J. B. Christopherson
Introduction
John Brian Christopherson
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Medical Papers
(i) Smallpox
(ii) Sudanese medicine and customs, including tribal markings
(iii) Climate and disease
(iv) Patient case files
2. Correspondence
(i) Official / medical
(ii) Personal
3. Diaries
4. Historical Material
(i) Mahdist material
(ii) General Gordon
5. Unpublished Articles
6. Photographic Material
(i) Boer War Photographs
(ii) Tribal markings
(iii) Medical
(iv) Non-medical photographs
(v) Members of the British administration and their wives
(vi) Sudanese
(vii) Personal Photographs
(viii) Postcards
7. Museum Objects
(i) Paintings and drawings
(ii) Wooden items
(iii) Metalwork, including coins
(iv) Leather, bead and fabric work
(v) Ivory and animal hair work
8. Newspaper Cuttings
9. Miscellanea
10. Printed Material
(i) Papers on Bilharzia
(ii) Papers on other medical subjects
(iii) Other printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: J. B. Christopherson
Dates of creation: ca.1884-1956; 1979; 1991-2009
Extent: 6 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: J. B. Christopherson
Language: English; some Arabic

John Brian Christopherson

(1868-1955)

1899-1902Volunteer Medical Officer, Imperial Yeomanry Hospital, Deelfontein, South Africa
1902 Private Physician to the Governor-General
1904 Hon. Bimbashi, Medical Corps, Egyptian Army
1904 Senior Medical Inspector, Sudan Government
1905 Director Sudan Medical Department
1909-1919 Director Khartoum and Omdurman Civil Hospitals
1915-1916 Red Cross work in Serbia
1917 Secretary to the Commission on Medical Establishments in France
1919 Retired from Sudan service
1920-1924 Ministry of Pensions


Arrangement

1. Medical Papers
2. Correspondence
3. Diaries
4. Historical Material
5. Articles
6. Photographic Material
7. Museum Objects
8. Newspaper Cuttings
9. Miscellanea
10. Printed Material

Accession details

Presented by Mrs. Christopherson, 1958-1962, T.P. Ormerod, 2009, and A. Crichton-Harris, 2018. The Ormerod donation comprises Ann Crichton-Harris's papers relating to the publication of her book Poison in small measure: Dr. Christopherson and the cure for bilharzia (Leiden: Brill, 2009) and includes a large amount of original material from J.B. Christopherson. The original Christopherson material has been incorporated into this collection. For Ann-Crichton Harris's papers, including photocopies of Christopherson's papers and correspondence on the publication of her book, please see Miscellaneous Small Donations.

Catalogue
1. Medical Papers
(i) Smallpox
SAD.407/1/1-71
1903 Jul-1904 Feb 5
“Report on an outbreak of smallpox at Omdurman, Sudan, July - September 1903” by Christopherson, with related papers. (For photographs accompanying this report, see 407/4/1-13 in 7. Photographic Material, (ii) Medical)
SAD.407/1/1-27
1903 Jul-Sep
Typescript copy of the report with manuscript annotations by Christopherson, including sections giving a general account and on the outbreak traced from case to case, the effect on vaccination statistics, clinical history and cost
SAD.407/1/28[MP]
Sketch map of Omdurman by Sgt Laurie, illustrating the outbreak of smallpox, 20 Sep 1903 (original now stored separately)
2 in to 1 mile
Size: (37 x 27 cms)
Digitised version: Digitised material for Sketch map of Omdurman by Sgt Laurie, illustrating the outbreak of smallpox, 20 Sep 1903 - SAD.407/1/28 Durham University Library
SAD.407/1/29-55
1903 Jul-Sep
Second annotated copy of the report
SAD.407/1/56-59
1903 Oct 20 - 1904 Feb 5
Correspondence between Lord Cromer and Sir Reginald Wingate, concerning the outbreak of smallpox in Omdurman, praising Christopherson’s efforts to deal with it and with suggestions on how to improve medical practices in future
SAD.407/1/60-71
1903 Nov 21
Resumé by Christophersonof his report on the smallpox outbreak, with covering letter to the Principal Medical Officer
(ii) Sudanese medicine and customs, including tribal markings
SAD.407/11/18-29
[c. 1905]
Report on the scorpion, its physical characteristics, the effect of scorpion poison on the human system, number of cases of poisoning by scorpions during 1901-1905, together with the treatment of victims of scorpion stings. Author unknown, possibly by Dr Nikolawi of Omdurman.
SAD.407/11/1-17
[c. 1908 - 1911]
Notes by Christopherson on tribal markings, infibulation and native remedies
SAD.407/2/1-79
1908 Mar 26
Circular letter from Christopherson to 20 medical officers requesting information on tribal markings, earth eaters, tattooing, circumcision of female children and native remedies or surgery, with replies from 12 officers and one sanitary barber (see 407/2/2 for list of those medical officers circulated). The information was used by Christopherson in compiling a report on medicine in the Sudan. Many of the replies are incomplete and unless otherwise noted, all the reports are handwritten:
SAD.407/2/1-2
1908 Mar 26-27
Two copies of a circular letter requesting information on subjects of medical interest, with list of 20 recipients
SAD.407/2/3-12
1908 Aug 12
Habib Suaadi, Medical Officer [M.O.] Halfa, covering native remedies (pp 18-26 only of original report)
SAD.407/2/13-27
1908 Jun 16
W.B. Haddad, M.O. Dongola, covering tribal markings and native remedies (pp 7-15 of original report missing)
SAD.407/2/28
1908 Oct 8
J. Maschariff, M.O. Merowe, covering native remedies (fragment only)
SAD.407/2/29-38
1908 Jun 6
M. Zughayar, M.O. Civil Hospital El Obeid, covering tribal markings, and native remedies and surgery (earth eaters, tattooing and circumcision sections are missing). Ts. report
SAD.407/2/39-41
1908 Jun 12
M. Zughayar, M.O. Civil Hospital El Obeid, concerning native remedies, with covering list of specimen medicines and surgical instruments sent to Christopherson
SAD.407/2/42-45
1908 May 18
N.K. Malouf, M.O. Atbara, covering tribal markings, and native remedies and surgery (pp 3 and part of 4 of original report missing)
SAD.407/2/46-51
[n.d.]
Drs. Ghosa and Selim Saigh, covering tribal markings and native remedies (pp 1-5 and 8 only of original report)
SAD.407/2/52-56
1908 May 25
Asad Kamar, M.O. Wad Medani, covering tribal markings and part section on native surgery (part of p 4 and pp 5-6 of original report missing)
SAD.407/2/57-61
[n.d.]
H.M. Koury, covering tribal markings, and native remedies and surgery (pp 3-4 of original report missing)
SAD.407/2/62-63
1908 Oct 7
Dr. Hassan Jehr, Khartoum Civil Hospital: final page only covering native remedies (translated by Dr. Jamal)
SAD.407/2/64-66
1908 Jun 30
Dr. Tawfik Rasi, M.O. Singa, covering tribal markings, earth eaters, tattooing (part only) and native surgery and medicine
SAD.407/2/67-68
[n.d.]
Ali Canani: part report only covering tribal markings [Arabic with English translation]
SAD.407/2/69-78
1909 Nov 11
Two reports, both unsigned and both ascribed by Christopherson to Dr. Alstradio, but written in different hands. First report covers tribal markings, earth eaters and tattooing [Arabic with English translation]; the second tribal markings only
SAD.407/2/79
1908 May 19
Final page of report by the sanitary barber, Suakin covering female circumcision and native remedies
SAD.407/11/30-36
1909 and n.d.
