UDAL, John Oliver
Introduction
UDAL, John Oliver
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Photographic Material
(a) Albums
(b) Loose Photographs
4. Newspaper Cuttings and Broadcasts
(a) Newspaper Cuttings
(b) Broadcasts
5. Museum Objects
6. Articles
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: UDAL, John Oliver
Dates of creation: 1897-1995, predominantly 1950-1958
Extent: 2 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

UDAL, John Oliver

(1926- )

1950 A.D.C., Khartoum
1951 Seconded to Middle East Centre for Arab Studies
1952-1955 A.D.C. Kodok, Upper Nile Province
1955 Retired from Sudan service


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Photographic Material
4. Newspaper Cuttings and Broadcasts
5. Museum Objects
6. Articles

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.781/1/1-9
1950 Aug 17
Memorandum by H.R.P. Harrison, A/Governor Khartoum with draft report by Udal on non-official prison visitors and the aftercare of adult prisoners
SAD.781/1/10-15
1951
Middle East Centre for Arab Studies final examination papers
SAD.781/1/16-26
1951 Dec
Confidential report by Udal on his travels in Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Jordon, Jul-Aug 1951, during his summer break from the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies
SAD.781/1/27-34
1952 Apr 15
Report by Udal on the ceremonies performed at the installation of Reth Kur Fafiti at Fashoda, 6-9 Feb 1952
SAD.781/1/35-49
[1952 Aug]
“A note on the future of the southern Sudan”, a memorandum submitted by Udal to the Civil Secretary's Office (ts. copy, with draft)
SAD.781/1/50-55
[1953]
Shilluk sub-district annual report 1952-53 (draft), by Udal, covering general matters, personnel, local government, local politics, local news of interest, public security and justice, labour, climate, agriculture and forests, public health, education, veterinary, wildlife, communications, posts and telegraphs, water supply, buildings, trade and finance
SAD.781/2/1-3
1954 Jan 16-20
Copy letter from A.E.S. Charles, Director of Establishments to the General Secretary, Expatriate Civil Servants' Association on the revaluation of the former “C” scale, with covering letter from A.C. Beaton to all governors
SAD.781/2/4-11
1954 Jan 17
Circular letter from A.C. Beaton, Permanent Under-Secretary, to all governors re the revaluation of posts in the administrative service, with confidential memorandum by Udal written in response to this letter (ts. with draft)
SAD.781/2/12-22
1954 May 14
Shilluk sub-district annual report 1953-54 by Udal. Subjects as above in 1952-53 report
SAD.781/2/23-58
1950's
Kodok markaz handing-over notes by Udal, covering administration, tribal administration, local government, justice, markaz police, inter-tribal problems, agriculture and fisheries, public health, education, water supply, veterinary, communications, Kodok town, forests, trade and taxation
SAD.781/2/59-63
1958
List of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, arranged by province
2. Personal Papers
SAD.781/3/1-2
1950 May 5-Jun 23
Letters from E.J.N. Wallis, Governor Khartoum, to N.R. Udal concerning his son's progress
SAD.781/3/3-123
1950 Mar 19-1951 Jan 14
Personal letters home from Udal to his parents, chiefly from Khartoum, and covering his arrival in Khartoum with an account of the flight from Britain via Malta (SAD 781/3/3-4); early days in Khartoum, meetings with various members of the Political Service and assessment of local opposition to British rule (SAD 781/3/9-11); visit to the Assembly with `Abd al-Rahman Ali Taha, Ali Badri and others and a tour of Gordon College (SAD 781/3/12); meetings with local dignitaries, including Shaikh Babikr Badri, Siddiq (son of `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi) and Muhammad Saleh Shingetti, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and a visit to a cooperative pump scheme on the Nile (SAD 781/3/13-16); death of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's eldest sister and the schoolboys' strike at Wadi Seidna, (SAD 781/3/17); resignations from the Legislative Assembly and account of his daily routine (SAD 781/3/19); tea with Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman (SAD 781/3/20); strikes and Umma Party support for increasing the cost of living allowance (SAD 781/3/21); meeting with Sayyid `Ali Mirghani and farewell party for Whistler, the Qaid (SAD 781/3/23); house tax assessments, silver jubilee for Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's Dairat and opening of the new civil hospital in Khartoum North (SAD 781/3/24); political difficulties facing Sayyid `Ali Mirghani and birth of a new anti-Sectarian party closely linked with the communists (SAD 781/3/27-28); meeting with a number of Sudanese qadis at Omdurman (SAD 781/3/29); dinner with Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman (SAD 781/3/32-33); farewell parties for E.J.N. Wallis, Governor Khartoum (SAD 781/3/38); heavy rains and flood damage (SAD 781/3/42-45); moves towards a coalition of the Unity parties (SAD 781/3/52-55); preparations for a move to Beirut to attend the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies (SAD 781/3/52-57, 60-61); the unlikelihood of an agreement between Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman and Sayyid `Ali Mirghani (SAD 781/3/60-61); Isma`il Azhari's campaign for a plebiscite (SAD 781/3/62-64); government reaction to demands for a plebiscite (SAD 781/3/65-68); memorial service for Huddleston, former Governor-General and the arrival of Scoones, the new Qaid (SAD 781/3/69-76); deplorable state of education in the country, with continuing strikes (SAD 781/3/77-82); temporary post as Assistant clerk of the Legislative Assembly (SAD 781/3/83-87); vote of confidence in the Legislative Assembly in `Abd al-Rahman Ali Taha over the strike at Khor Taggat School (SAD 781/3/88-89); from Asmara on medical leave, with a description of the town and assessment of future prospects for Eritrea (SAD 781/3/90-92); failure of the British Government to exploit pro-British sentiment in the Sudan, shortage of educated Sudanese capable of governing the country and an Umma Party protest meeting (SAD 781/3/93-96); threat of general strike by the newly elected Workers' Federation of Unions (SAD 781/3/97-104); proposed new Commission to consider the amendment of the Legislative Assembly debate on the resolution for self-government and the Executive Council Ordinance and consideration of a resolution signed by 50 Legislative Assembly members calling for self-government for the Sudan by the end of 1951 (SAD 781/3/101-108); dismissal of striking firemen (SAD 781/3/105-108); reaction to the Legislative Asembly debate on the resolution for self-government and public renunciation by Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman of designs on a crown (SAD 781/3/109-110); prospects for a reconciliation between Sayyid Ali Mirghani and Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman (SAD 781/3/115-117); possibility of Khatmiyyah participation in the Commission to consider the amendment of the Executive Council and Legislative Assembly Ordinance (SAD 781/3/118-120); from Cairo re Umma Party reaction to British opposition to their self-government motion (SAD 781/3/121-123)
SAD.781/4/1-121
1951 Jan 19-Nov 26
Personal letters home from Udal to his parents during a year-long intensive Arabic course at the Middle East Centre for Arab studies at Shemlan in Beirut. Include descriptions of his fellow students and progress of the course, social life and visits to neighbouring countries. The letters also cover the journey to Beirut via Cairo and meeting with G.W. Bell, the Assistant Sudan Agent there (SAD 781/4/1-3); arrangements for Udal's parents to visit the Sudan (SAD 781/4/4-5); criticism of misleading statements in Muhammad Saleh Shingetti's broadcast (SAD 781/4/6-8); increasing Khatmiyyah involvement in the affairs of the Legislative Assembly as a result of British opposition to the Umma motion and support for the British line from the tribal leaders and southern politicians (SAD 781/4/9-12); invitation to Udal's father from Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman to visit the Sudan and the unlikelihood of Sayyid Ali Mirghani backing the Commission to revise the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Ordinance (SAD 781/4/17-19); terms of reference for the Sudan Commission (781/4/23-25); from Jerusalem re changes there since the war (SAD 781/4/26-29); from Aleppo in Syria and Shemlan re his visit to Amman, Bosra, Damascus, Palmyra and Antioch in Turkey (SAD 781/4/30-40); the composition of the Governor-General's Commission on the future of the Sudan under Judge Stanley-Baker (SAD 781/4/44-45); short trip to Syria (SAD 781/4/54-56); police strike in the Sudan (SAD 781/4/64-66); progress of the Anglo-Egyptian talks on the future of the Sudan (SAD 781/4/67-68); political