Papers concerning the grave of Herbert Rhodes
Typescript notes, with photographs, describing the grave of Herbert Rhodes, by V.L. Bosazza, 1978.
- Creation: 1978
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2303].
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.
Other Finding Aids
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were originally accessioned into the library in 1978, and transferred to its archive holdings on 8th July 1999.
- Papers concerning the grave of Herbert Rhodes
- Paul Davidson
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