Blunt, Henry Stavely
Introduction
BLUNT, Henry Stavely
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Lectures, Articles
(a) Lectures
(b) Articles
3. Photographic Material
(a) Lantern slides
(b) Photographs
(c) Negatives
4. Newspaper Cuttings
5. Miscellanea
6. Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Blunt, Henry Stavely
Dates of creation: 1920-1973
Extent: 3 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

BLUNT, Henry Stavely

(b.1889)

1920-1924 Inspector of Forests, El Obeid
1925-1926 Assistant Conservator of Forests, El Obeid
1927-1929 Assistant Conservator of Forests, Makwar
1930 Deputy Conservator of Forests, El Kawa
1930-1931 Deputy Conservator of Forests, Talodi
1931 Retired


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
3. Lectures, Articles
4. Photographic Material
5. Newspaper Cuttings
6. Miscellanea
7. Printed Material
(Papers of Tennent McNeill, also donated by Mrs. Blunt, are listed separately)
Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.311/5/1-6
[1929?]
Extracts from Blunt's reports as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Makwar, on the progress of the Forestry Section, with summary of work undertaken by Blunt in Kordofan and Blue Nile Provinces, 1920-1929
SAD.311/5/7-8
1931 Jul 8-1951 Jun 3
Letters to Blunt from Sir Harold B. Kittermaster, Governor British Somaliland and A.Y. Goor, Conservator of Forests, Israel concerning Blunt's requests to act in an advisory role as a gum expert for the British Somaliland Government and the Israeli Government respectively
SAD.727/3/1
1931 Dec 19
Testimonial for Blunt on retirement from the Sudan Forestry Department, by J.L. Maffey, Governor-General (photocopy)
2. Lectures, Articles
(a) Lectures
SAD.727/11/1-56
1931-53
Notebook containing lists of slides used in lectures on the Sudan and Kenya, lists of institutions at which lectures were given, 1931-36, notes on the history of the Sudan up to 1899 and on the early history of Kenya (Leather bound ring-binder)
SAD.727/3/2-6
1932-33
Programme and admission tickets for Blunt's lecture on “The vast Sudan”
SAD.727/3/7-9
1934
Fact sheet advertising Blunt's lectures, with copy photograph from Sussex Life, Oct 1975 (photocopies)
SAD.311/5/9-18
[1935?]
Lecture notes by Blunt on General Gordon General Gordon was Blunt's great uncle
SAD.727/3/10-13
1937 Dec 14
Notes for lecture to the Royal Empire Society, Bristol, on “The vast Sudan”
SAD.727/4/1
1973
Tape recording of Blunt's last lecture in Bournemouth, on “The vast Sudan”
SAD.727/10/1-2
[n.d.]
Notes on the battlefield at Shaykan where Hicks' force was annihilated and on the heightening of the Aswan Dam
(b) Articles
SAD.727/10/3-7
[c. 1947]
Further notes on “Forestry in the Sudan” by Blunt
3. Photographic Material
(a) Lantern slides
SAD.728/1/1-84
1973
Lantern slides to accompany Blunt's lecture on “The vast Sudan” (see above under Lectures.) The slides are arranged as on Blunt's tape recording of his last lecture
SAD.728/1/1
Map of Egypt and the Northern Sudan
SAD.728/1/2
Map of Africa showing density of population
SAD.728/1/3
Map of England superimposed on map of Africa
SAD.728/1/4
Harbour at Alexandria
SAD.728/1/5
Boat on the Nile (colour)
SAD.728/1/6
Temple of Karnak at Luxor
SAD.728/1/7-8
Philae
SAD.728/1/9
Abu Simbel (cracked)
SAD.728/1/10
Railway station, Khartoum (cracked)
SAD.728/1/11
Sudan Government steamer
SAD.728/1/12
Kitchener School of Medicine, Khartoum
SAD.728/1/13
Native doctor (cracked)
SAD.728/1/14
Portrait of General Gordon (colour)
SAD.728/1/15-16
Gordon statue, Khartoum
SAD.728/1/17
The Palace, Khartoum
SAD.728/1/18
Painting of Gordon memorial service, 1885 (colour)
SAD.728/1/19
Boys at Gordon College
SAD.728/1/20
Mrs. Blunt sitting by the fortifications at Omdurman
SAD.728/1/21
Habub over Khartoum
SAD.728/1/22
Gateway to the old fort, El Obeid
SAD.728/1/23
`Ali Dinar's Palace, El Fasher
SAD.728/1/24
Tennent McNeill (died 1921)
SAD.728/1/25
Loading camels for trek
SAD.728/1/26
Setting off on trek
SAD.728/1/27
Blunt on camel-back (cracked)
SAD.728/1/28-29
Tapping for gum
SAD.728/1/30-31
Collecting gum
SAD.728/1/32
Auctioning the gum
SAD.728/1/33
Headman dividing money received for gum (colour)
SAD.728/1/34
Government gum garden (cracked)
SAD.728/1/35-36
Drawing water from a tebeldi tree (35-cracked)
SAD.728/1/37
On the road, Nuba Mountains
SAD.728/1/38
View of the Nuba Mountains (cracked)
SAD.728/1/39
