Owen, T.R.H.
Introduction
Thomas Richard Hornby Owen
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
2. Memoirs
3. Diaries
4. Photographic Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Owen, T.R.H.
Dates of creation: 1926-1980
Extent: 7 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Thomas Richard Hornby Owen

(1903-1982)

1926-1928 Assistant District Commissioner, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
1928-1932 Assistant District Commissioner, Geteina/Ed Dueim, White Nile Province
1932-1936 Assistant District Commissioner, Sinkat, Kassala
1936-1939 Deputy Assistant Civil Secretary, Administration Section/Political Section, Civil Secretary's Office
1939-1945 District Commissioner, Rashad/En Nahud, Kordofan
1945-1948 Equatoria, Deputy Governor Bahr al-Ghazal sub-province from 1946
1948-1953 Governor Bahr al-Ghazal
1953 Retired


Arrangement

1. Personal Papers
2. Memoirs
3. Diaries
4. Photographic material

Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
SAD.414/1/1-43
1926 Dec 15 - 1927 Dec 8
Letters home from Owen to his family covering his first year in the Sudan:
SAD.414/1/1-2
Arrival at Port Sudan; train journey to Khartoum; description of terrain; news of appointment to the Bahr al-Ghazal; first impressions of Khartoum
SAD.414/1/3-8
Journey south by river to Meshra and by lorry to Wau; description of the town and the European community there - British officials, Greek merchants and Italian missionaries; given job of tending vines; account of daily tasks; recruitment of servants; hunting trip; description of low status of women
SAD.414/1/9-14
Out on trek; description of dance by Nyam Nyam porters; first attack of fever; different types of cases heard; description of clothing worn by local people
SAD.414/1/15-21
Description of climate; account of work undertaken on trek - case work, bridge building, listing rifles; meeting with Wheatley the governor
SAD.414/1/22-24
Football match between Sudanese soldiers and Egyptian and Syrian officials; description of games played by local inhabitants
SAD.414/1/25-29
Stars in southern sky; trying criminal cases; oaths taken by different tribes
SAD.414/1/30-33
Assessment of Wheatley
SAD.414/1/34-43
On board S.S. Dal from Meshra to Ed Dueim on transfer to White Nile Province; account of trek from Wau to Meshra
SAD.414/2/1-52
1928 Jan 9 - 1930 Dec 16
Letters home from Owen as A.D.C. Geteina and Ed Dueim, White Nile Province:
SAD.414/2/1-2
Written from Khartoum; description of Geteina, the terrain and its people; meeting with local ` umdahs and the nazir; murder of Fergusson in the Bahr al- Ghazal
SAD.414/2/3-7
Description of Kosti and British officials serving there; trying of slave cases; visit to Tendelti to investigate corruption in the sale of water
SAD.414/2/8-10
Native administration in Geteina district; attendance at meglis at Na`ima with J.A. Reid (deputy governor White Nile Province); assessment of Nazir `Abd al-Qadir Idris Habbani; civil and criminal cases heard
SAD.414/2/11-13
Account of trek to the west of the district; visit to the tomb of Shaikh Sadiq on the west bank of the river opposite Geteina where oaths are taken
SAD.414/2/14-16
Trek to northen part of markaz, writing up tribal histories; failure of crops and resulting difficulties in collecting taxes; hospitality of ` umdah Na`im al-Kereil; visit to tomb of Shaikh al- Imam
SAD.414/2/17-18
` Umdah 's meeting for dividing up of river cultivation tax; slave registration
SAD.414/2/19-21
Ramadan; meeting with J.W. Robertson; payment of dia or blood money; outbreak of rabies
SAD.414/2/22-24
Slave campaign at Kosti; Bairam festival; hyena hunt; British officials in Kosti; arrival of American tourists
SAD.414/2/25-27
Visit from Berbyn, an entomologist; heaviest rainfall in living memory in Geteina; sinking of province steamer
SAD.414/2/28-31
Settlement of a ferry dispute at Jabal Aulia; visit from Miss Evans, Inspectress of Girls' Schools for the opening of new premises for the girls' school at Geteina
SAD.414/2/32-25
Visit from the Misses Wolff, inspectresses of midwives; success with garden
SAD.414/2/36-37
River crop assessment; slave registration
SAD.414/2/38-41
Confirmation of sentences; meeting with a man who was 'hanged' during the Mahdiyyah ; M.W. Parr's resistance to native administration
SAD.414/2/42-43
Copy letter from Muhammad al-Fadl Ibrahim to A.G. Pawson, governor, thanking him for his promotion
SAD.414/2/47-49
Move from Geteina to Ed Dueim on the abolition of the former markaz ; departure of Parr (sub-governor); periodic visits from R.C. Roberts, Steamers engineer
SAD.414/2/50-53
Settlement of dispute between men of Ed Dueim and Khartoum districts; inspection of pump scheme with Walley from the Agriculture Department
SAD.414/3/1-46
1931 Jan 3 - 1932 Mar 26
Continuation of letters above from White Nile Province:
SAD.414/3/1-4
King's Day celebrations at Na`ima; cuts in government salaries; strike at Gordon College; Christmas celebrations
SAD.414/3/5-9
King's Day celebrations; inspection of Dueim pump scheme; assessment of the Egyptian character; checking of herd tax assessments
SAD.414/3/10-14
Herd tax assessment; attempt to kill a man-eating crocodile; visit from Spender, owner of the Westminster Gazette; withdrawal of government offices from Geteina
SAD.414/3/15-18
Appointment of Reid as governor; departure of Pawson
SAD.414/3/19-20
Journey back from leave
SAD.414/3/25-26
T.R.H.O's views on the Jewish race; settlement of boundary disputes
SAD.414/3/27-31
Locust control
SAD.414/3/32-34
Overhaul of the province cars by Kennington of the P.W.D.
SAD.414/3/35-36
Investigation of lands claimed as gifts by Sayyid `Abd al- Rahman
SAD.414/3/37-39
Visit to the province by the Governor-General, Sir John Maffey
SAD.414/3/40-42
Final of polo competition at El Obeid; visit from Huddleston, Secretary for Economic Development
SAD.414/3/44-46
Farewell tour of Geteina district before its demotion to a police post
SAD.414/4/1-46
1932 Aug 16 - Dec 6
Letters home from Sinkat, Kassala Province:
SAD.414/4/1-3
Quotations from various travellers on the Bija in general and the Hadendowa in particular
SAD.414/4/4-7
Visit to Kassala; means of crossing the Gash river; influx of tribes from West Africa; meeting with R.E.H. Baily, governor; visit to Gash cotton scheme with Cottrell and meeting with nazir
SAD.414/4/8-11
On trek west of Sinkat; legend surrounding ancient site twenty miles west of Tamai
SAD.414/4/12-14
Origins of the Bija tribes; organisation of the Gash Scheme; investigation of ancient site at Noobt; magic lantern lecture to raise money for the school at Sinkat
SAD.414/4/15-18
Description of trek through the Warriba; climb up Jabal Sabidana
SAD.414/4/19-21
Trek in the direction of Odi; futility of locust control; visit from E.J.N. Wallis, D.C. Tokar and V.L. Griffiths of the Education Dept.; inspection of khalwa
SAD.414/4/22-25
Accompanying the nazir near Erbab dividing up land for cultivation after the Gash flood and fixing programme of well-lining and khor damming
SAD.414/4/26-28
Visit from D. Newbold, deputy governor and John Gonig, veterinary inspector; assessment of Sinkat for house tax
SAD.414/4/29-34
Visit to ancient site at Maman; accompanied nazir in work of arranging tribute division and collection and amalgamations of small sections of the tribe; need to tackle lawlessness in Odi neighbourhood; Arab attitude to punishment and compensation for crimes; meeting with Miss Wolff
SAD.414/4/35-38
Trek in the Gash area; increase in the number of lions in the area
SAD.414/4/39-43
Aerial survey of cultivation in the Gash; desertions from the Manchesters, stationed at Gebeit; celebrations for end-of-term at the Bija school
SAD.414/4/44-46
Work achieved at the Hadendowa meeting; description of the Rashaida
SAD.414/5/1-75
1933 Jan 16 - 1934 Jan 15
Continuation of letters home from Sinkat, Kassala Province:
SAD.414/5/1-2
Arrival of winter rains; ibex hunt on Jabal Tamrei
SAD.414/5/4-9
On trek, culminating in visit to Suakin; origins of Arab tribes in the Sudan
SAD.414/5/10-14
King's Day celebrations at Gebeit; difficulties of collecting taxes from the Hadendowa
SAD.414/5/15-21
Work undertaken on trek; efficiency of native courts; description of country and inhabitants along the Eritrean border; government plans to remove Hadendowa cultivators from the Gash and replace them by Westerners and Ga`aliyin
SAD.414/5/22-25
Cultivation meeting in the Gash; case of attempted kidnap for slavery
SAD.414/5/26-30
Period of leave spent up the Setit
SAD.414/5/31-33
Visit to the Gash at Aroma; investigation of murders; proposed amalgamation of Hadendowa and Amarar-Bisharin districts
SAD.414/5/34-37
Trek along the Atbara; animals and birds found along the river; punishments handed out by native courts
SAD.414/5/38-42
Visit to Erkowit; climb up Jabal Okwur, reported source of the Hadendowa race
SAD.414/5/43-46
On trek in the Gash; investigation of a case involving an escaped slave
SAD.414/5/47-51
Treatment of Hadendowa women; contacts with the Gemilab tribe; involvement in activities at Sinkat school
SAD.414/5/52-54
Lack of rains in the Gash; amateur dramatics at Sinkat school
SAD.414/5/55-57
Trek to Goz Regeb and down the Atbara
SAD.414/5/58-62
Trek through the Warriba hills; opinion of the Gemilab
SAD.414/5/63-67
Continuation of trek along Odi khor ; meetings with the Gemilab; visit to Hadendowa burial ground on Jabal Koreb; shelling dom-nuts; abundance of wildlife
SAD.414/5/68-70
Visit to Tokar and Aqiq
SAD.414/5/71-72
Hadendowa general meeting at Aegir wells
SAD.414/5/73-75
Trek along the Atbara
SAD.414/6/1-45
1934 Jan 27 - 1935 Dec 22
Continuation of letters home from Sinkat, Kassala Province
SAD.414/6/1-4
Trek to Jabal Akareirirba to stalk and photograph ibex; King's Day celebrations at Gebeit
SAD.414/6/5-7
Trek along the frontier holding meetings with the Hadendowa
SAD.414/6/8-10
Attended Bisharin meeting at Halaib; visit to Aideb ('old Suakin'); transfer of ma`mur `Ali Abu Sin to Kordofan
SAD.414/6/11-13
Reorganisation of provinces; meeting with Symes the Governor-General; visit to Erkowit; visit to Gebeit school
SAD.414/6/14-17
Settlement of slavery cases among the Rashaida; governor's plans for reorganisation of the province
SAD.414/6/18-20
Trek along the Atbara with the nazir of the Bisharin; settlement of dispute between Faqi Husain ibn Hashi and the nazir
SAD.414/6/21-23
Inter-tribal fighting among the Rashaida
SAD.414/6/24-27
Outbreak of fights and killings in the Gash; establishment of a hunt at Gebeit by the Irish Fusiliers
SAD.414/6/28-30
Family and province news
SAD.414/6/31-32
Possibility of cultivating aloes by the Hadendowa for export
SAD.414/6/33-34
Attendance at Aegir meeting; presentation of drums from the Governor- General
SAD.414/6/35-36
Drought in the district; appointment of B.C. Kennedy-Cooke as governor
SAD.414/6/37-49
Likelihood of hostilities with Italian troops over the border; shortage of labour; holding major court to try case of embezzlement
SAD.414/6/40-42
Visitors to Aegir meeting
SAD.414/7/1-41
1936 Jan 14 - Oct 22
Continuation of letters home from Sinkat
SAD.414/7/1-3
Trial of a case of murder involving witchcraft
SAD.414/7/4-6
Local reaction to the death of King George V; trek along the Atbara
SAD.414/7/7-9
Aeroplane crash near Gebeit
SAD.414/7/10-13
Visit to Gebeit and Oyo gold mines; Bisharin meeting at Halaib; search for relics at Aideb
SAD.414/7/14-16
Visit to the Gash and Erkowit
SAD.414/7/17-19
Effects of drought in the Gash; tea with Sharifa Sitt Miriam
SAD.414/7/20-24
Floods in the Gash; arrest of a local faqi
SAD.414/7/25-28
Gash flood
SAD.414/7/29-36
Arrangements for T.R.H.O's wedding
SAD.414/7/37-38
Settlement of boundary dispute between the Hadendowa and Beni Ainer; escape of two prisoners
SAD.414/7/39-41
News of transfer to Khartoum; arrival of wedding presents
SAD.414/8/1-51
1936 Nov 11 - 1938 Dec 9
Letters home from the Civil Secretary's Office, Khartoum:
SAD.414/8/1-3
Arrangements for accommodation in Khartoum; duties in the Civil Secretary's Office; discussions on the treaty with Egypt
SAD.414/8/4-6
Christmas celebrations; attendance at first levée of the season
SAD.414/8/7-11
King's Day celebrations; recommendation of an M.B.E. for Owen
SAD.414/8/12-15
Meeting with the Wolff sisters; visit from the Amir of Kano, abundance of insects
SAD.414/8/16-17
Baqqarah meeting
SAD.414/8/18-20
Lecturing to ma`murs at Omdurman Training School; selection of Sudanese group to attend the coronation in London
SAD.414/8/21-24
Celebrations for King Faruq's accession; reactions of the Sudanese visitors to England and Egypt
SAD.414/8/25-28
Meeting with missionaries expelled from Abyssinia
SAD.414/8/29-31
King's Day celebrations
SAD.414/8/32-35
Annual flower show
SAD.414/8/36-39
Arabic examinations; visit to Abdel Magid and to orphanage school at Omdurman
SAD.414/8/40-43
Meeting with C.W.M. Cox, Director of Education; dinner in Omdurman with Muhammad Ahmad Bereir
SAD.414/8/44-47
Likelihood of war with Germany; record rains in Khartoum
SAD.414/8/48-51
Departure of 170 Amarar tribesmen for Port Sudan
SAD.414/9/1-44
1939 Jan 28 - Oct 6
Continuation of letters home from Khartoum:
SAD.414/9/1-5
Trip to Kordofan visiting El Obeid and Nahud and attending Hamar gathering; first impressions of the Nuba people; visit to C.M.S. station in the Nuba Mountains
SAD.414/9/6-8
Personal news
SAD.414/9/9-12
Meeting with members of the Sudan Interior Mission
SAD.414/9/13-17
Trek up the Dinder; the need to prevent poaching
SAD.414/9/18-20
Journey back from leave
SAD.414/9/21-25
Temporary posting to Port Sudan for duration of defence training; award of the Order of the Nile for Owen
SAD.414/9/26-29
Machine-gun practice at Khartoum North
SAD.414/9/30-32
From Port Sudan; visit from British and French cruisers; trial of murder case
SAD.414/9/33-35
Possibility of the outbreak of war; Owen's appointment as air warden for the government offices
SAD.414/9/36-38
Outbreak of war; return of officials from leave
SAD.414/9/39-41
Description of journey out from England on the Montcalm
SAD.414/9/42-44
Preparation for move to Rashad
SAD.414/10/1-14
1939 Oct 29 - Dec 24
Letters home from Rashad, Kordofan Province:
SAD.414/10/1-3
Trek south of Delami, abandoned because of rain; agriculture of the Nuba Mountains; departure of Dudley Lampen; assessment of markaz staff; trip to the Hawazma country; attendance at Baqqarah gathering
SAD.414/10/4-5
Continuation of trip above, stopping at several Nuba villages in the Turjok hills; news of defences along the Abyssinian border
SAD.414/10/6-8
Trek to Um Berembeita, Delami, Abri, Heiban and Talodi, visiting the Coptic school and the mission at Abri, the mission station at Heiban, the Nuba school at Kauda; illegal Arab settlers in the Moro hills; visit to S.U.M. station at Moro
SAD.414/10/9-11
Return trip from Talodi to Rashad stopping at Kalogi and Abu Gebeiha where he visited a cotton ginnery; visit from the governor, E. Campbell; attendance at gathering of the Aulad Hamid; description of bracelet fighting at Nyara and Kau
SAD.414/10/12-14
Trek by lorry to visit the Koalib, stopping at Um Heitan to try a case; description of the Koalib; conference with educationalists at Heiban to discuss the establishment of a new teachers' training school there
SAD.414/11/1-114
1940 Jan 2 - Dec 26
Continuation of letters home from Rashad, Kordofan Province:
SAD.414/11/1-4
Description of the Copts; account of Christmas celebrations at Talodi; visit to the Eliri hills; stop at Kauda to settle dispute with the leper settlement; annual field council of the S.U.M. at Heiban
SAD.414/11/5-8
Magisterial enquiries at Abbasiya; preparatory to major courts; visit to girls' school there; mounted police parade at Rashad
SAD.414/11/9-12
Abu Gebeiha agricultural show; Korongo gathering; description of Nuba wrestling and stick fighting
SAD.414/11/13-16
Nuba education; kudu hunt to Abu Hamira; meeting with Roseveare, Director of Education
SAD.414/11/17-20
Meeting with Macdonald of the C.M.S.; visit to Kaka to attend gum auction market, examine accounts, assess traders' tax etc; trial by ordeal
SAD.414/11/21-24
Birth of Owen's son; meeting with Mrs. Hoffman, an American missionary at Abri; murder enquiry at Tira; meeting with Nadel, government anthropologist; description of Nuba villages
SAD.414/11/25-28
Delami economic conference; discovery of a black mamba at Eliri
SAD.414/11/29-32
Italian broadcasts on the progress of the war
SAD.414/11/33-34
Visit to Abbasiya, followed by trek round the hills to the west inspecting wells; settlement of dispute among the Hawazma; annual visit from armourer to service police bicycles; disagreement between the Australian and New Zealand branches of the Sudan United Mission; murder enquiry at Heiban
SAD.414/11/35-36
Description of way of life of the Moro; Moro stick fight and dance performed by women; Easter service at Abri
SAD.414/11/37-38
Fire in the suq at Rashad; assessment of head missionary at Kauda
SAD.414/11/39-41
Cancellation of leave
SAD.414/11/42-45
Inspection tour of the Koalib with Vidler including the school at Abri; Maulid al-Nabi celebrations
SAD.414/11/46-48
Difficulties caused by flies; murder enquiry at Um Berembeita
SAD.414/11/49-52
Entry of Italy into the war; arrival of rains
SAD.414/11/53-56
On trek from Abu Gebeiha to Rashad with the shaikh of the Kenana
SAD.414/11/57-60
War news
SAD.414/11/61-64
Trek around Kalogi; visit to small group of Fung people at Gedir; trial of `umdah at Kalogi; dispensary building hit by lightning
SAD.414/11/65-67
Teaching officials in Rashad to shoot; annual police musketry
SAD.414/11/68-70
At Heiban to render the aerodrome out of commission and organise police musketry; famine around Heiban; attendance at church service conducted in Kowalib language
SAD.414/11/71-74
Visit to El Obeid; trial by major court
SAD.414/11/75-77
Climb up Jabal Fellata; on trek to Kalogi via Abu Gebeiha; description of 'cupping' a damaged shoulder
SAD.414/11/78-81
Selection of a new `umdah at Kalogi; difficulties of trek to Talodi
SAD.414/11/82-84
Italian bombing of a Sudan Interior Mission station in Upper Nile Province
SAD.414/11/85-87
Training of recruits in Rashad
SAD.414/11/88-91