Notes by Christopherson on boundaries and tribes
SAD.407/6/1-14
1909
“Description of Sudanese native remedies in the Mahdi’s and Khalifa’s time in Omdurman” by Christopherson, including an account by Khalifah Ahmad Sharaf (typescript draft with manuscript annotations by Christopherson)
SAD.407/9/1-63
1909 - 1910
File of papers and rough notes concerning the classification of African races
SAD.407/9/1-14
1909 - 1910
Paper, “Native peoples of the Sudan”, as classified by their languages, which includes “extracts from Wright’s lectures on comparative grammar of Semitic languages (1890)” and contributions by C.H. Armbruster; typescript draft with manuscript annotations
SAD.407/9/15-63
1909 - 1910
Miscellaneous notes and references from various works, including F.L. James, The wild tribes of the Sudan, H. Junker Travels in Africa, A.B.R. Myers, J. Petherick, C.H. Armbruster, etc., for “Classification of the nations of the Sudan”. Includes observations on colour, tribal markings, language, customs, female circumcision (407/9/31; 407/9/44; 407/9/52), diseases and native treatments; also includes one photograph of female facial markings (407/9/39)
SAD.407/8/1-47
1909 - 1911
Two notebooks containing notes by Christopherson on tribal markings (tattoos and scarring), with details of how, when and where they were done and to which tribes they were associated, with some illustrations and photographs (For photographs see 407/8/1-8 in section 7. Photographic Material)
SAD.407/6/15-26
[post 1910]
“Notes on medicine in the Sudan” by Christopherson: 2 draft typescripts with manuscript annotations
(iii) Climate and disease
SAD.410/10/1-24
1909 Jan - Dec; 1911 Jan - 1912 Dec
Khartoum temperature readings, with notes on climate in other regions of the Sudan
SAD.410/10/25-31
1911 Jun 28 - 1916 Nov 4
Rough notes on climate and disease
SAD.410/10/42-43
1916 Jul 5
Rough notes on temperature and climate
(iv) Patient case files
SAD.447/17/1-121
1903 - 1918
File of rough notes and case histories of named and unnamed patients with various skin conditions (including congenital onychauxis and keratosis, karondo and smallpox), cysts of the spleen and syphilis, with related draft articles, correspondence and photographs
SAD.447/5/1-108
1903- 1922
File of case notes concerning named and unnamed patients with eye conditions, with some related correspondence, laboratory reports and photographs. Conditions include blastomycosis, blepharodiastasis, staphyloma, nocardiasis, mycetoma, orbital tumour, actinomyces convoluto and leptothricosis
SAD.447/14/1-77
1904 - 1917
File of case notes concerning various skin conditions such as kala azar, leishmaniasis and leucoderma, some relating to particular cases, with accompanying correspondence and photographs, including:
SAD.447/14/1-22
1917 Jul 1
Typescript copy of “Notes on a case of espundia (naso-oral leishmaniasis) and three cases of kala azar in the Sudan treated by the intra-venous injection of antimonium tartaratu” by Christopherson
SAD.447/10/1-85
1904 - 1918
File of case notes for named and unnamed patients with various growths and tumours including primary carcinoma of the liver, some with patient record sheets and laboratory reports, and related correspondence and photographs
SAD.447/6/1-87
1906 - 1917
File of case notes and patient charts relating to named and unnamed patients suffering from filariasis (elephantiasis), with some related correspondence and photographs
SAD.447/19/1-82
1907 - 1918
File of case notes, treatment and diet sheets, and laboratory reports for named and unnamed patients suffering from epithelionia, growths, ulcers and mycosis conditions, some with related correspondence and photographs
SAD.447/1/1-78
1908 - 1917
File of case notes for named and unnamed patients suffering from abcess, ainhum, aortic aneurysm and ascites, with other clinical notes on these medical conditions and some related photographs
SAD.447/9/1-110
1908 - 1918
File of case notes for named and unnamed patients with various growths and tumours including lipoma, adenoma and mycosis, some with patient record sheets and related photographs and one glass slide with medical specimen (447/9/95)
SAD.447/18/1-42
1910 Aug 8 - 1918 Jul 20
Rough notes on named and unnamed patients with various forms of ulcer, with related photographs
SAD.447/3/1-38
1911 - 1918
File of case notes concerning named and unnamed patients with cancrum oris, salivary calculus, vesical calculus, ranula and cysts, some with related photographs
SAD.407/10/1-31
1912 Mar 23 - 1913 Jul 12
Notebook of case notes on growths, mycosis and ulcers, with related photographs
SAD.447/20/21
1914 Jan 15 - Feb 8
Rough case notes on a male patient suffering from yaws
SAD.447/11/1-18
1914 - 1915
File of case notes for named and unnamed patients suffering from hernia, with accompanying photographs
SAD.447/12/1-17
1914 - 1917
File of case sheets and rough notes on juxta articular nodules in named female patients, with accompanying photographs
SAD.447/2/1-7
[c.1915]
Brief typescript notes concerning some features of bilharzia and biotrypsis, including references to particular cases, with related photographs of unnamed patients
SAD.447/13/1-7
1916 Jun
Rough notes on removal of keloid from named female patient, with accompanying photographs
SAD.447/8/1-8
1916 Aug 17
Letter from R.V. Bardsley to Christopherson requesting help in a case of gigantism of the toe, with Christopherson’s comments and rough case notes and the accompanying photographs
SAD.447/16/1-46
[1917] Jan 7 - [Jul 17]
File of rough case notes concerning skin infections in named patients, with accompanying photographs
SAD.407/5/1-164
1917 Jun - 1919 May
Papers on aspects of bilharzia, with reference to particular cases. (For photographs to accompany these see 407/5/111-114 in section 7. Photographic Material)
SAD.407/5/1-110
1917 Jun - 1919 May
Case sheets of patients given tartar emetic injections, giving personal details and case histories of patients, as well as treatment notes
SAD.407/5/115
1919 Apr
Notes on instances of bilharzia in Singa markaz by Dr. Atiyah, M.O.
SAD.407/5/117-164
1919 May 1
Laboratory and other notes on cases of bilharzia treated at the Khartoum Civil Hospital by intravenous injections of antimony tartrate, by Christopherson and J. R. Newlove, pathological assistant. Draft typescript heavily annotated
SAD.447/4/1-19
[n.d. c. 1917]
Brief typescript notes concerning dracontiasis (guinea worm), with copy letter from Christopherson to Dr. Chalmers on the interval between the time of infection and the appearance of the worm, 27 May 1917, and related photographs of unnamed patients
2. Correspondence
(i) Official / medical
SAD.407/7/5
[19-- Mar 2]
Letter from R. von Slatin to Christopherson concerning fees for treatment on Muhamed `Ali Gawi
SAD.406/5/124
1903 Jan 29
H. Bray to Christopherson offering suggestions of how best to deal with a disciplinary issue (inserted in Christopherson’s diary for his service at Omdurman Military Hospital - see section 3. Diaries, 406/5/105-207)
SAD.407/7/3-4
1912 Nov 16
Letter from R. von Slatin to Christopherson concerning treatment for Asha bint Abdallah, wife of Ahmad al-Aigel who assisted in his escape from Omdurman in 1895, and her son
(ii) Personal
SAD.333/6/1-89
1903 Nov 7-1955 Jun 30
Miscellaneous correspondence to and from Christopherson, mostly of a private or family nature, including Christopherson to his mother concerning Lord Cromer's satisfaction at his smallpox report, and his hope for a government post (SAD.333/6/1); a series of telegrams from various friends and colleagues wishing Christopherson well in his future life following retirement from the Sudan Government (SAD.333/6/6-14); Professor G.W.E. Wherry to [Charles] on his support for Christopherson's nomination for the Nobel Prize for Medicine (SAD.333/6/15-16,18); Christopherson to O.F.H. Atkey, Director of the Medical Department, on the proposals for the establishment of a Medical School in Khartoum (SAD.333/6/25); R. Slatin to Christopherson on his help with translation of a document (SAD.333/6/26); Canon E.F. Spanton, Secretary to the Universities' Mission to Central Africa, to Christopherson, with reply from Christopherson on the appointment of a successor to replace him on the Medical Board (SAD.333/6/55-57); C.H. Thorpe to Christopherson regarding his resignaiton from the Royal Masonic Hospital, 1937 (SAD.333/6/58-59,63); Christopherson to Manson Bahr summarising his career and major achievements in the medical field (SAD.333/6/77-80), with replies (SAD.333/6/83-84); and N.R. Udal to Christopherson concerning news of Bishop Gwynne, Sudanese independence, and the dispute between Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi and Sayyid `Ali Mirghani (SAD.333/6/85-89)
SAD.407/7/1-2
1903 Dec 20
Letter from Sir Reginald Wingate to Christopherson concerning Nur Bey
SAD.333/5/1-3
1914 Sep 26-Oct 1
Letter from G.S. Symes to Mrs Joyce Christopherson, enclosing a letter of thanks from Sir Reginald Wingate, for her work in summarising a pamphlet in Italian by Father Tappis
SAD.333/5/4-5
1914 Nov 7
Letter from H. Pearson to Mrs Joyce Christopherson, enclosing a note of appreciation from Major Carroll of her assistance with the work of the censorship committee
SAD.333/7/1-89
1917 Jun 9-Dec 20
Letters from Christopherson to his wife, Joyce, mostly of a private and family nature, but also including some references to official matters following his appointment as Secretary to the Commission on Medical Establishments in France, although these are mostly descriptions of routine administrative work.
SAD.333/8/1-75
1918 Jan 1-1928 Jul 24
Letters from Christopherson to his wife, Joyce, mostly of a private and family nature, but also including some references to Sudan matters as Director of Khartoum and Omdurman Civil Hospitals and following his retirement in 1919, including his frustration at the running of the Medical Department (SAD.333/8/7-9) and the dispute between Kennedy and MacDonald (SAD.333/8/10-12).