developments in the Sudan and a visit to southern Lebanon (SAD 781/4/69-71); from Tripoli and Cairo re study leave in Tripoli to improve his Arabic (SAD 781/4/76-79); trip to Jordan (SAD 781/4/80-81); reports of a speech by Siddiq al-Mahdi in which he threatened an Umma Party boycott of the Assembly if self-government was not forthcoming by the end of the year (SAD 781/4/91-94); visit to Damascus (SAD 781/4/97-101); appointment of Udal's father as Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's personal and political adviser in the U.K. (SAD 781/4/102-103); reaction to the abrogation of the Anglo-Egyptian agreements on the Sudan (SAD 781/4/104-107); resignation of members of the Constitutional Commission (SAD 781/4/120-121)
SAD.781/5/1-2
1951 May 8
Letter from J.W. Robertson, Civil Secretary, to Udal re political developments in the Sudan
SAD.781/5/3-101
1951 Dec 31-1952 Dec 29
Personal letters home from Udal to his parents from Kokok, Upper Nile Province where he was A.D.C. Shilluk. Subjects covered include the journey up the Nile (SAD 781/5/3-5); arrival at Malakal, description of Kodok and district, needs of the Shilluk and conference with neighbouring officials on the infiltration of Arab Nomads into Shilluk country for grazing (SAD 781/5/6-9); N.R. Udal's visit to Omdurman and Udal's feelings on being posted to the south (SAD 781/5/10-13); trek through the district visiting one of the new cultivation areas and a native court centre at Athodwai (SAD 781/5/14-16); visit to the new Reth of the Shilluk (SAD 781/5/17-19); views on lack of progress in the south, particularly in education and report of the Constitution Commission (SAD 781/5/20-23); installation of the new Reth (SAD 781/5/24-27); exploration of the area between Atara and Fama with Aubrey Davidson (SAD 781/5/28-30); native court meeting at Kaka (SAD 781/5/31-33); support for the Socialist Republican Party, illegal grazing by Hawazma-Baqqarah cattle in the Shilluk lands (SAD 781/5/36-38); British views on their future prospects after Sudanisation and the Shilluk Education Council meeting (SAD 781/5/39-42); preparations for the May elections (SAD 781/5/43-44); details of the new constitution and the spread of cerebro-spinal meningitis (SAD 781/5/45-48); court duty and collection of tribute at Biu, views of southern Sudanese on self-determination and Udal's plans for his future career (SAD 781/5/49-52); dealings with the Reth of the Shilluk (781/5/53-54); efforts to clean up Kodok (SAD 781/5/55-56); invitation to Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman to send a delegation to Cairo (SAD 781/5/59-61); description of Kodok (SAD 781/5/62-64); trip by steamer to Western Nuer District with P. Bowcock and A.W. Polden (SAD 781/5/70-72); from Malakal re his return journey at the end of leave (SAD 781/5/73-74); progress of negotiations in Cairo (SAD 781/5/77-78); mounting opposition in the south to self-determination (SAD 781/5/84-86); Umma Party views on special safeguards for the south (SAD 781/5/91-94); N.R. Udal's article on the history of Gordon Memorial College and the arrival of journalists and politicians in the south (SAD 781/5/95-97); Christmas festivities in Malakal, refusal of the journalists to visit the Reth at Fashoda as a protest against the Yambio incident and growing distrust between north and south (SAD 781/5/98-101)
SAD.781/6/1-91
1953 Jan 4-Dec 28
Continuation of personal letters from Udal to his parents from Kodok, Upper Nile Province including references to the presentation of a robe of honour to the Reth, reports of the progress of an Egyptian delegation in Equatoria and proposals by `Abd Allah Mirghani for the spread of Islam in the south (SAD 781/6/1-3); the Egyptian delegation to the Reth, led by Salah Salim, news of an agreement between all the Northern parties on a complete handover of power in 3 years (SAD 781/6/4-8); visits by British journalists to the south to report on the situation there (SAD 781/6/11); the Shilluk “fighting season”, alarm in the south at the Khartoum agreement (SAD 781/6/13-15); delays to the elections and increasing Egyptian propaganda in the south (SAD 781/6/20-22); visit of Yaq`ub `Uthman, Assistant Secretary General of the Umma to Malakal and the holding of a trial for sedition at Malakal (SAD 781/6/23-25); Selwyn Lloyd's visit to Khartoum (SAD 781/6/26-28); Shilluk/Dinka/Nuer meeting on the Zeraf river (SAD 781/6/29-31); departure of J. Longe, the Governor and reaction