Buchanan, Laurence Medlicott
Introduction
Laurence Medlicott BUCHANAN
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Memoirs
4. Articles and Lectures
(a) Articles and Lectures by Buchanan
(b) Articles and Lectures by Others
5. Historical Material
6. Miscellanea
SAD.7. Newspaper Cutting
8. Printed Material
(b) In Library
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Buchanan, Laurence Medlicott
Dates of creation: 1882-1982
Extent: 1.5 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Laurence Medlicott BUCHANAN

(1906 - )

1928-1929 A.D.C. Tokar, Nomad (Beja) Administration
1930-1931 A.D.C. El Obeid, Kordofan Province
1931-1932 Assistant Resident Dar Masalit, Darfur Province
1932-1936 Seconded to the Legal Department as District Judge, first grade
1936-1938 A.D.C. Halfa, Northern Province
1938-1939 Civil Secretary's Office: Assistant D.A.C.S. (Personnel)
1939-1942 Civil Secretary's Office: Assistant D.A.C.S. (Internal)
1942-1945 D.C. Merowe-Dongola, Northern Province
1945-1948 D.C. Ed Dueim, Blue Nile Province
1948-1952 Deputy Governor, Northern Province
1952-1954 Civil Secretary's Office, Director of Local Government Branch
1954 Retired
1954-1956 Commissioner for Local Government, Uganda Protectorate


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Memoirs
4. Articles and Lectures
5. Historical Material
6. Miscellanea
7. Newspaper Cutting
8. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.797/4-797/7
1942 Jan 7-1945 Feb 15
Correspondence whilst D.C. in the Merowe/Dongola district concerning crop requisitioning and wartime food and price control; administrative and personnel matters; the progress of the war; financial matters; local government; education. Includes a guide written by Buchanan on April 1 1982 (797/4/1). Correspondents are officials and shaykhs within and outside the district, especially: W.F. Crawford (“Bill”), the Governor of Northern Province at Damer; Shaykh Zubayr Hamid al-Malik, the head of Dongola local administration; Nur Afandi `Uthman, sub ma`mur in Dongola; C.B. Tracey, W.F. Crawford's successor as Governor in 1944 ; E.J.N. Wallis (“Babs”), assistant Civil Secretary in Khartoum and later Governor; E.G. Evans, Deputy Governor of Northern Province, succeeded by E.A.V. de Candole in 1944, and R.G. Laing, Inspector of Agriculture at Borgeig
SAD.797/4/1-106
1942 Jan 7-Dec 31
SAD.797/5/1-155
1943 Jan 2-Dec 29
SAD.797/6/1-196
1944 Jan 4-Dec 19
SAD.797/7/1-45
1945 Jan 1-Feb 15
SAD.797/1/7-13
1951 Jul 10
Minutes of the local government terms of service committee
SAD.797/1/14
1951 Sep 18
“The rating system in England and Wales”, by "H.J."
SAD.797/1/15-24
1951?