Famine in the Kowalib; baptism service at Abri mission station
SAD.414/11/92-94
Problems caused by spread of yellow fever through the district; introduction of quarantine in the Nuba Mountains
SAD.414/11/95-98
Supervision of quarantine
SAD.414/11/99-102
Investigations into the cause of the epidemic
SAD.414/11/103- 106
Problems caused by quarantine; murder case to be tried by major court at Delami
SAD.414/11/107- 110
Meeting with Bahr al-Ghazal D.C.'s to discuss quarantine; failure of mission at Heiban to minister to the people during famine and the epidemic; trials by major court at Talodi; visit to R.C. mission at Nyoimyang
SAD.414/11/111-114
Christmas celebrations
SAD.414/12/1-67 1941 Jan 13 - Dec 21
Continuation of letters home from Rashad, Kordofan:
SAD.414/12/1-4
Establishment of an alternative gum market to Kaka; hunting trip
SAD.414/12/5-7
Visit to mission at Heiban; inoculation of the population of Tagoi jabal ; preparations for a visit from the Governor-General
SAD.414/12/8- 10
Training recruits at Rashad and Talodi
SAD.414/12/11- 13
Preparations for leave
SAD.414/12/14- 16
From Nairobi re difficulties of travel
SAD.414/12/17- 19
From S. Africa re his leave
SAD.414/12/20- 25
Return journey to the Sudan
SAD.414/12/26- 27
Description of camels
SAD.414/12/28-29
Inspection of school at Kauda
SAD.414/12/30- 32
Collection of tribute; trial of cases at Rashad
SAD.414/12/33- 34
Removal of Ali Gadim, son of the Kowalib mek
SAD.414/12/35- 37
Native treatment for snake bite; affairs in Kassala; murder trial at Rashad
SAD.414/12/38- 40
Justification for lion hunting
SAD.414/12/41- 42
Visit to Talodi
SAD.414/12/43- 45
Disagreement at Heiban between police wives
SAD.414/12/46- 47
Visit to school at Abbasia
SAD.414/12/48- 51
Changing lifestyle in the Nuba Mountains; customs of the Nuba of Tagoi and Turjuk jabals
SAD.414/12/52- 53
Journey by lorry to the Kowalib; availability of foodstuffs
SAD.414/12/54-55
Visit to Jabal Werna and to the hills east of Eliri
SAD.414/12/56-57
Visit to Talodi
SAD.414/12/58-60
Visit to Abbasia from Bakht er Ruda students on study leave
SAD.414/12/61-63
Arrival of Owen's family; selection of new `umdah for the Hawazma; visit to Coptic schoolmasters at Kauda
SAD.414/12/64- 65
Onlooker at hernia operation; removal of one of the meks in the Moro hills and the amalgamation of his section into one big Moro administration
SAD.414/12/66-67
Inspection of roads and selection of sites for new wells; investigation of murder case
SAD.414/13/1-48
1942 Jan 4 - Oct 11
Continuation of letters home from Rashad:
SAD.414/13/1-2
Celebration for Kurban Bairam; gun smuggling in the Nuba jabals
SAD.414/13/3-4
Encounter with lion en route to Kaka; magisterial enquiry into a murder
SAD.414/13/5-6
Outbreak of cerebro-spinal meningitis
SAD.414/13/7-8
Treatment of C.S.M. sufferers
SAD.414/13/9- 10
Revival of cloth weaving at Rashad; farewell party for the ma`mur at Rashad
SAD.414/13/11- 12
Trek around district with J.C.N. Donald; spread of C.S.M.; spinning and weaving of local cotton; assessment of the work of missionaries
SAD.414/13/13- 14
Visit from veterinary inspector Glanville; total eclipse of the sun; work on constructing a dam at Rashad
SAD.414/13/15-17
Preparations for leave
SAD.414/13/18-19
Account of journey back from Kenya
SAD.414/13/20-22
Effects of the late rains
SAD.414/13/23- 24
Investigation into the misbehaviour of the mek of the Kowalib; visit to the mission station at Abri; recruitment for the new S.D.F. brigade; trial of an ex- `umdah of the Hawazma for murder
SAD.414/13/25-26
Arrival of the rains; attempts to control rinderpest; steps taken to encourage the manufacture of local cloth at Rashad
SAD.414/13/27-28
Training of recruits
SAD.414/13/29-30
Attachment of trainee sub-ma`mur to the district; encounter with Nuba hunting party
SAD.414/13/31-32
Shortage of petrol and mechanical parts; reliance on local produce; difficulties encountered in selecting an `umdah for a section of the Hawazma
SAD.414/13/33-34
Changes in the seasonal movement of the Aulad Hameid due to rinderpest; shortage of servants; training of recruits; supervision of timber production
SAD.414/13/35-36
General prosperity of the district
SAD.414/13/37- 38
Send-off for recruits leaving for El Obeid; description of Sudanese music and musical instruments
SAD.414/13/39- 40
Use of prisoners on public works schemes
SAD.414/13/41- 42
Continued investigations into the cause of yellow fever; seasonal increase in the numbers of insects
SAD.414/13/43-44
Difficulties in trekking due to heavy rains
SAD.414/13/45-56
Attendance at mission service for Nuba at Heiban; problems caused by lack of medical evidence of cause of death in murder cases
SAD.414/13/47-48
From Khartoum during a short break prior to taking up a D.C.'s post in western Kordofan; marriage of Denis Vidler; absence of cars in Khartoum; rehearsals for performance of Blithe spirit
SAD.414/14/1-69
1942 Nov 6 - 1943 Dec 17
Letters home from En Nahud, western Kordofan:
SAD.414/14/1-2
Trek through the northern Hamar country; difficulties of the road to El Fasher; assessment of the shartais of northern Kordofan; problems caused by nomads
SAD.414/14/3-4
Trek through Dar Hamar; standards of Hamar courts
SAD.414/14/5-6
Inspection tour by Kingdon the Deputy Governor; visit to Meroitic remains at Zangor
SAD.414/14/7-9
Trek to the Arab fariqs as far west as the Darfur border; investigation of complaints of Dinka crossing the boundaries and bringing rinderpest
SAD.414/14/10-11
Settlement of disputes between the Hamar and the Kababish; assessment of two main nazirs, Muniim and Babu
SAD.414/14/12- 13
Tribal meeting at Um Qozein in Darfur; lack of grain for the nomad tribes
SAD.414/14/14- 15
Trek to Lagowa to investigate relapsing fever; surveying of the El Obeid-Fasher road
SAD.414/14/16- 18
Description of the Messiriyyah of the Lagowa area; visit to Tuleshi, 20 miles N.E. of Lagowa
SAD.414/14/19- 20
Visit from Huddleston the Governor- General
SAD.414/14/21- 23
Attendance at the Abyei meeting
SAD.414/14/24- 25
Trek through the jabals to the east
SAD.414/14/26- 27
Trek to jabals Kasha and Shifr; visit to an unofficial 'youth' court where minor complaints were settled
SAD.414/14/28-30
Sources of water for livestock
SAD.414/14/31-32
Congo troops with Belgian officers travelling along the Fasher road; lack of wild life in Dar Hamar; decreasing use of tebeldi trees for water storage
SAD.414/14/33-34
Attendance at a Syrian Roman Catholic service and a christening
SAD.414/14/35-36
Trek in the Dajo hills, then north of Lagowa and on to Tuleshi
SAD.414/14/37-39
Camel trek through northern Hamar country; problems caused by the N. Kordofan nomads; dangers of overproduction and deforestation
SAD.414/14/40-41
On trek to Burdia to prevent over-hunting of game by the Nuba; account of daily routine in Nahud and on trek
SAD.414/14/42-43
From Kosti re the journey south on leave
SAD.414/14/44-45
En route to Juba on the S.S. Rejaf 414/14/46-47 On trek along the northern borders of the district; description of the lake at Um Badr; campaign against locusts including the efforts of the dambari
SAD.414/14/48-50
Description of local birds
SAD.414/14/51-52
Appointment of J. Seamer to the district
SAD.414/14/53-54
On trek in the Hugeirat; lack of facilities for the insane; major court and settlement of disputes at Buta
SAD.414/14/55-57
Trial of El Obeid merchants for smuggling sugar; question and answer session at Nahud girls' school; Trade Board held for the redivision of controlled goods
SAD.414/14/58-59
Birth of Owen's daughter; recruitment at jabal Tuleshi; trek to Keilak
SAD.414/14/60-61
Recapture of escaped prisoners
SAD.414/14/62-64
Social life in Nahud
SAD.414/14/65-66
Meeting with Deng Atwot, brother of the Dinka chief Deng Majok; attendance at Messiriyyah meeting to choose a new nazir
SAD.414/14/67-69
Planned visit from the Governor-General; trek to Dinka area in the south of the district on the Bahr al-Arab; inspection of Dinka school for boys; description of a khalwa at Nahud; visit from Newbold the Civil Secretary
SAD.414/15/1-105
1944 Jan 6 - 1945 Sep 16
Continuation of letters home from En Nahud:
SAD.414/15/1-2
Annual assessment of traders' profits tax
SAD.414/15/3-4
On trek in Dinka country along the Bahr el Arab with the nazir Babu and Deng Majok, the Dinka chief; description of way of life of the Dinka
SAD.414/15/5-6
Visit by Huddleston the Governor- General
SAD.414/15/7-8
On trek to the Dinka villages south of the Bahr al-Arab and from there to Gorinti on the Darfur border
SAD.414/15/9-10
Two major courts in Nahud; election of a merchant to represent Western Kordofan commercial interests on the province council
SAD.414/15/11-12
Tea party with the head of the Syrian community; series of fires in the police lines
SAD.414/15/13-14
On trek in the western part of Dar Hamar; visit from an auditor; reluctance of the Hamar to dig wells
SAD.414/15/15-16
Um Badr meeting; trek through the Kaja jabals
SAD.414/15/17-18
Luncheon party at the end of the Um Badr meeting; appointment of a new president of the local court
SAD.414/15/19-20
Habub; election of a new head of the Syrian community in Nahud; unsuccessful lion hunt
SAD.414/15/21-23
High incidence of veneral disease in the country; general shortage of water
SAD.414/15/24-25
Abiemum meeting; collection of Ngork Dinka tribute
SAD.414/15/26-28
Views of working towards independence
SAD.414/15/29-31
Radio broadcast from Omdurman for the Abiemum Dinka meeting; account of a typical day at Nahud
SAD.414/15/32-33
Colony of West Africans at Abu Zabad
SAD.414/15/34-36
Attendance at the annual mother's day celebrations at Nahud girls' school; plans for a petrol dump at Nahud
SAD.414/15/37-38
Trek along the northern Kordofan borders; difficulties experienced by lorry convoy to El Fasher; visit from Egyptian conjurer
SAD.414/15/39-40
Death of Jack Morrison; views on Sudanese marriage; description of a Syrian wedding
SAD.414/15/41-42
Fire in Nahud; on trek from Lagowa via jabals Tuleshi, Tima, Tabaq, Abu Ganuk, Shifr and Kasha to Abu Zabad; problems with the Tuleshi
SAD.414/15/43-44
On trek towards Abu Zabad; burning of a Fellata village
SAD.414/15/45-46
Trek to the Muglad area; floods in Nahud; preparations for the arrival of locusts; marriage of the nazir Babu to a grand- daughter of Sayyid `Abd al- Rahman
SAD.414/15/47-48
Availability of beer brewed from the dom palm; final of football cup in Nahud
SAD.414/15/49-50
Journey south to Kenya for leave; influx of foreign nationals in Kosti
SAD.414/15/51-53
Marooned for 4 days in the sudd; tracking elephant near Bor
SAD.414/15/54-55
On leave in Kenya
SAD.414/15/56-59
Journey back to Nahud
SAD.414/15/60-61
Crisis in Muglad among the Humr; establishment of a green belt around Nahud by the Agriculture Department; backlog of major and minor courts, institution of the new Nahud town council and various crises to settle
SAD.414/15/62-63
Felaita tribal meeting
SAD.414/15/64-67
By lorry to Burdia and Lagowa and from there to the jabals of Tabaq and Abu Ganuk
SAD.414/15/68-69
Discussions on the patrol for jabal Tuleshi; Hamar shartais' meeting; reluctance of Hamar to allow education for girls
SAD.414/15/70-71
Correspondence from Deng Maj Ok; to Muglad to settle a dispute among the Aulad Surur section of the Humr; appointment of a new shartai for Humeir
SAD.414/15/72-73
Imposition of a fine on the Aulad Surur
SAD.414/15/74-75
Reasons for the Tuleshi patrol
SAD.414/15/76
Trek to Kigeira to visit the Felaita
SAD.414/15/77-78
Auction of Dinka cattle confiscated as fines; on trek along the Bahr al-Arab; crocodile hunt
SAD.414/15/79
Visit from the Grand Qadi
SAD.414/15/80-82
Success of the Tuleshi patrol in removing the people from the jabal
SAD.414/15/83
Buying up of surplus grain to feed Khartoum and the north
SAD.414/15/84-85
Success of Nahud town council; growth in urban populations with resulting problems
SAD.414/15/86
Discussion at the club at Nahud on educational progress
SAD.414/15/87
Tribal meeting at Foja; problems caused by nomads from N. Kordofan
SAD.414/15/88
Collection of Dinka poll-tax at Abyei; Maulid al-Nabi celebrations; visit by Pridie, Director of Medical Services to Jiddah for discussions on the Sudan pilgrims
SAD.414/15/89-91
En route back to the Sudan after leave in England; description of fellow passengers
SAD.414/15/92-94
On trek north of Lagowa via jabal Tuleshi; viewing game at the salt licks; murder investigation at Lagowa
SAD.414/15/95-96
Removal of dwellings on jabal Tuleshi; language and customs of the Nuba at Tima
SAD.414/15/97-98
Discovery of goods jettisoned by an American aeroplane; decision of Nahud town council to reject plans for a cinema
SAD.414/15/99
Syrian victory party at Nahud
SAD.414/15/100-102
Trek through Dar Hamar and to Zalata on the Darfur border
SAD.414/15/103-105
Victory parade and sports gathering at Nahud
SAD.414/16/1-93
1945 Nov 17 - 1947 Dec 31
Letters home from Wau, Equatoria:
SAD.414/16/1-2
Stop at Juba en route for Wau to meet Marwood the governor
SAD.414/16/3-4
Tribal markings among northern Sudanese; description of the Raga road; meeting with Fr. Simone of the Raga mission and Fr. Zugnoni of the mission at Deim Zubeir
SAD.414/16/5-7
Meeting for chiefs of Raga and Aweil districts
SAD.414/16/8-9
On trek on the eastern border with Upper Nile Province surveying the possible site for a new road; unsuitability of Dinka as porters
SAD.414/16/10-11
Meeting with Wedderburn-Maxwell (D.C. Nuer) at Bilnyang
SAD.414/16/12-13
Visit to Shambe and to L. Nubor to settle Dinka disputes
SAD.414/16/14-15
Visit to the mission stations at Deim Zubeir and Raga
SAD.414/16/16-17
Visit to the mission at Nyamlell; trek to Safaha on the Bahr al-Arab to settle a dispute over grazing rights along the river
SAD.414/16/18-19
Serious disturbance between the Dinka and the Rizeigat on the river
SAD.414/16/20-23
Journey back from leave in England; C.M.S. conference in Juba
SAD.414/16/24-30
Major court at Aweil
SAD.414/16/31-32
Investigation into the murder of an Italian Father at Mboro
SAD.414/16/33-35
Visit to Meridi and Yambio; Zande resettlement scheme operated by T.F.G. Wyld; meeting with doctors Woodman and Kirk on the Sueh river
SAD.414/16/36-37
Journey to Meshra to meet the steamer; Christmas celebrations at Wau
SAD.414/16/38-40
Capture of specimens for the local zoo and for despatch to Khartoum and London zoos
SAD.414/16/41-44
Inspection of offices and prisons at Yirol, Rumbek and Tonj
SAD.414/16/45-48
Visit from Bowker, Minister to the British Embassy in Cairo; comparisons between Egyptian and Sudanese local government; views of the southern Sudanese on the future of the country
SAD.414/16/49-51
Tribal meeting at Ashana; visit to the mission at Nyamlell
SAD.414/16/52-55
Trip to Abyei across flooded country
SAD.414/16/56-57
Visit at Wau from Danish expedition; D.C.'s meeting; inefficiency of the Public Works Department
SAD.414/16/58-60
Meeting with H.E. Hurst of the Egyptian Irrigation Department at Juba; government takeover of southern education; trek among the Aliab Dinka
SAD.414/16/61-63
Visits from Archdeacon and Mrs. Gibson, E. and Mrs. Pope of Posts and Telegraphs and Pat de Robeck, O.C. Equatorials; decision on the site for the new Teachers Training Centre at Bussere
SAD.414/16/64-66
Trip to Rumbek and Yirol
SAD.414/16/67-69
Visit to mission at Nyamlell
SAD.414/16/70-71
Complaints about B.J. Chatterton, D.C. Lakes District; discussions with the Acting Bishop of the R.C. Mission on steps taken without official permission
SAD.414/16/72-75
Strike of southern officials in Juba and Wau and an unrelated strike at the Nyinakok sawmills
SAD.414/16/76-77
Gathering information and statistics for the commission from Khartoum into southern pay and terms of service
SAD.414/16/78-80
Description of a major court; concert at the mission school at Wau; murder of Father Arpe at Mboro
SAD.414/16/81-82
Arrival of the commission; failure of the last Jur river steamer to get through the sudd to Wau
SAD.414/16/83-84
Arrival of Owen's family
SAD.414/16/85-87
Negotiations on the removal of the R.C. mission from Raffili; arrival of Leinhardt to undertake anthropological research into the Dinka; preparations for the assimilation of southern staff into northern scales and rates of pay
SAD.414/16/88-93
Christmas celebrations
SAD.414/17/1-45
1948 Jan 7 - Jun 30
Continuation of letters home from Wau, Equatoria:
SAD.414/17/1-4
Lectures to southern officials to prepare them for administrative exams; meeting with the Rileys); C.M.S. missionaries at Yirol
SAD.414/17/5-8
Arrangements for family leave
SAD.414/17/9-11
Inspection of Kreish Settlement at Boro, 70 miles west of Raga; visit from Kyles, the Chief Commissioner of Police, Khartoum; Maulid al-Nabi celebrations
SAD.414/17/12-14
Family news
SAD.414/17/15-16
Visit to Rumbek to discuss anti-famine measures; new secondary school for Rumbek; visit from a group of ecologists
SAD.414/17/17-18
Petrol rationing; need for experiments in tractor ploughing
SAD.414/17/19-20
Trip to Juba for discussions with C.A.E. Lea; farewell to Marwood, the governor
SAD.414/17/21-23
Railway and Steamers strike
SAD.414/17/24-25
Unrest in Egypt; hunting trip to the river Ibba
SAD.414/17/26-27
Trek with the Wilsons to the Jur river narrows to investigate the possibility of sudd cutting operations; visit to Dinka cattle camps
SAD.414/17/28-29
Severe storm
SAD.414/17/30-31
Visit from Stead, from the Railways Department investigating the prospects for government bus and carriage services
SAD.414/17/32-33
Progress with the construction of the school at Rumbek; meeting with Archdeacon Shaw
SAD.414/17/34-35
Trek southwards to Yubu in Zande District to meet the Civil Secretary, J.W. Robertson
SAD.414/17/36-37
Visits to Wau by various missionaries for the Corpus Christi festival
SAD.414/17/38-39
Hunting crocodile with the Fellata
SAD.414/17/40-41
Completion of the leper colony, the new army headquarters and the new staff houses
SAD.414/17/42-43
Discussions on the removal of the mission station from Raffili
SAD.414/17/44-45
Difficulties of providing church services in different languages; army move into their new headquarters at Gorinti; ceremony for the new Bahr al-Ghazal Province