in Khartoum to Selwyn Lloyd's visit (SAD 781/6/32-34); delay in the elections (SAD 781/6/35-36); trial at the Reth's court of Shilluk accused of murder and accusations against Udal of partiality in the trial of an onbashi (SAD 781/6/44-46); from Khartoum re Udal's return journey from leave (SAD 781/6/49); continued pressure on the Reth from the Egyptian Irrigation Service to go to Egypt and news of Udal's stay in Khartoum (SAD 781/6/50-51); deteriorating situation in Kodok and visit of the Reth's advisers to Egypt (SAD 781/6/52-54); public disturbance in Kodok as a result of a illegal gathering of Arab merchants (SAD 781/6/55-57); first major court held by Udal (SAD 781/6/60-61); restrictions imposed by the Electoral Commission on elections to the Senate (SAD 781/6/62-63); candidates for the Shilluk constituency (SAD 781/6/64-66); continuing interference from the Egyptian Irrigation Department (SAD 781/6/69-71); visit of Ismail al-Azhari to Malakal and Udal's attendance at a Shilluk funeral dance for one of the Reth's wives (SAD 781/6/74-75); British press coverage of events in the Sudan and a visit from Sefton Delmer, journalist for the Daily Express (SAD 781/6/76-78); N.U.P. objections to the presence of the Reth and Sefton Delmer at the election station at Kaka (SAD 781/6/79-80); results of the Shilluk election and elections in general (SAD 781/6/81-83); approaches by northern politicians to southern delegates with a view to forming an “Independence front” and the appointment of northern Deputy Governors to southern provinces (SAD 781/6/84-85); success of the N.U.P. in the elections (SAD 781/6/86-87); first meeting of the new Shilluk council (SAD 781/6/88-90)
SAD.781/7/1-76
1954 Jan 3-Dec 3
Continuation of letters home from Udal to his parents from Kodok, Upper Nile Province including references to discussions with Sa`d al-Din Fawzi, a lecturer at the University of Khartoum on future prospects for the Sudan (SAD 781/7/1); appointment of Udal's sub- ma`mur as minister without portfolio (SAD 781/7/2-3); invitations to the opening of the new parliament (SAD 781/7/4-5); prospects for future employment (SAD 781/7/6-7); refusal of the Southern Party to co-operate under an Umma Party opposition leader (SAD 781/7/8-9); refusal of the Shilluk to accept the presence of a northern fishing team in their khor (SAD 781/7/10-11); festivities to mark the first anniversary of the Khartoum agreement and the failure of Robertson and Howe to ensure safeguards for the south (SAD 781/7/12-13); Shilluk/Dinka meeting at Tonga in the aftermath of serious inter-tribal fighting (SAD 781/7/14-15); reinstatement of Neguib and attempts to isolate Egypt in the Middle East (SAD 781/7/16-18); demonstration in Khartoum when Neguib was temporarily overthrown and criticism of the Self-Government Constitution of 1952 (SAD 781/7/19-21); mounting tension in Khartoum between the N.U.P. and the Umma (SAD 781/7/22-23); tribute collection and attendance at a peace-making ceremony at Fashoda (SAD 781/7/24); visit of the Reth to S. Kordofan (SAD 781/7/25-27); visit from the new Sudanese Deputy Governor (SAD 781/7/34-36); proposed early Sudanisation of some posts, resulting in delayed leave (SAD 781/7/39-40); Shilluk inter-village fight over fishing rights (SAD 781/7/41-42); refusal of the Shilluk to accept a chief appointed by the Reth (SAD 781/7/43-44); grain shortage due to steamers' strike (SAD 781/7/47-49); departure of a number of British officials on final leave (SAD 781/7/50-51); arrival of Udal's notice (SAD 781/7/54-55); trek to Tonga area to inspect ruined crops and make arrangements for famine relief (SAD 781/7/58-60); meeting arranged between the Reth and some division chiefs and Azhari at Malakal and Azhari's agreement to demands of the south regarding promotion, pay, etc. (SAD 781/7/61-62); hardening of opinion among educated southerners (SAD 781/7/63-64); attempted assassination of Azhari in Malakal and Udal's handover of the district to Fadl Ubayd (SAD 781/7/65-67); hostility towards new northern Sudanese D.C.'s in the south (SAD 781/7/68-69); reasons for the attempted assassination of Azhari and Shilluk mistrust of the Reth as a result of his visit to Khartoum (SAD 781/7/70-72)
SAD.781/8/23-24
1947 Mar 10-1948 Jan 15
Letters to Udal from A.W. Nejumi in Cairo offering to meet Udal on his way to Palestine. A.W. Nejumi was the son of `Abd al-Rahman al-Nejumi and was picked up as a baby from the battlefield of Toski in Aug 1889.
