A. C. Parker
Introduction
Arthur Claude Parker
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
A. Railways
B. 1924 Mutiny
2. Personal Papers
3. Diaries
4. Articles, Speeches
5. Newspaper Cuttings
6. Miscellanea
7. Maps
8. Photographic Material
A. Group photographs
B. Portraits
C. Northern Sudan
D. Railways and construction work
E. Sennar Dam
F. River transport
G. Lantern slides
9. Printed Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: A. C. Parker
Dates of creation: 1904-1948
Extent: 2 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: A. C. Parker
Language: English

Arthur Claude Parker

(1880-1961)

1904-1932Sudan Government Railways
1904-1910Assistant Chief Storekeeper
1910-1917Superintendent of Accounts, Atbara
1917-1922Secretary, Sudan Government Railways and Steamers, Atbara
1922-1924Assistant General Manager, Sudan Government Railways and Steamers, Atbara
1924-1925Deputy General Manager, Sudan Government Railways and Steamers, Atbara
1925-1932General Manager, Sudan Government Railways and Steamers


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Diaries
4. Articles, Speeches
5. Newspaper Cuttings
6. Miscellanea
7. Maps
8. Photographic Material
9. Printed Material

Accession details

Presented by Mr Parker, 1958 and Mrs Hoadley, 1962

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
A. Railways
SAD.294/20/1-6
1904 Feb 22-Jun 3
Extract from a letter from A.J. Pelham, civil engineer, Berber and Suakin line, to his mother, questioning the wisdom of selecting Suakin as the terminus of the Red Sea Railway, with subsequent official correspondence reprimanding Pelham for expressing his views on a government matter through incorrect channels
SAD.294/7/1
1915 Oct 2
Circular letter from L.O.F. Stack, Civil Secretary to province governors, forwarding a letter from A. Bonar Law concerning resignations from the Colonial Service for war service
SAD.294/6/1
1917 Jul 20
Letter from Nasif Botross applying for a position in the Sudan Government Railways
SAD.294/9/27-28
1923 Oct 19
Letter from G. Schuster, Financial Secretary, to A.C. Parker, offering his help and support during the forthcoming review of the railways by Pole, and future plans for the railways
SAD.294/9/29
1927 Jun 14
Thank you letter to A.C. Parker from Ali Zaki and J. Ranade for an excursion to the Makwar dam
SAD.294/9/15-25
1931 Dec
Notes on the practice of framing railway rates, produced at Atbara
SAD.294/10/1-35
1932 Mar 31
Annual report, Sudan Government Railways for 1931, by A.C. Parker, General Manager
SAD.294/11/1-61
1932 Feb 27
Financial appendices to 1931 report for the Sudan Government Railways, by F.S. Lees-Spalding
SAD.294/12/1-53
1932
Statistical appendices for 1931 report for the Sudan Government Railways
SAD.294/13/1-56
1942 Mar 31
Annual report, Sudan Government Railways for 1941, by F.L. Harwood, General Manager
SAD.294/14/1-58
1942 Mar 21
Financial and statistical appendices to 1941 annual report for the Sudan Government Railways
B. 1924 Mutiny
SAD.294/6/2-6
[1924]
“Memorandum on events at Atbara from the 9th August 1924 onwards” by [P.C. Lord]
SAD.294/6/7-25
[1924]
“Memorandum on events at Atbara from the 9th August 1924 onwards” by [A.C. Parker], 2 copies, the first with a concluding paragraph
SAD.294/6/26-27
[1924]
Summary of evidence by P.C. Lord at the court of enquiry into the shooting incident at Atbara
SAD.294/6/28
1924 Aug 19
Letter from Mr Carvounopolo at Atbara to the Governor Berber Province concerning an incident in his shop during the troubles in Atbara
SAD.294/6/29
1924 Sep 9
Letter from E.C. Midwinter to A.C. Parker forwarding praise from the Financial Secretary, G. Schuster for the actions of Parker and P.C. Lord during the recent troubles and recommending that Sudanese officials be promoted in recognition of their services
SAD.294/6/30-31
1924 Dec 29
Letter from Muhammad Fadil at Cairo to A.C. Parker concerning his expulsion from Atbara and the assasination of Sir Lee Stack
SAD.294/6/32-39
[ca. 1930s]