SAD.647/1/1-61
1948 Jul 7 - 1949 Dec 14
Letters home from Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal Province:
SAD.647/1/1-2
Service to mark the creation of Bahr al-Ghazal Province; comparison between Zande and Moru singing
SAD.647/1/3-4
Use of prisoners as security guards
SAD.647/1/5-6
Preparation for the election of province members for the Legislative Assembly; complaints of the incompetence of the P.W.D.; visit to the new school at Mundri and the C.M.S. centre at Lui
SAD.647/1/7-8
Arrival of R.C.S. MacGill, the new D.C. for Raga
SAD.647/1/9-10
Difficulties facing the province medical staff; meeting of province council; election of members for the Legislative Assembly
SAD.647/1/11- 12
Visit from Charleton on an inspection tour of Shell agencies in the south
SAD.647/1/13- 14
Appearance of a comet
SAD.647/1/15- 16
Chiefs' meeting at Gogrial; King's Day celebrations
SAD.647/1/17- 18
Sports meeting at Nyinakok sawmills; Public Health Board meeting
SAD.647/1/19-20
Trip to Lake Nyubor; opening of local government centre at Chwei Bet; capture of a white rhino
SAD.647/1/21-22
Visit from Harrison, a pasture-research expert
SAD.647/1/23-24
Annual meeting at Ashana; hunting crocodile at night; visit to Deim Zubeir mission and to the Kreish settlement at Boro
SAD.647/1/25- 26
Educational course for R.C. missionaries at Nyamlell
SAD.647/1/27-28
On trek to Kajo Kaji, through the mountains to the Nile at Shukoli and then upstream; description of the resthouse at Kajo Kaji, built by Stigand
SAD.647/1/29- 30
Departure of C.W. Beer for Blue Nile Province; official relations with the R.C. mission
SAD.647/1/31-32
Visit to Bussere and Tonj with E. Thomas, the assistant Civil Secretary
SAD.647/1/33-37
Arrival of Howe, the Governor-General on an inspection tour
SAD.647/1/38-39
Accompanied the Governor-General's party to Bussere and Peili and then to the river Bo; dispute over Dinka burial
SAD.647/1/40- 41
Hunting crocodile at night; discussions with province representatives on the Legislative Assembly
SAD.647/1/42- 43
Double christening; visit from the Minister for Justice
SAD.647/1/44- 45
End of the drought; visit from Aldworth and Ball of the Education Department to study the technical school
SAD.647/1/46-47
Difficulties in obtaining a haircut; inspection of mechanical ploughing experiments; Dinka exorcism
SAD.647/1/48- 49
Drawing up rules for a trade union for the workers at Nyinakok sawmills
SAD.647/1/50-51
Fighting in Wau prison; province council meeting
SAD.647/1/52-53
Weekly prison inspection; appointment of a prison wardress to look after the female prisoners
SAD.647/1/54- 55
Trip to Tonj and Rumbek; meeting of the Board of Governors at Bussere college
SAD.647/1/56- 57
Capsize of the ferry at Wau; investigations into sleeping sickness
SAD.647/1/58- 59
Criticism of apartheid; chiefs meeting at Aweil
SAD.647/1/60- 61
Visit to Meshra to meet the steamer; remains of Marchand's iron boat, abandoned in 1898; inspection of prison at Gogrial; campaign of rinderpest vaccination at Nyamlell
SAD.647/2/1-51
1950 Jan 4 - Dec 27
Continuation of letters home from Wau, Bahr al- Ghazal:
SAD.647/2/1-2
Sports meeting at Nyinakok; Maulid al-Nabi celebrations; visit to the mission at Deim Zubeir, former centre of the slave trade
SAD.647/2/3-4
Visit by a ceramic expert to the tile factory at Tonj
SAD.647/2/5-6
From Khartoum; changes in staff in the Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.647/2/7-8
Account of his week in Khartoum including a two day stay at the Palace; assessment of Sir Robert Howe, the Governor-General; appointment of Hillard as the General Manager of Sudan Railways
SAD.647/2/9-10
Work on the revision of an English-Arabic vocabulary and colloquial dictionary; visit from public health inspectors and G. Jansen-Smith, Asst-Director of Education for the south
SAD.647/2/11- 12
Difficulties in recruiting for the technical services; on trek to the Sueh river
SAD.647/2/13-14
D.C.'s meeting at Wau; discussions with the Catholic Bishop; annual meeting with Kordofan and Upper Nile Province
SAD.647/2/15-16
Inspection tour to Raga to see the new D.C. and the new Rural District Council; influx of Fellata at Boro
SAD.647/2/17-18
Easter celebrations including a visit from Bishop Allison
SAD.647/2/19-22
Visit from Harvie, a government statistician to assess the cost of living
SAD.647/2/23- 24
Visit from Wordsworth, an ex-D.C., now running Cooperative Societies throughout the Sudan; examination of telegraph line from Rumbek to Shambe
SAD.647/2/25- 26
Loss of the steamer Kerreri at Malakal; two major courts
SAD.647/2/27- 28
Visit to Tonj
SAD.647/2/29- 30
Criticism of Mechanical Transport; visit from C.A.E. Lea, Director of Establishments
SAD.647/2/31- 32
Visit from T.M. Cowan, the Commissioner for Labour; failure to move the R.C. mission from Raffili
SAD.647/2/33-34
To Aweil with Miss Jackson, headmistress of Tonj school
SAD.647/2/35-36
Visit to Tonj school
SAD.647/2/37-38
Bairam holiday; fire at the Arabic school at Wau
SAD.647/2/39-40
Prison inspection
SAD.647/2/41-42
Car accident on the Bussere road; prevalence of araki around Aweil
SAD.647/2/43- 44
Poor state of the Wau-Aweil road
SAD.647/2/45-47
Reasons for growing number of prisoners; meeting of the Board of Governors of Bussere Teacher Training College; trouble at Rumbek secondary school
SAD.647/2/48-49
Visit to the R.C. mission at Raga; inspection of the Mandala, Fallata and Kreish settlements of Raga District
SAD.647/2/50-51
Christmas festivities; report of a debate in the Legislative Assembley on self-government within a year
SAD.647/3/1-48
1951 Jan 2 - Nov 30
Continuation of letters home from Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal:
SAD.647/3/1-2
To Aweil to prepare for Province council meeting; inability of the P.W.D. to improve the main Wau-Aweil road
SAD.647/3/3-6
Ashana meeting; back to Wau via Chak Chak, administrative centre of the Shatt
SAD.647/3/7-8
Proposal for a cinema in Wau; evidence of cannibalism among the Zande; withdrawal of the C.M.S. from Rumbek and Yirol
SAD.647/3/9-10
Cultivation of hashish
SAD.647/3/11-14
Visit to Juba for talks with the governor; three days local leave spent hunting game
SAD.647/3/15- 16
Flying ants as a local delicacy; discussions on the 10-year medical expansion programme
SAD.647/3/17- 18
Visit to Meshra
SAD.647/3/19-20
Aerial photography survey undertaken by the Survey Department for the Forestry Department
SAD.647/3/21- 24
Trial of a local merchant for overcharging on fixed price goods; visit to the R.C. mission at Raga
SAD.647/3/25- 26
Visitto the province by the Governor-General, stopping at Mvolo, Yirol, Lake Nyubor and Rumbek
SAD.647/3/27- 28
Police mutiny in Khartoum
SAD.647/3/29-30
Inspection of a site for a new mission at Mbili
SAD.647/3/31-32
Problems at Aweil school between northern and southern masters
SAD.647/3/33-34
Visit to the girls' and boys' schools at Tonj; celebrations for the R.C. Bishop's jubilee at Wau
SAD.647/3/35-36
Visit to the Fathers at Bussere; dispute involving the headmaster at Tonj
SAD.647/3/37- 38
Shortage of food throughout the province
SAD.647/3/39-40
Stop at Malakal on return from leave; arrival of two new Swiss doctors at Wau
SAD.647/3/41-42
Aims for a federation of the southern provinces with maintenance of British administration; prison inspection; police crusade against hashish
SAD.647/3/43- 44
Arrival of a tsetse research party; importance of hippos for the fish industry
SAD.647/3/45- 46
Visit to the Kwajok mission; appointment of two agricultural inspectors to teach cultivation to the Dinka
SAD.647/3/47- 48
Installation of electric light in Wau
SAD.647/4/1-63
1952 Jan 4 - 1953 Apr 27
Continuation of letters home from Wau, Bahr al- Ghazal:
SAD.647/4/1-2
Capsize of ferry at Wau; visit to the mission at Nyamlell; approval for an all-weather road to Meshra
SAD.647/4/3-4
Visiting geologist, prospecting for gold and Archdeacon Shaw, working on a translation of the Bible into Dinka
SAD.647/4/5-6
From the site of a proposed copper mine at Hofrat en Nahas; possibility of resettling Kafia Kingi; province council meeting in Wau
SAD.647/4/7-8
Prospects for gold mining in the west of the province; spread of cerebro- spinal meningitis
SAD.647/4/9-10
Meeting at Tonj
SAD.647/4/11-12
Subscriptions for the new church at Wau; eclipse of the sun
SAD.647/4/13-14
Meeting with staff from Kordofan at Tooralay; views in Kordofan and Darfur on domination by an urban efendi government after independence; visit to Kwajok and Mayen missions; party of journalists and photographers from the Public Relations Office to report on economic progress
SAD.647/4/15-16
Removal of gelignite which had deteriorated into a dangerous condition
SAD.647/4/17-19
Local leave in the Nimule area; approval of plans for Wau church
SAD.647/4/20-21
Shortage of petrol; epidemic of cerebro-spinal meningitis; influx of locusts
SAD.647/4/22-23
Visit to the mission at Deim Zubeir; increased drunkenness, particularly among government officials and empoloyees, recently paid a gratuity
SAD.647/4/24-25
Visit to Ashana and Nyamlell
SAD.647/4/26-27
Campaign against the tsetse fly; visit from Turner of the Ministry of Education to investigate the teaching of arts and crafts; dispute between prison warders and Arab merchants
SAD.647/4/28- 31
Visiting government officials
SAD.647/4/32-33
Major court in Wau taken by Judge D. Hawley; concert by a Sudanese singer Asha al-Fellatia, the first woman singer to appear on the stage
SAD.647/4/34-35
Inspection of the mission trades school
SAD.647/4/36-37
Visit from Canon Sharland
SAD.647/4/38
Repercussions of developments in Egypt; visit from J.W. Robertson the Civil Secretary (incomplete)
SAD.647/4/39-40
Supervision of the construction of Wau church; visit to Khartoum for various conferences; relations between Egypt and the Sudan; preparations for elections; arrest of hashish growers
SAD.647/4/41-42
Use of guaranteed prisoners for manual labour
SAD.647/4/43-44
Return of Bishop Mason from a fund-raising trip to the U.S.A. for the R.C. cathedral in Wau; inspection of police drill in preparation for elections
SAD.647/4/45- 46
Shortage of doctors; visit to Africa Inland Mission at Akot; difficulties facing the married Protestant missionaries; request for a R.C. trades school at Yirol (outside the R.C. sphere of influence)
SAD.647/4/47- 48
Visit to the mission station at Kwajok; death of Ungwich, biggest of the Jur chiefs
SAD.647/4/49-51
Christmas festivities; party of journalists from the Arabic press touring the south with Shingeiti, the Speaker of the House
SAD.647/4/52- 56
Great sorrow at political developments; local leave to Baduigilu to view game
SAD.647/4/57- 58
Visit from A.C. Beaton, head of the Civil Service, to explain government policy; with Beaton and J.W. Robertson to the inter province meeting at Abiemum
SAD.647/4/59-61
Discussions with Selwyn Lloyd on the repercussions of the Anglo-Egyptian agreement
SAD.647/4/62-63
Final leave-taking and farewell parties; completion of Wau church and election of parish council
SAD.346/6/1-72
1973 Sep-1980 Jun 6
Letters to Owen after his retirement concerning the Sudan and related publications by Owen and others, with some enclosures. Includes: Sudan newsletter entitled “The Broken Grass Curtain”, mainly discussing the Addis Ababa Agreement (SAD.346/6/1); letters from S. McCall, McGill University, questioning Owen on various events in southern Sudan towards the end of Anglo-Egyptian rule, and enclosing extensive extracts from his upcoming book (SAD.346/6/9-59); R.O. Collins, University of California, recommending a number of his publications on the Sudan and discussing the state of southern Sudan (SAD.346/6/62-64,66); F.M. Deng, Sudanese Minister of State, on a recent visit to the United Kingdom (SAD.346/6/70); R.O. Collins from Khartoum concerning his research into Owen's memoranda on the South and quoting various extracts (SAD.346/6/71)
SAD.346/7/1-24
1977 May 28-1978 Feb 1
Letters concerning wildlife conservation in the Sudan and the publication of the report Wildlife conservation and management in the Southern Sudan: project findings and recommendations by J.H. Blower, Wildlife Consultant. Includes: copy of a letter from J.H. Blower to F. Vollmar, World Wildlife Fund, outlining the problems faced by wildlife in the Sudan and requesting that the WWF pay more attention to the Sudan (SAD.346/7/1-2); D.R. Duggleby, Zoological Society of London, to Owen concerning a planned expedition to the sudd region of the Sudan (SAD.346/7/5); J.H. Blower to Owen enclosing a summary of his report (SAD.346/7/10-14); copy letter from President Nimeiri of the Sudan to Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands following his receipt of the wildlife management report (SAD.346/7/15-16); J.H. Blower to Owen outlining his views as to how the problem of wildlife conservation in Sudan might be tackled (SAD.346/7/17-19); small clipping from an unidentified newspaper on hunting and tourism in southern Sudan (SAD.346/7/20); J.N. Kundaeli, IUCN, to Owen concerning wildlife conservation in the Sudan (SAD.346/7/23-24)
SAD.346/8/1-10
1926-1948
Assorted personal papers:
SAD.346/8/1
1926 Jun 14
War stock certificate issued to Owen
SAD.346/8/2
1930 Apr 5
Letter to Owen from [Ach?] at St Paul's Cathedral Mission College, Calcutta, India concerning his work lecturing at the college, growing political unrest amongst the students, an incident between a Punjabi servant and a Bengali student, the approach of the official start of Civil Disobedience in India and the various plans of the students and local community
SAD.346/8/3
1931 Jul 10
Newspaper clipping from The Bournemouth Times and Directory including a photograph of the marriage of C.A.E. Lea, Assistant District Commissioner, Northern Kordofan Province, to his Sheila Maclagan
SAD.346/8/4
[1930s]
Poem [by Owen] entitled “Lines for a bottle of weed killer”
SAD.346/8/5-6
[1930s]
Personal letter to Owen from unidentified sender concerning their religious conviction and divergence from the Roman Catholic Church
SAD.346/8/7
[1940s]
Certificate for conversion stock issued to Owen
SAD.346/8/8-9
[1940s-1950s]
Diary extract dated 11-15 February from an unknown year concerning a hunting trip taken by Owen and his wife Margaret in southern Sudan
SAD.346/8/10
1948 Jul 3
Optician's prescription issued to Owen from Maurice G. Goldenberg, a Khartoum based optician
2. Memoirs
SAD.769/10/1-76; 769/11/1-68; 769/12/1- 65
1960- 1961
“Sudan Days”, a memoir of Owen's life in the Sudan, 1926-1953
SAD.769/10/1-8
Introduction reasons for writing; outline history of the country
SAD.769/10/9-10
Explanation of terms used
SAD.769/10/11-24
“The daily round” - the routine and daily life of a District Commissioner; inspection of police, markaz animals; office routine; inspection of schools; discussions with missionaries; hearing petitions
SAD.769/10/25-33
“The rest of the day's your own” - leisure activities; visits to the barber; football; taking tea with visitors; Syrian christening; powers of the dambari
SAD.769/10/34-46
“The Arab leader” - relations with shaikhs, `umdahs and nazirs ; descriptions and assessments of individual leaders
SAD.769/10/47-59
“The Beja tribes” - based on experiences in Kassala Province 1932-36; trekking; importance of the dom nut; weapons used by the Bija; collection of tribute; pastimes; tribal dancing; Gash scheme
SAD.769/10/60-76
“The Nilotic South” - way of life of the Dinka; introduction of local government; methods of fishing; Dinka courts; inter-tribal battles
SAD.769/11/1-19
“A visit to the Nuba Mountains” - recruitment of soldiers and police; homesteads; sports and pastimes; rites and ceremonies; leadership of the meks; youth court; description of Tuleshi and the decision to send a military patrol to remove the inhabitants to the base of the hill
SAD.769/11/20-32
“Crime and the law” - major courts presided over by the District Commissioner; capture of criminals; examples of different crimes; native courts
SAD.769/11/33-39
“Prisons” - religious services for prisoners; female prisoners
SAD.769/11/40-48
“Police and police drivers” - variety of police duties, musketry practice
SAD.769/11/49-56
“Education” - by education; inspections of schools; performances of school bands and plays; girls' education
SAD.769/11/57-68
“The public health” - attitudes towards the Medical Service; staff of the Medical Service and their duties; dispensaries; compaigns against epidemics; public health inspectors
SAD.769/12/1-8
“Missions” - mission activity in the south; assessment of Roman Catholic and Protestant effectiveness; personal relations with missionaries; problems caused by alcohol; mission education
SAD.769/12/9-18
“Communications” - methods of travel; roads and bridges; postal system, telegraph and telephone
SAD.769/12/19-31
“The official” - the ma`mur, qadi, sub- ma`mur, head clerk, accountant, sarraf ; officials' families; technical officials
SAD.769/12/32-42
“Servants”
SAD.769/12/43-52
“Recreations” - riding, polo, hunting, fishing, hill-climbing, bird watching
SAD.769/12/53-62
“Colleagues and the Central Government” - relations between Khartoum and the provinces; official levées; Secretariat service; examination boards; qualities and failings of colleagues, British and Sudanese
SAD.769/12/63-65
“Departmental Ditty” [xerox of typescript)
SAD.769/13/1-3
1980 Aug 15
Note on the Juba Conference 1947 by Owen with covering letter to K.D.D. Henderson
3. Diaries
SAD.346/9/1-78
1922 Jan 1-Oct 15
Diary covering Owen's life in Oxford and London - particularly his university studies, social events, sports (mainly cricket and rowing) and birdwatching
SAD.346/10/1-60
1924 Jan 1-Nov 30
Diary covering Owen's life in Oxford and London - particularly his university studies, social events, sports (mainly cricket and rowing) and birdwatching
SAD.346/11/1-45
1925 Jan 2-Dec 31
Diary covering Owen's life in Oxford and London - particularly his university studies, social events, sports (mainly cricket and rowing) and birdwatching. At a couple of points in the last half of the diary Owen makes very brief mention of his investigation into the Sudan Political Service as a career option.