SAD.781/8/13-14
1952
Card from `Abd Allah Khalil to Udal acknowledging his congratulatory message on the occasion of Ramadan
SAD.781/7/77-78
1954 Nov 1
Farewell telegram from Muhammad `Uthman Yassin to Udal on his departure from Kodok
SAD.781/8/31-50
1958-1968
Personal letters to Udal from friends and former colleagues in the Sudan, including John G. Warrabeck concerning his dislike of life in London and with news of former colleagues in the Sudan administration (SAD 781/8/31-33); Anthony Mann of the Daily Telegraph to J.C.N. Donald (forwarded by Donald to Udal) concerning election results in the south, economic, military and administrative conditions there and increasing Soviet influence in the Sudan (SAD 781/8/34-35); Mohammed Osman Yassin, Governor Upper Nile Province concerning agricultural schemes for the Shilluk and Dinka and plans to meet on Udal's trip back from Rhodesia (SAD 781/8/36-38); Ahmed Hasan El Daw regarding the death of J.O.U's father (SAD 781/8/44); and letters of thanks for hospitality
SAD.781/8/51-85
1964-1996
Personal letters and postcards to J.O.U. from Richard Hill, founder of the Sudan Archive, with some copy replies, chiefly concerning Hill's research for A black corps d'élite and J.O.U.'s work for his history of the Nile. Enclosed is one letter from Peter Hogg (Hill's co-author) and obituaries for Hill from The Times and the Independent.
SAD.781/8/25-30
1961-1967
Letters to J.O.U. from members of the Mahdi family, chiefly exchanging greetings, extending thanks for hospitality and re arrangements to meet up in either London or Khartoum
SAD.781/8/15-18
1995 Feb 15-22
Personal letters to Udal from Sam Richardson (former A.D.C. Northern Kordofan 1947-1950, A.D.C., and D.C. El Fasher, Darfur 1950-1953 and Resident Dar Masalit 1953-1955) concerning his experiences in the Sudan, in particular antiquities visited while on trek in Dar Kabbabish and the origins of the Zaghawa
3. Photographic Material
(a) Albums
SAD.782/1/1-254
1950-1954
Contact prints from an original album of photographs still in the possession of the Udal family, covering Udal's service at the Middle East Centre for Arab studies in the Lebanon, with trips to Israel, Syria, Turkey, South Lebanon, Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, Jordan and Iraq.
(For duplicates of those photographs marked * and photographs of similar subject matter, particularly from the years 1952-1954. See under (b) Loose Photographs, below)
Includes the following:
SAD.782/1/1-7
1950 Mar
Journey to the Sudan via El Adem and Malta
SAD.782/1/1
Jerry Mahoney standing before a Viking aeroplane
SAD.782/1/8-15
Sudan
SAD.782/1/8
D.C. Halfa's house
SAD.782/1/9
Legislative Assembly, Khartoum
SAD.782/1/10
View of the river from the Palace
SAD.782/1/11
Kitchener's statue, Khartoum
SAD.782/1/12
Palace gardens
SAD.782/1/13
Omdurman battlefield from J. Sorghum
SAD.782/1/14
Memorial for the 21st Lancers
SAD.782/1/15
The Lancers' khor and memorial
SAD.782/1/16-21
Lebanon, 1951
SAD.782/1/16-18
Ain Anoub: the view from the school (M.E.C.A.S.)
