Khartoum Cathedral
Introduction
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Correspondence and other Papers,1901-1968
(b) Minutes,1902-1950
(c) Finances,1901-1941
(d) Chaplains' Sustentation Fund,1905-1966
(e) Church Registers,1902-1966
(f) Papers and Registers of other Churches,1905-1955
2. Miscellanea
3. Photographic Material
4. Newspaper Cuttings
5. Printed Material
(b) In Library
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Khartoum Cathedral
Dates of creation: 1901-1968
Extent: 9 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Khartoum Cathedral

1900 Khartoum Cathedral Fund opened
1902 Khartoum Cathedral Committee appointed
1904 Foundation stone laid
1906 Engagement of Robert Weir Schultz as Architect
1907 Building begins
1908 London Committee appointed
1912 Jan 26 Consecration
1913 Cathedral completed
1929 Tower begun
1931 Tower dedicated
1912-1968 Memorials periodically placed in the Cathedral for members of the British community

Principal Figures

The names which occur most often in the records of the building of Khartoum Cathedral are as follows:

Colonel A.D.Acland: Honorary Treasurer in England
B. Burnett: Public Works Dept
Captain R.J. Done: Director of Military Works, Egyptian Army
E.E. Gabbetis: Clerk of Works (after 1913)
Archdeacon L.H. Gwynne
H.S. Job: Honorary Treasurer in the Sudan
Captain M.R. Kennedy: Director of Works, Sudan Government and Egyptian Army
J. Latimer: Clerk of Works (until 1912)
W.H. McLean: Technical Representative of the Committee
Major P.R. Phipps: Honorary Secretary (until 1912)
Reverend H.C. Robins: Honorary Secretary (after 1912)
P. Rodeck: Clerk of Works (1912-1913)
Robert Weir Schultz: Architect (n.b. during the First World War he begins to drop "Schultz")
Sir Lee Stack
Lady Catherine Wingate
Major-General Sir Reginald Wingate


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
(a) Correspondence and other Papers
(b) Minutes
(c) Finances
(d) Chaplains' Sustentation Fund
(e) Church Registers
(f) Papers and Registers of other Churches
2. Miscellanea
3. Photographic Material
4. Newspaper Cuttings
5. Printed Material
(a) In archive
(b) In library

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Correspondence and other Papers,1901-1968
SAD.830/8/1-73
1901-1911
Correspondence between Lady Wingate, Archdeacon Gwynne, Sir Lee Stack, Colonel Acland and Major Phipps concerning the establishment of the Khartoum Cathedral Fund, with subscription lists and letters covering donations
SAD.849/3/1-6
1904
Papers concerning the laying of the foundation stone
SAD.830/9/1-82
1906
Correspondence between the Director of Works, the Honorary Secretary, R. Weir Schultz, and M.R. Kennedy concerning the marking out of the site, the engagement of the Architect, and building notes, with subscription lists
SAD.830/10/1-72
1907
Correspondence between Latimer (the Clerk of Works), the Director of Works, the Honorary Secretary, Schultz and the Honorary Treasurer concerning contracts for the excavation of the foundations and the quarrying of stone, specifications for materials, and progress reports, including discussion of the cost of the work
SAD.830/11/1-63
1908
Correspondence between the Honorary Secretary, Schultz, the Director of Works, Acland, Latimer and Wingate concerning the drawing up of plans, the materials required, the high cost of the work, the occurrence of a fire on site, and Schultz's various instructions to Latimer relating to specific aspects of the work
SAD.841/2/1-101
1908-1909
Latimer's letter book, containing copies of his correspondence concerning quarrying, pay and other financial matters, the transport of wood and stone, tiling, and general progress