SAD.346/12/1-70
1926 Jan 1-Nov 24
Diary covering Owen's life in Oxford and London - particularly social events, sports (including rowing), and birdwatching. At a couple of points in the first half of the diary Owen makes brief mention of the Sudan Political Service recruitment process (though he refers to it as the SCS). From 9 August, after he discovers he has been selected, he talks occassionally about the training process - particularly learning Arabic.
SAD.346/13/1-190
1928 Jan 1-1929 Jan 1
Diary covering Owen's time as Assistant District Commissioner, Geteina/Ed Dueim, White Nile Province. The diary begins shortly after Owen's appointment as Assistant District Commissioner, Geteina/Ed Dueim having initially been posted in Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; tackling slavery; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools and local agriculture; treks around White Nile Province to settle cases, collect tax and meet with local shaykhs, `umdahs and other notables; colleagues, friends and family; game hunting and shooting; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: a meglis of `umdahs (SAD.346/13/4); a visit to Khartoum for exams and to meet with other SPS officials appointed around the same time as Owen (SAD.346/13/4v-8); preparation and hosting of King's Day celebrations in Geteina with sports events, animal judging and dances , during which Owen comments on the quality of the spear throwing (SAD.346/13/8v-9); a trip to England on leave (SAD.346/13/18v-83); Owen's thoughts about the possibility of obtaining a secondment to the Legal Department (SAD.346/13/84v); the discovery of large scale slave trafficking from Abyssinia to Kordofan and Darfur (SAD.346/13/88); inspection of local schools (SAD.346/13/89v-91); a fire in a tukl (SAD.346/13/93v); temporary relocation to Kosti to hear cases and disputes (SAD.346/13/96v-110); various cases of slavery (SAD.346/13/97v-98v); a murder case involving a number of accused men (SAD.346/13/101v-102); a case of an escaped prisoner (SAD.346/13/105,106v); a discussion with local notables on slavery and the differing opinions on the issue (SAD.346/13/120v); a maulid ceremony and procession (SAD.346/13/121); visit to the tomb of Shaykh al-Sadiq for the swearing of an oath, with Owen's thoughts on Shaykh al-Sadiq, his life and his lasting influence (SAD.346/13/127v); a case involving a cut telgraph line near Wad Nail village (SAD.346/13/145); a visit by Police Commandant, Captain J. I. Chrystal (SAD.346/13/156-157); implementation of a central government policy for an amnesty and a general registration of all slaves (SAD.346/13/166); brief mention of the granting of greater financial control to the nazir (SAD.346/13/166v); Christmas celebrations in Dueim (SAD.346/13/181v); brief discussion with A.G. Pawson, Governor, White Nile Province, on the building of the Jebel Aulia dam (SAD.346/13/182)
SAD.346/14/1-186
1929 Jan 1-1930 Dec 31
Diary covering Owen's service as Assistant District Commissioner, Geteina/Ed Dueim, White Nile Province. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; tackling slavery; implementing land registration; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools and local agriculture; treks around White Nile Province to settle cases, collect tax and meet with local shaykhs, `umdahs and other notables; colleagues, friends and family; locust extermination; game hunting and shooting; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: preparation and hosting of King's Day celebrations in Geteina with sports events, animal judging and dances (SAD.346/14/11v-12); a case of unlawful killing at a circumcision ceremony in Hesei, White Nile Province, later taken to major court (SAD.346/14/24,26,30v,52-52v); visit by the Governor-General and his family to Hesei, near Amara, White Nile Province, with a large reception laid on by the Nazir, featuring dancing and performances (SAD.346/14/30-30v); hyena poisoning organised by Owen (SAD.346/14/33-33v); catching an escaped bull (SAD.346/14/35); a hyena hunt (SAD.346/14/40-40v); mention of Owen's prospects were he to transfer to the Legal Department (SAD.346/14/51); a trip to England on leave (SAD.346/14/55-103); incidences of bribe-taking at Nazir `Abd al-Gadir's court (SAD.346/14/107); Owen's opinion of Nazir `Abd al-Gadir (SAD.346/14/107v); Owen's thoughts on Islam (SAD.346/14/108); description of the work of a “well osta” (SAD.346/14/108); sinking of the province Nile steamer (SAD.346/14/116); the wishes of the [Danagla] and [Gaalin] of Geteina to be included under the Native Administration scheme (SAD.346/14/135); a case of a fight and murder at [Guez], White Nile Province (SAD.346/14/152,157,169v); a hunt for a bull (SAD.346/14/158); a ferry boundary dispute near Jabal Aulia (SAD.346/14/158v); mention of a specially built “prostitutes' quarter”, south of Jabal Aulia for workers building the dam (SAD.346/14/158v); Christmas celebrations in Dueim (SAD.346/14/180)
SAD.349/1/1-83
1930 Jan 1-Dec 31
Diary covering Owen's service as Assistant District Commissioner, Geteina/Ed Dueim, White Nile Province. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; tackling slavery; tackling gambling; implementing land registration; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools and local agriculture; treks around White Nile Province to settle cases, collect tax and meet with local shaykhs, `umdahs and other notables; colleagues, friends and family; locust extermination; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: case of the murder of Ahmad Satoor (SAD.349/1/1); descriptions of a diluka (SAD.349/1/4); preparation and hosting of King's Day celebrations in Geteina with sports events, animal judging and dances (SAD.349/1/7v-9); trial of the man accused of the murder of Ahmad Satoor (SAD.349/1/9v-10); investigation and trial relating to the killing of a Hamran man by a [Dabalaib] man (SAD.349/1/11v,13,15-16,20v); meeting of District Commissioners at Dueim, discussing the Native Administration scheme and land registration (SAD.349/1/43); a visit to the police training school and girls' training college at Omdurman (SAD.349/1/46); a trip home to England on leave (SAD.349/1/48-95); a case of a forged cheque (SAD.349/50v,96); a case involving a con-man conjuror (SAD.349/1/102v); an account by a Sudanese colleague of Owen's of a pilgrimage to Mina, Mecca and Medina (SAD.349/1/112v); the sinking of a ferry boat carrying a number of local Sudanese notables (SAD.349/1/126v); man killed by snakebite (SAD.349/1/135); a tukl fire (SAD.349/1/150); a very brief mention of a case of sexual assault against a local Sudanese man (SAD.349/1/167v); brief mentions of the economic situation and the government's “economy campaign” (SAD.349/1/172v,183); Christmas at Kosti (SAD.349/1/179v-180)
SAD.349/2/1-192
1931 Jan 1-Dec 31
Diary covering Owen's service as Assistant District Commissioner, Geteina/Ed Dueim, White Nile Province. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; tackling slavery; tackling gambling; implementing land registration; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools and local agriculture; treks around White Nile Province to settle cases, collect tax and meet with local shaykhs, `umdahs and other notables; colleagues, friends and family; locust extermination; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: the siting of a new petrol store (SAD.349/2/8); an accident involving Shaykh Bukhasi being knocked over by a horse (SAD.349/2/8); King's Day celebrations in Geteina with sports events, animal judging and dances (SAD.349/2/9); hunting a man-eating crocodile (SAD.349/2/13v-14); goodbye tea party for A.G Pawson, Governor of White Nile Province, before his transfer to Upper Nile Province (SAD.349/2/27); Owen's thoughts on the new Governor of White Nile Province, J.A. Reid (SAD.349/2/28); the departure of A.G Pawson, Governor of White Nile Province, upon his transfer to Upper Nile Province (SAD.349/2/36v-37); trip home to England on leave (SAD.349/2/42-89); two major court cases - one of seemingly accidental homicide and one of murder (SAD.349/2/96-97); hyena poisoning (SAD.349/2/117); mention of the death of Musa Risha (SAD.349/2/130v); moving house in Geteina (SAD.349/2/147); case of murder (SAD.349/2/158); brief mention of talk of possibly raising the height of the Jabal Aulia dam (SAD.349/2/168v); visit by the Governor-General, J.L. Maffey (SAD.349/2/174-176); Christmas in Dueim (SAD.349/2/179v-180)
SAD.349/3/1-193
1932 Jan 1-1933 Jan 7
Diary covering the last months of Owen's service as Assistant District Commissioner, Geteina/Ed Dueim, White Nile Province and his first months as Assistant District Commissioner, Sinkat, Kassala Province. In the first part of the diary Owen mainly discusses his work at Geteina, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population, as well as sporting and social activities. From July onwards, following his transfer to Sinkat, Owen discusses: his impressions of Sinkat; his work dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; treks around Kassala Province to settle cases, collect tax and meet with local shaykhs, `umdahs and other notables; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools and local agriculture; colleagues, friends and family; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: King's day celebrations at Na'ima (SAD.349/3/2v); the Governor General's garden party (SAD.349/3/20v); a polo tournament (SAD.349/3/21-22); news of Owen's transfer to Sinkat, Kassala Province (SAD.349/3/29v,33v); brief mention of an overly severe punishment carried out by a Sudan Plantations Syndicate inspector against a worker (SAD.349/3/40v); Owen's goodbye celebrations in Geteina (SAD.349/3/42v-44); trip home to England on leave (SAD.349/3/46-96); Owen's arrival at, and first impressions of, Sinkat (SAD.349/3/97); Owen's opinions of the wireless (SAD.349/3/105); a murder case involving a [Busharaiab] and a [Hanolab] (SAD.349/3/114v-115); the history of an ancient ruined city at Noobt [Nubt] (SAD.349/3/121); a description of the ruins at Noobt [Nubt](SAD.349/3/122); a magic lantern (slide) show with a lecture by Owen (SAD.349/3/127); brief description, accompanied by a sketch, of ancient graves near Jabal Sabidana, Kassala Province (SAD.349/3/128v); a climb up Jabal Sabidana (SAD.349/3/129); a brief description and sketch of an ancient grave near Khor [Agwidiri] (SAD.349/3/130v); inspection of the site of a proposed cultivation dam at Ungwatiri, Kassala Province (SAD.349/3/141); the death of Owen's pet dog, Nimir (SAD.349/3/148); departure of D. Newbold, District Commissioner of Kassala Province, for Kordofan (SAD.349/3/150-151); brief description of a rababah musical instrument (SAD.349/3/158); an end of term show put on at a local school (SAD.349/3/165); Christmas in Kassala (SAD.349/3/166)
SAD.349/4/1-193
1933 Jan 8-1934 Jan 15
Diary covering Owen's service as Assistant District Commissioner, Sinkat, Kassala Province. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools and local agriculture; treks around White Nile Province to settle cases, collect tax and meet with local shaykhs, `umdahs and other notables; colleagues, friends and family; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; sporting and social activities. Some entries of note include: brief description of a Hadanduwah mourning ceremony (SAD.349/4/12); King's day celebrations and sports at Gebeit (SAD.349/4/17); threat by the government to remove Hadanduwah from cultivation land and replace with another tribe with better cultivation skills (SAD.349/4/21); Owen's opinion of the “wild” habits of the Gemilab (SAD.349/4/26); a yacht party at Port Sudan hosted by a visiting millionaire (SAD.349/4/33); the threat to the Hadanduwah cultivation rights (SAD.349/4/39); problems with West African labourers working near Aegir (SAD.349/4/39); an attempted kidnapping of a boy by a Rashaydah man (SAD.349/4/44, 45); plans to divide up Kassala Province (SAD.349/4/52); a case of adultery concerning two [Amarar] women and the question of what punishment to give (SAD.349/4/75); brief mention of a case involving a young boy captured for slavery (SAD.349/4/90); mention of the funeral wake of Muhammad Bey Musa (SAD.349/4/92); brief description of a Hadanduwah cemetery near [Korab] (SAD.349/4/153)
SAD.349/5/1-188
1934 Jan 16-1935 Jan 29
Diary covering Owen's service as Assistant District Commissioner, Sinkat, Kassala Province. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools and local agriculture; treks around White Nile Province to settle cases, collect tax and meet with local shaykhs, `umdahs and other notables; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities; his suspected heart condition. Some entries of note include: mention of distribution of eish grain to the poor at Bairam (SAD.349/5/6-7); a search for hashish (SAD.249/5/7,13); King's day celebrations and sports at Gebeit (SAD.349/5/10); comment on the difference between the British and Arab approaches to criminal justice (SAD.349/5/17); trip home to England on leave (SAD.349/5/34-89); brief mention of Owen's thoughts on Governor-General, Sir Stewart Symes (SAD.349/5/91); the death of a station master at Ungwatiri (SAD.349/5/124); a mounted rabbit hunt on camelback, using stray dogs for hounds (SAD.349/5/137); celebrations including dancing and drum beating to mark a visit by the Governor-General, Sir Stewart Symes, to Sinkat (SAD.349/5/163)
SAD.349/6/1-180
1936 Jan 1-Dec 31
Diary mainly covering the last months of Owen's time as Assistant District Commissioner, Sinkat, Kassala Province. The entries from November onwards, though fairly sparse, cover Owen's first few weeks in Khartoum as Deputy Assistant Civil Secretary. In the first part of the diary Owen discusses: his courtship of his future wife, Margaret and his approaching wedding; his worsening health from a suspected heart condition; his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools and local agriculture; treks around White Nile Province to settle cases, collect tax and meet with local shaykhs, `umdahs and other notables; carrying out driving tests; colleagues, friends and family; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; sporting and social activities. From November onwards Owen discusses: his life in Khartoum, his health and his life as a married man. Entries of note include: Owen's thoughts on the death of King George V (SAD.349/6/11); a plane crash at Gebeit with three fatalaties (SAD.349/6/14); visits to the Gebeit and Oyo goldmines (SAD.349/6/23-24); trip home to England on leave (SAD.349/6/45-93); the death of Owen's servant, Ramadan (SAD.349/6/143); a levée at the Governor-General's Palace (SAD.349/6/170)
SAD.349/7/1-191
1939 Jan 1-Dec 31
Diary consisting of very brief entries and mainly covering the last months of Owen's time as Deputy Assistant Civil Secretary, Civil Secretary's Office. The entries from October onwards cover Owen's first few weeks as District Commissioner, Rashad, Kordofan. In the first part of the diary Owen discusses: his life in Khartoum with his wife, Margaret; international developments; preparation of defences in the event of war; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities; game hunting; and occassionally his work, including budget work and the hearing of legal cases. From mid-October onwards Owen discusses: his impressions of Rashad; his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Kordofan; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; his health; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: King's Day celebrations in El Obeid (SAD.349/7/12); a trip home to England on leave (SAD.349/7/50-96); a diluka near Tagelbo, Kordofan, featuring dancing and wrestling (SAD.349/7/153); Nuba bracelet fighting (SAD.349/7/166)
SAD.349/8/1-192
1940 Jan 1-1941 Feb 16
Diary covering Owen's service as District Commissioner, Rashad, Kordofan. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Kordofan; the war and the developing international situation; defence preparations; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; his health; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: H.B. Arber's transfer from District Commissioner, Rashad to Public Securities Section, Civil Secretary's Office (SAD.349/8/52-56); arrival of D. Vidler, the new District Commissioner, Rashad (SAD.349/8/55-57); announcement of the cancellation of all leave (SAD.349/8/69); very brief mention of an accident on the Atbara bridge in which three British officials were hit by a train (SAD.349/8/103); an outbreak of yellow fever in the Nuba Mountains and Kordofan and mention of the various British officials struck by the illness (SAD.349/8/138-154,162); brief reference to a case of sexual assault against a child (SAD.349/8/124); King's Day celebrations in Rashad (SAD.349/8/125)
SAD.349/9/1-193
1941 Feb 17-1942 Mar 18
Diary covering Owen's service as District Commissioner, Rashad, Kordofan. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Kordofan; the war and the developing international situation; defence preparations; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; his health; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: visit by the Governor-General, H.J. Huddleston, to various places around Kordofan (SAD.349/9/27-28); Owen's illness caused by a carbuncle on his leg (SAD.349/9/28-34); mention of the Italians in Abyssinia dressing native soldiers in baboon suits and sending them to photograph Sudanese lines (SAD.349/9/39); Owen's trip to South Africa on leave to see his wife, Margaret, and son, Robert (SAD.349/9/40-62); an offer of the job of Private Secretary to the Governor-General (SAD.349/9/62); a traditional Arab cure for a snakebite (SAD.349/9/97); the arrival of Owen's wife and son from South Africa (SAD.349/9/161)
SAD.349/10/1-153
1942 Mar 19-Dec 31
Diary covering 8 months of Owen's service as District Commissioner, Rashad, Kordofan. The entries from mid-November onwards cover Owen's first few weeks as District Commissioner, En Nahud, Kordofan. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Kordofan; the war and the international situation; defence preparations; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; his health; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: stay on leave at Nyeri, Kenya, including a trip down the Nile to Juba and stops at Nimule, Nairobi and Naivasha (SAD.349/10/5-37); mention of new restrictions on leave south of Sudan (SAD.349/10/11); the political situation in Abyssinia (SAD.349/10/15); traditional Arab cures involving a hyrax (SAD.349/10/89-90); Owen's transfer from Rashad to En Nahud (SAD.349/10/113-129); Christmas in En Nahud (SAD.349/10/143)
SAD.350/1/1-187
1943 Jan 1-Dec 31
Diary covering Owen's service as District Commissioner, En Nahud, Kordofan. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Kordofan; the war and the international situation; defence preparations; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; his health; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: mention of a quarantine imposed on Sileikei and Warina after an outbreak of relapsing fever (SAD.350/1/27-29); recapturing an escaped Nuba prisoner (SAD.350/1/30); Owen's criticisms of the lack of authority in Tulleshi (SAD.350/1/30,74); visit by the Governor-General, H.J. Huddleston, to Kordofan (SAD.350/1/35-36); Owen's trip to Kenya on leave to see his wife, Margaret, and son, Robert, including the journey down the White Nile to Namasagali, Uganda (SAD.350/1/97-137); the birth of Owen's daughter, Janet (SAD.350/1/163); mention of recruitment of local Sudanese volunteers for the SDF (SAD.350/1/167); Christmas in El Obeid (SAD.350/1/181); brief mention of Owen's enquiry into a vacancy for a game warden (SAD.350/1/182)
