive Schreiner Elliott & Fry