SAD.333/9/1-47
1930 Aug 20-1934 Nov 2
Letters from Christopherson to his wife, Joyce, written in retirement and mostly of a private nature, such as social engagements and news of friends and family
SAD.333/10/1-100
1935 Jan 7-Jun 27
Letters from Christopherson to his wife, Joyce, written in retirement and mostly of a private nature such as social engagements and news of friends and family
SAD.333/11/1-109
1935 Jul 2-Dec 20
Letters from Christopherson to his wife, Joyce, written in retirement and mostly of a private nature such as social engagements and news of friends and family. However, many of the later letters (from the 7 Oct 1935 onwards - SAD.333/11/51) concern Christopherson's role as Chairman of the technical group in the British Ambulance Service in Ethiopia and the initial stages of the organisation of the group.
SAD.334/1/1-95
1936 Jan 1-1937 Dec 11
Letters from Christopherson to his wife, Joyce, written in retirement and mostly of a private nature such as social engagements and news of friends and family. However, many of the 1936 letters concern Christopherson's role as Chairman of the technical group in the British Ambulance Service in Ethiopia.
SAD.334/2/1-140
1938 Feb 9-1954 Feb 19
Letters from Christopherson to his wife, Joyce, written in retirement and mostly of a private nature such as social engagements and news of friends and family
SAD.407/7/6
1919 Jan 5
Letter from G.E. Pennington, Central Research Farm, Khartoum North to Mrs Christopherson advising her of artefacts being sent
SAD.407/6/27
1927 Dec 10
Letter from Dr Hasan Zaki in Khartoum to Christopherson paying tribute to his work with the medical service in the Sudan
SAD.407/6/28
1929 Mar 27
Letter from Professor A. Eiselsberg in Vienna to Christopherson, introducing a colleague at the German Hospital in London
SAD.334/3/1-92
1955 May 16-1956 Jun 26
Condolence letters sent to Joyce Christopherson following the death of her husband
3. Diaries
SAD.406/5/1-104
1902 Dec 21 - 1903 Jul 13
Christopherson’s diary of daily work in Omdurman Civil Hospital, containing details and progress reports of patients admitted and treatment administered. Many references made to the trials and tribulations of hospital administration, namely resources, staffing and concern shown for patient welfare. Also contains scattered entries on social events and official visits to the hospital, as well as correspondence and progress reports concerning requests for hospital equipment and building repairs. Many references also made to general Sudanese attitude to hospitals. Some enclosures of visiting cards, letters re staff, supplies, etc.
SAD.406/5/105-207
1902 Dec 20 - 1903 Apr 9
Christopherson’s diary of daily work in Omdurman Military Hospital. Content similar to his diary for the Civil Hospital above
SAD.406/5/208-18
1902 Oct 26 - 1903
Loose papers formerly enclosed in 406/5/105-207 above, including case notes and papers concerning hospital administration:
SAD.406/5/208
1902 Oct 26
J.K. Watson, O.C. Cairo district, “Cairo District Orders”, giving details of units sent to Aswan
SAD.406/5/209
[n.d.] Jan 20
“This is my routine”, giving brief details of weekly tasks
SAD.406/5/210
[n.d.]
Brief case notes for three patients with eye disease
SAD.406/5/211
1903 Jan 11-21
Hospital record sheet for a Sudanese patient who died of pneumonia, showing temperature, pulse and respiration rate, with case notes on reverse
SAD.406/5/212
1903 Feb 5
Letter from Christopherson to Husni Bey, requesting the services of a mason to repair the kitchen at the hospital, with reply complying with the request
SAD.406/5/213
[n.d.] Mar 11
Letter from H. Bray to Christopherson re staff inefficiencies
SAD.406/5/214
[n.d.] Mar 12-17
Brief case notes of patient who died of pneumonia
SAD.406/5/215
1903 Mar 16
Circular memo, C. Fergusson to British Officers in the Egyptian Army, advising of the proposed revival of the “Egyptian Army Memorial Fund”, which had been neglected in recent years
SAD.406/5/216
1903 Jan 9-20
Letter to Christopherson advising him of the medical history of a prospective patient who is being referred to him for further monitoring and treatment
SAD.406/5/217-218
Two hospital record sheets for patients, giving details of illness and treatment
4. Historical Material
(i) Mahdist material
SAD.406/4/1-54
1896 Jun 14
Rātib of Muhammad Ahmad al-Mahdī (see Handlist of Arabic Manuscripts, H 275), 3 Muharram 1314, inscribed “Manuscript copy of Mahdi’s prayer book, extracted from Koran. His followers were not allowed to read the Koran. Given me by [R.] Turstig, Omdurman 4. 1903”
SAD.406/2/1-25
1915 Apr - Aug
Papers relating to Shaykh al-Sharīf Yūsuf Muhammad al-Amīn al-Hindī (c.1865-1942):
SAD.406/2/1-17
1915 Aug 10 - 12
Notebook containing the pedigree of Sharīf Yūsuf Muhammad al-Amīn al-Hindī, written by him and given to Christopherson (see Handlist of Arabic Manuscripts, H 386), containing table of contents and comments on the pedigree in Christopherson’s hand
SAD.406/2/18-20
Rough English translation of the shajarah of Yūsuf al-Hindī [not, as stated, a translation of 406/2/1-17], entitled “Pedigree of the Honorouble [ sic ] Hindiah Family who descend from El Husein ibn Ali…”
SAD.406/2/21
1915 Apr 25
Genealogical table of the family of Yūsuf al-Hindī (see Handlist of Arabic Manuscripts, H 387)
SAD.406/2/22-24
1915 Apr 25
Rough English translation of 406/2/21
SAD.406/2/25
1915 Jul 5
Letter of greetings from al-Sharīf Yūsuf Muhammad al-Amīn al-Hindī to Christopherson, 22 Shabān 1333 (see Handlist of Arabic Manuscripts, H 388), with English translation on reverse
(ii) General Gordon
SAD.406/1/1-6
1913 Dec 17
Account of the life of `Alī Kanna written in the third person, with accompanying notes and illustrations:
SAD.406/1/1
Fragment of handwritten list concerning medals struck by General Gordon
SAD.406/1/2-4
Typescript account of the life of Alī Kanna, including his military career, personal anecdotes and details of three medals Annotations include a list of Governors General 1865-1884
SAD.406/1/5-6
Two loose leaves of illustrations taken from The Sudan Diocesan Review with titles: “Medals struck by General Gordon during the siege of Khartoum, 1883” ; “The last portrait of General Gordon taken in Brussels in 1880” ; “A sketch by R. Caton Woodville of the first Gordon Memorial Service, held in front of the ruined palace in Khartoum…”
5. Unpublished Articles
SAD.406/8/1-2
1913 Sep 18 - 19
Two “Daily Bulletins”, issued by the General Post Office, Khartoum (mimeograph)
SAD.447/17/9-15
[c.1916]
Draft article by Christopherson on the disease karondo, with covering letter. (See also article by A.J. Chalmers in section 9. Printed Material)
SAD.447/17/2-7
[c.1917]
Christopherson, J. B., “A rare case of congenital symmetrical onychauxis and keratosis of feet and hands”, typescript draft copy with annotations
SAD.406/7/14-17
[1918 Mar 3]
“A note on oriental sore”, by J. B. Christopherson and J. R. Newlove
6. Photographic Material
(i) Boer War Photographs
SAD.335/1/1-15
[1899]
Photographs taken in and around Cape Town and Mafeking:
SAD.335/1/1
[1899]
Soldiers on board a train at Cape Town en route to the front, with ladies on the platform distributing fruit, tobacco and matches to them
SAD.335/1/2
[1899]
Adderley Street, Cape Town, taken from the jetty
SAD.335/1/3
[1899]
Effect of a shell attack on the kitchen of the Bradley Hotel, Mafeking
SAD.335/1/4
[1899]
Convent at Mafeking showing the damage caused by a shell during the bombardment of the town on the 16 October
SAD.335/1/5
[1899]
Building at Mafeking showing the effect of a shell attack
SAD.335/1/6
[1899]
Trenches connecting Fort Ayr with the western outposts, with Mafeking in the distance
SAD.335/1/7
[1899]
Rev Weekes standing in front of the rectory at Mafeking, showing shell damage
SAD.335/1/8
[1899-1902]
Reisle's hotel at Mafeking, damaged by a 94lb shell
SAD.335/1/9
[1899-1902]
Interior of the sitting room in Reisle's hotel in Mafeking, damaged by a 96lb shell
SAD.335/1/10
[1899]
Baralong village and inhabitants, near Mafeking
SAD.335/1/11
[1899]
Dixon's hotel at Mafeking showing damage caused by a 96lb shell, and the blind drawn on R. Baden-Powell's bedroom
SAD.335/1/12
[1899]
Two mounted guns at Mafeking: Lord Nelson's former ship gun and a Hotchkiss gun
SAD.335/1/13
[1899]
Dutch Reformed Church, Mafeking, damaged by gun fire. The church was later used as a prison.