Draft account by A.C. Parker of the events at Atbara during the 1924 mutiny
2. Personal Papers
SAD.294/6/40-43
1934 Jun 14
Letter from A.H. Khalifa at the Sudanese Club, Atbara to A.C. Parker concerning the success of Sudanese agriculture, progress at the Atbara Technical School and recent activities at the Sudanese Club
SAD.294/16/1-3
1952 Oct 3
Letter from G.R. Storrar |(formerly of Sudan Government Railways) to A.C. Parker concerning technical specifications relating to the construction of the Red Sea line
3. Diaries
SAD.294/9/33-56
1918 Jul 15 - Aug 21
Diary of a journey by steamer to Gambeila and back in the company of the General Manager, Sudan Government Railways and others; probably written by A.C. Parker
4. Articles, Speeches
SAD.294/9/26
[ca. 1920s]
Account of the death of General Gordon, as told to A.C. Parker by Ibrahim Zaki
SAD.294/9/1-14
1930 Jan 5
“Brief historical outline of the Sudan Government Railways and Steamers” by [A.C. Parker], covering railways, steamers, mechanical transport, Port Sudan and the catering service
SAD.294/1/1-20
[ca. 1930-1950]
Article by A.C. Parker entitled “Pages from a diary” concerning archaeology and antiquities in Egypt and the Sudan
SAD.294/2/1-35
[ca. 1930s]
Article by A.C. Parker entitled “The Sudan - the land of the blacks”, a brief history of 19th century Sudan and an account of his service there, 1904-32
SAD.294/3/1-26
[ca. 1930s]
Article by A.C. Parker entitled “More about the Sudan and its borders”: further reminiscences of his life as a Sudan Government official
SAD.294/9/30-31
1932
Farewell speech to A.C. Parker on his retirement from the Sudan
SAD.294/4/1-28
[ca. 1930s-1940s]
Article by A.C. Parker entitled “More extracts from a diary”, describing a journey back from Gambeila to Khartoum by steamer, including remarks on the mutiny at Atbara in 1924. The paper was read by Parker at the Fortnight Club in October 1943.
SAD.294/5/1-31
1948 Nov
Untitled paper by A.C. Parker, probably for a lecture, on prospects for self-government for the Sudan and overview of its modern history
5. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.294/7/26-28
1931 Dec 12 - [1932] Jan 2
Copy article from unnamed Sudanese newspaper by Ibrahim Effendi Hanna in Atbara concerning the annual reception for the Sudan Government Railways Police
SAD.294/7/29-30
1947, 1957
Obituaries for Sir Edward Midwinter (d. 1947) and Bishop Llewellyn Gwynne (d. 1957)
6. Miscellanea
SAD.294/9/32
1906 Dec 24
Section torn from the bottom of a warrant with the seal and signature of Sir Reginald Wingate, Governor-General
SAD.17/3/5-12
1927
Humorous postcards entitled “Functions we have never witnessed” by T.L. Scott, featuring the work of the Railways department, presented to A.C. Parker as a memento of Port Sudan. SAD 17/3/11 is a caricature of Parker.
SAD.294/7/31-34
1928, 1935
Appeal leaflets for the Gordon Memorial Fund
SAD.294/7/35-46
1930 - 1931
Programmes for performances of "Revenge and love" by the Sudanese Dramatic Society; and productions of three short plays by the Atbara Players Society
SAD.294/7/55
[ca. 1930]
Stamped envelope addressed to A.C. Parker
SAD.294/7/47-53
[ca. 1946]
Appeal leaflet: Khartoum Cathedral - War Memorial. Cathedral Hall and Social Centre as an expression of Christian fellowship among the churches of Khartoum. In thanksgiving and in memory 1939-1945
7. Maps
SAD.294/7/54
[ca. 1930]
Sudan Railways map showing the Cairo-Mombasa route
scale:   1 in to 200 miles
Size: 40.5 x 29 cm
8. Photographic Material
A. Group photographs
SAD.17/3/28
1905 - 1932
Group of people including Sayyid Ahmad al-Mirghani, brother of Sayyid 'Ali al-Mirghani, standing on a river bank in Old Dongola
SAD.17/5/1
1908 Jan 17
Members of the Port Sudan cricket club sitting outside the Port Sudan sports club on King's day
SAD.17/5/2
1908 Jan 17
Members of the cricket section of Atbara sports club sitting outside the Port Sudan sports club on King's day. Featuring: A.C. Parker, Bishop L.H. Gwynne (seated centre), E.C. Midwinter (seated second from right) and T.E. Dunn.
