Transcript of Thimbleby's Kimberley siege diary, October 1899-February 1900, and photocopyof ration sheet for the week of 18th February.
Diary of Joseph Thimbleby
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 2235
- Dates of Creation1899-1900
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 file
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Joseph Thimbleby was an engine driver during the siege of Kimberley in theSouth African War (1899-1902).
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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
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The original diary is in the possession of the Thimbleby family.