SAD.335/1/14
[1899]
Colonel Baden-Powell's headquarters in the Dixon hotel, Mafeking
SAD.335/1/15
1899 Oct 14
Armoured train in action during the siege of Mafeking. Copyright M. Bennett.
SAD.335/2/1-8
[1899-1902]
Photographs of Boers (mostly commercially produced by J. Van Hoepen, Pretoria) including:
SAD.335/2/1
1899 Dec 15
Boer artillery on the battlefield of Colenso. Photographer: J. van Hoepen
SAD.335/2/2
1900 Jan
Armed Boer soldiers at Spion Kop. Photographer: J. van Hoepen
SAD.335/2/3
1900
Group of armed Boer soldiers. Photographer: J. van Hoepen
SAD.335/2/4
[1899-1900]
Boer generals: General Lucas Meyer, General L. Botha, and General Erasmus, standing under a tree. Photographer: J. van Hoepen
SAD.335/2/5
[1899-1900]
Studio portrait of General Christiaan de Wet
SAD.335/2/6
[1899-1900]
Boer soldiers posing by Howitzer gun at Ladysmith. Photographer: J. van Hoepen
SAD.335/2/7
[1899-1902]
Boers in battle, Burghers Slaags. Photographer: J. van Hoepen
SAD.335/2/8
[1899]
General Botha and staff at Colenso. Photographer: J. van Hoepen
SAD.335/3/1-24
[1899-1902]
Photographs of Boer battlefields and conflict, including:
SAD.335/3/1
1899 Nov
Modder River Bridge prior to its destruction in the Battle of Modder River
SAD.335/3/2
1899 Nov
Battlefield at Elandslaagte. Photographer: J. van Hoepen
SAD.335/3/3
1899 Dec
Boers' base of attack at Game Tree fort
SAD.335/3/4
1900
British South Africa Police fort, taken by a Boer force under Commandant Eloff on 12 May 1900
SAD.335/3/5
1900 Feb
General Cronje's men after their surrender at Paardeburg
SAD.335/3/6
1900 Mar
Lord Roberts surrounded by officers at the Battle of Poplar Grove
SAD.335/3/7
1900 Mar
Boer brickfields trenches at Fort Brown
SAD.335/3/8
1900 Jun 5
British soldiers taking possession of President Kruger's residence
SAD.335/3/9
1900 Jul
Bird's eye view of the centre of Johannesburg. Copyright M. Bennett
SAD.335/3/10
[1899-1902]
Wolf gun
SAD.335/3/11
[1899-1902]
Railway bridge destroyed by dynamite, Wasbank. Photographer: J. van Hoepen
SAD.335/3/12
[1899-1902]
Cecil Rhodes's House, Cape Town
SAD.335/3/13
[1899-1902]
Checking a transport wagon outside a railway station
SAD.335/3/14
[1899-1902]
Basuto children
SAD.335/3/15
[1899-1902]
Bird's eye view of Kimberley
SAD.335/3/16
[1899-1902]
Two British officers of Paget's Horse in front of prickly pear cacti, Baralong area
SAD.335/3/17
[1899-1902]
Army Service Corps bomb shelter, Mafeking
SAD.335/3/18
[1899-1902]
Officer standing in front of British South Africa Police bomb shelter
SAD.335/3/19
[1900]
Fourteen Streams bridge destroyed by the Boers. Copyright: M. Bennett
SAD.335/3/20
[1899-1902]
British soldiers and pom-pom gun, Krugersdorp, Transvaal
SAD.335/3/21
[1899-1900]
Boer soldiers with Howitzer gun on Lombaard's Kop, damaged November 1899
SAD.335/3/22
1900
General Cronje's command at Mafeking
SAD.335/3/23
1900
Funeral procession of General Joubert
SAD.335/3/24
1900
Boer prisoners in a train at Deelfontein
SAD.335/4/1-40
1900
Photographs of Christopherson's voluntary role as a Medical Officer at the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital during the Boer War, including:
SAD.335/4/1
1900
Half portrait of Christopherson in military uniform
SAD.335/4/2
1900 Jul
Christopherson outside Belmont station about to take Boer Cape cart, with drunken soldier looking on
SAD.335/4/3
1900
Christopherson on horseback, Deelfontein
SAD.335/4/4-7
1900
Bird's eye views of the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital at Deelfontein, a number of huts and tents identified by Christopherson
SAD.335/4/8
1900
The Hospital Commission at the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
SAD.335/4/9
1900
Members of the Hospital Commission: Colonel Slogget, Dr Church, Director of the London & North Western Railway, Lord Justice Romer, Mr Tennant (Secretary), Sir David Richmond
SAD.335/4/10
1900
Patient (Cruickshank) being examined by Imperial Commissioners Dr Church and Sir David Richmond, with reporter on the left taking notes
SAD.335/4/11
1900
Ballance and Christopherson with Spring Buck skin in front of Ballance's tent
SAD.335/4/12
1900
Officer galloping on horseback past soldiers and medical staff
SAD.335/4/13
1900 Jul
Coloured prisoners, arrested for hanging around the camp without employment, with three men of the Cape Mounted Police who marched them to Richmond
SAD.335/4/14
1900 Mar 11
Boer men from Colonel Cronje's force, captured at the Battle of Paardeberg, being taken in cattle trucks to Cape Town
SAD.335/4/15
1900
Interior of hospital train showing patients' bunk beds
SAD.335/4/16
1900
Mr Hauptfleische's farm, Deelfontein, a typical South African farmhouse
SAD.335/4/17
1900
Group in front of the convent at Mafeking showing the effects of a 100lb bomb. Second from left Christopherson, with Sister Mary Patrick, the acting Mother Superior, Mother Mary Magdalen and two postulants
SAD.335/4/18-25
1900
Staff and patients of the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
SAD.335/4/26
1900
Mrs Hauptfleische and her baby son who had been operated on by Christopherson
SAD.335/4/27
1900
Patients of the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital in fancy dress
SAD.335/4/28
1900
Patients on board a train leaving for Cape Town en route to England, with nurses and comrades on the platform
SAD.335/4/29
1900 Jun 6
Former patients of the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital on board a train leaving for home, with Lady Chesham and the Hon. Miss Cavendish in the crowd of bystanders
SAD.335/4/30-31
1900
Medical “tortise” tents with staff at the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
SAD.335/4/32
1900
Patients and staff of the Sherwood Rangers (Nottinghamshire Yeomanry) ward, Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
SAD.335/4/33
1900
Operating theatre, Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
SAD.335/4/34
1900
X-ray room, Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
SAD.335/4/35
1900
C.E. Hands, Daily Mail reporter, in his hospital bed recovering from a compound fracture of the femur sustained at Mafeking on the 16 May 1900
SAD.335/4/36
1900 Jun 17
Colonel Slogget, Commandant of the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital, Deelfontein
SAD.335/4/37
1900
Christopherson in deckchair in front of his tent at the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
SAD.335/4/38
1900 Aug
Outdoor concert at the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital, including Sergeant Major Williams in the chair and Mr Blackhouse, Bishop and Chaplain at the piano
SAD.335/4/39
1900 Aug
Outdoor concert at the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
SAD.335/4/40
1900 Aug 22
Christopherson's horse, winner of the Deelfontein Plate, with Christopherson's groom,Trotter, private from the West Riding Regiment
(ii) Tribal markings
SAD.407/9/39
1903 Jun
Photograph of Arab woman with facial scarring, to accompany Christopherson’s notes for “Classification of African Races” (see 407/9/1-63 in section 1. Medical Papers); patient details on verso
SAD.407/8/1-8
1909 - 1911
Photographs and negatives of facial scarring to accompany notebooks on tribal markings (see 407/8/1-47 in section 1. Medical Papers)
(iii) Medical
SAD.335/7/1
1902 May 23
Christopherson and E. Spreat operating on a patient with tubercular glands
SAD.406/5/2
[n.d. c. 1902 - 1903]
Photograph of youth with chest wound (enclosed in Christopherson’s diary for Omdurman Civil Hospital, December 1902 - July 1903. See 406/5/1-104 in section 3. Diaries)
SAD.406/5/141
1903 Feb 8
Photograph of young male to accompany case notes (fixed inside diary for Christopherson’s term of service at Omdurman Military Hospital (see 406/5/105-207 in section 3. Diaries)
SAD.407/4/1-13
1903 Jul - Sep
Photographs of cases of smallpox to illustrate report on outbreak in Omdurman (see 407/1/1-71 in section 1. Medical Papers). Photographs taken by R. Turstig of Omdurman
SAD.407/4/1
Smallpox camp, with mosque wall in far distance
SAD.407/4/2-7
Named patients with smallpox, with some details of their individual cases
SAD.407/4/8
Three convalescent patients, with details of their cases
SAD.407/4/9
