Hawley Papers
Introduction
Sir Donald Hawley KCMG, MBE
Arrangement
Related material (internal)

Catalogue
1. SUDAN
1.1. Service, 1941 - 1955
1.2 Sudan correspondence
Personal letters home (photocopies and originals)
1.3 Sudan press cuttings
1.4 Sudan photographs
S.D.F.
Nuba gathering
Sudanese
Railways
River scenes
British officials / social occasions
Buildings and gardens
Staff (individuals)
Staff (groups)
Law Courts ceremony, 2 Feb 1953
Opening of 1st Parliament
Visit of Sudanese Judges to England, c.1953-1954
Palace garden party, 2 Feb 1953
1.5 Papers relating to the Sudan after the period of D.F.H.'s service
1.6 Sudanese societies and associations
1.7 Writings on the Sudan
1.8 Memoirs
1.9 Sudan press cuttings
1.10 Sudan conferences
1.11 Sudanese artefacts
1.12 Sudan photographs
2. FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE
3. TRUCIAL STATES (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES from 1971)
3.1 Political Agent, 1958 - 1961
3.2 Trucial States photographs
3.3 Papers relating to the Trucial States (UAE) after the period of D.F.H.'s service
3.4 Trucial States / UAE photographs
3.5 Writings on the Trucial States
4. EGYPT
4.1 Head of Chancery, 1962 - 1964
4.2 Egypt photographs
4.3 Egypt press cuttings
4.4 Papers relating to Egypt outside the period of D.F.H.'s service
5. NIGERIA
5.1 Counsellor and Head of Chancery, 1965 - 1967
5.2 Nigeria photographs
6. UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM (SABBATICAL)
7. IRAQ
7.1 Counsellor (Commercial), 1968 - 1971
7.2 Iraq photographs
7.3 Writings on Iraq
8. OMAN
8.1 Consul-General, Muscat 1971; H.M. Ambassador to Oman, 1971-1975
8.2 Oman personal correspondence
8.3 Oman photographs
8.4 Papers relating to Oman after the period of D.F.H.'s service
8.5 Oman National Day celebrations
8.6 Writings on Oman
8.7 Oman photographs
9. FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE
9.1 Assistant Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office, 1975-1977
9.2 FCO photographs
10. MALAYSIA
10.1 British High Commissioner, 1977-1981
10.2 Malaysia press cuttings
10.3 Malaysia personal correspondence
10.4 Malaysia photographs
10.5 Papers relating to Malaysia after the period of D.F.H.'s service
10.6 Malaysian societies and associations
10.7 Malaysia press cuttings
11. CONSULTANCIES, DIRECTORSHIPS, ETC. IN RETIREMENT, 1981 - 2001
11.1 Ewbank Preece Group
Photographs
11.2 Hongkong and Shanghai Bank
Photographs
11.3 Centre for British Teachers
11.4 University of Durham
11.5 University of Reading
University of Reading photographs
11.6 Other interests
12. PERSONAL AND FAMILY PAPERS
Writings by D.F.H.
Papers relating to the Hawley family
13. PRESS CUTTINGS
14. MAPS AND PLANS
15. MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL
15.1 Photographs
15.2 Films
16. PRINTED MATERIAL
Reference code: GB-0033-HAW
Title: Hawley Papers
Dates of creation: ca. 1939-2008
Extent: 11 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: Papers of Sir Donald Hawley
Language: English

Sir Donald Hawley KCMG, MBE

Donald Frederick Hawley was born in Thorpe Bay, Essex in 1921. He was educated at Radley and New College, Oxford, where he was awarded a War Degree in Law in 1941. Later that same year he sailed for the Sudan where he saw three years of military service on secondment to the Sudan Defence Force. In 1944 he was recalled to the Sudan Political Service where he served as Assistant District Commissioner at Kosti, Blue Nile Province (1944-46) and at Gedaref, Kassala Province (1946-47). He joined the Sudan Judiciary in 1947, firstly as Police Magistrate, Khartoum (1947) , then Deputy Assistant Legal Secretary, Lands (1947-51) and Chief Registrar of the Judiciary (1952-55). He was called to the Bar, Inner Temple in 1951.

With Sudanese independence in 1956, Donald Hawley joined the Foreign Office. His first appointment was with the Levant Department, with responsibility for Jordan, transferring later that year to the Permanent Undersecretary's Department. He later served with distinction in a variety of posts in the Middle East, Africa and the Far East, firstly as Political Agent, Trucial States (1958-61), and thereafter as Head of Chancery, British Embassy, Cairo (1962-64), Counsellor and Head of Chancery, British High Commission, Lagos (1965-67), Counsellor (Commercial), Baghdad (1968-71), Consul-General, Muscat (1971) and H.M. Ambassador to Oman (1971-75). From 1975 to 1977 Donald Hawley was Assistant Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office during which time he led a mission to Uganda and visited India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to report on immigration. His final overseas posting was as British High Commissioner in Malaysia (1977-81).

He was awarded an MBE in 1955, and appointed CMG (1970) and KCMG (1978).

After retirement from H.M. Diplomatic Service, Sir Donald took up a number of directorships and consultancies, notably with the Ewbank Preece Group, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and the Centre for British Teachers. He served on the Council of the University of Reading from 1981 to 1994, latterly as President and was involved with the University of Durham (where he was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Geography in 1967) through support for the Sudan Archive and membership of the Sir William Luce Memorial Fund committee. He was awarded an Honorary DLitt by the University of Reading in 1994 and an Honorary DCL by the University of Durham in 1997. He has continued to travel widely, particularly in the Middle and Far East, and has maintained his interest in those countries where he served by membership of such bodies as the Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association, the Sudan Defence Force Dinner Club, the Anglo-Omani Society and the British Malaysian Society.