SAD.350/2/1-193
1944 Jan 1-1945 Jan 1
Diary covering Owen's service as District Commissioner, En Nahud, Kordofan. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Kordofan; the war and the international situation; defence preparations; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; his health; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Entries of note include: a visit by the Governor-General, H. J. Huddleston, to Kordofan (SAD.350/2/11-12); a performance by an Egyptian conjurer and mind reader (SAD.350/2/64v); mention of the death of Jack Morrison, Owen's fellow District Commissioner, En Nahud (SAD.350/2/68-69); a fire in En Nahud (SAD.350/2/68); burning a Fallata village, the occupants of which refuse to move (SAD.350/2/77); burning of houses at El Odaya as punishment for children running in front of Owen's car (SAD.350/2/84); a trip on leave to Kenya, including the journey down the White Nile to Bor (SAD.350/2/90-137); breakdown of a steamer near Shambe (SAD.350/2/95); mention of violence by the Aulad Umran in Muglad in opposition to the Savings Scheme (SAD.350/2/138); fine imposed against the Aulad Umran (SAD.350/2/140); threatening behaviour by the Aulad Surur at a meeting of the Falaita in Sidra leading to arrests (SAD.530/2/140)
SAD.350/3/1-58
1945 Jan 2-1946 Jan 1
Diary mainly covering the last months of Owen's time as District Commissioner, En Nahud, Kordofan. The entries from October onwards cover Owen's first few weeks as Deputy Governor, Equatoria. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Kordofan; the war and the international situation; defence preparations; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; his health; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities and his impressions of Wau. Entries of note include: a fire power demonstration near Shua (SAD.350/3/2); a trip home to England on leave, travelling by sea from Port Said to Dover (SAD.350/3/11-26); news of the death of Douglas Newbold (SAD.350/3/14); news of Owen's transfer as Deputy Governor, Equatoria (SAD.350/3/26); burning of illicitly built houses in [Kermadi] (SAD.350/3/31); departure from Kordofan, journey and arrival at Wau (SAD.350/3/43-46)
SAD.350/4/1-95
1946 Jan 3-Dec 31
Diary covering Owen's service as Deputy Governor, Equatoria. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Equatoria; defence preparations; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Owen also makes occasional, very brief, mention of the process of Sudanisation and democratisation. Entries of note include: brief mentions of a visit by the Qaid (SAD.350/4/3); a battle between Arabs and Dinkas on the Bahr el Arab (SAD.350/4/34); trip home to England on leave (SAD.350/4/40-42); brief mention of the suggestions by the Civil Secretary's Committee on Sudanisation and democratisation (SAD.350/4/65); a violent incident and a murder at Mboro church mission (SAD.350/4/78)
SAD.350/5/1-181
1947 Jan 24-1948 Jan 1
Diary covering Owen's service as Deputy Governor, Equatoria. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Equatoria; defence preparations; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Owen also makes occasional, very brief, mention of the process of Sudanisation and democratisation and incidences of unrest amongst the Sudanese. Entries of note include: attendance at a conference in Juba on the issue of co-operation between the North and the South (SAD.350/5/70-71); trip home to England on leave (SAD.350/5/72-115); mention of the sinking of a barge near Wau (SAD.350/5/124); strike by southern workers and hospital staff over the price of grain (SAD.350/5/129); a meeting with the leaders of the strike and Owen's opinions on the strikers (SAD.350/5/130); mention of an interview with striking hospital staff at Lui (SAD.350/5/145); Christmas in Wau (SAD.350/5/169)
SAD.350/6/1-57
1948 Jan 1-1949 Jan 9
Diary covering Owen's service as Deputy Governor, Equatoria. Owen discusses: his work, dealing with cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around Equatoria; defence preparations; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Owen makes occasional, very brief, mention of the process of Sudanisation and democratisation and incidences of unrest amongst the Sudanese. He also occasionally refers to the preparations for the formation of the new Bahr al-Ghazal sub-province of which he becomes governor. Entries of note include: [N.T. Taylor, Superintendent of Police] and his courtship of two different women (SAD.350/6/4); brief mention of further strikes by Sudanese workers (SAD.350/6/12,16); mention of a severe storm (SAD.350/6/16); a ceremony to celebrate the formation of the new Bahr al-Ghazal sub-province (SAD.350/6/27); a trip home to England on leave (SAD.350/6/31-43)
SAD.350/7/1-188
1949 Jan 10-1950 Jan 16
Diary covering Owen's service as Governor, Bahr al-Ghazal. Owen discusses: his work overseeing the development of the new sub-province; cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around the Bahr al-Ghazal; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting trips; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Owen makes occasional, very brief, mention of the process of Sudanisation and democratisation and incidences of unrest amongst the Sudanese. Entries of note include: a ceremony to mark the opening of a new local government building in [Cwei Beth] (SAD.350/7/2); a visit by the Governor-General, R.G. Howe, to Bahr al-Ghazal (SAD.350/7/42-47); very brief description of a Dinka fishing party fishing near hippos (SAD.350/7/58); trip home to England on leave (SAD.350/7/100-139); the firing of a firearm by a prison warder outside Owen's home (SAD.350/7/148-149); the capsizing of a ferry at Wau (SAD.350/7/151-152); a visit by the Qaid (SAD.350/7/159-161); a drowning in the Nile (SAD.305/7/174); very brief mention of an attack by bees whilst on trek (SAD.350/7/180)
SAD.350/8/1-175
1950 Feb 5-Dec 31
Diary covering Owen's service as Governor, Bahr al-Ghazal. Owen discusses: his work overseeing the development of the new sub-province; cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around the Bahr al-Ghazal; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting trips; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Owen also makes occasional very brief mention of the process of Sudanisation and democratisation and incidences of unrest amongst the Sudanese. Entries of note include: a trip to Khartoum to attend meetings and conferences on various issues, mainly political (SAD.350/8/1-5); a trip home to England on leave (SAD.350/8/93-130)
SAD.350/9/1-185
1952 Jan 20-1953 Jan 1
Diary covering Owen's service as Governor, Bahr al-Ghazal. Owen discusses: his work overseeing the development of the new sub-province; cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; trips to Khartoum to attend meetings and conferences; treks around the Bahr al-Ghazal; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting trips; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Owen makes occasional, very brief, mention of issues relating to Sudanisation and democratisation and incidences of unrest amongst the Sudanese. Entries of note include: the case of A. Pollock, Veterinary Inspector at Yirol, driving whilst drunk and accidentally killing his servant (SAD.350/9/63 - occasional very brief mention is made of the subsequent court case and eventual imprisonment of Pollock in entries up until SAD.350/9/82); a trip home to England on leave (SAD.350/9/101-139); brief mention of the postponement of the Sudanese elections (SAD.350/9/152); mention of a battle involving 1,000 Dinka near Nyamlell (SAD.350/9/156); Christmas in Wau (SAD.350/9/172); brief mention of Owen's opinions on journalists reporting on the upcoming election (SAD.350/9/173)
SAD.350/10/1-192
1953 Jan 2-1954 Dec 31
Diary covering the last few months of Owen's service as Governor, Bahr al-Ghazal. The entries from May onwards cover the first months after Owen's retirement including a final trip of leave around West Africa and his return home to England. In the first part of the diary Owen discusses: his work overseeing the development of the new sub-province; cases and disputes amongst the local Sudanese population; police inspections and marksmanship training; inspections of schools, prisons and local agriculture; treks around the Bahr al-Ghazal; local wildlife; game hunting and shooting trips; colleagues, friends and family; sporting and social activities. Owen makes regular, though brief, mention of the process of Sudanisation and democratisation. He talks particularly about the Southern question and the position of Egypt. Entries of note include: a visit by a party of Egyptian diplomats to the Bahr al-Ghazal (SAD.350/10/2-5); trip to Khartoum to attend meetings and conferences on issues relating to Sudanisation and the Southern question (SAD.350/10/8-10); ceremony to mark the official announcement of the Anglo-Egyptian agreement (SAD.350/10/24); mention of Owen's opinion on the situation in the South (SAD.350/10/34); meetings with Selwyn Lloyd, British Minister for State, on ths issue of southern Sudan (SAD.350/10/41); vote for Wau town council elections (SAD.350/10/52); auction of Owen's posessions prior to his retirement (SAD.350/10/53-54); farewell celebrations and preparations for departure (SAD.350/10/55-58); final leave taking around southern Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Rhodesia (SAD.350/10/59-82); Owen's final departure from the Sudan (SAD.350/10/61); celebration in Salisbury, Northern Rhodesia, to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (SAD.350/10/77); news that Owen is to be awarded a C.B.E. (SAD.350/10/77); attendance at Buckingham Palace to receive the C.B.E. (SAD.350/10/51); a presentation to the Africa Committee on the situation in the Sudan (SAD.350/10/150); the Sudan election results (SAD.350/10/169)
4. Photographic Material
SAD.90/3/1-117
[1920s-1930s]
Photograph album containing photographs taken by Owen in Bahr al-Ghazal Province, at Port Said, and in White Nile and Kassala provinces:
SAD.90/3/1
1927
Azande men carrying Owen's trek equipment and supplies from a tukl in Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal Province. Another Sudanese man holds the reins of Owen's horse.
SAD.90/3/2
[1927]
Sudanese fisherman, wearing a turban and holding a casting net, standing by a river [possibly Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal]
SAD.90/3/3
1927-1928
Owen's house at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/4
[1927]
Azande family bathing in a tributary of the Jur river, near Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/5
[1927-1928]
Sudanese police at rifle practice [possibly in Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal]
SAD.90/3/6
[1927]
Sultan Renzi of the Azande, wearing jallabiyyah and turban, helping his wives onto the back of a truck
SAD.90/3/7
[1927]
L.M. Kerr, Assistant District Commissioner, Central District, Bahr al-Ghazal, teaching English games to a group of Azande boys
SAD.90/3/8
[1927]
Group of Azande boys on a raised wooden platform scaring birds away from crops at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/9
[1927]
Owen's cook, Ramadan, standing next to two Dinka men
SAD.90/3/10
[1927]
View of the market place at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/11
[1927]
Group of Sudanese porters and workmen (mostly Azande) dancing on a newly constructed bridge in order to compact the earth and test the stability of the bridge
SAD.90/3/12
[1927]
Group of Azande porters dancing at a rest house. Two men in the foreground are playing drums - one a tall drum, the other an Azande gong or drum made in the shape of a bull
SAD.90/3/13
[1927]
L.M. Kerr, Assistant District Commissioner, Central District, Bahr al-Ghazal, dressing a wound on an Azande child's foot with onlookers gathered around
SAD.90/3/14
[1927]
Major-Domo and three of the wives of Sultan Renzi of the Azande aboard a truck setting off for Khartoum on an official visit
SAD.90/3/15
[1927]
Dinka man wearing upper arm bracelets and covered in ash
SAD.90/3/16
[1927]
Tall Shilluk man wearing robes, sandals and a tall hat near Malakal, Upper Nile Province
SAD.90/3/17
[1927]
Chief Peili (centre, wearing wide brimmed hat) of the Bolanda, surrounded by his wakils, or sub-chiefs, two of whom are smoking
SAD.90/3/18
1927
Sudan Defence Force officers (left to right) Dr. T.W. Davidson, senior medical officer, Dr Karsa, B.C. Whicher, and Ingram overseeing the embarkation of a company of the Equatorial battalion onto a steamer at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/19
1927
View of open plain in dinka country near Meshra` er Req, Bahr al-Ghazal, with herd of tiang hartebeeste in the distance
SAD.90/3/20
1927
Oribi antelope buck barely visible amongst tall grass in plain near Meshra` er Req, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/21
1927
Dead roan antelope, its head being held up by a Sudanese game worker
SAD.90/3/22
1927
Dinka bull grazing in tall grass
SAD.90/3/23
1927 Dec
Dead buffalo shot near Meshra` el Req, Bahr al-Ghazal, being examined by a Dinka man and Sudanese game workers
SAD.90/3/24
1927
Two Dinka men and an Azande man skinning a tiang
SAD.90/3/25
[1928]
View from a train of hills on the edge of the Red Sea
SAD.90/3/26
[1928]
View of the Sudan Club, Khartoum, with horses and cart in front
SAD.90/3/27
[1928]
View of the mosque at Port Said, Egypt
SAD.90/3/28
[1928]
War Office and the central offices, Khartoum, with Kitchener's statue in the foreground
SAD.90/3/29
[1928]
Azande workers building a bridge near Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/30
[1928]
Azande workers standing next to a newly constructed bridge near Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/31
[1928]
Azande workers hishing
SAD.90/3/32
[1928]
A typical Jur tukl, 10 miles from Wau, with hen house on stilts in the centre
SAD.90/3/33
[1928]
The wife of J.G. Monteith, Deputy Governor of Bahr al-Ghazal, boarding a ferry boat with her dog and a monkey at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal. Aboard the boat are a number of Southern Sudanese men [possibly Azande and Dinka].
SAD.90/3/34
[1928]
The mudiriyah at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/35
1927
View of open plain in Dinka country, with herd of tiang hartebeeste in the distance
SAD.90/3/36
[1928]
View of the Bahr al-Ghazal with sudd on the left and a mimosa forest on the right
SAD.90/3/37
[1928]
Merchant laying out his wares in the corner of the marketplace in Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal, whilst two Sudanese men [possibly Dinka] look on
SAD.90/3/38
1927 Jan 17
Competitors [mostly Azande] for the King's Day spear throwing competition at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/39
1927 Jan 17
Competitors [mostly Azande] lining up for the King's Day half mile race at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/40
1927 Jan 17
Azande man taking part in the King's Day spear throwing competition at Wau, Bahr al Ghazal, whilst other competitors and officials look on
SAD.90/3/41
[1927]
A street scene in Khartoum
SAD.90/3/42,44
[1927]
Polo match at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.90/3/43
1926 Nov
View of the rock of Gibraltar
SAD.90/3/45
1929
Gordon (Forests] with his wife and G.T. Whitehouse (Surveys) on the bank of a river
SAD.90/3/46-48
1929
Group of southern Sudanese men killing a locust swarm with large sticks and branches
SAD.90/3/49
1929
Mahmud Effendi Kheiri, Egyptian Assistant Registrar of Lands, with his bride on their wedding day
SAD.90/3/50
1929
Owen's cook, Ramadam, from Wau, standing on front of large bushes
SAD.90/3/51
1929
Owen's syce, Khamees, from Wau, standing in front of brick building
SAD.90/3/52
1929
Owen's servant, Said Hassan, a Dongolawi
SAD.90/3/53
1930
`Umdah `Ali Mesellim at Um Rimta, White Nile Province
SAD.90/3/54
[1930]
Nazir `Abd al-Qadir Idris Habbani (centre) with his wakils (from left to right): his son, Idris al-Qadir; his brother, Debeig Habbani; his nephew, `Umar Debeig; and his half brother, Yusuf
SAD.90/3/55
[1930]
Nazir `Abd al-Qadir Idris Habbani (front centre) with his wakils. Back row left to right: his son, Idris `Abd al-Qadir; his nephew, `Umar Debeig; his half brother, Yusuf Idris; front row left to right: Tahir `Ali Khalifah ; Yunis Abd al-Salam; Ahmad [Marsimi]; Yaqub `Abul Ebeida
SAD.90/3/56
[1930]
The Great Pyramid of Giza
SAD.90/3/57
1929
T.R.H. Owen seated in a chair, reading a newspaper
SAD.90/3/58
1931
View of the proposed site of the White Nile Dam near Geteina, White Nile Province
SAD.90/3/59
1931
View of the White Nile looking south towards Geteina, White Nile Province
SAD.90/3/60
[1930]
Men of he Kereil family seated in front of a mud-building. From left to right: Mustafa, a policeman; Magboul Kereil, brother of Na'im Kereil; Abdullah Na'im, eldest son of Na'im Kereil; Na'im Kereil (centre); al-Iman Na'im, 2nd son of Na'im Kereil; Ibrahim Na'im, 3rd son of Na'im Kereil; and Qism Sid Na'im, 4th son of Na'im Kereil
SAD.90/3/61
[1930]
Sudanese ferryboat men and workers trying to lead Owen's camel, “George”, onto a ferryboat at [Gervasa?]
SAD.90/3/62
[1930]
View of a typicaljabal in central Sudan
SAD.90/3/63
[1930]
Tomb of Shaykh al-Sadiq, about 55 feet high
SAD.90/3/64
[1930]
Mamur Muhammad al-Fahal
SAD.90/3/65
1932
Arab horsemen wearing chainmail armour and riding horses wearing quilted horse armour at a King's Day celebration in Na`ima, White Nile Province
SAD.90/3/66
1932
Arab swordsmen performing a dance at a King's Day celebration in Na`ima, White Nile Province
SAD.90/3/67
1932
King's Day event in Na`ima, White Nile Province, featuring (from left to right): Muhammad `Ali al-Shatir; Na`im al-Kereil; J.A. Reid, Governor, White Nile Province; Muhammad al-Heila; Nazir `Abd al-Qadir Habbani; ma`mur `Abd al-Hadi Effendi Sabr; sub-ma`mur Bashir Effendi al-Wogi
SAD.90/3/68
1932
King's Day event in Na`ima, White Nile Province, featuring (from left to right): A. Paul, Assistant District Commissioner, Northern District; C.P. Fisher, Veterinary Inspector; J.A. Reid, Governor, White Nile Province; Nazir `Abd al-Qadir Idris
SAD.90/3/69
[1930]
Owen on his camel, “George”
SAD.90/3/70
[1930]
`Umar Muhammad Habbani, nephew and wakil of the Nazir `Abd al-Qadir Idris Habbani, on horseback
SAD.90/3/71
1932
Sword dancers at a King's Day celebration in Na`ima, White Nile Province
SAD.90/3/72
1932
Horse judging at a King's Day show at Na`ima, White Nile Province
SAD.90/3/73-74
[1930s]
Yemeni sailing vessels in Port Sudan harbour
SAD.90/3/75-76
[1930s]
Ancient Bija tombs in Maman, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/77
1933
Group of Hadanduwah men skinning an Ibex, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/78
[1933]
Troop of baboons, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/79
[1933]
View of trees and shrubs with female kudu in far distance, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/80
[1933]
Hadanduwah men at a well with dom palm trees in the background, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/81
[1933]
Hadanduwah goats and camels at a well, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/82
[1933]
Hadanduwah encampment near the river Setit, Kassala Province
SSAD.90/3/83
[1933]
Hadanduwah youth and child filling drinking vessels at a well, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/84
[1933]
View of a cliff [possibly by the Setit river]
SAD.90/3/85
[1933]
Hadanduwah boy lying on the ground, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/86
[1930s]
View of the Setit river
SAD.90/3/87
[1930s]
`Umdah al-Amin Suliman sitting in Khor [Oual?]
