The burden of work and worry that Rhodes bore in the years 1887 and 1888 was a crushing one. Nor was it lightened by the fact that he refused to sit at a desk for more than a few minutes at a time, that he was given to scribbling telegrams on the backs of old envelopes and, in his choice of secretaries, to putting personality before proficiency.
KeywordsGold Share Gold Field Mining Concession South African State Gold Mining Company
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