Donald Hawley married Ruth Morwenna Howes in 1964. They had four children. He died in 2008.

Abbreviations

A.E.M.O. African Elected Members' Organisation
AA Anti Aircraft
ADC Assistant District Commissioner
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
CMG Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
CMS Church Missionary Society
D.F.H. Donald Frederick Hawley
DUGAS Dubai Natural Gas Company
EC European Community
ECS Episcopal Church of Sudan
FCO Foreign and Commonwealth Office
HMG Her Majesty's Government
IMF International Monetary Fund
IPC Iraq Petroleum Company
MBE Member of the [Order of the] British Empire
MECAS Middle East Centre for Arab Studies
NUP National Unionist Party
POW Prisoner of War
RDC Rural District Council
SAAF South African Air Force
SAS Special Air Service
SCA Sudan Church Association
SDF Sudan Defence Force
SRS Sudan Railways and Steamers
UAE United Arab Emirates
UAR United Arab Republic
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Glossary

affandiyah the educated classes
dhurah millet
fariq section of a tribe; a group of nomads
felucca rowing or sailing boat with tall mast
habub a strong wind, usually accompanied by thick dust
khanjar curved dagger
khut provincial subdivision
lateen triangular sail
saqiyah water wheel
shaykh tribal or religious chief or high notable
simsim sesame
suffragi waiter; domestic servant with duties other than cooking
suq market
tukl round grass hut
`umdah headman of a town or group of villages
zikr a Sufi gathering; a religious dance


Arrangement

1. Sudan
1.1 Papers relating to the period of service, 1941-1955
1.2 Sudan correspondence
1.3 Sudan press cuttings
1.4 Sudan photographs
1.5 Papers relating to the period after D.F.H.'s service
1.6 Sudanese societies and associations
1.7 Writings on the Sudan
1.8 Memoirs
1.9 Sudan press cuttings
1.10 Sudan conferences
1.11 Sudanese artefacts
1.12 Sudan photographs
2. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
3. Trucial States (United Arab Emirates from 1971)
3.1 Papers relating to service as Political Agent, 1958-1961
3.2 Trucial States photographs
3.3 Papers relating to the period after D.F.H.'s service
3.4 Trucial States / UAE photographs
3.5 Writings on the Trucial States
4. Egypt
4.1 Papers relating to service as Head of Chancery, 1962-1964
4.2 Egypt photographs
4.3 Egypt press cuttings
4.4 Papers relating to the period outside D.F.H.'s service
5. Nigeria
5.1 Papers relating to service as Counsellor and Head of Chancery, 1965-1967
5.2 Nigeria photographs
6. University of Durham (sabbatical)
7. Iraq
7.1 Papers relating to service as Counsellor (Commercial), 1968-1971
7.2 Iraq photographs
7.3 Writings on Iraq
8. Oman
8.1 Papers relating to service as Consul-General, Muscat 1971 and H.M. Ambassador to Oman, 1971-1975
8.2 Oman personal correspondence
8.3 Oman photographs
8.4 Papers relating to Oman after the period of D.F.H.'s service
8.5 Oman National Day celebrations
8.6 Writings on Oman
8.7 Oman photographs
9. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
9.1 Papers relating to service as Under-Secretary of State, 1975-1977
9.2 FCO photographs
10. Malaysia
10.1 Papers relating to service as High Commissioner, 1977-1981
10.2 Malaysia press cuttings
10.3 Malaysia personal correspondence
10.4 Malaysia photographs
10.5 Papers relating to the period after D.F.H.'s service
10.6 Malaysian societies and associations
10.7 Malaysia press cuttings
11. Consultancies, Directorships, etc. in Retirement, 1981-2001
11.1 Ewbank Preece Group
11.2 Hongkong and Shanghai Bank
11.3 Centre for British Teachers
11.4 University of Durham
11.5 University of Reading
11.6 Other interests
12. Personal and Family Papers
13. Press Cuttings
14. Maps and Plans
15. Miscellaneous Photographs
16. Printed Material

Related Material

The collection includes a considerable amount of related printed material including many imprints from countries in which D.F.H. served. A complete set of D.F.H.'s own publications is stored with the papers (see list below), but duplicate copies of many of these are available on open access in the library. The remaining printed items are still to be catalogued. Most monographs will eventually join the library's stock while material of a more ephemeral nature (pamphlets, newspapers, etc) will form a separate closed access sequence and be stored with the papers. Material catalogued with the Library's printed books can be found by a shelfmark search http://library.dur.ac.uk/search/?searchtype=c&searcharg=Hawley&searchscope=1

D.F.H.'s publications


Catalogue
1. SUDAN
2. FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE
3. TRUCIAL STATES (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES from 1971)
4. EGYPT
5. NIGERIA
6. UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM (SABBATICAL)
7. IRAQ
8. OMAN
9. FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE
10. MALAYSIA
11. CONSULTANCIES, DIRECTORSHIPS, ETC. IN RETIREMENT, 1981 - 2001
12. PERSONAL AND FAMILY PAPERS
13. PRESS CUTTINGS
14. MAPS AND PLANS
15. MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL
16. PRINTED MATERIAL