Patients waiting outside Omdurman hospital on vaccination Sunday, when 783 people attended; Omdurman police keeping order
SAD.407/4/10
Hasan Effendi Zaki (formerly the Khalifah’s doctor) administering a vaccination
SAD.407/4/11-12
Shaykh Salih vaccinating Sudanese and Egyptian babies orally
SAD.447/9/3-110
1903 - 1918
Photographs of named and unnamed patients with various growths and tumours, including lipoma, adenoma and mycosis. For related case notes and patient record sheets see 447/9/1-110 in section 1. Medical Papers
SAD.447/17/30-120
1903 - 1918
Photographs of named and unnamed patients with various skin conditions (including congenital onychauxis and keratosis, karondo and smallpox), cysts of the spleen and syphilis, with related case notes, draft articles and correspondence
SAD.447/5/2-108
[c. 1903 - 1922]
Photographs of named and unnamed patients suffering from a variety of eye conditions such as blastomycosis, blepharodiastasis, staphyloma, nocardiasis, mycetoma, orbital tumour, actinomyces convoluto and leptothricosis with related case notes and laboratory reports
SAD.447/14/23-77
[c.1904 - 1915]
Photographs of unnamed male and female patients with kala azar and other skin conditions, with accompanying correspondence and case notes
SAD.447/10/2-85
1904 - 1918
Photographs of named and unnamed patients with various growths and tumours including primary carcinoma of the liver, with related case notes, patient record sheets, laboratory reports and related correspondence
SAD.447/6/3-87
[c. 1906 - 1917]
Photographs of named and unnamed patients suffering from filariasis (elephantiasis), with related case notes and patient charts
SAD.447/1/1-78
[c. 1908 - 1917]
Photographs of named and unnamed patients suffering from abscess, ainhum, aortic aneurysm and ascites, with related case notes
SAD.447/18/3-42
[c.1910 - 1918]
Photographs of named and unnamed patients with various forms of ulcer, with related case notes
SAD.447/19/4-73
[c.1910 - 1918]
Photographs of patients suffering from epithelionia, growths, ulcers and mycosis conditions, with related case notes, treatment and diet sheets, laboratory reports and correspondence
SAD.447/15/1-23
1911 May 15 - 1918 May 16
Photographs of named patients suffering from osteo malaria sclerotica, with brief case notes
SAD.447/7/1-13
[1911 Jun and n.d.]
Photographs of named and unnamed patients with gangrene following various injuries, including horse kick, scorpion sting, sword cut and camel bite, with notes to accompany 447/7/4 and 447/7/6
SAD.447/3/10-35
[c. 1911- 1918]
Photographs of named and unnamed patients suffering from cancrum oris, salivary calculus, vesical calculus, ranula and cysts, with related case notes
SAD.407/10/2-30
1912 Mar 23 - 1913 Jul 12
Photographs of patients with growths, mycosis and ulcers, with notebook of related case notes
SAD.447/11/2-18
1914 - 1915
Photographs of named and unnamed patients suffering from hernia, with accompanying case notes
SAD.447/12/7-17
1914 - 1917
Photographs of examples of juxta articular nodules in female patients, with accompanying notes and treatment sheets
SAD.447/20/1-37
[1914 and n.d.]
Photographs of patients suffering from yaws, only one of whom is named
SAD.447/16/2-45
[c.1915 - 1918]
Photographs of named and unnamed male and female patients with skin conditions
SAD.447/2/3-6
[c.1915]
Photographs of patients suffering from bilharzia and biotrypsis, with related case notes
SAD.447/13/3-5
[1916 Jun]
Photographs illustrating removal of keloid from named female patient, with accompanying notes
SAD.447/8/5-8
1916 Aug 17
Photographs of a named patient with gigantism of the toe, with related case notes
SAD.447/4/5-16
[c. 1917]
Photographs of unnamed patients with dracontiasis (guinea worm), with related case notes
SAD.407/5/111-114
[n.d.]
Photographs of medical apparatus used in the treatment of bilharzia, including one of a male youth being given an injection. For related papers see 407/5/1-164 in section 1. Medical Papers
(iv) Non-medical photographs
SAD.2/2/1-7
1902
Photographs taken in Egypt during the cholera epidemic:
SAD.2/2/1-2,4
Egyptian Army cholera camp at Abbasiya, Sep 1902
SAD.2/2/3
Sirdar’s house at Abbasiya
SAD.2/2/5
Aswan dam after the sluices were opened, 1902
SAD.2/2/6
Sir Reginald Wingate inspecting a guard of Egyptian soldiers, probably Abbasiya
SAD.2/2/7
Group of officials and dignitaries, including Count A.E.W. Gleichen, Sir Reginald Wingate and Sir John Aird, probably Abbasiya
SAD.2/2/10-13
[c. 1903 - 1912]
Photographs of Khartoum and Omdurman Civil Hospitals:
SAD.2/2/10
Staff at Omdurman Civil Hospital, including Christopherson, Dr. Nikhlawi, Hakima Zenobia, and Dr. Hasan Afandi Zaki, doctor to the Khalifa (when held prisoner by him in Omdurman)
SAD.2/2/11
Christopherson standing in a ward at Omdurman Civil Hospital with male patients
SAD.2/2/12
Staff at Khartoum Civil Hospital before it moved to new premises in 1905/06, including Christopherson, Dr. Hasan Zaki, and Dr. `Abd al-Latif
SAD.335/7/2
1910s
Staff at Khartoum Civil Hospital, with Christoperson seated centre
SAD.2/2/13
Elderly Sudanese man, probably at Khartoum Civil Hospital
SAD.2/2/34-45
1906
Photographs taken by Mr and Mrs Ernest Vaux and later sent to Christopherson:
SAD.2/2/34,35,39
Christopherson on horseback and riding a donkey
SAD.2/2/36
Sudanese man holding a horse
SAD.2/2/37
Christopherson standing by donkey
SAD.2/2/38
Christopherson looking at a giraffe in Khartoum Zoo
SAD.2/2/40
Sudanese man with a bull
SAD.2/2/41-42
Khalifah’s house, Omdurman
SAD.2/2/43
Horses and donkeys being loaded on to paddle steamer moored on the Nile, probably the Omdurman - Khartoum ferry
SAD.2/2/44
Saqiyah
SAD.2/2/45
Man with camels, possibly Omdurman
SAD.7/4/1-2,4-7
[c. 1912 - 1914]
Large mounted photographs of medical staff, mostly of Khartoum Civil Hospital:
SAD.7/4/1
Standing, from left to right: Dr. `Abd al-Latif, Hasan Afandi Labib (dispenser), J.R. Newlove. Seated, from left to right: Dr. Sassoon, Dr. Muhammad Nikhlawi (senior medical officer), Christopherson, Miss M. Pye Moore, Miss M.G. Jones; Feb 1912
SAD.7/4/2
Medical staff as in 7/4/1 above, with Sudanese staff
SAD.7/4/4
Front left, standing: Hasan Afandi Labib, dispenser; front, seated, from left to right: Dr. N. Malouf; Dr. Haddad; Dr. Nikhlawi, senior medical officer; Christopherson, director; Miss M. Pye Moore; Miss M.R. Borthwick; Miss Douglas; second row, standing second from right: J.R. Newlove, pathologist. Also features Sudanese tamargis, dressers and nurses. Photographer: Wadad S. Shoucair, 1914
SAD.7/4/5-6
Group of officials, dignitaries and medical personnel including (front row): Dr Haddad or Dr. N. Malouf; Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi; Sharif Yusuf al-Hindi; E.E. Bernard; Col. M. Logan; Dr. Nikhlawi; Colonel F.F. Carroll; Godwin; Christopherson; A. J. Chalmers; Forbes; Dr. Bousfield; (second row, fourth from right): S.S. Butler; (second row, far right): possibly A.D. Home
SAD.7/4/7
Postcard, almost identical to 7/4/4 above
SAD.2/2/123-125
1914 - 1915
Photographs of Khartoum Civil Hospital and the adjacent nurses’ home
SAD.2/2/48-59
1911 - 1912
Photographs taken by Major G.W. Anderson of the Stores Department during a trip up the Sobat river:
SAD.2/2/48
Dulayb palm trees at Tawfiqia, with post boats in the distance, Dec 1911
SAD.2/2/49
Crowd of people standing under dulayb palm trees, next to post boats at Tawfiqia, May 1912
SAD.2/2/50-52
Anuak warriors, May 1912
SAD.2/2/53
Nuer tukl, Sobat valley
SAD.2/2/54-57
Game shot by A.R. Boyce
SAD.2/2/58
Group of people sitting under trees, Lado Enclave
SAD.2/2/59
Jabal Lotolu, southern Mongalla, in Beir country
SAD.2/2/75-94
1912
Photographs of the journey from Aswan to Khartoum by rail and steamer:
SAD.2/2/75
Landscape on the railway line between Wadi Halfa and Khartoum. Jan 1912
SAD.2/2/76
Passengers and trains at Shendi railway station, Jan 1912
SAD.2/2/77
Mosque at Wadi Halfa
SAD.2/2/78
Shops at Wadi Halfa
SAD.2/2/79
Landing stage at Wadi Halfa, showing the way to the railway station via the Customs offices
SAD.2/2/80
View of the Nile, looking down from the landing stage at Wadi Halfa
SAD.2/2/81
Steamer sailing on the Nile from Wadi Halfa to Shellal
SAD.2/2/82
River scene, on the Nile between Wadi Halfa and Shellal
SAD.2/2/83