Lunchtime on trek - Blunt, Mrs. Bullen and the daughter of Hilaire Belloc (colour,cracked)
SAD.728/1/40
Etching of a slave raid
SAD.728/1/41
Nuba gathering at Talodi (cracked)
SAD.728/1/42
Native terraces for growing crops
SAD.728/1/43
Wrestling, Kadugli
SAD.728/1/44
Sketch map of the Sudan showing the position of the Sennar Dam
SAD.728/1/45-46
Digging the main channel, Sennar Dam (46-cracked)
SAD.728/1/47
Making spillways, Sennar Dam
SAD.728/1/48
Making sluice gates, Sennar Dam
SAD.728/1/49
Completed dam (colour, cracked)
SAD.728/1/50
Grant (British engineer) opening sluices
SAD.728/1/51
Rushing water through dam (cracked)
SAD.728/1/52
Blunt with 2 Nile perch
SAD.728/1/53
29 lb tiger fish
SAD.728/1/54
Digging a subsidiary canal
SAD.728/1/55
Watering Gezira cotton
SAD.728/1/56
Cotton in bloom
SAD.728/1/57
Tribesmen greeting Lord Lloyd at El Obeid (colour)
SAD.728/1/58
Lord Lloyd at El Obeid (colour, cracked)
SAD.728/1/59
Village barber at work - Nuba Mountains
SAD.728/1/60
Shilluk (colour, cracked)
SAD.728/1/61
Chief and Shaikhs, Abu Zabad (colour)
SAD.728/1/62
Tribesmen in mail armour (colour, cracked)
SAD.728/1/63
Camel Corps soldiers, before and after enlistment (colour, cracked)
SAD.728/1/64
Camel Corps company
SAD.728/1/65
Camel Corps Mounted Infantry (cracked)
SAD.728/1/66
Young giraffe (colour)
SAD.728/1/67
Lion cubs (colour)
SAD.728/1/68
Baby elephant
SAD.728/1/69
Leopard cub
SAD.728/1/70-71
Native loom (71-colour)
SAD.728/1/72
Port Sudan harbour
SAD.728/1/73
Map of Europe, Africa and Middle East showing Imperial Airways routes, 1932
SAD.728/1/74
Airmail
SAD.728/1/75
Aeroplane in flight (cracked)
SAD.728/1/76
Aerial view of Khartoum (cracked)
SAD.728/1/77
Herd of elephant near Bor (cracked)
SAD.728/1/78
Aswan Dam from the air
SAD.728/1/79-80
Sphinx and pyramids
SAD.728/1/81
Cairo from the Citadel
SAD.728/1/82
Cairo from the air (cracked)
SAD.728/1/83
Depot ship
SAD.728/1/84
Croydon aerodrome
(b) Photographs
SAD.90/1/1
[1884?]
Mounted photograph of a portrait of General Gordon in Egyptian Army uniform
A86/1-233
[1920's]
Album of unidentified photographs, including many of Blunt and Mrs. Blunt and the following:
A86/12,14
Mrs. Blunt on trek
A86/42-76
Tribal gathering, Kordofan
A86/79-83
Tribesmen greeting Lord Lloyd at El Obeid
A86/89-93
Camel with utfa`
A86/113-117
Wrestling at Kadugli
A86/125-147
Laying a railway line
A86/148-149
Camel Corps Company
A86/150-180
Reviewing troops
A86/191-202
Armoured cars
SAD.728/4-16; 729/1-4
Most of the following photographs are unlabelled and have been grouped under broad subject headings. With the exception of a few earlier photographs, most date from the 1920's.
SAD.728/4/1-76
Construction of Sennar Dam
SAD.728/5/1-134
Gum arabic, including tapping and collecting gum, transport to markets and ports and sale of gum at markets
SAD.728/6/1-152
Trees, including tebeldi, acacia, eucalyptus etc., and the work of the Forestry Division
SAD.728/7/1-43; 729/23/1
Cotton growing, including ploughing, construction of canals for irrigation, harvesting the crop, sale at markets and weaving
SAD.728/8/1-9
Tribal gatherings, Kordofan
SAD.729/23/2-3
Nazir's meeting, El Obeid and Abu Zabad horse show
SAD.728/9/1-11
Native sport, including wrestling, dancing, fishing, archery and tug-of-war
SAD.728/10/1-18
Village scenes including thatching and grinding corn
SAD.728/11/1-10
Transport, including roads, railways and aeroplane
SAD.728/12/1-60
Sudanese individuals and groups - mainly Kordofan tribes but including also Shilluk
SAD.728/13/1-9; 729/23/4
Sudanese soldiers, including Camel Corps setting out from El Obeid on a punitive expedition to the Nuba Mountains
SAD.728/14/1-43
River scenes, including native boats, steamers and bridges
SAD.728/15/1-33
The British at leisure including hunting, polo, tennis and golf
SAD.728/16/1-27
Khartoum, including Government buildings, Kitchener School of Medicine, National Bank of Egypt, All Saints Cathedral, Khartoum station and the Blue Nile bridge
SAD.728/16/28
Mahdi's tomb, Omdurman
SAD.728/16/29
Rashad Markaz
SAD.728/16/30
Gateway to the old fort, El Obeid
SAD.728/16/31-33
Wellcome's 'castle', Jabal Moya
SAD.728/16/34
Sumit, Darfur
SAD.728/16/35-37
Kassala
SAD.728/16/38-42
Mosques, Kordofan, including Abu Zabad
SAD.729/1/1-59
Miscellaneous photographs - mainly rural scenes
SAD.729/2/1-27
Animals and birds including giraffe, horses, dogs, goats, camels, vultures, etc.