SAD.830/12/1-96
1909
Correspondence between Schultz, Latimer, the Honorary Secretary, the Director of Works, Wingate, and McLean (the Technical Representative of the Committee) concerning the supervision of Latimer, Schultz's instructions, notes on progress, designs for furniture and fittings, plans for the installation of the organ, and problems concerning the brick-making machine
SAD.832/1/1-113
1910
Correspondence betweenWingate and Lady Wingate, McLean, Schultz, the Honorary Secretary and Latimer concerning the appeal, progress reports and instructions, the installation of electric light and various other fixtures and fittings, problems concerning Latimer's deviation from the plans, employment of flimsy scaffolding and unwillingness to submit to authority
SAD.841/3/1-112
1910-1911
Latimer's letter book containing copies of his correspondence with Schultz concerning the progress of the work and his own conflict with McLean; with McLean and Phipps concerning personnel matters, supplies of stone and of money, and his recent actions concerning the vaulting
SAD.832/2/1-90
1911 Jan-Apr
Correspondence between Schultz, the Honorary Secretary, Latimer, McLean, Wingate and Bishop Blyth concerning the continued conflict over Latimer, preparation for the consecration, instructions and progress reports
SAD.832/3/1-98
1911 May-Aug
Correspondence between Schultz, McLean, the Honorary Secretary, the Director of Works and Latimer concerning instructions and progress reports, and Latimer's continued refusal to send the latter often enough; furniture and fittings, including the organ; general preparation for the consecration
SAD.832/4/1-85
1911 Sep-Dec
Correspondence between the Director of Works, the Honorary Secretary, Schultz, Latimer and McLean concerning fixtures and fittings, preparation for the consecration, reports and instructions, and concern at the cost of the building
SAD.832/5/1-84
1912 Jan-Feb
Correspondence between Colonel Acland, the Honorary Secretary, McLean,Wingate and Lady Wingate, Bishop Blyth, Archdeacon Gwynne, the Coptic Patriarch, the Greek Patriarch, Schultz and Latimer concerning the erection of memorial tablets, the cost of the work and future estimates, the preparations for the consecration including the inviting of religious leaders, reports on the work in progress, and the replacement of Latimer as Clerk of Works by P. Rodeck
SAD.849/3/7-14
1912 Jan
Appeal leaflets and official papers concerning the Consecration
SAD.832/6/1-40
1912 Mar-Apr
Correspondence between Rodeck, Lady Wingate, Archdeacon Gwynne, Acland, the Honorary Secretary, Schultz and the Honorary Treasurer concerning the work done since the consecration, the raising of funds, progress reports and instructions
SAD.832/7/1-77
1912 May-Aug
Correspondence between Schultz, Rodeck, the Honorary Treasurer, the Honorary Secretary and Acland concerning instructions, fundraising and the condition of the finances, estimated costs, monthly progress reports, the planning of the Tower, and the temporary closure of the works owing to the shortness of funds
SAD.832/8/1-57
1912 Sep-Dec
Correspondence between the Director of Works, Acland, Rodeck, Schultz and the Honorary Secretary concerning the disappointing fundraising efforts and estimates of future costs, slow progress in building the roof and building instructions, with lists of contributors to the Fund, and papers concerning the erection of memorial panels
SAD.841/4/1-113
1912-1913
Letter book containing the correspondence of Rodeck and Schultz concerning building instructions and subsequent reports, finances, pay and supplies
SAD.832/9/1-67
1913 Jan-Jun
