C. F. Ryder
Introduction
Charles Frederick Ryder
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
2. Photographic Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: C. F. Ryder
Dates of creation: 1905-1959
Extent: 3 files
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: C. F. Ryder
Language: English

Charles Frederick Ryder

(b. 1879)

1905-1907Surveyor, Survey Department
1907-1909Land Settlement Officer, Berber
1909-1914Judicial Inspector, Legal Department, Berber Province
1914-19162nd Inspector. Port Sudan, Kassala Province
1916-1924Province Judge, Cairo
1924-1931Assistant Sudan Agent, Cairo
1931-1933Sudan Agent, Cairo


Arrangement

1. Personal Papers
2. Photographic Material

Accession details

Presented by Mr Ryder, 1960

Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
SAD.401/4/1-12
1959 Jul 4-Nov 23
Correspondence between Ryder and the War Office, the Public Record Office and a number of Sudan Government staff concerning the location of the wrecked steamer Abbas which was sunk during Colonel Stewart's failed attempt to reach Cairo from the besieged Khartoum in 1884. Enclosed with the letters are a copy of a War Office map dated December 1884 showing the site of Stewart's murder and the wrecked steamer (SAD.401/4/5) and relevant extracts from Gordon and the Sudan by Bernard M. Allen (SAD.401/4/9-10) and Kitchener - portrait of an imperialist by Philip Magnus (SAD.401/4/11)
SAD.400/8/1-25
[ca. 1950s]
Extract from typescript copy of Ryder's memoirs, covering his service in the Sudan, with descriptions of the offer of a position in the Survey Department by H.D. Pearson (SAD.400/8/1); journey out to Khartoum via Cairo and Wadi Halfa (SAD.400/8/1-3); summary of recent Sudanese history (SAD.400/8/3-6); early experiences in Khartoum, learning the work of a surveyor (SAD.400/8/7); survey work in Berber Province, initially under C.W.L. Crompton (SAD.400/8/7-9); geography of Berber Province (SAD.400/8/9); life on a quyasah at Kabushiya (SAD.400/8/9-10); sites of antiquities (SAD.400/8/11); visit to the Deputy Governor, Burgess, at Ed Damer (SAD.400/8/11); first period of leave (SAD.400/8/12); cotton growing at Zeidab (SAD.400/8/12-13); transfer to the Legal Department as Settlement Officer for Berber with detailed description of the work involved (SAD.400/8/13-16); dispute over land at Shendi, previously settled by Judge Kershaw (SAD.400/8/16); the wreck of Colonel Stewart's steamer, Abbas (SAD.400/8/17); work in charge of the Civil Court in Berber Province as Judicial Inspector, based at Ed Damer (SAD.400/8/19-20); called to the Bar, 1911 (SAD.400/8/20); criticism of the Governor (SAD.400/8/20-21); work of the courts (SAD.400/8/21-22); transfer to Port Sudan (SAD.400/8/22-23); outbreak of war (SAD.400/8/23); supply of Egyptian cotton to enemy countries (SAD.400/8/24); transfer to Cairo as legal adviser to a special intelligence bureau (SAD.400/8/25)
2. Photographic Material
SAD.8/52/1-33
[ca. 1905-1907]
Photographs taken during Ryder's service as Surveyor in Berber Province:
SAD.8/52/1
[ca. 1905-1907]
Quyasah used by C. F. Ryder during his service with the Survey Department, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/2
[ca. 1905-1907]
Felucca used by C. F. Ryder during his service with the Survey Department, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/3
[ca. 1905-1907]
Nuqur used by C. F. Ryder during his service with the Survey Department, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/4
[ca. 1905-1907]
Nuqur used by C. F. Ryder during his service with the Survey Department, moored on the Nile, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/5
[ca. 1905-1907]
Survey workers using a plane table, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/6
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder checking a survey worker's calculations using a plane table, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/7
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder checking a survey worker's calculations using a plane table, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/8
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder and survey workers conducting traverse work, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/9
[ca. 1905-1907]
Policeman standing next to a surveyor's flag stuck in a mud pillar to demarcate a local land boundary, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/10
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder watching a local man building a mud pillar in order to demarcate a land boundary, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/11
[ca. 1905-1907]
Ra'is of C. F. Ryder's felucca standing by thick scrub during boundary-making work, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/12
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder standing in thick scrub during boundary-making work, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/13
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder standing in a field of tall dhurah during boundary-making work, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/14
[ca. 1905-1907]
Statue of a ram partially buried in the ruins of the sun temple, near Jabal Barkal
SAD.8/52/15
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder's staff excavating a statue of a ram in the ruins of the sun temple, near Jabal Barkal
SAD.8/52/16
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder's staff cleaning a statue of a ram after excavating it from the ruins of the sun temple, near Jabal Barkal
SAD.8/52/17
[ca. 1905-1907]
Statue of a ram in the ruins of the sun temple, near Jabal Barkal
SAD.8/52/18
[ca. 1905-1907]
Remains of statues in the ruins of the sun temple, near Jabal Barkal
SAD.8/52/19
[ca. 1905-1907]
Tukl in a village, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/20
[ca. 1905-1907]
Mud huts in a village, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/21-22
[ca. 1905-1907]
Tents pitched under palm trees at a survey camp, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/23
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder and four Egyptian survey overseers, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/24
[ca. 1905-1907]
Three young Sudanese survey workers, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/25
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder with a survey staff group, including overseers, plane table boys, chainmen and croquis men, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/26
[ca. 1905-1907]
Pay day at a survey camp, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/27
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder's servants and baggage at Kabushiya railway station
SAD.8/52/28
[ca. 1905-1907]
Saqiyah, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/29
[ca. 1905-1907]
Local 'umdah and shaykh standing outside the main tent at a survey camp, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/30
[ca. 1905-1907]
Two boys on a raised wood platform scaring birds away from crops, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/31
[ca. 1905-1907]
Steamer, the Tahra, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/32
[ca. 1905-1907]
Snake charmer, Berber Province
SAD.8/52/33
[ca. 1905-1907]
C. F. Ryder's messenger, Muhammad, waiting on a bank of the Nile for the arrival of the mail steamer in order to deposit outgoing mail and collect incoming mail, Berber Province