SAD.782/1/19
John Haggar, Udal and Andrew Athill with skis at Laclouk
SAD.782/1/20
Director's house, Shemlan
SAD.782/1/21
A. Athill and J. Haggar at Laclouk; skis propped up against car
SAD.782/1/22
Cave at source of Adonais River
SAD.782/1/23
J. Sanin, snow covered
SAD.782/1/24
Stream near Tripoli
SAD.782/1/25
Sacred grove at the source of the R. Adonais (Ibrahim)
SAD.782/1/26
View of the snow covered mountains from the Cedars, down to the sea
SAD.782/1/27
The Cedars in winter
SAD.782/1/28
Snow plough with hotel in background
SAD.782/1/29-34
Jerusalem and Damascus, Easter 1951
SAD.782/1/29-31
Hospice of Notre Dame de France, Jerusalem
SAD.782/1/32
The great mosque, Damascus
SAD.782/1/34
Azzam Palace, Damascus
SAD.782/1/35-42
Palmyra
SAD.782/1/35
Temple of Baal
SAD.782/1/37
Qasr el Hair
SAD.782/1/38
Triumphal arch
SAD.782/1/39
Agora
SAD.782/1/43-49
Syria
SAD.782/1/43-44
Krak des Chevaliers
SAD.782/1/45
Daphne, Antioch, Turkey
SAD.782/1/46
Hama
SAD.782/1/47
Monastery of St. Simeon
SAD.782/1/48
Pillar of St Simeon Stylites
SAD.782/1/49
Monastery of St. Simeon
SAD.782/1/50,52
Djebail (Byblos)
SAD.782/1/51
Mt. Cassius, S. Turkey
SAD.782/1/53
Near Kessab
SAD.782/1/54
Ford car
SAD.782/1/55-61
Baalbek
SAD.782/1/55-56
Temple of Jupiter
SAD.782/1/57
Temple of Baal
SAD.782/1/58
Detail of column, temple of Baal
SAD.782/1/59
Temple of Jupiter
SAD.782/1/61
Temple of Venus
SAD.782/1/62
Chateau de Beaufort
SAD.782/1/63
Udal, the Nielsens (Pastor Nielsen was head of Arabic Studies MECAS) and Michael Weir (later Sir Michael Weir Ambassador to Egypt) on a picnic
SAD.782/1/64
Mrs. Nielsen at Beaufort
SAD.782/1/65
Mr. and Mrs. Nielsen
SAD.782/1/66
On the road, near Beaufort
SAD.782/1/67
John Graham (later Sir John Graham, Ambassador to NATO), Marie-Françoise Deschampré, M.H.W.
SAD.782/1/68
John Thomson (later Sir John Thomson, Ambassador to UN)
SAD.782/1/69
Joy Lloyd
SAD.782/1/70
Pamela McKibbin
SAD.782/1/71
Antoine Hagger
SAD.782/1/72
J.W.H., M.H.W., Pamela McKibbin, J.A.N.G.
SAD.782/1/73
Antoine Hagger, J.W.H., Norman Lewis (Director of Studies MECAS), etc.
SAD.782/1/74-86
South Lebanon
SAD.782/1/74
Joy and Jimmy Lloyd
SAD.782/1/75
Boat at Tyre
SAD.782/1/76
Crusader Castle
SAD.782/1/78
Boats at Sidon
SAD.782/1/81,83
Sidon
SAD.782/1/82,86
Boat moored at Tyre
SAD.782/1/84
J.W.H. at Tyre
SAD.782/1/85
View of hills near Beirut
SAD.782/1/87-92
Beit el Din, South Lebanon
SAD.782/1/93-98
Cyrencaica, Jul 1951
SAD.782/1/93
The seafront at Benghazi
SAD.782/1/94
Mrs. de Candole
SAD.782/1/96
E.A.V. de Candole and N.R. Udal playing golf
SAD.782/1/98
E.A.V. de Candole, the British Resident
SAD.782/1/99-113
Antiquities in Cyrene
SAD.782/1/114-120
Cyrene and Apollonia
SAD.782/1/116
J.A.N.G. at Apollonia
SAD.782/1/117
Temple of Zeus, Cyrene
SAD.782/1/118
Archaeologists' camp, Apollonia
SAD.782/1/119-120
Columns at Apollonia
SAD.782/1/121-127
Tripolitania
SAD.782/1/121
Frontier check
SAD.782/1/122
Bus at El Agheila
SAD.782/1/123-124
Tripoli
SAD.782/1/125
'The artist at work', Leptis
SAD.782/1/126-127
Leptis amphitheatre
SAD.782/1/128-134
Leptis and Magna, Tripolitania, Aug 1951
SAD.782/1/135-140
Jordan, Aug 1951
SAD.782/1/135
A luncheon host, Tafileh
SAD.782/1/136
Farouk airport departure
SAD.782/1/137
Driver Husain
SAD.782/1/138
Ummayad Castle, S.E. of Amman
SAD.782/1/139
Jordanian wadi
SAD.782/1/140
Beduin family standing by lorry
SAD.782/1/141-143
Kerak
SAD.782/1/144-145
El Sela
SAD.782/1/148-157
Petra
SAD.782/1/158-161
El Jafr
SAD.782/1/158
Legionnaires of Montiqa Bardia
SAD.782/1/159
El Jafr post
SAD.782/1/160
Valley of the Moon from Ras el Naqb
SAD.782/1/161
Hamad Efendi
SAD.782/1/162-170
Wadi Rumm
SAD.782/1/162
View from the N.W.