Correspondence between the Honorary Secretary, Schultz, Acland, Gabbetis (the Clerk of Works) and the Honorary Treasurer concerning progress reports and instructions, estimates of the cost of outstanding work, and memorial tablets
SAD.832/10/1-50
1913 Jul-Oct
Correspondence between Schultz, the Honorary Secretary, the Rev. H.B. Rivington, the Honorary Treasurer and Acland concerning progress reports and instructions, fundraising and estimates of the cost of the Tower, and memorial tablets
SAD.838/1/1-55
1913 Nov-Dec
Correspondence between the Director of Works, the Honorary Treasurer, the Honorary Secretary, Acland and Schultz concerning the estimated costs required to complete the cathedral, the launch of an appeal, fixtures and fittings, and subscription lists
SAD.841/5/1-101
1913
Gabbetis' letter book containing general correspondence concerning supplies, labour and finances
SAD.841/6/1-11
1912-1914
Job's letter book containing copies of his correspondence with Colonel Acland and W. Smith concerning finances
SAD.838/2/1-90
1914
Correspondence between Lady Wingate, the Honorary Secretary, Schultz, Acland and Basil Burnett of the Public Works Department concerning building instructions, memorials, and the installation of windows and a clock and bell
SAD.838/3/1-60
1915
Correspondence between Schultz, the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer concerning building instructions, fixtures and fittings, windows and memorial tablets
SAD.838/4/1-94
1916-1929
Correspondence between the Honorary Secretary, the Director of Works, the Honorary Treasurer and Schultz concerning memorial tablets, the plans of the Tower, paving and lighting, and windows, and a note on the position of the diocese of Jerusalem in relation to the rest of the Anglican Communion
SAD.838/5/1-82
1930-1944
Correspondence between the Honorary Treasurer, the Honorary Secretary, Schultz, the Public Works Department and the Bishop's Warden concerning memorials, the new organ, and the erection of a soldiers' canteen and new gates
SAD.849/3/15-19
1939
Papers concerning the gift to the Cathedral of a painting of Simon of Cyrene carrying the cross by Delmar Banner (849/3/19)
SAD.849/3/20-23
1941
Papers concerning the consecration of the military graveyard
SAD.838/6/1-83
1945-1959
Correspondence between the Honorary Secretary, Schultz and the Civil Secretary concerning the new gates, a new Cathedral Hall and Servicemen's Institute, and memorial panels
SAD.106/26/1-13
1946 Dec 16-1955 Nov 23
Correspondence between Robert W.S. Weir, Bishop Gelsthorpe, Sir Wasey Sterry, Malcolm H. Lees, Hon. Sec. Khartoum Cathedral Building Committee and N.R. Udal concerning a proposed memorial in the cathedral for Bishop Gwynne, with notes of possible inscriptions
SAD.838/7/1-17
1967-1968
Correspondence between the Honorary Treasurer, P.A. Blair, G.H. Martin and others concerning the erection of memorial tablets
SAD.849/3/24
1983
Leaflet concerning the Consecration of the new Khartoum Cathedral
SAD.849/3/25-29
1984
A petition presented to the Legislative Assembly entitled the Position of the Christian Churches with regard to the enforcement of the Islamic Sharia and to the Declaration of the Sudan being an Islamic State
SAD.849/4-6
1904-1945
Orders of Services associated with Khartoum Cathedral:
SAD.849/4/1-7
1904
The laying of the Foundation Stone
SAD.849/5/1-13
1912
The Consecration
SAD.849/6/1-5
1945
The Enthronement of Bishop Gelsthorpe
(b) Minutes,1902-1950
SAD.838/8-839/2
1902-1917
Minutes of the 1st to the 72nd meetings of the Khartoum Cathedral Committee
SAD.838/8/1-76
1902-1905
Meetings 1-9
SAD.838/9/1-42
1906-1907
Meetings 10-15
SAD.838/10/1-43
1907-1908
Meetings 16-23
SAD.838/11/1-84
1908-1911
Meetings 24-33
SAD.839/1/1-108
