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Papers concerning the grave of Herbert Rhodes

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MSS. Afr. s. 2303

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Typescript notes, with photographs, describing the grave of Herbert Rhodes, by V.L. Bosazza, 1978.


  • Creation: 1978


10 ff.

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Afr. s. 2303

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 838

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Rhodes (1845-1879) managed a cotton plantation in Natal, c1870, at first alone, then with his brother Cecil. Shortly afterwards, the discovery of diamonds at Kimberley, Griqualand West, north of Cape Colony, led the brothers to abandon their interest in cotton and take up prospecting instead. However, Herbert had already developed an active interest in pioneering, and in 1871 he gave over his part in the claim to Cecil. He was eventually killed in a shooting accident whilst pioneering in the Lake Nyasa area.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were originally accessioned into the library in 1978, and transferred to its archive holdings on 8th July 1999.

Related Materials

Possible related material includes

  1. Rhodes family birth, marriage and death certificates, 1687-1878, with descriptive contents volume (ref. MSS. Afr. t. 8)
  2. Typescript copies of letters written by Cecil Rhodes to his relations, 1868-1893 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 115)
  3. Rhodes family correspondence, photographs, genealogical material, etc., 1758-1975 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1647)
  4. Concerning C.J. Rhodes and his kinsfolk of olden time and some familiar places, a manuscript history of the Rhodes family by Hilda Thornhill, 20th century (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1767)
Papers concerning the grave of Herbert Rhodes
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Weston Library
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