S.R.S. Ibis, a stern-wheel steamer, conveying passengers along the Nile from Shellal to Wadi Halfa
SAD.2/2/84
Christopherson with fellow passengers, including Captain F. Burges and Mrs Hawkins, on board a government steamer on the Nile between Shellal and Wadi Halfa
SAD.2/2/85-87
Temple of Rameses II, Abu Simbel
SAD.2/2/88
Landing point at Aswan for steamers from Wadi Halfa
SAD.2/2/89
Passengers boarding the S.G.S. Britain at Aswan
SAD.2/2/90
Aswan station, 27 Feb 1912
SAD.2/2/91
Luxor station, 27 Feb 1912
SAD.2/2/92
Sudan government steamer sailing down the Nile, taken from the S.G.S. Britain, sailing from Aswan to Wadi Halfa, 28 Feb 1912
SAD.2/2/93
Passengers queuing at the ticket office at Shellal railway station, 5 Aug 1912
SAD.2/2/94
View of the banks of the Nile from a railway train travelling to Aswan and Luxor, 5 Aug 1912
SAD.2/2/95-122
1912 - 1913
Photographs taken in Khartoum and Omdurman:
SAD.2/2/95
All Saints' Cathedral and the clergy house on Khedive Avenue, Khartoum, Feb 1912
SAD.2/2/96-97
All Saints' Cathedral, before the completion of the roof and the construction of the tower, 12 Mar 1912
SAD.2/2/98-99
Gordon statue at the junction of Khedive Avenue and Victoria Avenue, 12 Mar 1912
SAD.2/2/100
Saqiyah on a bank of the Blue Nile at Khartoum, Mar 1912
SAD.2/2/101
Arab man weaving dammur cloth, Omdurman, 1 May 1912
SAD.2/2/102
C.H. Armbruster's house at Khartoum, May 1912
SAD.2/2/103-104
Camels and donkeys on the river bank at Omdurman at low Nile, Jun 1912
SAD.2/2/105
Launch used by Christopherson to travel down the Nile between Khartoum and Omdurman, 4 Jun 1912
SAD.2/2/106-107
Polo game at Omdurman, including Col. G.S. Symes
SAD.2/2/108
Women tourists riding donkeys, accompanied by young Sudanese guides, on the way to Omdurman, Jan 1913
SAD.2/2/109-117
Animals and birds in Khartoum zoo. 2/2/110-111 include J.R. Newlove, pathologist
SAD.2/2/118-122
Palace gardens, Aug 1913
SAD.335/7/3
1915 Jul 20
Sudanese man on a pony and trap, Khartoum
SAD.2/2/130-143; 335/7/4-7
1912 - 1915
Photographs of government housing and Sudanese staff:
SAD.2/2/130-134
No 3 Virtue Villas, Christopherson's house and garden, one of five government bungalows situated behind the Law Courts
SAD.2/2/135
Young male servant of Christopherson with a pony and cart, probably outside No 3 Virtue Villas
SAD.2/2/136-137
Christopherson’s servants
SAD.2/2/138-143
Internal views, No 3 Virtue Villas
SAD.335/7/4-5
1915 Jul 20
Garden of Christopherson's house in Khartoum
SAD.335/7/6-7
1915 Jul 20
Family dog in the garden of Christopherson's house in Khartoum
SAD.7/4/3
1915 Feb 27
Large mounted photograph of a wedding party and guests, including Christopherson and Dr Nikhlawi, at the Greek wedding of Dr. Younis
(v) Members of the British administration and their wives
SAD.2/2/14-15
[1906 - 1910]
Photographs of racegoers having tea in a decorated marquee on the grandstand at a race meeting, including Mrs B.M. Bernard, R. von Slatin, Sir Reginald Wingate, Christopherson, Lady Wingate and Mrs Asser
SAD.2/2/19
[c. 1906 - 1918]
Photograph of Bishop L.H. Gwynne and Christopherson outside the Khalifa's house
SAD.2/2/16-17
1910 Mar
Photographs of Theodore Roosevelt meeting officials and their wives, during his visit to the Sudan whilst on a hunting tour of East Africa, including A. Asquith, E. Pease, Mrs Asser, Mrs Tottenham, Mrs Williamson and M.R. Kennedy
SAD.2/2/20-21
1912 Mar 24
Photographs of the Hellenic Rifle Meeting at Khartoum including Christopherson receiving a prize from Mrs Asser, wife of the Adjutant-General, Mrs Zacchiri, Mr Zacchiri, bank manager and E.E. Bernard, Financial Secretary
SAD.2/2/22
1912 Apr 1
Photograph of Christopherson in a horse and trap, outside his house in Khartoum
SAD.2/2/23
1912
Photograph of Montague Norman with C.H. Armbruster and his cat
SAD.2/2/25
1912 Apr 21
Photograph of W.S.R. May, Assistant Financial Secretary, Sayyid `Ali al-Mirghani and S. Skirmunt, Assistant Director of Forests, sitting on the verandah of J.B.C’s house
SAD.2/2/126
[c. 1912]
Photograph of Bishop L.H. Gwynne and W.S.R. May, Assistant Financial Secretary, in an operating theatre, probably at Khartoum Civil Hospital
SAD.2/2/26
1913 Sep 3
Photograph of Miss M.R. Borthwick (left) and Miss M. Pye Moore (right) on horseback outside Khartoum Civil Hospital
SAD.2/2/27-29
1917 - 1918
Photographs of British officials at Khartoum railway station, including C.H. Page, W. Sterry, Sir P. Cox and R.M. Feilden
SAD.2/2/127
[c. 1917]
Photograph of a tennis party, including Mr and Mrs N.G. Davidson, E. Bonham-Carter, Mr and Mrs Burnett and C.G. Dupuis
SAD.2/2/30
1918
Photograph of a group of British officials and wives, including Christopherson, Mr and Mrs C.H. Page and Sir Stewart Symes
SAD.13/5/2
1927
Photograph of a portrait of R. von Slatin, former Inspector-General, by the artist Lazlo, in a Christmas card sent by Slatin to Christopherson
(vi) Sudanese
SAD.2/2/18
[c. 1913]
Photograph of al-Zubayr Pasha Rahma Mansur on his deathbed, probably Khartoum
SAD.2/2/24
[c. 1912]
Portrait photograph of Sayyid 'Ali al-Mirghani (see also 2/2/25 above)
SAD.2/2/128
1912 Mar 23
Photograph of Muhammad `Abd Allah, a Shilluk ghafir, in handcuffs after assaulting the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate, who was on his way to meet Lord Kitchener at Khartoum railway station
SAD.2/2/149-156
[c. 1912 - 1916]
Photographs of Sudanese men and women of different tribes:
SAD.2/2/149
Dinka man
SAD.2/2/150
Arab woman covering her face
SAD.2/2/151
Profile of a Ja'aliyin woman, with mushat hairstyle and tribal scarring on her cheek, inside Khartoum Civil Hospital, 2 Apr 1912
SAD.2/2/152
Arab woman, with mushat hairstyle, tribal scarring on the cheeks and tattooing on upper gums and lower lip
SAD.2/2/153
Portrait of a young Beir man, son of the mek of a tribe on the border with Uganda
SAD.2/2/154
Fatma Ibrahim, a young Shaiqiyah woman aged 19, from Dongola, May 1912
SAD.2/2/155
Portrait of a young Egyptian woman, with mushat hairstyle and tattooing on the lower lip and upper gums
SAD.2/2/156
Nuer man with bangles worn tightly around lower arms, 30 Nov 1916
SAD.2/2/31
[c. 1906 - 1919]
Photograph of Sudanese man with a donkey, probably Khartoum
SAD.2/2/32
[c. 1906 - 1919]
Photograph of two men paddling a dugout canoe
SAD.2/2/145-148
1915 Jun 1
Portrait photographs of Sharif Yusuf al-Hindi inside Khartoum Civil Hospital
(vii) Personal Photographs
SAD.335/5/1-6
1872-1920s
Studio portraits of J.B. Christopherson as a child and young man
SAD.335/5/7-10
[1930s-1940s]
Studio portraits of Christopherson in later life
SAD.335/5/11-12
[1940s-1950s]
Christopherson in old age, seated with cat on his knee
SAD.335/6/1-33
[1860s-1950s]
Photographs of Christopherson's family and friends, including
SAD.335/6/1
[1860s]
Christopherson as a child with his siblings
SAD.335/6/2
[1940s-1950s]
Christoperson, his wife and two friends posing on a ladder
SAD.335/6/3-7
1900s
Joyce Christopherson
SAD.335/6/8-14
1900s
The family cat, Tim
SAD.335/6/15-16
1900s
Christopherson's residence, Heaven's Gate (x2)
SAD.335/6/17-18
1933
Christopherson's residence, 29 Devonshire Place
SAD.335/6/19
1900s
Wedding of friends Dick and Betty
SAD.335/6/20
1900s
Group of men
SAD.335/6/21-33
1900s
Farm scenes in England
(viii) Postcards
SAD.2/2/61-73
[c. 1912]
Assorted postcards:
SAD.2/2/61
The Mahdi’s tomb, the morning after the battle of Omdurman, 2 Sep 1898 (Victoria Stationery)
SAD.2/2/62
Mahdi’s tomb, Omdurman, after the bombardment (Victoria Stationery)
SAD.2/2/63
Khalifah’s house, Omdurman (Victoria Stationery)
SAD.2/2/64
SGS Britain which ran between Aswan and Shellal, 1912 (F. Fiorillo, Aswan)
SAD.2/2/65-66
Civil Hospital, Khartoum (Victoria Stationery, 84)
SAD.2/2/67
Palace, Khartoum, from the Blue Nile (Victoria Stationery)
SAD.2/2/68
Habub (Studio Aram)
SAD.2/2/69
Sir Reginald Wingate and J.J. Asser on horseback inspecting Egyptian troops (Saoulli, Khartoum)
SAD.2/2/70
Ostrich farm (Victoria Stationery)
SAD.2/2/71
Marabou stork (Victoria Stationery)
SAD.2/2/72
Nile fisherman (Victoria Stationery)
SAD.2/2/73
Sunset on the Nile at Khartoum (Victoria Stationery)
7. Museum Objects
(i) Paintings and drawings
SAD.7/8/1-5
[c. 1912 - 1917]
Watercolours of Sudanese scenes, painted by Joyce E. Christopherson (Mrs. J. B. Christopherson):
