Diary of Joseph Thimbleby

Scope and Content

Transcript of Thimbleby's Kimberley siege diary, October 1899-February 1900, and photocopyof ration sheet for the week of 18th February.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Thimbleby was an engine driver during the siege of Kimberley in theSouth African War (1899-1902).

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Additional Information

The original diary is in the possession of the Thimbleby family.