Atiyah family
Introduction
The Atiyah Family
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1. Photographic Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Atiyah family
Dates of creation: 1898-1930
Extent: 5 photographs
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

The Atiyah Family

A prominent Syrian family, three generations of which served in the Sudan. The photographs in this collection were donated by Mrs. Najla Shami, daughter of Dr. Salim Atiyah who served as a medical doctor in the Sudan from 1898 to 1920, and sister of Edward Atiyah who was an official of the Intelligence Department and author of An Arab tells his story (London, 1946) and Black Vanguard (London, 1952)


Arrangement

1. Photographic Material

Catalogue
1. Photographic Material
SAD.2/20/1
[c. 1930]
Portrait photograph of Samwil Bey Atiyah, one of the early officials of the Intelligence Department, being appointed in 1899, and where he was later succeeded by his nephew, Edward Atiyah. He was a graduate of the Syrian Protestant College (American University, Beirut). He died in one of Nasser's gaols, having been accused of spying for the British during the Suez crisis. Prior to his imprisonment he had been working at the Sudan Agency in Cairo where he translated Arabic papers
SAD.2/20/2
[c. 1898-1904]
Portrait photograph of Salim Bey Yusuf Atiyah (1878-1925), Syrian physician, in the uniform of Major in the Egyptian Army Medical Corps. He was educated at the American University in Beirut and the USA and later served in the Egyptian Army until 1904. He transferred to Sudan Government service where he was medical officer in charge of the hospitals at Wadi Halfa and Omdurman from 1905 to 1920, when he retired. He was the father of Edward Atiyah
SAD.2/20/3
[c. 1930]
Portrait photograph of Farid Bey Atiyah, husband of Selma Atiyah and uncle by marriage of Edward Atiyah (died c. 1954)
SAD.2/20/4
[n.d.]
Portrait photograph of Bashir Izzeddine
SAD.2/20/5
[n.d.]
Portrait photograph of Yusuf Bey Najjar in masonic dress