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The Great Mosque, Khartoum
Size: 29 x 39 cm
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The Coptic Orthodox pro-cathedral, Khartoum
Size: 26 x 18 cm
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The Murada, Omdurman
Size: 24 x 32 cm and 12 x 18 cm
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Gate of the governorate, El Obeid
Size: 26 x 18 cm
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1916 - 1918
Watercolours of Sudanese scenes by Basil Burnett:
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Nuqur on the Nile, 1916
Size: (33 x 23 cm)
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Ferry between Khartoum and Tūtī Island, 1917
Size: (25 x 40 cm)
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Landscape in the Red Sea Hills, 1918
Size: (33 x 23 cm)
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1917 Mar 17
Charcoal drawing by Dodd of Bishop Gwynne as Deputy Chaplain-General to the forces
Size: (27 x 22 cm)
(ii) Wooden items
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[n.d.]
Female figure carved in wood, with stand
Size: (Height 36 cm)
(iii) Metalwork, including coins
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1884 [AH 1301]
Three pewter medals struck by Maj. Gen. C. G. Gordon in Khartoum. Notes by Alī Kanna with the medals, dated 10 and 24 Dec 1913, claim they were made by F? Shenada, a Copt, in the workshops at the mudiriyyah from a drawing by Gen. Gordon. The first ones were made in silver, then as that ran out, in bronze, and finally pewter
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1892 - 1893 [AH 1310]
Iron block matrix from the Khalifah’s mint at Omdurman
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1893 - 1898 and n.d.
Silver dishes, circular with coins in centre:
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Coin struck in Omdurman, 1897-1898 [1315]
Size: (Diameter 9 cm)
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Coin struck in Omdurman, 1893-1894 [1311]
Size: (Diameter 11 cm)
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Spanish silver colonado, figure of Charles IV, date obscured
Size: (Diameter 9 cm)
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[n.d.]
Snuff box, silver plated, inscribed ‘RS’, formerly the property of Rudolf von Slatin Pasha
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[n.d.]
Brass ring, stamped ‘…misr, ‘87’, possibly weight or tester
Size: (Diameter 7 cm)
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[n.d.]
Bracelet, bronze or brass
Size: (Diameter 8 cm)
(iv) Leather, bead and fabric work
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[n.d.]
Two pairs of women’s shoes, leather with curled pointed toes, possibly Egyptian
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[n.d.]
Leather amulet containing portion from the Qur’ān or other holy source
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[n.d.]
Saddle cloth decorations said to have been used by cavalry of the Egyptian Army. According to a note by D. King, Assistant Keeper, Department of Textiles, Victoria and Albert Museum in 1959, similar examples are held there and are believed to have been used as ornaments for the saddle cloths of Egyptian cavalry in the time of the Viceroy Muhammad `Ali Pasha (1806-1848)
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[n.d.]
Small wooden drum with skin covering at both ends
Size: (Diameter 15 cm; height 15 cm)
(v) Ivory and animal hair work
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[n.d.]
Ivory pin surmounted by head with round, pill-box cap
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[pre 1919]
Ten small items carved from ivory, provenance said to be Omdurman, bought before 1919:
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Egg cups
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Elephants
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Miniature pots
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Birds
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Sheep
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Needle
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[n.d.]
Bracelet made from the hair of a giraffe’s tail and elephant hair
8. Newspaper Cuttings
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1918 Sep-1982 Nov 18
Cuttings from a variety of newspapers, including Army Medical concerning the Committee of Inquiry's Report on the army medical service in France (SAD.334/4/1); Sir Aldo Castellani's acquittal on a charge of unprofessional conduct, Nov 1935 (SAD.334/4/5); and entry from Who's Who and obituaries from The Times for J.B. and Joyce Christopherson (SAD.334/4/10-15)
9. Miscellanea
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1868 Apr 13
Certified copy of birth certificate for Christopherson
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1885 Jul-1886 Jul
Oxford and Cambridge Lower Certificate examination results for Chistopherson
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1888 Oct 12
Medical student's registration certificate for Christopherson
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1912 Sep 24
Cerfitied copy of certificate of marriage between Christopherson and his wife, Joyce
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1916 Apr 11
Egyptian identity certificate for Christopherson, issued at Port Said
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1917 Aug 27
Agreement signed by Chsritopherson as a visitor to the British Front
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[1930s]
Lists, made by Christopherson, of his own published articles
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1946 Oct 11
Copy of John Brian Christopherson's last will and testament with appended note of Joyce Christopherson's last wishes
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[1940]
Genealogy of Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia. General Staff Intelligence, Khartoum (2 copies)
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1953 Jul 7-Sep
Minutes of meetings of the Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association, with memorandum from the Hon Secretary
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[n.d.]
List by Christopherson of 19th and early 20th century books on travel in Africa
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1979 Sep 6
Copy of the last will and testament of Joyce Eleanor Christopherson, with copy of probate
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1991-2009
Research notes about J.B. Christopherson by Ann Crichton-Harris, used in preparation for her work Poison in Small Measure: Dr. Christopherson and the Cure for Bilharzia (Brill, 2009) and other articles. Contains manuscripts, photocopies, and photographs. Arranged as follows: biographies and obituaries (SAD.1046/1/1-29); medals (including photograph) (SAD.1046/2/1-9); themes from J.B. Christopherson's letters, names that appear in conjunction with J.B. Christopherson, and chronology (SAD.1046/3/1-27); Imperial Yeomanry Hospital, Deelfontein (SAD.1046/4/1-11); First World War, including letters from J.B. Christopherson to Joyce [Christopherson née Ormerod], September 1917 (photocopies) (SAD.1046/5/1-7), Serbia (SAD.1046/5/9-13), typescript memoir of Ronald Ogier Ward (1886-1971) (SAD.1046/5/25-28) and printed memoirs of George E. Gask (b. 1875) (SAD.1046/5/30-52); Clifton College and St Barts (SAD.1046/6/1-6 and PamSC 02472); schistosomiasis (SAD.1046/7/1-25); antimony (SAD.1046/7/26-42); Sir Wasey Sterry (d.1955) (SAD.1046/8/1-8); J.E.R. McDonagh (1881-1965) (SAD.1046/8/1-17); E.S. Crispin (1874-1958) (SAD.1046/8/18-36); Joseph Maschoieff (SAD.1046/8/37-39); Pownoll Ramsay Phipps (1864-1932) (SAD.1046/8/40); Herbert Chavasse Squires (1880-1964) (SAD.1046/8/41); Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932) (SAD.1046/8/42-43); visit to Khartoum for 2003 schistosomiasis symposium (SAD.1046/9/1-51); reader reports for Poison in Small Measure (SAD.1046/9/52-66). Access to SAD.1046 will be limited under the terms of UK Data Protection legislation.