“The financial relationship between the central government and the local government authorities”, by A.C. Beaton
SAD.797/1/25-30
1952 Mar 22
Handing over note to Buchanan from A.C. Beaton: the Local Government Branch - history, finances, the Local Government Ordinance, organisation, progress, general principles
SAD.797/1/31-4
1952 Nov 26
“Local government finance”, by T.H.B. Mynors
SAD.797/1/35-6
1952 Dec 21
“Local government finance”, by Buchanan
SAD.797/1/37
1952
Extract from the report of the 1952 Erkowit Study Camp Group LV: “The state versus the citizen: the problem of freedom in the modern state”
SAD.797/1/44-49
1953 Apr 10-16
“A summary of my ideas on the problem of introducing effective organs of local government in the south, in view of the Anglo-Egyptian agreement of 1953”, with covering letter from J.P. Tripp to Buchanan
SAD.797/1/43, 50
1953 Apr 15-29
Letter from E.H. Nightingale to Buchanan commenting on the summary above, and reply
SAD.797/1/51
1953 Nov-Dec
Local Government in the South (reprinted from the Southern Sudan Review)
SAD.797/2/1-122
1953
“The Local Government (Financial) Regulations”
SAD.797/3/1-9
1954 Mar 22
“The Local Government Officials Regulations” (see also under Printed Material, below)
SAD.797/3/10-18
1954 Apr 5
Various notes on questions arising out of the proposal to form negotiating bodies between the Local Government Councils Association and the Trade Unions
SAD.797/3/19-23
1954 Apr 20
"Local Government Officials Contracts"
SAD.797/3/24-31
1954 May 17
“Report on the meeting of Town Clerks at Coventry” : committee system research by the Royal Institute of Public Administration
SAD.797/3/32-99
1954 Oct 3
Model local orders concerned with begging, public health, markets and traders, animals, places of public resort, roads, parking, firearms, noise, etc. [see also under Printed Material below)
SAD.797/3/100-104
1954
Provisional constitution of the Association of Local Government Councils
SAD.797/1/38-42
[n.d.]
Draft of the Traditional Authorities Bill, by J.W. Robertson
SAD.797/3/105-106
[n.d.]
City of Norwich: the delegation of powers to the Highways and the Staff and Wages Committees
2. Personal Papers
SAD.797/8/1-4
1948 Mar 30
Letter from J.W. Robertson, the Civil Secretary, concerning the future prospects of the members of the Sudan Political Service
SAD.797/8/57-62
1975 May 15-27
Correspondence of Nicole Grandin-Blanc and Buchanan concerning her thesis on the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium, with comments by Buchanan [see Printed Material, below]
SAD.797/8/5-15
1979 Oct 10
Buchanan's answers to "The human factor in British colonialism: the case of the Sudan", a questionaire sent out by the Sudanese government
3. Memoirs
SAD.797/8/16-56
1982 May 10
Buchanan's memoirs of his career, recalling his postings at Tokar (797/8/16-17), El Obeid (797/8/18-19), Dar Masalit (797/8/19-21), the Legal Department (797/8/21-22), Wadi Halfa (797/8/22-24), the Civil Secretariat (797/8/24-27), Merowe-Dongola (797/8/27-30), Ed Dueim (797/8/30-36), Northern Province (797/8/37-40), the Local Government Branch (797/8/40-42), and his later work in Uganda and Britain (797/8/42-47). Also two appendices: "Sudan Stories" (797/8/48-53), and a lecture on local government in the Sudan given at the Durham Sudan Historical Records Conference (797/8/54-56)
4. Articles and Lectures
(a) Articles and Lectures by Buchanan
SAD.797/9/1-17
1941
"Local Government": lectures given to the School of Administration, Khartoum [2 copies]
SAD.797/9/18-21
1944 Dec 28
“The Dongola Reach” : broadcast, copied as appendix to Sudan Weekly News Letter No.52, 1944 Dec 28
SAD.797/9/22-33
1946 Sep 26
“An experiment in rural development” : lecture given at the Colonial Welfare Conference at the London School of Economics
SAD.797/9/34-43
1952 Nov 26
“The development of local government in the Sudan” : lecture given to the Cultural Centre
SAD.797/9/44-47
1953 Oct
“Local government in the Sudan since 1947” (extract from the Journal of African Administration, Vol.5 No.4)
SAD.797/9/48-59
1953 Nov 29
"Local government in the Sudan"
SAD.797/9/60-72
1953
"Summary of local government in the Sudan since 1947 "
SAD.797/9/73-106
1954
Two drafts of an address on local government to be given at the Cultural Centre, Khartoum
SAD.797/9/107-111
1956
"Local government in the Sudan": an address to Makerere College, Uganda
SAD.797/9/112-114
[n.d.]
"Interdependence of tribal leaders and local councils"
SAD.797/9/115-118
[n.d.]
"Summarized results of policy of devolution"
(b) Articles and Lectures by Others
SAD.797/1/1-6
[n.d.]