SAD.17/3/77
1914-1932
Atbara scout group
SAD.17/5/3
1923 Apr 21
A.C. Parker, General Manager, Sudan Railways (seated far left), sitting with a group of Egyptian government ministers during a visit to Atbara, with Egyptian officers, possibly of the Railway Battalion, standing in the background
SAD.17/5/4
1923
Officers of the Railway Battalion, probably Atbara
SAD.17/5/6
1926
Railway headquarters police group
SAD.17/5/8
1926 - 1932
Governor-General, Sir John Maffey, with a group of men in levée uniform
B. Portraits
SAD.2/1/1
1911
Portrait of E.C. Midwinter, General Manager, Sudan Railways, and formerly of the Royal Engineers and Egyptian Army, in uniform
SAD.17/5/10-11
1920 - 1932
Full-length portrait of Bishop L.H. Gwynne
SAD.2/1/2
[ca. 1922]
Portrait of Sir Lee Stack, Governor-General (1916-1924), in uniform
SAD.17/5/9
1927 Oct 7
Full-length portrait of E.C. Midwinter, Royal Engineers and Egyptian Army and formerly General Manager, Sudan Railways
SAD.2/1/3
1930
Portrait of A. C. Parker, General Manager, Sudan Railways
C. Northern Sudan
SAD.17/3/1
1905 Aug 7
View of the prison next to A.C. Parker's house in Khartoum, with a group of Mahdist prisoners serving life imprisonment standing in chains in the centre
SAD.17/3/2
1905 - 1932
Unidentified group of people standing in a clearing
SAD.17/3/75
1907-1932
Street scene in Suakin
SAD.17/3/4
1914 - 1932
Interior view of Atbara church
SAD.17/3/3
1928 - 1932
Nile Hotel at Wadi Halfa, during construction
SAD.17/3/19
1909 - 1932
View of the Blue Nile bridge
SAD.17/6/60
1924 - 1926
View of the Kitchener School of Medicine
SAD.17/3/16
1928 Jan 17
British and Egyptian flags flying at the official opening of the White Nile bridge from Omdurman to Khartoum on King's day
SAD.17/3/20
1928 Feb
Bed of the River Dinder at El Gueisi, from the east bank
D. Railways and construction work
SAD.17/3/13
1904 - 1920
Atbara railway station
SAD.17/3/21
1914 - 1932
Group of people standing with the station master at El Goz railway station
SAD.17/3/15
1905 - 1932
Track construction work on a desert railway, probably Northern Province
SAD.17/3/74
1907-1918
Sudan Government Railways train in the Red Sea hills, travelling from Port Sudan to Khartoum
SAD.17/3/76
1914-1932
Locomotive engine, “Pasha” pulling a Sudan Government railway train, possibly Atbara
SAD.17/3/14
1920 - 1930
Desert mail train leaving Atbara railway station for Khartoum (McCorquodale & Co postcard)
SAD.17/3/29
1915 - 1932
Unidentified railway bridge
SAD.17/3/30
1915 - 1932
Men standing next to a Sudan Government Railways trolley car on an unidentified railway bridge
SAD.17/3/31
1915 - 1932
Men standing near a crane and other machinery, possibly during the construction of a bridge
SAD.17/3/32
1915 - 1932
Three men pushing a trolley car along a railway track
SAD.17/3/33
1915 - 1932
Camels grazing next to a railway train
SAD.17/3/34
1915 - 1932
Group of government officials awaiting the arrival of a visiting dignitary at a railway station
SAD.17/3/17
1928 Jan
Construction of the Abu Deleiq railway bridge across the River Atbara, showing the view from no. 8 caisson
SAD.17/3/18
1928
Construction of the Abu Deleiq railway bridge across the River Atbara
SAD.17/3/25-27
[ca. 1928]
Construction of the Abu Deleiq railway bridge across the River Atbara
SAD.17/6/4
1929 Jan
Construction of the Abu Deleiq railway bridge across the River Atbara
SAD.17/3/22
1920 - 1932
Construction work on the quays at Port Sudan
SAD.17/3/23
1920 - 1932
Crane unloading equipment during construction work on the quays at Port Sudan
SAD.17/3/24
1920 - 1932
Construction work on the quays at Port Sudan
SAD.17/3/71
[ca. 1928]
Camels carrying water to the bankhead during the construction of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/72
[ca. 1928]
Railway workers removing earth during the construction of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/73
[ca. 1928]
Railway workers tightening bolts on the rails during the construction of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/35
1929 Feb 7
Bishop L.H. Gwynne consecrating the Sudan Government Railways church saloon
SAD.17/3/36
1929 Feb 15
Railway train arriving at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/37-38
1929 Feb 15
Railway workers at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/39
