Last Will and Testament of Cecil Rhodes

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THE LAST WILL
AND
TESTAMENT OF
CECIL J. RHODES

Cecil Rhodes will cover fleuron.svg


With
Elucidary Notes
Edited by

W. T. STEAD


Last Will and Testament of Cecil Rhodes, p. ii.jpg

Photograph by][W. and D. Downey.

The Right Hon. Cecil John Rhodes.

THE

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

Cecil John Rhodes

WITH ELUCIDATORY NOTES

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

SOME CHAPTERS DESCRIBING THE

POLITICAL and RELIGIOUS IDEAS OF THE TESTATOR

Edited by W. T. STEAD

LONDON

“REVIEW OF REVIEWS” OFFICE

NORFOLK STREET, W.C.

1902

LONDON:

PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,

DUKE STREET, STAMFORD STREET, S.E., AND GREAT WINDMILL STREET, W.

PREFATORY NOTE.



The interest excited by the publication in the daily papers of the last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes justifies and explains the appearance of this volume.

For the marginal and foot notes, as well as for the chapters describing the political and religious ideas of Mr. Rhodes, no one is responsible but

THE EDITOR.

June 4th, 1902.

CONTENTS.

Frontispiece : The Right Hon. Cecil John Rhodes.
Prefatory Note. page
Part I.—The Last Will and Testament 3
Part II.—The Political and Religious Ideas of Mr. Rhodes 51
Part II. Chapter I.—His Writings 55
Part II. Chapter II.—His Conversations 79
Part II. Chapter III.—His Correspondence 117
Part II. Chapter IV.—His Speeches 139
Part III.—The Closing Scene 177
Index 193

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Frontispiece: The Right Hon. Cecil John Rhodes.

PART I.

Mr. Rhodes's Burial Place: The Summit of "World's View"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
2
Mr. Rhodes's Westacre Farm in the Matoppos
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
6
The Inyanga Farm
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8
Groote Schuur
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
10
Approach to Groote Schuur
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
12
Other Views of the Residence
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
14–37
Portrait of Mr. Rhodes: By E. Tennyson-Cole
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
26
Oriel College, Oxford
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
31
Portrait of Mr. B. F. Hawksley
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
41
Portrait of Mr. W. T. Stead
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
42
Dalham Hall
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
48


Part II.

Cecil Rhodes (a Sketch by the Marchioness of Granby)
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
50
Portrait of Lord Rosebery
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
53
Mr. Rhodes Studying the Map of Africa
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
54
 Chapter I.—Portrait of Lord Milner
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
57
 Chapter I.—Portrait of Earl Grey
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
60
 Chapter I.—Portrait of Mr. A. Beit
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
65
 Chapter I.—Portrait of Mr. L. L. Michell
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
67
 Chapter I.—Portrait of Dr. Jameson
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
75
Chapter II.—Portrait of Mr. Rhodes as a Boy
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
78
Chapter II.—House in which Mr. Rhodes was Born
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
87
Chapter II.—Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Maguire
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
92
Chapter II.—Portraits of Mr. F. E. Garrett
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
110


PART II.—continued.
page


Chapter III.—Portrait of Mr. Rhodes
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
116
Chapter III.—Portrait of Mr. C. D. Rudd
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
119
Chapter III.—Portraits of Dr. Jameson and Mr. Boyd
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
123
Chapter III.—Portrait of Sir Harry Johnston
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
127
Chapter III.—Portrait of Mr. Rhodes in 1899
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
138
Chapter IV.—A Characteristic Portrait of Mr. Rhodes
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
141
Chapter IV.—Portrait of Dr. Rutherfoord Harris
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
146
Chapter IV.—Portrait of Mr. Hays Hammond
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
156


PART III.

The Last Portrait of Mr. Rhodes
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
176
The Cottage at Muizenberg, where Mr. Rhodes Died
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
179
The Lying in State
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
182
Funeral Procession Starting from Bulawayo
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
182
Excavating Mr. Rhodes's Tomb
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
186
Lowering the Coffin into the Grave
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
191



Last Will and Testament of Cecil Rhodes, p. 2.jpg

Photograph by][L. Pedrotti, Bulawayo.

Mr. Rhodes's Burial Place: The Summit of “World's View.”

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.