SAD.90/3/88
[1930s]
View of Khor Oual
SAD.90/3/89
[1930s]
View of hills and trees from Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/3/90
[1930s]
Hadanduwah man filling a trough to water goats, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/91
[1930s]
Two Hadanduwah men talking, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/92
[1930s]
Hadanduwah man drawing water from a well, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/93
[1930s]
Hadanduwah father and children loading water skins onto a donkey at a well centre in Khor Girger, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/94
[1930s]
Hadanduwah man wearing robes and carrying a stick, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/95
[1930s]
Two Sudanese men dragging a dead ten foot long crocodile
SAD.90/3/96
[1930s]
View of rocky banks of the river Setit, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/97
[1930s]
Hadanduwah man singing to cattle while they drink, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/98
[1930s]
Hadanduwah man running down to a river followed by a herd of cattle, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/99
[1930s]
Hadanduwah boy and goats watering at a rain pool left in a khor, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/100
[1930s]
Group of Hadanduwah men skinning an ibex on Jabal Amat, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/101
[1930s]
Herd of Lahawin camels being watered in the river Gash, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/102
[1930s]
Hamla crossing a steep and narrow khor
SAD.90/3/103
[1930s]
Owen's house at Sinkat, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/3/104
[1930s]
View from Sinkat, Red Sea Province, looking east
SAD.90/3/105
[1930s]
View from Sinkat, Red Sea Province, looking west
SAD.90/3/106
[1930s]
View from half way up Jabal Okum, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/3/107
1933
Competitors for a camel race at a King's Day sports event, Gebeit, Red Sea Province
SAD90/3/108
[1930s]
Young Hadanduwah man seated cross-legged
SAD.90/3/109
[1930s]
Two Hadanduwah men operating a primitive windlass
SAD.90/3/110
[1930s]
Dragon tree on Jabal Okum, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/3/111
[1930s]
View from the side of Jebel Tamai, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/3/112
[1930s]
View of Jabal Kassala
SAD.90/3/113
[1930s]
Tent pitched in forest in the Gash, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/114
[1930s]
Two Hadanduwah boys filling water skins at Goz Regeb on the river Atbara, Kassala Province
SAD.90/3/115
[1930s]
Pencil sketch [by Owen] of participants at a religious dance at Mulid al-Nabi celebrations; and a Sudanese man wearing a jallabiyyah
SAD.90/3/116
[1930s]
Pencil sketch by Owen of three `umdahs conferring
SAD.90/3/117
[1930s]
Pencil sketch [by Owen] of a tribal leader exclaiming “I can pay NOTHING”
SAD.90/4/1-78
1932-1937
Album of photographs taken by Owen in Kassala Province and in Khartoum:
SAD.90/4/1
1933 Dec
Hadanduwah men taking part in a camel race in Aegir, Kassala Province
SAD.90/4/2
[1933]
Hadanduwah men weighing dom nuts, carried in rope bundles and palm leaf woven sacks, in the dom market at Derudeb, Kassala
SAD.90/4/3
[1933]
Camels watering at a pool close to the Langeb Khor
SAD.90/4/4
[1933]
View from Jebel Oman at the junction of Odi Khor and Langeb Khor, looking down Langeb Khor
SAD.90/4/5
[1933]
Camel bearing a shibiriya or shaded sort of howdaj in which women sometimes ride, Khor Odi, Kassala Province
SAD.90/4/6
[1930s]
Start of a camel race at Aegir, Kassala Province
SAD.90/4/7
[1930s]
F.T.C. Young, Governor, Kassala being carried on a litter across the Gash river to Kassala during the kharif
SAD.90/4/8
[1930s]
Sudanese man on camel riding through a valley near Waribba
SAD.90/4/9
1933 Aug
View from Jebel Kassala looking westwards over the Gash
SAD.90/4/10
1933
Owen sitting on the edge of one of the big pools left after the kharif
SAD.90/4/11
[1930s]
Group of Arab men and women carrying goods, taken by Owen at Shellal on his way up the Nile after leave
SAD.90/4/12
[1930s]
Group of Hadanduwah men fighting a mock battle with missiles, sticks and shields
SAD.90/4/13
[1930s]
Amarar winner of a camel race crossing the finishing line, Ariab, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/14
[1930s]
Amarar men watching the winner of a camel race, Ariab, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/15
[1930s]
View of the Nile between Shellal and Halfa, from a steamer
SAD.90/4/16
[1930s]
View of Jabal Kassala
SAD.90/4/17
[1930s]
Men crossing a piece of irrigated land in the Gash where cotton is to be planted
SAD.90/4/18
[1930s]
Camels crossing the river Gash in flood to Kassala
SAD.90/4/19
[1930s]
Hadanduwah boy driving sheep back from the wells to pasture
SAD.90/4/20
[1930s]
Large group of Sudanese men crossing the river Gash in flood at Kassala. The man in the foreground, wearing a turban and robes, is being carried across on an `anqarib
SAD.90/4/21
[1930s]
View of landscape and hills west of Sinkat, Kassala Province
SAD.90/4/22
[1930s]
Sudanese man leading a camel across a sandy khor, or dry river bed, Kassala Province
SAD.90/4/23
[1930s]
Hadanduwah man taking part in a long jump competition at a sports event, Ariab
SAD.90/4/24
[1930s]
Ferryboat crossing the river Atbara at Goz Regeb loaded with nine men, two donkeys and a camel
SAD.90/4/25
[1930s]
Troop of baboons among the Erkowit hills, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/26
[1930s]
Troop of Abyssinian baboons among the Erkowit hills, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/27
[1930s]
Male baboon seated atop a large boulder, Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/28
[1930s]
Landscape view of hills and mountains near Sinkat, [Kassala]
SAD.90/4/29
[1930s]
Hadanduwah man digging a waterhole in the sandy bed of a khor, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/30
[1930s]
Women and boys on donkeys near Halfa Station
SAD.90/4/31-32
[1930s]
Muhammad Takir Bakash
SAD.90/4/33
[1930s]
Owen's parrot, “Marcus”
SAD.90/4/34
[1930s]
View of Sinkat from a distance
SAD.90/4/35
[1930s]
View westwards from hills south of Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/36
[1935]
J.M. Humphry, Deputy Governor, Kassala Province, talking to the nazir
SAD.90/4/37
[1930s]
View of Jabal Kassala
SAD.90/4/38
[1935]
Group of British officials seated by a car. From left to right: Owen; A.M. Hankin, Assistant District Commissioner, Bija District; Mrs E. Ross; W.T. Clark, Assistant District Commissioner, Bija District
SAD.90/4/39
1935
Three British officials standing next to a haul of fish, Halaib, Red Sea Province. Left to right: Hatton Bey; W.T. Clark, Assistant District Commissioner, Bija District, Kassala; and J.M. Humphry, District Commissioner, Kassala
SAD.90/4/40
[1930s]
View of Jebel Margadi, Red Sea Province, with a herd of Bishari camels in the foreground
SAD.90/4/41
[1930s]
Camels standing in flooded [Metateb wells, Red Sea Province]
SAD.90/4/42
[1930s]
Hadanduwah dom nut sellers waiting for the market to open, [Kassala]
SAD.90/4/43
[1930s]
Hadanduwah workers using sandbags to mend a break in a canal bank, [Kassala]
SAD.90/4/44
[1930s]
Stumpy tailed raven, near Sinkat, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/45,57,68
[1930s]
Hyrax or rock rabbit seated amongst large boulders, near Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/46
[1930s]
View of the Akareirirba mountains, near Sinkat, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/47
[1930s]
View of sand dunes at Obak, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/48-49,51,63
[1930s]
Troop of Abyssinian baboons, Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/50
[1930s]
Start of a camel race, Aigir, Kassala Province
SAD.90/4/52
1936
Interior view of Owen's living room, Sinkat, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/53
[1930s]
View from “Kitty's Leap”, Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/54
[1930s]
Three Hadanduwah herd boys with their camels
SAD.90/4/55
[1930s]
Muhammad Adam, Shaykh of Erkowit, pointing out his domain
SAD.90/4/56,56
[1930s]
Dorcas gazelle
SAD.90/4/59
[1930s]
Group of Hadanduwah stick throwers
SAD.90/4/60
[1930s]
Hadanduwah spectators at a sports event, Halaib, Red Sea Province
SAD.90/4/61
[1930s]
West African women and children carrying bundles
SAD.90/4/62
[1930s]
Bee-eater birds
SAD.90/4/64-66
[1930s]
“Gully gully man” or magician performing tricks in Port Said, Egypt
SAD.90/4/67
[1935]
Group of British officials having a picnic. From left to right: W.T. Clark, Assistant District Commissioner, Bija District; Mrs E. Ross; A.M. Hankin, Assistant District Commissioner, Bija District; Owen
SAD.90/4/69
[1930s]
Sudanese boy driving bulls attached to a saqiyah or animal driven water wheel
SAD.90/4/70-72
[1930s]
Omdurman gymkhana relay race which involves bicyclists, camel riders and horse drawn carts
SAD.90/4/73
[1930s]
Exterior view of “Moghren Manor”, Owen's house at Moghren
SAD.90/4/74
[1930s]
Date palm and dom palm in the garden [of Owen's house at Moghren]
SAD.90/4/75
[1930s]
View of the Blue Nile from the garden of [Owen's house at Moghren]
SAD.90/4/76
[1930s]
[Mrs M. Owen, wife of T.R.H. Owen,] seated on the sofa in the corner of the main room at their house at Moghren
SAD.90/4/77
[1930s]
Owen's desk, in the corner of their sitting room
SAD.90/4/78
[1930s]
Mrs Owen's desk in the corner of their sitting room
SAD.91/6/1-107
[1930-1947]
Album containing photographs of Sudanese communities, individuals and landscapes, taken chiefly in the Red Sea area, the Nuba Mountains, Khartoum, Wau and Nimule:
SAD.91/6/1-2
[1930s]
Hadanduwah boys from Gemilab drawing water from a well near Jebel Shushaieb, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/3
[1930s]
Hadanduwah man digging a waterhole in the sandy bed of Khor Kokreb, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/4
[1930s]
Two Amarar youths at a tribal meeting at Ariab, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/5
[1930s]
Amarar winner of a camel race crossing the finishing line, Ariab, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/6
[1930s]
Amarar men watching a camel race, Ariab, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/7
[1930s]
Two Hadanduwah Hamdab men filling water skins at a water hole in Khor Kokreb, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/8
[1930s]
Muhammad Adam Sanusi and other Hadanduwah men playing a game of “andot” in Khor Arab, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/9
[1930s]
Camels crossing the river Gash in flood at Kassala during the kharif
SAD.91/6/10
[1930s]
Muhammad Adam, Shaykh of the Shara'ab, pointing out his domain
SAD.91/6/11-12
[1930s]
Hadanduwah men fighting a mock battle with missiles, sticks and shields
SAD.91/6/13
[1930s]
Hadanduwah man playing a musical instrument, a “basunkur”, similar to a rababa
SAD.91/6/14
1936 Feb
Boys lined up for a race, at a Bisharin meeting at Halaib, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/15
[1930s]
Start of a camel race in Aegir, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/16
[1930s]
Hadanduwah sword dancing and beating of the new nahas, or war drums, at a meeting in Aegir, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/17-18
[1930s]
“Gully gully man” or magician performing tricks in Port Said, Egypt
SAD.91/6/19
[1930s]
Camels standing in floods at Mitateb wells, Red Sea Province during the kharif
SAD.91/6/20
[1930s]
British officials, members of the Hadendowa Hunt, riding camels and horses during a hunt in Gebeit, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/21-23
1933
Hadanduwah agricultural tenants clearing the sedge, grass and bush of newly watered land by the river Gash in order that cotton can be planted
SAD.91/6/24
[1930s]
Group of Hadanduwah men skinning an ibex, Jabal Tamei, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/25
[1930s]
Three Hadanduwah herd boys with their camels
SAD.91/6/26-27
[1930s]
Omdurman gymkhana relay race which involves bicycles, camels and horse drawn carts
SAD.91/6/28
[1933]
Camel bearing a shibiriya a type of howdaj in which women sometimes ride, Khor Odi, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/29
[1930s]
Hadanduwah family loading water skins onto a donkey at a well centre in Khor Girger, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/30
[1936]
R. Salmon, Assistant District Commissioner, Bija District, holding a 4lb fish and fishing rod near Goz Regeb, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/31
1936 Feb
Bishari goat herd, Wadi Di-ib-Odib, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/32
[1933]
Hadanduwah men weighing dom nuts, carried in rope bundles and palm leaf woven sacks, in the dom market, Derudeb, Kassala
SAD.91/6/33
[1930s]
Start of a camel race at a Bisharin meeting, Halaib, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/34
[1933]
Three British officials standing next to a haul of fish, Halaib, Red Sea Province. Left to right: Hatton Bey; W.T. Clark, Assistant District Commissioner, Bija District, Kassala; and J.M. Humphry, District Commissioner, Kassala
SAD.91/6/35
[1930s]
Sudanese military band playing at the Khartoum Races
SAD.91/6/36
[1930s]
Shaykh Muhammad Muhammad al-Amin Tirik, Nazir of the Hadanduwah, riding a camel
SAD.91/6/37
[1930s]
Owen's wife, Margaret, with a dorcas gazelle, at Khartoum Zoo
SAD.91/6/38
[1930s]
Owen's wife, Margaret, with a gazelle, at Khartoum Zoo
SAD.91/6/39
[1930s]
W.T. Clark, Assistant District Commissioner, Bija District, Kassala, with an oryx at Khartoum Zoo
SAD.91/6/40-42
[1930s]
Sudanese fisherman casting a net, at the junction of the Niles, near Khartoum
SAD.91/6/43
[1930s]
Hadanduwah boy wearing robes seated on a rock, near Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/44
[1930s]
Camels being watered at El Odaiya, Kordofan
SAD.91/6/45-47
1939 Jan
Horsemen, footmen and camelmen marching past E. Campbell, Governor, Kordofan, at a Hamar gathering at En Nahud, Kordofan
SAD.91/6/48
1939 Jan
Camel `utfahs being paraded for judging at a Hamar gathering at En Nahud, Kordofan
SAD.91/6/49
1939 Jan
Nahas, or war drums, being beaten on camelback at a Hamar gathering at En Nahud, Kordofan
SAD.91/6/50-55
[1930s]
Korongo Nuba wrestling
SAD.91/6/56-57
[1930s]
Musicians playing kudu horns, and masters of ceremonies at a Korongo Nuba wrestling event
SAD.91/6/58-59
[1930s]
Nuba bracelet fighting between Fungor and Nyaro
SAD.91/6/60
[1930s]
Southern Sudanese man seated under a tree spinning yarn, Turjok Jabal, Nuba Mountains
SAD.91/6/61
[1930s]
Moro musician holding a lyre
SAD.91/6/62-65
1941
Masakin Nuba stick fighting contest. The contestants carry sticks and shields of stretched animal hide.
