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Collection Level Description: Papers concerning the grave of Herbert Rhodes

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2303
Title: Papers concerning the grave of Herbert Rhodes
Dates of Creation: 1978
Extent: 10 ff.

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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

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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.

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Rhodes | Herbert | 1845-1879 | colonial pioneer

Shire River (Malawi and Mozambique) | Description and travel

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