1911-1912
Meetings 34-48
SAD.839/2/1-71
1912-1917, 1921
Meetings 49-72, and a later meeting
SAD.839/3/1-56
1912-1946 (predominantly 1912-1917)
Minutes of the Building Sub-Committee
SAD.839/4/1-32
1907-1950
Miscellaneous minutes, mainly those of the Sudan Church Council
(c) Finances,1901-1941
SAD.839/5-7
1901-1941
Balance sheets, accounts, income and expenditure and other statements of account and financial papers of the Khartoum Cathedral Fund:
SAD.839/5/1-50
1901-1909
SAD.839/6/1-53
1910-1914
SAD.839/7/1-46
1915-1941
SAD.846/1/1-15
1900-1904
Khartoum Cathedral Fund account book with lists of subscribers and offertories, and of furniture
SAD.846/2/1-39
1901-1909
Khartoum Cathedral Fund cash book listing donations
SAD.846/3/1-38
1904-1912
Khartoum Cathedral Fund ledger account of receipts and expenditure
SAD.846/4/1-59
1904-1912
Khartoum Cathedral Fund receipts and expenditure book
SAD.846/5/1-84
1912 Apr-Sep
Notebook recording the costs of vaulting and the pay of native stonecutters
SAD.847/6/1-63
1912-1913
Fragments of notebook recording masons' pay
SAD.846/6/1-28
1913 Jan-Jun
"Labour Book" recording workers' pay
SAD.846/7/1-101
1914-1931
Ledger comprising balance sheets for 1914-1931 and figures for offertories, subscriptions, bank interest, special gifts and the sale of materials, as well as Architect's fees, fixtures and fittings and various building work
SAD.846/8/1-57
1912-1926
Cash book (1915-1926) and ledger account, including the Special Gifts Account from 1915, of capitals and stonework, the clergy seat, the Gordon Chapel and the Gordon Memorial subscription, memorial tablets, sundries, Architect's fees, windows, and the suspense account
SAD.847/1/1-55
1921-1927
Church Accounts book (for Khartoum Cathedral?) containing receipts and payments
SAD.847/7/1-9
1907-1920
Miscellaneous accounts
SAD.847/7/1-3
1907-1910
Accounts of the Christian Cemetery Preservation Fund
SAD.847/7/4-8
1910-1917
Khartoum Churchwardens' Accounts
SAD.847/7/9
1920
Accounts of the Lord Kitchener Sudan Memorial Fund
SAD.839/14/1-75
1912 Jan
Khartoum Cathedral Fund cheque book
(d) Chaplains' Sustentation Fund,1905-1966
SAD.839/8-839/10
1920-1966
Minutes of the Chaplains' Sustentation Fund:
SAD.839/8/1-90
1920-1934
SAD.839/9/1-98
1935-1948
SAD.839/10/1-128
1949-1966
SAD.839/11-839/13
1905-1965
Annual statements of the Chaplains' Sustentation Fund:
SAD.839/11/1-33
1905-1930
SAD.839/12/1-90
1931-1949
SAD.839/13/1-76
1950-1965
SAD.841/1/1-56
1937-1966
General correspondence of the Chaplains' Sustentation Fund between the Honorary Secretary and others, concerning financial matters and other business, appeals and trusts, and the alterations made to the Clergy House in 1965
(e) Church Registers,1902-1966
SAD.847/3/1-43
1902-1911
Register of services held at Khartoum Temporary Church
SAD.847/4/1-10
1916-1958 (predominantly 1934-1945)
Register of the Banns of Marriage published in Khartoum Cathedral
SAD.847/5/1-18
1947-1966
Register of services held at Khartoum Cathedral?
(f) Papers and Registers of other Churches,1905-1955
SAD.848/2/1-80
1908, 1925-1947
Register of services held at Atbara
SAD.848/7/1
1925
Receipts and expenditure account of Atbara Church fund for 1925
SAD.848/1/1-2
1941, 1946
Register of the Banns of Marriage published at Atbara
SAD.848/3/1-17
1935-1955
Record of baptisms, confirmations, services, Moslem converts, etc. at Emmanuel Church, C.M.S. Hospital Omdurman
SAD.848/7/2-6
1947
Papers relating to the Ordination of G.F. Earl held at Emmanuel Church, C.M.S. Hospital Omdurman
SAD.848/4/1-31
1941-1950
Register of services held at the R.A.F. stations at Port Sudan and Khartoum
SAD.848/5/1-43
1937-1953
Register of services (at Salara?)