10. Printed Material
(i) Papers on Bilharzia
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[1918 - 1935]
Collection of articles written by Christopherson:
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Letter dated 20 Nov 1918 to The Lancet on “Antimony in bilharziosis” (11 Jan 1919)
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“Bilharzia disease in children”, reprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 23 (Oct 1930)
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“Bilharzia disease in Egypt”, reprint from the British Medical Journal (2 Apr 1921)
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“Bilharzia disease: the sterilization of the ova during the course of cure by antimony (tartrate)”, reprint from The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1 Jul 1920)
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“Bilharzia ova and the test tube”, reprint from the British Medical Journal (5 Mar 1927)
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“The curative dose of antimony tartrate in schistosomiasis (bilharzia disease)”, reprint from the British Medical Journal (29 Dec 1923)
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“The cure of bilharzia disease by the intravenous injections of antimony tartrate”, reprint from The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (16 Jun 1919)
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“The cure of bilharzia disease by intravenous injections of antimony tartrate: the prophylactic action of the drug”, reprint from the British Medical Journal (18 Oct 1919)
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“The cure of schistosomiasis by the intravenous injection of antimony tartrate”, reprint from The Indian Medical Gazette, 60 no. 3 (Mar 1925)
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“Demonstration of the technique of the intravenous injection of antimony tartrate in bilharzia disease”, reprint from the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 14 (1921)
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“Egyptian Bilharzia Disease: A demonstration given on Friday, November 21st, before the Medical Society, Royal Free Hospital, Gray’s Inn Road, London”, reprint from the Magazine of the London (Royal Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women (Mar 1920)
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“The elimination of bilharzia disease”, reprint from the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (16 Apr 1928)
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“Intravenous injections of antimonium tartaratum in bilharziosis”, reprint from the British Medical Journal (14 Dec 1918)
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“Intravenous injections of antimony tartrate in bilharziasis”, reprint from The Lancet (16 Aug 1919)
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“The intravenous injection of antimony tartrate in Japanese bilharzia”, reprint from the British Medical Journal (8 Oct 1921)
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“Longevity of parasitic worms: the term of living existence of schistosoma hæmaobium in the human body”, reprint from The Lancet, I, 742 (1924)
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“A national outlook on tropical medicine: presidential address”, excerpt from the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 22 (Dec 1928)
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“On the action of tartrate of antimony in intravenous injections: the ‘permeability’ of bilharzia ova and some protozoal organisms”, reprint from the British Medical Journa l, 4 Dec 1920
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“The prophylactic treatment of bilharzia disease (schistosomiasis)”, reprint from The Journal of State Medicine, 32, no. 8 (1924)
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“Remarks upon a photograph of an endemic focus of bilharzia disease in Portugal; specimens of the intermediary host, planorbis dufourii (Graells)”, reprint from the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 16 (1923)
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“The treatment of bilharzia disease”, reprint from The Lancet, 1, (1924), 1071
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“The treatment of bilharzia disease”, reprint from the South African Medical Record (22 Dec 1923)
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“The treatment of bilharziasis with antimony”, reprint from The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 26, no. 12 (15 Jun 1923)
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“X-ray photograph of an advanced case of bilharzia hæmatobium infection in an Arab boy 15 years of age”, from Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 28, no. 4 (Jan 1935)
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Christopherson, J. B. and Gloyne, S. R., “The biochemical action of intravenous antimony tartrate injections”, reprint from The Lancet (30 Jan 1926)
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Christopherson, J. B. and Newlove, J. R., “Laboratory and other notes on seventy cases of bilharzia treated at the Khartoum Civil Hospital by intravenous injections of antimony tartrate”, reprint from The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (15 Jul 1919)
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Christopherson, J. B. and Ward, R. O., “Bilharzia disease in England: cystoscopic appearance of the bilharzia bladder before and after intravenous injections of sodium antimony tartrate”, reprint from The British Journal of Surgery, 21, no. 84 (1934)
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“Discussion on the special uses of antimony”, as part of the Royal Society of Medicine’s “Discussion on the special uses of antimony: joint discussion no. 1”, reprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine (13 Nov 1928)
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Typescript list of articles on bilharzia, arranged chronologically
(ii) Papers on other medical subjects
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Brunton, Sir Lauder, The influence of climate upon health and disease: paper introducing a discussion on the subject at the Physiological Section of the British Association at Cape Town on August 16, 1905
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1909
The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 22 v 12 (15 November 1909)
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Chalmers, A. J. and Selim Atiyah, “Acanthokeratodermia Præcornufaciens”, from The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 3 v 20 (1 Feb 1917)
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1909-1918
Collection of medical publications of Christopherson on subjects other than bilharzia:
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Chalmers, A. J. and Christopherson, J. B., “Murmekiasmosis Amphilaphes”, reprint from The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 9, (1 May 1914)
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Chalmers, A. J. and Christopherson, J. B., “A Sudanese Actinomycosis”, reprint from the Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 10, no. 2 (Sep 1916)
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“A case of hydatid cyst of the left ventricle, together with some remarks on hydatid disease in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan”, reprint from the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, (1 Nov 1 1909)
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“Fractured base of the skull: the subsequent history of a case and its termination 24 years after the accident”, with “Bacteriological Note” by Dr. A. J. Chalmers, reprint from The Lancet (22 Sep 1917)
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“Lead bullet removed from metatarsal bone after 23 years”, reprint from The Lancet (2 Dec 1911)
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“The mutilation of wounded on the battlefield: a case described”, reprint from the Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 8, no. 1 (Apr 1914)
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“Notes on a case of espundia (naso-oral leishmaniasis) and three cases of kala-azar in the Sudan treated by the intravenous injection of antimonium tartaratum”, reprint from The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (15 Oct 1917)
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“On a case of naso-oral leishmaniasis (corresponding to the description of espundia); and on a case of oriental sore, both originating in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan”, reprint from the Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 8, no. 3 (Dec 1914)
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“A reminder of the battle of Omdurman: an account of the removal of half a shrapnel bullet which had remained embedded in the leg of an Arab for 11 years after the battle, September 2nd 1898, to December 1st, 1909”, reprint from The Lancet (1 Oct 1910)
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“A simple ulcer of the oesophagus: perforating the descending portion of the aortic arch and causing fatal hæmatemesis”, reprint from The Lancet (10 Mar 1917)
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Christopherson, J. B. and Izzedin, M., “Acute intestinal obstruction by tapeworms (T. Saginata): mechanical blocking of ileo-caecal valve, necessitating laparotomy”, reprint from the British Medical Journal (22 Jun 1918)
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 11, no. 8 (Jun 1918) and 12, no. 2 (Dec 1918), both of which contain articles by Christopherson
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1909
J.B. Christopherson, “Spirillum found in cases of relapsing fever in the Sudan”, in The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 23 v 12 (1 December 1909)
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Typescript list of medical publications by Christopherson, written during his service in the Sudan, 1902-1919
(iii) Other printed material
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Christopherson, J.B., “The motive in women’s dress in the tropics”, reprint from the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (15 Jul 1930)
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Gouvernement Soudanais Chemins de Fer et Paquebots: service d’hiver 1911-12
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Myers, Charles S., “Contributions to Egyptian anthropology: tatuing”, from Journal of the Anthropological Institute, 33 (1902)
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Reports by His Majesty’s Agent and Consul-General on the finances, administration and condition of Egypt and the Soudan in 1903. Egypt No 1 (London,1904)
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Sinclair, A.T., “Tattooing - oriental and gypsy”, from American Anthropologist,10, no 3 (Jul - Sep 1908), with related notes by Christopherson
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1926 Jul 15
The opening of the Ross Institute and Hospital for Tropical Diseases...by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, K.G. (John Bale, Sons and Danielsson Ltd, London, 1926)
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1933 Jul 12
Freemasons Hospital and Nursing Home: ceremony of the opening of the hospital by His Majesty the King.. (1933)