SAD.91/6/66
1942
Two Sudanese men sawing a rough plank of wood with a large saw, Rashad, Kordofan
SAD.91/6/67-69
[1930s]
Koalib Nuba children, Kordofan
SAD.91/6/70
1946
Group of Moru boys bathing in a river [possibly the river Yei?] near Amadi, Equatoria
SAD.91/6/71
1946
Azande woman washing laundry in the river Busseri, Akanda, Equatoria
SAD.91/6/72
1945
Dinka men surrounding a truck loaded aboard a ferry crossing the Bahr al-Arab, near Abyei, Kordofan
SAD.91/6/73
1946
Ngork Dinka girls basket weaving, Kordofan
SAD.91/6/74
[1930s]
Dinka men steping out of a canoe after crossing the Bahr al-Arab, near Abyei, Kordofan
SAD.91/6/75
[1930s]
View of Jabal Kassala on a kharif (flood season) morning
SAD.91/6/76
[1930s]
View of Jebel Kassala, as seen from across the flooded Gash, in August
SAD.91/6/77
[1930s]
View of the entrance to Suakin island, Red Sea Province, showing the causeway and Gordon's gate
SAD.91/6/78
[1930s]
View from Jebel Baramaueb of the hills near Sinkat, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/79
[1930s]
View of Jebel Kassala from the south east side with the Wad Sherifai cotton land in the foreground, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/80
[1930s]
View of Jebel Magardi, Wadi Di-ib-Odib, Red Sea Province, with herd of camels in the foreground
SAD.91/6/81
[1930s]
Felucca at the junction of the White and Blue Niles, with Omdurman in the far distance
SAD.91/6/82
[1930s]
View from “Kitty's Leap”, Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/83
[1930s]
View inside the basin of Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/84
[1930s]
View of a deep crocodile infested pool on the Setit river, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/85
[1930s]
View of the Setit river
SAD.91/6/86
[1930s]
`Umdah al-Amin Sulliman sitting in Khor Onil, in Jabal [Tiyaiyed], on the Eritrean side of the border
SAD.91/6/87
[1930s]
Khor Onil, in Jabal [Tiyaiyed], on the Eritrean side of the border
SAD.91/6/88
[1930s]
Camels watering at a pool in a tributary of Khor Langeb, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/89
[1930s]
Bija men with camels at the crest of the Hadaruidor Pass leading into the heart of the Wariba mountain range
SAD.91/6/90
[1930s]
Date palm trees submerged as a result of the heightening of the Aswan Dam
SAD.91/6/91
[1930s]
View of Jebel Elba, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/92
[1930s]
View along Jebel Kassala from a cleft high up beside the main dome
SAD.91/6/93-94
[1930s]
Ancient Bija tombs in Maman, Kassala Province
SAD.91/6/95
[1930s]
View of a road near Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/96-97
[1930s]
A habub, or sandstorm, over Khartoum
SAD.91/6/98
[1930s]
Birds and gazelle in Khartoum Zoo
SAD.91/6/99-100
[1930s]
Views near Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.91/6/101
1939 Mar
View of the Dinder river, near Ereif al-Dik, Fung
SAD.91/6/102
1939 Mar
View of the Ras Amer lake near Khor Galegu, Fung
SAD.91/6/103
1942
View of the Otoro Hills looking across towards Tira, Nuba Mountains
SAD.91/6/104
1939
Fleet of feluccas, Khartoum
SAD.91/6/105
1947
View of the White Nile above Shukoli, Equatoria
SAD.91/6/106
1947
Gorge and rapids of the White Nile 6 miles north of Nimule, Equatoria
SAD.91/6/107
1947 Oct
Ferry crossing at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.318/9/1-52
1935-1946
Album, mainly containing photographs of Sudanese people and communities and Sudanese and Kenyan wildlife
SAD.318/9/1
[1940s]
Sacred ibis nesting in acacia, Khartoum
SAD.318/9/2
1946
Shatt oarsman rowing a fishing boat on the Loll river near Ashana
SAD.318/9/3
1946
Dinka woman in ferry punt on the Bahr al-Arab, Safaha
SAD.318/9/4
1945
Crowd gathered in Ayak suq, West Kordofan
SAD.318/9/5
1944
Girls [possibly Baqqarah] drawing water from a tebeldi tree, West Kordofan
SAD.318/9/6
1946
Crowd at the river's edge at Wau
SAD.318/9/7
[1940s]
Moru boys near Amadi
SAD.318/9/8
1946
Hippo in Wau pool viewed from Owen's house, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.318/9/9
1946
View of the river at Wau looking upstream (southwards) from Owen's house, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.318/9/10
1946
The mudiriyah, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.318/9/11
1946
Owen's house, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.318/9/12
1946
Bongo lady doing washing on the Busseri river
SAD.318/9/13
1946
Female Moru prisoner beating out sisal
SAD.318/9/14
1946
Gorinti fishing pool, near Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.318/9/15
1946
Dinka ferry boat on the Bahr al-Arab at Abyei
SAD.318/9/16
[1940s]
Two Sudanese men [possibly Azande] one wearing feathers in his hair
SAD.318/9/17-18,20-21
1939 Jan
Horsemen, footmen and camelmen marching past E. Campbell, Governor, Kordofan, at a Hamar gathering at En Nahud, Kordofan
SAD.318/9/19
1939 Jan
Nahas, or war drums, being beaten on camelback at a Hamar gathering at En Nahud, Kordofan
SAD.318/9/22-23
1939 Jan
Nuba boy and girl, Nyimang hills, Kordofan
SAD.318/9/24
[1939]
Group of Nuba boys carrying spears
SAD.318/9/25
[1939]
Young Nuba boys wrestling
SAD.318/9/26-27
1935 Oct
Gemilab boys, Shushaieb, Kassala
SAD.318/9/28
[1930s]
Sayyid Muhammad, Shaykh of T`Lamyam market, weighing dom-nuts
SAD.318/9/29
[1930s]
Bija street seller selling coffee at Sinkat railway station
SAD.318/9/30
1941
Group of Sudanese men pushing a truck through the mud on a dirt road, Rashad, Kordofan
SAD.318/9/31
[1940s]
M.E.F. Forster with a large group of Sudanese men and police gathered around a dead crocodile shot by Forster at Ashana, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.318/9/32
1946
Wood ibis, River Gel, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.318/9/33
1946
Cattle egrets and sacred ibis, Wau
SAD.318/9/34-36
1938 Nov
Rehearsal of the battle of Omdurman during filming of “The Four Feathers”, Shabluka
SAD.318/9/37
1939 Mar
Herd of giraffe near the River Dinder
SAD.318/9/38-44
1946
Elephants near Yirol, Upper Nile Province
SAD.318/9/45
1944
Grevy's zebra and common zebra, Kenya
SAD.318/9/46
1945
Pied kingfisher, Wau
SAD.318/9/47-48
1936
Ostriches near Sinkat
SAD.318/9/49-52
1938 Oct
Cattle egrets, Khartoum
SAD.92/1/1-153
1936-1950
Album containing photographs principally of Sudanese and Kenyan wildlife, with some taken in England. Owen was probably the photographer:
SAD.92/1/1-6
[1930s]
Abyssinian, or 'sacred' baboons near Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.92/1/7
[1930s]
Pelicans on the banks of the River Gash, Kassala Province, before the end of the flood
SAD.92/1/8,22-23
1936 Jul
Squirrel in a garden, probably England
SAD.92/1/9
[1930s]
Pair of gazelle near Khor Arab, Red Sea Province
SAD.92/1/10
[1930s]
Stumpy tailed raven, Red Sea Hills
SAD.92/1/11-15
[1930s]
Ostriches on an open plain somewhere between Erkowit, Red Sea Province, and Sinkat, Kassala Province
SAD.92/1/16-19
1936-1939
Bee-eaters, Atbara and Khartoum
SAD.92/1/20-21
[1930s]
Hyrax, or rock-rabbit, in the Red Sea Hills
SAD.92/1/24-25
[1930s]
Birds at a bird table, one a nuthatch
SAD.92/1/26
[1930s]
Giraffes [at Khartoum zoo]
SAD.92/1/27-28
[1930s]
Woodpecker under a bird table
SAD.92/1/29-34
1937-1938
Ibis, some nesting in Sayyid `Ali al-Mirghani's garden
SAD.92/1/35-39
[1930s]
Pelicans in a river
SAD.92/1/40-46
[1930s]
Buff-backed herons, or cattle egrets, nesting near Khartoum
SAD.92/1/47-49
[1930s]
Ostriches on the El Obeid to Nahud road, Kordofan
SAD.92/1/50-51
1939
Reedbuck in the Fung
SAD.92/1/52-53
[1930s]
Herd of tiang hartebeeste grazing
SAD.92/1/54-56
[1930s]
Buffalo
SAD.92/1/57-60
[1930s]
Herd of giraffe in the Fung
SAD.92/1/61-62
[1930s]
Two doe ariel gazelle, or Soemmering's gazelle, near Ras Amer lake, El Fung
SAD.92/1/63
[1930s]
Herd of roan antelope
SAD.92/1/64
[1930s]
View of a maya with ariel gazelle (in foreground), tiang and waterbuck feeding
SAD.92/1/65
1950
Herd of cob near Yirol, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/1/66-70,90
1942-1943
Waterbuck near Kaka Upper Nile Province and at Aweng, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/71-72,96
1942-1943
Impala north of Nyeri, Kenya
SAD.92/1/73-76
1943
Warthogs, Nyeri, Kenya
SAD.92/1/77-79,82,93-94,97
1944
Zebra, Naivasha, Kenya
SAD.92/1/80-81
1941
One-horned roan antelope near Kaka, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/1/83-86
1942 Apr
Oryx near Nyeri, Kenya
SAD.92/1/87-88
1942 Apr
Eland near Nyeri, Kenya
SAD.92/1/89
1943 Mar
Tiang hartebeeste at Aweng, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/91-92
1943 Mar
Black rhino at Aweng, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/95
1943 Aug
Cock white-eye, Naivasha, Kenya
SAD.92/1/98
1944 Aug
Three onyx in an open plain, Nyeri, Kenya
SAD.92/1/99
1943
Wild cat, or golden cat, Naivasha, Kenya
SAD.92/1/100-104
1944 Aug
5 photos of a herd of Grant's gazelle at a salt lick, Shabadika, Northern Frontier Province, Kenya
SAD.92/1/105-107
1944-1946
Buffalo in Kenya
SAD.92/1/108
[1940s]
Grevy's zebra
SAD.92/1/109
1945 Jan
Roan antelope, Lake Abyad
SAD.92/1/110
[1940s]
Common zebra at a salt lick, Shabadika, Kenya
SAD.92/1/111-114
1944 Aug
Elephants in Kenya
SAD.92/1/115-116
1947-1948
Tiang hartebeeste at Panambang and Yirol
SAD.92/1/117-120
1944 Aug
Bull elephant in thick forest
SAD.92/1/121
1944 Aug
Herd of gnus, Kenya
SAD.92/1/122-123
[1940s]
Giraffes [in Kenya]
SAD.92/1/124
1944
A shrike, or bell-bird, in Isiolo, Kenya
SAD.92/1/125
1944 Jun
Abdin Bey storks, El Obeid, Kordofan
SAD.92/1/126
1946
African magpies on a donkey's back, Aweil
SAD.92/1/127-128
1945 Dec
Buff backed herons, or cattle egrets, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/129-132
1946
Herd of elephants near Atet, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/133-135
1946-1947
Elephants (cows and young) in toich country
SAD.92/1/136
1946
Pied kingfisher, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/137
1941
Nile cormorant, Kaka, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/1/138
1946
Wood ibis at Gel river crossing
SAD.92/1/139-140
1947 Apr
Buffalo herd charging, Atet, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/141,143
1947 Jun
Elephants near Nimule, Equatoria
SAD.92/1/142
1947 Jun
White rhinoceros near Nimule, Equatoria
SAD.92/1/144
1948 Feb
Herd of giraffe between Gogrial and Meshra` er Req, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/145
1948 Feb
Young cob on river Loll, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/146-147
1947-1949
Hammerhead stork, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/1/148
1950
African pied wagtail at Moroko
SAD.92/1/149-150
1950
Cob buck and does
SAD.92/1/151-153
1950
Lelwel hartebeests
SAD.319/10/1-38
1951-1953
Album containing photographs of wildlife in southern Sudan:
SAD.319/10/2
1950 Dec 30
African spoonbill, Nyamlel
SAD.319/10/3
1950 Dec 30
Stilt and African spoonbill, Nyamlel
SAD.319/10/4-5
1951 Jan
Hammerhead storks in the rapids at Alel, near Yirol
SAD.319/10/6
1950 Dec 31
Pelicans on water, Nyamlel
SAD.319/10/7
1950 Dec 31
Whistling teals on water, Nyamlel
SAD.319/10/8-9
1951 Mar
Buffalo bulls at Badingilu
SAD.319/10/10-11
1951 Feb
Buffalo in a marsh, near the River Ibbo, Ngaringba
SAD.319/10/12-13
1951 Mar
Tiang at Badingilu
SAD.319/10/14-15
1951 Mar
Reedbuck at Badingilu
SAD.319/10/16
1951 Mar
Roan antelopes at Badingilu
SAD.319/10/17
1951 Mar
Zebra at Badingilu
SAD.319/10/18
1950 Jan
Tiang and white-eared cob, in the Yirol toich
SAD.319/10/19
1951 Apr
Orange-headed lizard
SAD.319/10/20
1951 Apr
Giraffes by a roadside, Wunrog
SAD.319/10/21
1951 May
Hippo herd in Lake Nyubor
SAD.319/10/22
[1951]
Hippos in Moroko pool on the River Sue
SAD.319/10/23-24
1952 Apr
Lelwel hartebeeste, Akwongkar, Aweil district
SAD.319/10/25
1952 Jan
Ruffs and green sandpiper, Nyamlel
SAD.319/10/26
1951 Dec
Hagedash ibis, Wau
SAD.319/10/27
1952 Feb
Red-chested bee-eaters outside nesting hole, Wau
SAD.319/10/28
1952 Jan
Common (European) sandpiper, Nyamlel
SAD.319/10/29-30
1952 Mar
Waterbuck at Gomuko, River Ibba
SAD.319/10/31
1952 Feb
White rhino bull, Nimule
SAD.319/10/32
1952 Mar
Black rhino cow and calf, Tooralai
SAD.319/10/33-35
1953 May
Nile (or Mrs Gray) lechwe
SAD.319/10/36
1953 Apr
Herd of Lelwel hartebeeste, Ibba river
SAD.319/10/37-38
1952 Feb
Elephants at Nimule
SAD.92/2/1-50
1938 Oct - 1953 Apr
Album of photographs taken in Equatoria, Bahr al-Ghazal and Upper Nile provinces. Includes images of Dinka communities and people, and of Sudanese wildlife:
SAD.92/2/1
1946
Moru boys bathing near Amadi, Equatoria
SAD.92/2/2
1946
Dinka fisherman throwing casting net, Ashana, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/3
1938 Oct
Fleet of sailing vessels at Khartoum
SAD.92/2/4
1948
Women collecting water from the River Loll at Nyamlell
SAD.92/2/5
1948 Feb
Dinka girl fetching water, River Loll
SAD.92/2/6
1948 Apr
Dinka cattle camp in the Jur river toich, taken in the early morning before the cattle go out to graze. Dinka man is seated on a tree branch in the foreground.
SAD.92/2/7
1948 Mar
Sudanese prisoners drawing water from a well for Owen's garden at Rumbek, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/8,29-30
1943 Oct
Hammerhead storks, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/9
1948 Jan
Marabou storks and wood ibis in a tree, River Pongo, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/10
1948 May
Three cob bucks, Ashana on the River Loll
SAD.92/2/11
[1940s]
Abdim's (or white-bellied) storks gathering on the sandspit on the river at Wau ready to migrate north
SAD.92/2/12
[1940s]
Herd of giraffes near Gogrial, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/13
[1940s]
Crocodiles basking in the Ibbo river, south of Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/14
[1940s]
Buffalo at a salt lick, River Ibbo, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/15
[1940s]
Stilt wading in a river, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/16
[1940s]
Wood-sandpiper wading in a river, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/17
[1940s]
Dinka man hoeing a tobacco plot with other Dinka men and boys in the background, Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province. In the background can be seen fish strung up to dry in the sun.
SAD.92/2/18-19
1950
Dinka men and veterinary staff inoculating a cow against rinderpest at an inoculation camp west of Aweil
SAD.92/2/20
[1940s]
Dinka boys spearing fish from a canoe, around a herd of hippo in Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/2/21
[1940s]
Three Sudanese men along with Owen's wife, Margaret, in a dugout canoe on Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/2/22
[1940s]
Men of a Dinka mointhaing, or fishing clan
SAD.92/2/23
[1940s]
Dinka boy cooking fish
SAD.92/2/24
[1940s]
Dinka man punting a dugout canoe
SAD.92/2/25-26,44
[1950s]
White rhino, north of Nimule, Equatoria
SAD.92/2/27
1950
Dinka woman pegging down a fish recently caught, near Nyamlell, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/28
[1940s]
Dinka woman carrying small fish caught by a basket trap
SAD.92/2/31
[1940s]
Elephants near Nimule, Equatoria
SAD.92/2/32
[1940s]
Green backed heron driving a hammerhead stork off his fishing ground
SAD.92/2/33
1950
Cob doe, Ashana
SAD.92/2/34
1950
Flock of night herons flying above the Kwom waterway, near Aweil
SAD.92/2/35
1951 May
Dinka dance, Rumbek
SAD.92/2/36
1951
Dinka men holding spears at Nyamlell, one wearing a panama hat
SAD.92/2/37
1951 Apr
Dinka men in a dug-out canoe ferry crossing the Bahr al-Arab at Abyei
SAD.92/2/38
1951 May
Herd of hippos in Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/2/39
1951 Jan
Hammerhead-storks fishing at Alel near Yirol, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/2/40
1950 Dec 30
Stilts, godwits, wood ibis, and sacred ibis near Nyamlell, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/41
1951 Mar
Tiang hartebeeste, Badingilu
SAD.92/2/42
1952 May
Dinka cattle camp, near Shambe, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/2/43
[1950s]
Traders at Wau market
SAD.92/2/45
1952 Feb
Waterbuck, Tonj river, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/46-47
1952 Mar
Nile (or Mrs Gray's) lechwe, Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/2/48
1953 Apr
Rueng Dinka dance, Abiemum, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.92/2/49
1953 Apr
Dinka men spearing fish from dug-out canoes, around a herd of hippo Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province
SAD.92/2/50
1952 Jul
Jur man with beaded head decoration, near Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.323/3/1-38
1952-1957
Album containing photographs of wildlife in southern Sudan and East AFrica:
SAD.323/3/1
1953 Feb
Zebra, giraffe, tiang hartebeeste and lelwel hartebeeste in Badingilu marsh near Mongalla, Equatoria
SAD.323/3/2-3
1953 Feb
Roan antelope and lelwel hartebeeste in Badingilu marsh near Mongalla, Equatoria
SAD.323/3/4
1953 Feb
Mongalla gazelle drinking in Badingilu marsh near Mongalla, Equatoria
SAD.323/3/5
1953 Feb
Mongalla gazelle and reedbuck drinking in Badingilu marsh near Mongalla, Equatoria
SAD.323/3/6
1953 Feb
Lelwel hartebeeste and tiang hartebeeste drinking in Badingilu marsh near Mongalla, Equatoria
SAD.323/3/7
1953 Feb
Reedbuck and tiang hartebeeste in Badingilu marsh near Mongalla, Equatoria
SAD.323/3/8-9
1953 Feb
Zebra, tiang hartebeeste and roan antelope in Badingilu marsh near Mongalla, Equatoria
SAD.323/3/10-11
1953 Feb
Elephants in Badingilu marsh near Mongalla, Equatoria
SAD.323/3/12-13
1953 Feb
Roan antelope drinking in Badingilu marsh near Mongalla, Equatoria
SAD.323/3/14-16
[1950s]
Bull roan antelope
SAD.323/3/17-18
1952 Dec
Saddle-bill stork
SAD.323/3/19-20
1953 May
Elephant herd near Nimule
SAD.323/3/21
[1950s]
Cow white rhino and calf, Nimule
SAD.323/3/22
1953 Apr
Buffalo cow drinking in the Ibba river
SAD.323/3/23
1953 Feb
Openbill stork, Badingilu
SAD.323/3/24
1952 Nov
Squacco heron, Wau
SAD.323/3/25
1952 Nov
Great white heron, Wau
SAD.323/3/26
1957
Spotted hyena, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti, Tanzania
SAD.323/3/27
1957
Lion in an open plain, Serengeti, Tanzania
SAD.323/3/28
1957
Hippos, Lake Chuwera, Uganda
SAD.323/3/29
1957
Hippos and pelicans at the mouth of the Nyamasagani river, Lake Edward, Uganda
SAD.323/3/30-31
[1950s]
Wildebeest herd with young calves, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti, Tanzania
SAD.323/3/32-33
1957
Buffalo bulls, Ishasha river, Uganda
SAD.323/3/34
1957
Lioness grooming cub, Serengeti, Tanzania
SAD.323/3/35
1957
Lioness, Serengeti, Tanzania
SAD.323/3/36
[1950s]
Kori bustard and Thomson's gazelle, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti, Tanzania
SAD.323/3/37
[1950s]
Kori bustard giving mating display, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti, Tanzania
SAD.323/3/38
1957
Buffalo herd grazing, Nyamagasani river, Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda
SAD.323/4/1-26
[1950s]
Album of photographs taken in southern Sudan and Uganda:
SAD.323/4/1
1953 Jan
Sudanese men [probably Dinka] clearing sudd blocks from the steamer channel near Meshra` el Req, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.323/4/2
1953 Mar
Alor Dinka dance, Abiemum, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.323/4/3-5
1953 Apr
Dinka spearing fish from dug-out canoes, around a herd of hippo on Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province
SAD.323/4/6
[1953]
Bales of cotton being prepared for loading on the Albert Nile steamer at Nimule
SAD.323/4/7
[1953]
Crowd of people at the rhino camp on the Albert Nile, as a steamer approaches
SAD.323/4/8
1953
Jur man wearing beads on a ferry crossing the Wau river
SAD.323/4/9
1953
Jur passengers on a ferry crossing the Wau river
SAD.323/4/10
1953 Feb
Sudanese men building Wau church
SAD.323/4/11
1953 Apr
Wau police practising anti-riot drills in advance of the parliamentary elections
SAD.323/4/12-13
1952
Giant eland bull, Yei district, Equatoria. Photograph taken by P.G. Molloy.