SAD.729/3/1-10
Egypt, including Philae and Abu Simbel
SAD.729/4/1-23
Places outside the Sudan and Egypt, including England and possibly E. Africa
SAD.724/2/1
Large photograph of 'Pharoah's bed', Philae
SAD.724/2/2
Large photograph of Philae, taken from the N.E. looking up-river
SAD.724/2/3
Large photograph of Sennar Dam as originally constructed looking from the west bank of the river
(c) Negatives
As with the photographs, many of the following negatives were in unlabelled packets, the exception being 729/5/1-167 and 729/6/1-133 which are indexed. There are corresponding photographs in section (b) for many negatives but a large number have not been printed.
SAD.729/5/1-167
Places of interest, dams and railways:
SAD.729/5/1-19
The journey out to the Sudan including Trieste, Brindisi, Alexandria, Luxor, Philae and Venice
SAD.729/5/20-27
Views of the Nile
SAD.729/5/28-29
Abu Simbel
SAD.729/5/30-39
Khartoum
SAD.729/5/40-43
Omdurman
SAD.729/5/44
Khartoum North
SAD.729/5/45-48
El Obeid
SAD.729/5/49-52
Nahud
SAD.729/5/53-54
Abu Zabad Mosque
SAD.729/5/55-60
Kordofan Jabals
SAD.729/5/61-65
Nuba Mountains
SAD.729/5/66-69
Jabal Moya
SAD.729/5/71-75
Roseires
SAD.729/5/76
R. Dinder
SAD.729/5/77-79
Khatmiyyah mosque, Kassala
SAD.729/5/80-81
Eritrea
SAD.729/5/82
Sinkat
SAD.729/5/83-86
Port Sudan
SAD.729/5/87-101
Construction of Sennar Dam
SAD.729/5/102-131
Completed Dam
SAD.729/5/132-149
Construction of canals
SAD.729/5/150-167
Laying railway track
SAD.729/6/1-133
Gum and cotton
SAD.729/7/1-33
Work of the Forestry Division
SAD.729/17/1-59
Trees and the work of the Forestry Division
SAD.729/8/1-37
Construction of Sennar Dam
SAD.729/9/1-13
Laying railway track and opening of the line to El Obeid
SAD.729/10/1-22
Trekking
SAD.729/11/1-72
Places in the Sudan including Khartoum and Omdurman
SAD.729/12/1-77
Sudanese, including tribal gatherings
SAD.729/13/1-78
Work of the Forestry Division
SAD.729/14/1-55
Sudanese soldiers - Camel Corps and Infantry
SAD.729/15/1-3
Dredging canals
SAD.729/16/1-38
Assorted, including native loom, village scenes, boats, camel herds, etc.
SAD.729/18/1-35
Assorted - mainly sport
SAD.729/19/1-27
Assorted - mainly sport and leisure
SAD.729/20/1-31
Assorted - mainly soldiers, Sudanese, animals, etc.
SAD.729/21/1-68
Assorted
4. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.311/5/19
1889 May 16
Cutting from the Pall Mall Budget depicting a panel from a memorial to General Gordon to be erected in Melbourne, showing him teaching “ragged boys” at Gravesend
SAD.727/3/14-24
[n.d.]
Newspaper cuttings on lectures by Blunt
5. Miscellanea
SAD.311/5/20
1912
Invitation to Colonel and Mrs G.E. Matthews to attend the consecration of Khartoum Cathedral on 26 January
SAD.311/5/21-26
1985 Jan 27
Extract from the Order of Service and the sermon preached at General Gordon's centenary memorial service, St. Paul's Cathedral
6. Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. MacMichael, H.A., “Rock pictures in Kordofan”, repr. from the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute v.39 (London, 1909)
Peacock, H. St. G., A report on the land settlement of the Gezira (Mesellemia District) (London, 1913)
Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association: Sudan pensions. They also serve who only stand and wait (London, 1961)