1929 Feb 15
Railway train arriving at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/40-42,63,66
1929 Feb 15
Railway workers laying the final rail at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/43,64,67,69-70
1929 Feb 15
Crowd of spectators at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/44-48,62,65
1929 Feb 15
Governor-General, Sir John Maffey, and entourage inspecting the railhead at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/49-52,68
1929 Feb 15
Grandstand at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/53-55
1929 Feb 15
Governor-General, Sir John Maffey, tightening the last bolt at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/56
1929 Feb 15
Governor-General, Sir John Maffey, meeting railway engineers on a podium at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/57-58
1929 Feb 15
Governor-General, Sir John Maffey, and Lady Maffey standing on a podium at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/59
1929 Feb 15
A.C. Parker, General Manager, Sudan Railways, standing on a podium with the Governor-General, Sir John Maffey, and a woman, possibly Mrs Parker, holding a plaque marking the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/60
[ca. 1929]
Plaque marking the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
SAD.17/3/61
1929 Feb 15
E.C. Midwinter, former General Manager, Sudan Railways, waving from a train at the official opening of the Kassala - Gedaref - Sennar railway
E. Sennar Dam
SAD.17/6/61
[ca. 1921]
Bucyrus excavator clearing earth during the construction of the Sennar dam
SAD.17/6/1
1922 Jan
View of the Sennar dam during construction
SAD.17/6/2
1925 Jan
View of the Sennar dam during construction
SAD.17/6/5-16,18-24
1922-1925
Views of the Sennar dam during construction
SAD.17/6/29-44
1922-1925
Views of the Sennar dam during construction
SAD.17/6/17
1922-1925
Group of people inspecting the Sennar dam gauge room during construction
SAD.17/6/25
1922-1925
Convoy of motor cars, possibly transporting a group of people after a visit to the Sennar dam during construction
SAD.17/6/28
1922-1925
Group of people taking photographs of the Sennar dam during construction
SAD.17/5/7
1924-1926
Group of people including E.C. Midwinter, General Manager, Sudan Railways, looking at the Sennar Dam during construction
SAD.17/6/26-27
1925-1926
Police band on parade, possibly practising for inauguration of the Sennar dam
SAD.17/6/45
1925-1926
View of the newly-constructed Sennar dam
SAD.17/6/46-47
1925-1926
Group of officials touring the newly-constructed Sennar dam
SAD.17/6/48
1925-1926
Group of officials standing on the bridge over the newly-constructed Sennar dam
SAD.17/6/49
1925-1926
Group of officials opening a sluice on the newly-constructed Sennar dam: C.E. Lyall, Acting Governor-General with back to camera and A.J.C. Huddleston, Governor Blue Nile Province on the right
SAD.17/6/50
1925-1926
Group of officials standing by the gauge room on the newly-constructed Sennar dam
SAD.17/6/51
1925-1926
Crowd of people walking across the newly-constructed Sennar dam
SAD.17/6/52,54-55,57
1925-1926
View of the newly-constructed Sennar dam after the opening of the sluices
SAD.17/6/53,56
1925-1926
View of a canal leading from the newly-constructed Sennar dam
SAD.17/6/58-59
1925-1926
Land flooding after the opening of the sluices on the newly-constructed Sennar dam
SAD.17/6/3
1926-1932
Group of men standing on the railway bridge over the Sennar dam
SAD.A28/1-20
1922-1925
Album of photographs showing the construction of the Sennar dam
SAD.17/5/5
1926 Jan
Sir Geoffry Archer, the Governor-General, greeting Lord Lloyd, High Commissioner for Egypt at Khartoum station for the opening of the Sennar dam
F. River transport
SAD.17/4/1
1914-1932
Sternwheel steamer Fatih, and barges on the Nile, possibly Upper Nile Province
SAD.17/4/2
1914-1932
Lotus, a stern-wheel steamer, moored on the Nile (McCorquodale & Co postcard)
SAD.17/4/3
1914-1932
Mail steamer, the S.G.S. Britain (McCorquodale & Co postcard)
SAD.17/4/4
1914-1932
Distant view of a steamer
SAD.17/4/5
1914-1932
Stern wheel steamer, the Kitchener Pasha
SAD.17/4/6-7
1914-1932
Steamers on the Nile, including the SS Bordein, an armoured paddle steamer used by General Gordon (Karakashian Bros.)
