Balfour, Sir Andrew
Introduction
Sir Andrew BALFOUR
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
2. Articles
3. Newspaper Cuttings
4. Printed Material
(a) In Archive
(b) In Library
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Balfour, Sir Andrew
Dates of creation: 1899-1978
Extent: 0.5 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Sir Andrew BALFOUR

(1873-1931)

1900-1901 Civil Surgeon in the S. African war
1902-1913 Director, Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories, Khartoum
1904-1913 Medical officer of Health, Khartoum Sanitary Adviser to Sudan Medical Department
1915-1916 Member Medical Advisory Committee Mediterranean War Area
1916-1917 President Medical Advisory Committee, Mesopotomia
1917 Scientific Adviser to the Inspecting Surg-Gen British Expeditionary Force, E. Africa
1918 President, Egyptian Public Health Commission.
Member Colonial Advisory Medical and Sanitary Committee.
Member Medical Research Committee
1921 Health Commissioner, Mauritius
1923 Health Commissioner, Bermuda
Director-in-chief Wellcome Bureau of Scientific Research, London, until 1923
1924 Director of new School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
1925-1927 President Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


Arrangement

1. Personal Papers
2. Articles
3. Newspaper Cuttings
4. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
SAD.606/3/1-3
1978 Feb 19
Explanatory note by E.A. Balfour, son of Dr. Andrew Balfour on his parents' letters home (see below)
SAD.606/3/4-27
1903 Jan 9-Dec 22
Letters from Balfour and his wife Grace to Mrs. Balfour's parents describing their journey to and early days in the Sudan:
SAD.606/3/4-5
1906 Jan 19
Balfour at Ville Vittoria, Cairo to George Nutter (Mrs. Balfour's father) re visits to the Medical School and shopping for furniture and stores of food
SAD.606/3/6
1903 Jan 22
Postcard of the Colosses of Memnon sent from Wadi Halfa
SAD.606/3/7-10
1903 Jan 25
Grace Balfour at the Grand Hotel, Khartoum to her father describing buildings and building work in Khartoum including the hotel and Gordon College; meeting J. Currie; journey up the Nile to Khartoum; Cataract hotel at Aswan; journey by post boat from Aswan to Wadi Halfa; train journey to Khartoum; description of terrain; comparison between Egypt and the Sudan
SAD.606/3/11-14
1903 Feb 1
Grace Balfour at Khartoum to her mother describing Khartoum; afternoon tea with Lady Wingate; dinner at the Palace, meeting the Bernards and E. Bonham-Carter; tourists; visit to Omdurman
SAD.606/3/15-16
1903 Mar 13
Balfour to Mr. Nutter re difficulties of daily life
SAD.606/3/17-19
1903 Mar 17
Grace Balfour to her father describing their hotel rooms; purchase of a horse; Bairam celebrations; visit to 15th Sudanese camp to watch sports; Sudanese dancing; bungalow available
SAD.606/3/20-27
1903 Dec 15-22
Grace Balfour on board the S.S. Amka on the River Sobat to her mother describing a visit to Tawfikia, wood station and American mission station; game; dances performed at Nasser; hunting elephant; trip up the Sobat abandoned before the Abyssinian border because of low water; exploration of Pibor river; travelling through sudd; visit to Nuer tribe and presentation of gifts to headmen
SAD.606/3/150-151
[n.d. pre 1914]
Letters from Slatin Pasha and Lord Cromer to Balfour inviting him to dine
SAD.606/3/28-29
1924 Dec 7
Letter from R.G. Archibald, Director Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories, Khartoum, to Balfour on the events of 27-28 Nov 1924 when men of the 11th Sudanese mutinied and marched on the Musketry School where they armed. Archibald describes the ensuing fighting and the bombardment of the Military Hospital which ended the mutiny
SAD.606/3/31-34
1924 Dec 17
Letter from Geraldine Forster, wife of Arnold Forster of the Finance Department, to Grace Balfour describing the mutiny for which she felt the British were largely to blame
2. Articles
SAD.770/1/1-47
c.1918
Article by Balfour entitled “A bit of the Bog”, written shortly after WWI about a trip to Bahr al-Ghazal in 1910 and describing principally the flora and fauna. Also includes references to visits to Meshra and Wau. Draft and final version of the article which was subsequently published in Blackwood's Magazine
3. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.724/14/1-42
1899-1914
Album of newspaper cuttings chiefly concerned with the work of the Wellcome Research Laboratories at Khartoum and the Gordon College and including:
SAD.724/14/1
1914 Apr 25
The memory of Gordon from The Outlook
SAD.724/14/2
1899-1902
Articles on the academic career of Balfour
SAD.724/14/3-8
1904-1905
“The Eton of the Soudan. Gordon College at Khartoum” from The Sphere ; account of the eradication of the mosquito from Khartoum from the Scotsman and others; first report of the Wellcome Research Laboratories from various newspapers; Balfour's appointment to Gordon Memorial College
SAD.724/14/9-10
1906 Nov 3
Second report of the Wellcome Research Laboratories, from the British Medical Journal and The Scotsman
SAD.724/14/11-23
1909
Third report of the Wellcome Research Laboratories from Nature, The Medical Times, American Journal of Science, etc.
SAD.724/14/24-37
1911-1912
Fourth report of the Wellcome Research Laboratories from the Standard, Science, British Medical Journal etc.
SAD.724/14/38-42
1911 Nov
Article on the Wellcome Research Laboratories by James Wharton, entitled “A laboratory in the desert”, from World's work pp.625-634
SAD.759/12/1-22
1906-1907, 1919-1923
Album of newspaper cuttings concerning the work of the Wellcome Research Laboratories at Khartoum, including:
SAD.759/12/1-18
1906-1907
The second report of the Wellcome Research Laboratories, from the Manchester Guardian, The Hospital, Pall Mall Gazette, etc.
SAD.759/12/19
1919 Oct 25
Annual dinner of the London School of Tropical Medicine, attended by Balfour, from The British Medical Journal
SAD.759/12/20-21
1923
Balfour's appointment as director of the School of Hygiene, from the British Medical Journal and the Daily Telegraph
4. Printed Material
(a) In Archive
SAD.607/1
1904
First report of the Wellcome Research Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum, by the Director Andrew Balfour, M.D. (Leather binding)
(Department of Education: Khartoum, 1904)
(For copy in Library, see + PJ 8225)
SAD.607/2
1906
Second report of the Wellcome Research Laboratories ... (Leather binding)
(Khartoum, 1906)
SAD.607/3
1908
Third report of the Wellcome Research Laboratories (Leather binding, autographed copy)
(Khartoum, 1908)
SAD.607/4
1908
Review of some of the recent advances in tropical medicine ... supplement to the third report of the Wellcome Research Laboratories by Andrew Balfour M.D. and R.G. Archibald M.B. (Leather binding, autographed copy)
(Department of Education: Khartoum, 1908)
SAD.608/1
Fourth report of the Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College volume A. Medical by Andrew Balfour, Director
SAD.608/2
Fourth report of the Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories ... volume B. General Science
SAD.608/3
1911
Second review of some of the recent advances in tropical medicine, hygiene and tropical veterinary science being a supplement to the fourth report of the Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories ... by Andrew Balfour M.D. and Capt. R.G. Archibald, M.B. (Leather binding)
(Department of Education: Khartoum, 1911)
(b) In Library
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC African world Special edition on “The Royal visit to the Sudan” (George V's visit to Port Sudan) Dupl. 1912