Joseph Thimbleby was an engine driver during the siege of Kimberley in the South African War (1899-1902).
Transcript of Thimbleby's Kimberley siege diary, October 1899-February 1900, and photocopy of ration sheet for the week of 18th February.
The papers were donated to the library by Thimbleby's daughter, Mrs. Betty Symmons through the good offices of Ms. Jacqueline Beaumont, October 1997.Access Conditions
Bodleian reader's ticket required.Reproduction Restrictions
No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.Existence/Location of Originals
The original diary is in the possession of the Thimbleby family.
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Thimbleby | Joseph | fl 1899-1900 | engine driver
South African War, 1899-1902 | Personal narratives
Kimberley (South Africa) | History | Siege, 1899-1900