SAD.17/4/8-9
1914-1932
Bordein, an armoured paddle steamer used by General Gordon
SAD.17/4/10
1914-1932
Meroe, a stern-wheel steamer
SAD.17/4/11-12
1914-1932
S.W.S.Ibis, a stern-wheel steamer, possibly Wadi Halfa
SAD.17/4/13-14
1931 Dec 11
Steamer, the Sir Lee Stack, at Moghren quays and departing on her maiden voyage
G. Lantern slides
SAD.492/1/1[GL]
1905-1932
View of houses at Suakin from the sea (colour)
SAD.492/1/2[GL]
1905-1932
Street in Suakin with the minaret of the Hanafi mosque at the end (colour tinted)
SAD.492/1/3[GL]
1905-1932
Ruins of the Mahdi's tomb as it was left after the battle of Omdurman in 1898 (colour tinted)
SAD.492/1/4-5[GL]
1922-1925
Sennar dam under construction
SAD.492/1/6[GL]
1926-1932
Sennar dam after completion
SAD.492/1/7[GL]
1926-1932
Aerial view of Sennar dam
SAD.492/2/1[GL]
[1912]
Guests on a podium, probably for the visit of George V and Queen Mary to Sinkat
SAD.492/2/2[GL]
[1912]
Soldiers lined up at an official occasion, possibly the visit of George V and Queen Mary to Sinkat
SAD.492/2/3[GL]
1912 Jan 26
Khartoum cathedral at the time of its consecration
SAD.492/2/4[GL]
1912 Jan 26
Clergy outside Khartoum cathedral at its consecration
SAD.492/2/5[GL]
1912 Jan 26
Consecration service in Khartoum cathedral
SAD.492/2/6[GL]
1912 Jan 26
Group of visiting clergy, possibly at the consecration of Khartoum cathedral (cracked)
SAD.492/3/1-3,6-7,9[GL]
1905-1932
Railway construction work on the Kassala line
SAD.492/3/4[GL]
1905-1932
Rail crash due to a washout on the line
SAD.492/3/8[GL]
1905-1932
Collapsed railway bridge due to floods (colour tinted)
SAD.492/3/5[GL]
1905-1932
Ships at Port Sudan quays
SAD.492/4/1[GL]
1905-1932
Unidentified street (broken)
SAD.492/4/2[GL]
1905-1932
Hadanduwah man on camel back (cracked)
SAD.492/4/3[GL]
1905-1932
Woodcutting at Ogod, Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.492/4/4[GL]
1905-1932
Group of officials and motor cars
SAD.492/4/5[GL]
[1929 Feb 15]
Podium for guests at the official opening of a railway, probably the Kassala-Sennar railway
SAD.492/4/6[GL]
[1929 Feb 15]
Officials and guests, possibly at the opening of the Kassala-Sennar railway
SAD.492/4/7[GL]
1905-1932
Unidentified railway station
SAD.492/4/8[GL]
[1929 Feb 15]
Sir John Maffey laying the last rail of the Kassala-Sennar railway line
9. Printed Material
Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC