Cecil John Rhodes

Standard Name: Rhodes, Cecil John


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Dedications Olive Schreiner
Schreiner dedicated the work to Sir George Grey , an English administrator whom she admired for his commitment to Dutch, English, and native Africans alike: the antithesis of Cecil Rhodes .
First, Ruth, and Ann Scott. Olive Schreiner. André Deutsch.
Schreiner, Olive. Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland. T. Fisher Unwin.
Clayton, Cherry. Olive Schreiner. Twayne.
Family and Intimate relationships Elinor Mordaunt
Evelyn May Clowes was engaged to a man who was killed exploring in Africa (on an expedition funded by Cecil Rhodes ). This bereavement was a matter of great grief to her. The family expectation...
Friends, Associates Dorothy Wellesley
DW was about eleven when the great influence of the African imperialist George Goldie (whose biography she was later to write) came into her life. When he answered yes to the question whether he had...
Friends, Associates Rudyard Kipling
Despite RD's admiration for Cecil Rhodes , Alfred Milner , and Leander Starr Jameson , he also liked and respected the explorer Mary Kingsley , whose political views were nothing like this own.
Harper, Lila Marz. Solitary Travelers. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
Friends, Associates Flora Shaw
While in Egypt FS had the good fortune of meeting C. F. Moberly Bell , who became influential in advancing her career in journalism.
Callaway, Helen, and Dorothy O. Helly. “Crusader for Empire: Flora Shaw / Lady Lugard”. Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance, edited by Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel, Indiana University Press, pp. 79-97.
In 1899 she first met the wealthy empire-builder Cecil Rhodes
Intertextuality and Influence Flora Shaw
FS devotes a great deal of space to mining operations and to relations between the Dutch and the English settlers. After briefly describing the underground part of the De Beers Company diamond mines in Kimberley...
Literary responses Olive Schreiner
Both publishers' readers and, later, reviewers disapproved of the fictional use of Christ. They also had trouble with the book's highflown style. The book's first, generous print-run sold out rapidly; it became a popular sensation...
politics Rudyard Kipling
Always an admirer of the administrators, the soldiers, and their women who made the empire function,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Kipling became increasingly imperialistic and nationalistic in the second part of his life. In South Africa, he admired...
politics Olive Schreiner
OS sympathised with the Boers, but initially respected Cecil Rhodes , who hoped to unite South Africa under the British flag. Later she realised the brutal suppression of the native people which would result from...
politics Olive Schreiner
With her husband, OS became involved in South African politics. Essentially, they were socialists, who opposed the racist, imperialist, and capitalist policies of the South African leaders. After initially becoming a friend of prime minister...
Publishing Flora Shaw
In the Fortnightly ReviewFS published, under her name, The British South Africa Company, an article in praise of Cecil Rhodes , the founder of the Company.
Shaw, Flora. “The British South Africa Company”. Fortnightly Review, Vol.
, pp. 662-8.
Textual Features Jan Morris
Compared with its predecessor, said Johns , this volume reflects a growing awareness of the iniquities of the imperial system.
Johns, Derek. Ariel. A Literary Life of Jan Morris. Faber and Faber.
It opens on a female observer of empire, the witty and accomplishedEmily Eden
Textual Features Olive Schreiner
Many South Africans, including members of Schreiner's own family, supported Rhodes 's proposal for a country united under the British flag. OS , however, had become disillusioned with Rhodes, and her essays expose his ruthless...
Textual Production Anita Brookner
Four years after taking her PhD, AB compiled An Iconography of Cecil Rhodes; Rhodes House at Oxford has a copy from the typescript.
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Textual Production Flora Shaw
This letter appealed to Jameson for help from a representative of the British residents of the Transvaal: Thousands of unarmed men, women and children of our race, will be at the mercy of well-armed Boers...


29 October 1889: The British South Africa Company under Cecil...

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29 October 1889

The British South Africa Company under Cecil Rhodes was chartered; the following year Rhodes became Prime Minister of the Cape Colony.

17 July 1890: Cecil John Rhodes, founder of the British...

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17 July 1890

Cecil John Rhodes , founder of the British South Africa Company , became the prime minister of Cape Colony.

29 December 1895-2 January 1896: The unsuccessful Jameson Raid, led by Leander...

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29 December 1895-2 January 1896

The unsuccessful Jameson Raid, led by Leander Starr Jameson and financed by Cecil Rhodes , tried to annex the Transvaal for British South Africa.

26 March 1902: Cecil Rhodes died, leaving a trust producing...

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26 March 1902

Cecil Rhodes died, leaving a trust producing nearly £52,000 per annum to fund fifty-two (at first) graduate scholarships each year to Oxford . They were not, under the terms of his will, open to women...

1976: Women became eligible for Rhodes Scholarships...

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Women became eligible for Rhodes Scholarships (established after the death of Cecil Rhodes on 26 March 1902) for the first time.


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