SAD.323/4/14-15
[1950s]
Nile cormorants on a nest, Rocky Islands at Entebbe, Lake Victoria, Uganda
SAD.323/4/16
[1950s]
African darters, Entebbe, Lake Victoria, Uganda
SAD.323/4/17
[1950s]
Baby African darters, at Entebbe, Lake Victoria, Uganda
SAD.323/4/18
1957
Klipspringer, Karamoja, Uganda
SAD.323/4/19
1957
Chanter's mountain reedbuck, in rocky hills near the Greek river, Uganda
SAD.323/4/20,22
1957
Maneless zebra, Karamoja, Uganda
SAD.323/4/21
1957 Mar
Lions, Serengeti, Tanzania
SAD.323/4/23
1957
Nightjar, rocky hills near Greek river, Uganda
SAD.323/4/24
1952
R. Macgill, District Commissioner, Raga and Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal, T.R.H. Owen and G.P.A. Hickson, Assistant District Commissioner, El Obeid, Kordofan, carrying a spear, an oar and a gun and holding up a dead crocodile, Ashana
SAD.323/4/25
[1952]
T.R.H. Owen and a Moro Nuba woman seated outside a stone-built homestead
SAD.323/4/26
[1950s]
The Lady Baker Nile steamer at Shambe, Upper Nile Province. In the foreground are T.R.H. Owen and an unidentified British doctor.
SAD.342/4/1-63
[1930s-1950s]
Loose photographs of animals and birds, mostly southern Sudan,Uganda and Zambia, many of them duplicates of photographs in the albums above:
SAD.342/4/1-8
[1930s]
Abyssinian, or ‘sacred’, baboons near Erkowit, Red Sea Province
SAD.342/4/9
[1930s]
Berber sheep, Khartoum zoo
SAD.342/4/10
[1930s]
Herd of camels drinking in a river
SAD.342/4/11-12
[1940s]
Cobs, near Ashana on the River Loll
SAD.342/4/13-14
[1940s]
Waterbucks among trees
SAD.342/4/15
[1940s]
Cob buck and cattle egrets, river Tonj, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.342/4/16-19
[1950s]
Herd of Nile lechwe, or Mrs Gray's waterbuck, Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province
SAD.342/4/20
[1950s]
Bushbuck jumping from a river
SAD.342/4/21
[1950s]
Kudu bull (colour photo taken from car)
SAD.342/4/22
[1950s]
Herd of puku (colour photo taken from car)
SAD.342/4/23
[1950s]
Red lechwe bucks, Lochinvar ranch, Zambia
SAD.342/4/24
[1950s]
Lelwel hartebeeste in flat open country
SAD.342/4/25-26
1948 May
Buffaloes on a salt lick, Ngaringba, Equatoria
SAD.342/4/27-28
1949
Buffaloes crossing the River Ibba, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.342/4/29
[1950s]
Herd of buffalo in thick trees
SAD.342/4/30
1949
Buffalo herd on a hillside near Nimule, Equatoria
SAD.342/4/31-33
1949 Feb
Herd of elephants near Nimule, Equatoria
SAD.342/4/34
1943
Black rhinoceros advancing to charge
SAD.342/4/35-38
1949
White rhinoceros around Nimule and Shambe
SAD.342/4/39
1957
Chimpanzee in tree tops, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
SAD.342/4/40
[1940s]
Animals at Wau collecting zoo
SAD.342/4/41
[1950s]
Pangolin in grass
SAD.342/4/42
[1940s]
Hippos at Gorinti Pool, near Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.342/4/43-44
[1940s]
Crocodiles on the River Ibba
SAD.342/4/45
[1940s]
Pelican
SAD.342/4/46
1948
Fish eagle on a telegraph pole, Meshra er Req, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.342/4/47-49
1948
Marabou storks and wood ibis
SAD.342/4/50
1948 Dec
Malachite kingfisher in a tree, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.342/4/51
1948 Dec
Marsh sandpiper, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.342/4/52-54
1948 Dec
Stilts wading, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.342/4/55
1949
Pelicans around Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province
SAD.342/4/56
1949
Pelicans, wood ibis, greater egret and comb duck on the Rriver Gel
SAD.342/4/57-61
1949-1950
Hammerhead storks and greenbacked herons, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.342/4/62-63
[1930s]
Owen's parrot, “Marcus”
SAD.343/1/1-140
[1930s-1950s]
Loose black and white photographs of Sudanese people and communities:
SAD.343/1/1
[1930s]
Tents of a Shanabla fariq
SAD.343/1/2-4
[1930s]
Dom market at Derudeb
SAD.343/1/5
[1930s]
Tendelai: in the distance can be seen a queue of workers waiting for payment
SAD.343/1/6
[1930s]
Fungor and Nyaro men preparing for a bracelet fight by wielding quarter-staffs
SAD.343/1/7-17
[1930s]
Bracelet fighting between Fungor and Nyaro men
SAD.343/1/18-25
[1930s]
Korongo Nuba wrestling
SAD.343/1/26
[1930s]
Aulad Himaid, winner of a Nuba wrestling bout being presented to the Governor by his seconds and female Nuba supporters
SAD.343/1/27-28
[1930s]
Korongo Nuba musicians, with kudu horns, along with participants covered in ash at a wrestling event
SAD.343/1/29
[1930s]
Spectators and competitors holding spears and shields marching past the Governor of Kordofan [possibly D. Newbold] at a Korongo Nuba wrestling event
SAD.343/1/30
[1930s]
Large group of Korongo Nuba women carrying large earthenware pots full of beer to a wrestling event
SAD.343/1/31-37
[1930s]
Masakin Nuba stick fighting contest. The contestants carry sticks and shields of stretched animal hide
SAD.343/1/38-39
[1940s]
Alleira women and children
SAD.343/1/40
[1940s]
Tira girls picking ful off grubbed-up plants
SAD.343/1/41
[1940s]
Moro Nuba men carrying sticks and spears
SAD.343/1/42
[1940s]
Sudanese men pushing a truck stuck in thick mud, near Um Berumbeita, Nuba Moutains
SAD.343/1/43-46
1940
4 photos of Kowalib Nuba women and girls, Rashad
SAD.343/1/47
1940
Kowalib Nuba women carrying crops in large bowls on their heads from the fields to the villages, Rashad
SAD.343/1/48-49
1945
Large group of Sudanese people watching the burning of a Tuleshi village, En Nahud, Kordofan
SAD.343/1/50-51
[1930s]
Nuba man seated under a tree spinning yarn for dammur cloth, Jabal Tagoi, Nuba Mountains
SAD.343/1/52
[1930s]
Baqqarah girls lined up in a dance chorus
SAD.343/1/53
[1930s]
Na'im al-Kereil (second right) with (from left to right): `Abd Allah Bushara; Magbul al-Kereil, brother of Na'im al-Kereil; `Abd Allah Naim, eldest son of Naim al-Kereil; and [?]. Photograph taken at Geteina, White Nile Province.
SAD.343/1/54
1933
Spectators at a King's day sports event at Geteina
SAD.343/1/55-57
1933
Hadanduwah participants in a camel race at a King's day sports event in Geteina
SAD.343/1/58-59
1933
Hadanduwah boys preparing to compete in a race
SAD.343/1/60-61
1933
Hadanduwah men participating in a mock fight using sticks and missiles at a King's day sports event in Geteina
SAD.343/1/62-65
1933
Large parade of horse riders at a King's day event in Geteina
SAD.343/1/66
[1930s]
Hadanduwah workers using sandbags to mend a break in a canal bank in the Gash
SAD.343/1/67
[1930s]
Hadanduwah boys filling water skins
SAD.343/1/68
[1930s]
Three northern Sudanese [possibly Hadanduwah]
SAD.343/1/69
[1930s]
Shaykh Muhammad Muhammad al-Amin Tirik, Nazir `Umum of the Hadanduwah
SAD.343/1/70-73
[1930s]
Hadanduwah goat herds drawing water from a well
SAD.343/1/74
[1930s]
Hadanduwah goat herd by a water hole
SAD.343/1/75
[1930s]
Two Hadanduwah men, one carrying a shield
SAD.343/1/76
[1930s]
Hadanduwah men with shields sitting on the ground with British officials standing behind
SAD.343/1/77
[1933]
Hadanduwah men drawing water from a well
SAD.343/1/78-80
1933
Hadanduwah agricultural tenants clearing the sedge, grass and bush of newly watered land by the river Gash in order that cotton can be planted
SAD.343/1/81
[1940s]
Postcard of a Hadanduwah boy. Tropical Photo Stores no 421
SAD.343/1/82
[1930s]
Group of Bija men, some carrying sticks and shields, others riding camels
SAD.343/1/83
[1930s]
Group of northern Sudanese women and children
SAD.343/1/84
[1930s]
Isa Muhammad Adam of the Busharaiah
SAD.343/1/85
1936
Bisharin participants in a sporting event at a tribal meeting in Halaib, Red Sea Province
SAD.343/1/86-87
1937
Large group of men with goats, camels, and other possessions crossing the Gash river in flood at Kassala
SAD.343/1/88-89
[1940s]
Amarar men (SAD.343/1/88 taken by V.L. Griffiths)
SAD.343/1/90
[1940s]
Amarar tribesmen
SAD.343/1/91
[1930s]
Owen's servant, Khamir, riding Owen's horse, “Billy”
SAD.343/1/92
[1930s]
Owen's servant, Sa'id
SAD.343/1/93
[1930s]
Owen's servant, Ramadan
SAD.343/1/94
[1930s]
Owen's servant, Khamis
SAD.343/1/95
[1930s]
Owen's servant, Ramadan's youngest son
SAD.343/1/96-98
[1930s]
Unidentified northern Sudanese men wearing white robes and turbans
SAD.343/1/99
[1930s]
Northern Sudanese men erecting a tent in front of a tukl
SAD.343/1/100
[1930s]
Ibrahim Idris and `Abd Allah Bishara seated in front of a wall
SAD.343/1/101
[1930s]
Distant shot of Naim al-Kereil and family seen through a tukl door
SAD.343/1/102
[1930s]
Yunis `Abd al-Salam, W. al-Kinan, W. al-Shatir, `Umar and `Abd al-Aziz Effendi seated in front of a building with a straw verandah
SAD.343/1/103-104
1932
Sudanese men guiding a hamla of camels on trek
SAD.343/1/105-106
[1930s]
Sudanese prisoners queuing to have their clothes boiled as a precaution against relapsing fever
SAD.343/1/107-108
[1940s]
Sudanese prisoners carrying water, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.343/1/109-111
1948-1951
Hausa crocodile hunter with two live crocodiles, Ashana
SAD.343/1/112
[1940s]
Dinka man standing next to bulls harnessed to a cart
SAD.343/1/113
[1940s]
Dinka fisherman casting a fishing net, Ashana
SAD.343/1/114-116
[1940s]
Dinka cattle camp
SAD.343/1/117
[1940s]
Group of Dinka men and boys, near Lake Nyubor, Upper Nile Province
SAD.343/1/118
[1940s]
Group of Aliab Dinka chiefs, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.343/1/119
[1940s]
Large group of Rumbek Dinka with tukls on stilts in the background
SAD.343/1/120
[1940s]
Dinka fish-spearing near Rumbek, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.343/1/121
[1940s]
Atwot Dinka girl, wearing beads around her neck and waist, near the bank of a river
SAD.343/1/122
[1940s]
Large group of Dinka women fishing with large nets, Nyamlell, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.343/1/123-124
[1940s]
Rek Dinka dance
SAD.343/1/125-126
[1940s]
Sudanese men [possibly Dinka] thatching the roof of a tukl
SAD.343/1/127
[1940s]
Southern Sudanese man and children (probably Dinka) in a large “double” dug-out canoe
SAD.343/1/128
[1940s]
Southern Sudanese men [possibly Dinka] standing by canoes at a river bank
SAD.343/1/129
[1940s]
Dinka men standing on top of an overturned ferry on the Nile near Wau
SAD.343/1/130
[1940s]
Four Dinka men, two of whom are of short stature, holding spears
SAD.343/1/131
[1940s]
Dinka men pushing a car across the Lol river near Aweil
SAD.343/1/132
1948 May
Dinka men preparing for fishing on the river Lol
SAD.343/1/133
[1940s]
Southern Sudanese people crossing a river on a canoe ferry
SAD.343/1/134
[1940s]
The White Nile ferry coming into Juba
SAD.343/1/135-136
[1940s]
Zande basket fishing
SAD.343/1/137
1952 Jul
Jur man wearing head decorations, near Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.343/1/138
1953
Jur passengers aboard a ferry crossing the Wau river
SAD.343/1/139
[1940s]
Five Sudanese government employees (policemen?)
SAD.343/1/140
[1940s]
Passengers standing around a bus being carried on a ferry [possibly across the Victoria Nile]
SAD.343/2/1-95
[ca. 1927-1954]
Black and white photographs of Owen, his colleagues, friends and family:
SAD.343/2/1-17
[1926]
Photographs of friends, family and acquaintances from Owen's time at Oxford, many identified only by initials. Most seem to have been taken in and around Oxford or at the Henley regatta.
SAD.343/2/18
1927
M.J. Wheatley, Governor, Bahr al-Ghazal, (centre) with B.C. Whicher, Sudan Defence Force, (left) and [W. Romilly - possibly H.A. Romilly, Bimbashi in the Sudan Defence Force] (right) at the embarkation of a company of the Equatorial battalion onto a steamer at Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
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[1930s]
Group of British officials diving in an outdoor pool, probably Kassala. Includes J.W. Robertson, W.T. Clark, and S. Macdowell
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[1930s]
J.W. Robertson and his wife, Nancy, wearing tennis clothes
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen seated at a table with J.W. Robertson and his wife Nancy
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[1930s]
British officials playing tennis
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen on his horse
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen on his horse “Talata”, holding a polo mallet
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen and his parrot “Marcus”. Photo taken by Mrs Betty Ross.
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen standing at the top of Jabal Okum
SAD.343/2/31-32
[1930s]
Unidentified British official at the top of Jabal Okum
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[1930s]
British official [Thornley?] at the top of Jabal Okum
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen with G.H. Barter and A.M. Hankin on the verandah of a house. Photo by Mrs Betty Ross.
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen and another British official, “Doc”
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen and another British official, Hector at Erkowit. Photo taken by F.E. Baldry.
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen and another British official, John, with a dog
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen (front centre left) and J.W. Robertson (front centre right) posing for a photograph with a number of Sudanese notables: (front l-r) Yusuf, Khidr Musa, Fadl Allah al-Kustani, `Abd al-Qadir, Musa Gadalla; (back row, l-r) Bashir al-Woji, `Abd al-Rahman Taha, and `Abd al-Hadi
SAD.343/2/39-40
[1930s]
British officials lined up on horseback along with Sudanese policemen and notables
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[1930s]
British officials playing polo
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[1930s]
Group of British and Sudanese officials at a prize giving in Halaib. Includes (from third left to second right): Haj Salih; T.R.H. Owen; Mrs Hatton, wife of Hatton Bey; W.T. Clark, Assistant District Commissioner, Sinkat, Kassala Province; Mrs Kennedy-Cooke, wife of B. Kennedy-Cooke; Hatton Bey, Sudan Defence Force; B. Kennedy-Cooke, Governor, Kassala Province
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[1930s]
British official [possibly T.R.H. Owen] on camel back at a Hadanduwah gathering
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[1930s]
T.R.H. Owen along with A. Paul, District Commissioner, Tokar, Kassala Province, and his wife Betty at Khartoum zoo feeding llama and wild sheep
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[1930s]
Owen's wife, Margaret, standing in front of two Sudanese men carrying a Nile perch suspended from an oar
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[1930s]
Owen's wife, Margaret, seated in a deck chair under a tree whilst on trek
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[1940s]
T.R.H. Owen with a group of southern Sudanese men [possibly Shilluk]
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[1940s]
T.R.H. Owen shaking hands with a Catholic Bishop [possibly E. Mason], [probably in Wau]
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[1940s]
R.J.R. Owen [T.R.H. Owen's son?] fishing near the Owen Falls dam, Jinja, Uganda
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[1940s]
A sailor aboard a ship
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[1950s]
T.R.H. Owen posing with two dogs [probably in England]
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[1950s]
D. Fyfe, District Commissioner Aweil, with a group of Dinka men and boys, some carrying spears, in Nyamlell
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[1920s-1950s]
Owen's family and friends, including his children, most of which have probably been taken in England
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[1920s-1950s]
Loose black and white photographs of places in Sudan and Uganda:
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[1930s]
Ancient Bija tombs in Maman, Kassala
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[1930s]
Views of the ancient ruined city at Khor Nubt on the western flanks of the Red Sea Hills, including stone buildings and tombs, and graves
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[1930s]
River Setit, Kassala Province
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[1940s]
Trek tents pitched under a tree near Obak, Kassala Province
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[1940s]
Views of the Red Sea Hills, Red Sea Province, including Jabal Elba, Erkowit, Jabal Abadah and Jabal Tamei
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[1940s]
Pool at the bottom of a jabal on the Sudan-Eritrea border, Red Sea Province
SAD.343/3/21-22
[1930s]
Views from the top of Jabal Bereina, White Nile Province
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1933
White Nile bridge, Khartoum
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[1940s]
Blue Nile bridge, Khartoum
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[1940s]
The Turjok hills, Rashad, Nuba Mountains
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[1940s]
View looking southward from [Jabal Abu Auja], near Rashad
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[1940s]
Small poison trees at Delami
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1945
The burning of Tuleshi
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[1940s]
View of a sunset over Lake Nyubor, with pelicans flying across the sky
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[1940s]
Rapids on the White Nile below Nimule
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[1940s]
The Nimule falls, near the Sudan-Uganda border
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[1940s]
View, looking from Nimule, Equatoria, to Uganda, of grassland and hills
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[1940s]
View of a rock barage on the River Sueh, Moroko, Bahr al-Ghazal
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1950 Apr 18
Picture postcard showing the Catholic church at Tonj, Bahr al-Ghazal
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1950
External view of the Governor's house, Wau, Bahr al-Ghazal
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1950
Verandah of the Governor's house, Wau
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1950
View of Wau looking North East from the highest point
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[1940s]
View of Mount Elgon, Uganda
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[1940s]
View of Lake Albert, Uganda
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1954
Construction of the Owen Falls Dam, Jinja, Uganda
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1902-1922
Black and white photographs predating Owen's service in the Sudan:
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1902
Panoramic view of Wau (Photo from Colonel F.J. Brakenridge, Medical Officer)
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1902
View of the Mess at Wau
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1902
Sudanese soldiers awaiting the arrival of the Sirdar at Wau (Photo from Colonel F.J. Brakenridge, Medical Officer)
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[1902?]
View of the fort at Tonj
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1911 Dec 1
Group of British officers standing on the steps of a Government building in Wau after a levée. Left to right: Bimbashi E.W. Maude, Bahr al-Ghazal District; Kaimakam L.D. Spencer Bey, Senior Inspector, Bahr al-Ghazal Province; Miralai R.M. Feilden Bey, O.C. Troops and Governor, Bahr al-Ghazal Province; Bimbashi H.F.O. Thwaites, District Engineer; Bimbashi R. Whitbread, 9th Sudanese
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[1920s-1930s]
Loose black and white photographs taken in England and Wales, partciularly Wotton,Corpus Christi, Oxford, Radnor and Repton
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[1940s]
Black and white negatives:
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[1940s]
Boat building at Wau
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[1940s]
Man wearing a military uniform standing with a woman in a garden
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[1940s]
Owen's son, Robert, fishing
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[1940s]
Hammerhead storks