"Extract. The twentieth century and after. 1877 -1950 July. The Cold War and the colonies. A critique of the Colombo Plan" by Elspeth Huxley
SAD.798/1/1-7
1954 Jan 11
"Memorandum on local government policy", by R.G. McComas
SAD.798/1/8-9
1954 Feb 4
“Powers of a town clerk, Coventry's example” (The Times)
SAD.798/1/10
[n.d.]
"Extract from The Local Government Chronicle, No.4450, p.402" on local government and planning
SAD.798/1/11-22
[n.d.]
“Local government in the Sudan”, by E.A. Balfour
SAD.798/1/23-24
[n.d.]
“Development of the local government system in France”, by R.H. McCall
SAD.798/1/25-29
[n.d.]
“Framework of local government structure in France”, by R.H. McCall
SAD.798/1/30-34
[n.d.]
“French local government”, by R.H. McCall
SAD.798/1/35-37
[n.d.]
“Local government in Norway”
SAD.798/1/38-40
[n.d.]
“Irish local government in crisis”
SAD.798/1/41-45
[n.d.]
“The problems of the committee system in local government”, by I.L. Gowan [printed in Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review Vol.117 No.38 pp.606-9; see under Printed Material below]
5. Historical Material
SAD.798/2/1-8
1882 Sep 19-1884 Dec 17
Four letters home from Charles Davidson, a soldier in the 74th Regiment during the Egyptian Campaign, containing army news and reports of military operations and battles [copies of transcripts]
SAD.798/2/1-3
1882 Sep 19
Landing at Ismalia (9 Sep 1882) and march to the battle of Tel El Kabir (13 Sep 1882)
SAD.798/2/5-6
1884 Mar 11
The battle of El Teb (29 Feb 1884) and the relief of Tokar
6. Miscellanea
SAD.798/2/9-16
c.1953
Humourous items:
SAD.798/2/9-10
1953 Feb 18
“Variations on the theme: agencies, authorities and officers”
SAD.798/2/11
[n.d.]
“The Minister's greetings”
SAD.798/2/12-13
[n.d.]
“Ru Ndogo, being certain rude verses suggested by a perusal of the minutes of a meeting of Wau R.D.C”.
SAD.798/2/14
[n.d.]
“Threnody and lament on the Local Government (Municipality) Regulations”
SAD.798/2/15
[n.d.]
“Er-Bev and Phat-Farouk. A hieroglyphic fragment.”
SAD.798/2/16
[n.d.]
“Frustrated export to New Britain” : poem by P.M. Hubbard on village councils (extract from Punch)
SAD.798/2/17-22
1969
Proclamations made by Colonel Numairi during the coup [extract from book]
SAD.7. Newspaper Cutting
SAD.798/2/23
1948
“Destiny of the Sudan” (The Times)
8. Printed Material
SAD.798/3
Marshall, A.H.: Report on Local Government in the Sudan
1949
(b) In Library
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Beaton, A.C.: The inspection of council accounts (1951)
Ferguson, H.S., Equatoria Province (1948)
Grandin-Blanc, N., “Le Soudan Nilotique et son Administration coloniale Britannique (1898-1956). Eléments d'interprtation socio-historique d'une expérience coloniale” (Ph.D. thesis, Paris 1975)
Growth of a Nation: The Story of the Sudan (London, H.M.S.O. [duplicate] 1953)
Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review, Vol.117, No.38 (1953)
Consolidated Loans Regulations (Sudan Government: 1952)
Legislative Supplement to Sudan Government Gazette No.847 (1952)
The Local Government Contracts Regulations (Sudan Government: n.d.)
The Local Government Officials Regulations [see also under Official Papers, (a), above] (1954)
The Local Government Ordinance (Extract from Legislative Supplement to Sudan Government Gazette No.832) (1951)
Local Government Regulations for Council Procedure (1952)
Memorandum: general administrative policy (Khartoum, 1922; repr. 1926)
Model local orders [see also under Official Papers, (a),above] (1954)