SAD.848/6/1-11
1905-1919
Register of services held at Suakin
SAD.848/7/7-15
1955
Inventory of records, furniture and ornaments held at St. Paul's, Wad Medani
SAD.848/8/1-77
1930-1932
Correspondence between Bishop Gwynne, H.C. Jackson (Governor), C.A.G. Wallis (District Commissioner), Miss M.T. Monro of the S.P.C.K. and J.H. Dunbar concerning the new organ, the font, the English-Arabic prayer book, and Armistice Day and Harvest Festival at St. Mary's, Wadi Halfa
SAD.848/9/1-101
1932-1949
Minutes of the A.G.M., yearly reports and annual statement of accounts at St Mary's, Wadi Halfa, with a pamphlet concerning "lay representation in the Anglican Church in the Sudan"
SAD.849/1/1-63
1906-1915, 1934-1951
Certificates of marriages solemnised at Khartoum, Halfa, Suakin and Port Sudan
2. Miscellanea
SAD.849/15/1-16
1912
Arabic pamphlet
3. Photographic Material
SAD.845/2/1-7
1910-1912
The construction of Khartoum Cathedral
SAD.845/2/1
1910 Jan 7
Cathedral under construction, taken from the south-east corner of the nave
SAD.845/2/2
1910 Jan 7
Cathedral under construction, taken from the Gordon Memorial Chapel
SAD.845/2/3
Sudanese stonecutters?
SAD.845/2/4
Cathedral under construction, exterior
SAD.845/2/5
Cathedral under construction, interior
SAD.845/2/6
Consecration of Khartoum Cathedral?
SAD.845/2/7
1912 Jan 26
Churchwardens, Bishop Gwynne, the Bishops of Chichester and London and the Dean of Salisbury at the consecration
SAD.845/2/8 - 845/4/6
n.d.
Photographs of British and Sudanese individuals
SAD.845/2/8
Sudanese outside a house
SAD.845/2/9
Group of Sudanese and a British man
SAD.845/2/10
Sudanese man
SAD.845/3/1
Sudanese boy
SAD.845/3/2
British man outside tent
SAD.845/3/3
Bishop Gwynne?
SAD.845/3/4
British men
SAD.845/3/5
Man on boat
SAD.845/3/6
Man on horse
SAD.845/3/7
Bishop Gwynne and another clergyman
SAD.845/3/8
Man and woman on boat
SAD.845/3/9
Group of men and women
SAD.845/4/1
Gwynne on the building site
SAD.845/4/2
Bishop Gwynne
SAD.845/4/3
"Scenes at the Garden Party at the Palace, Khartoum. Group of Sir Reginald and Lady Wingate, friends, and staff"
SAD.845/4/4
Group of officers and others
SAD.845/4/5
Gwynne at a soldiers' meal
SAD.845/4/6
Gwynne and British women
SAD.845/4/7-9
c1910
Miscellaneous photographs
SAD.845/4/7
Horse
SAD.845/4/8
1910
The new Sports Club House, Port Sudan
SAD.845/4/9
Suakin
4. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.849/2/1-13
1906-1916
Cuttings concerning the appeal and the building of the cathedral, including a photograph of the Consecration from The Daily Graphic and a copy of The Builder covering the cathedral design
5. Printed Material
SAD.847/2/1-30
after 1954
Guide to the memorials to be found in Khartoum Cathedral
(b) In Library
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. The English Church at Khartoum from 1899 to 1907: a Brief Record and an Appeal (1907)
The Anglican Cathedral at Khartoum: Progress of the Cathedral: An Appeal (1909)
The Cathedral Church of All Saints Khartoum: the second Record and Appeal (1913)
Monthly return of British Officers of the Egyptian Army (1914 Mar 1)
Monthly staff list of the Sudan Government Service (1914 Mar 1)
Sudan Church Notes no.23 (1908 Nov 15)
Sudan, Legal Department, The Non-Mohammedan Marriage Ordinance (Khartoum 1926)