The Last Will and Testament of Cecil Rhodes

The Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes  (1902) 
by Cecil Rhodes

The sixth and final draft of Rhodes' will, dated July 1st, 1899, along with three later codicils, the last dated March 1902, in published form with accounts of his ideas, his death, and funeral

THE LAST WILL
AND
TESTAMENT OF
CECIL J. RHODES

Cecil Rhodes will cover fleuron.svg

With
Elucidary Notes
Edited by

W. T. STEAD

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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.
page
Mr. Rhodes's Burial Place: The Summit of "World's View" 2
Mr. Rhodes's Westacre Farm in the Matoppos 6
The Inyanga Farm 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
  Portrait of Earl Grey 60
  Portrait of Mr. A. Beit 65
  Portrait of Mr. L. L. Michell 67
  Portrait of Dr. Jameson 75
Chapter II.— Portrait of Mr. Rhodes as a Boy 78
  House in which Mr. Rhodes was Born 87
  Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Maguire 92
  Portraits of Mr. F. E. Garrett 110
Chapter III.— Portrait of Mr. Rhodes 116
  Portrait of Mr. C. D. Rudd 119
  Portraits of Dr. Jameson and Mr. Boyd 123
  Portrait of Sir Harry Johnston 127
  Portrait of Mr. Rhodes in 1899 138
Chapter IV.— A Characteristic Portrait of Mr. Rhodes 141
  Portrait of Dr. Rutherfoord Harris 146
  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

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Photograph by][L. Pedrotti, Bulawayo.

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

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.