SAD.782/1/163-164
North entrance to Wadi Rumm
SAD.782/1/165
T.E. Lawrence's spring
SAD.782/1/166
West side of the wadi
SAD.782/1/167
Shawish Mandi Bakheit and driver Muhammad with the post in the background
SAD.782/1/168
South entrance to the wadi
SAD.782/1/169
1947 milestone
SAD.782/1/170
Looking north from the police post
SAD.782/1/171-177
Jordan: Aqaba
SAD.782/1/171
`Abd al-Razzaq Muhammad, O.C. Aqaba garrison
SAD.782/1/172
Gulf of Aqaba with corvette in background
SAD.782/1/173
Legionnaires of Quweira post
SAD.782/1/174
Aqaba harbour
SAD.782/1/175-177
Aswan, Egypt
SAD.782/1/175
Aswan reservoir
SAD.782/1/176
Aswan dam
SAD.782/1/177
Aswan cataract
SAD.782/1/178-183
Iraq
SAD.782/1/178
On tow, Rutba
SAD.782/1/179
King Faisal bridge, Baghdad
SAD.782/1/180
Iraqi policemen, Rutba
SAD.782/1/181
The Tigris, Baghdad
SAD.782/1/182
J.A.N.G. and J.W.H. Breakfast near H.3
SAD.782/1/183
The Euphrates; El Faluta
SAD.782/1/184-189
Ctesiphon, Iraq
SAD.782/1/190-202
Lebanon
SAD.782/1/191
Brian Carlisle and J.W.H.
SAD.782/1/192
Joy Lloyd, Myfanwy Lewis-Bowen, Marie-Françoise de Schompré, etc.
SAD.782/1/193
Andrew Anthill, N. Lebanon
SAD.782/1/194
M.E.C.A.S. staff including Musa and Amin
SAD.782/1/195
T.V. Brenan and M.E.C.A.S. staff
SAD.782/1/196
J.A.N.G. with damaged car
SAD.782/1/197
Udal, Pastor Nielsen and J.W.H.
SAD.782/1/198
Lloyd family
SAD.782/1/199
The children's party in progress
SAD.782/1/200
John Chapman-Andrews
SAD.782/1/201
E.A. Chapman-Andrews, Ambassador to Lebanon, later to the Sudan
SAD.782/1/202
Harriet Chapman-Andrews
SAD.782/1/203-208
Omdurman, Dec 1951
SAD.782/1/203
Udal
SAD.782/1/205
Mr. and Mrs. N.R. Udal
SAD.782/1/206
S. al-Hadi, S. Saddiq, Mrs. Udal, S. Abdallahi al-Fadl
SAD.782/1/207
S. al-Hadi
SAD.782/1/208
S. al-Hadi, S. Saddiq, N.R. Udal, S. Abdallahi al-Fadl
SAD.782/1/209,211-212
Kosti bridge
SAD.782/1/210
Post boat, Kosti
SAD.782/1/213
Aleo
SAD.782/1/214
Kaka
SAD.782/1/215
Kodok
SAD.782/1/216-222
Kodok, 1952
SAD.782/1/220, 222
'Tangi' (gazelle)
SAD.782/1/223-240
Installation of Reth Kur Fafiti, Feb 1952
SAD.782/1/223*
Dobalo
SAD.782/1/225,227
Capture of the Reth
SAD.782/1/226
Aripejur
SAD.782/1/228
The battle with Nyikango and Dak
SAD.782/1/229
Atorwic, Fashoda
SAD.782/1/230
Installation of Reth Kur at Fashoda
SAD.782/1/231
Battle for Nyakwer, 3rd day
SAD.782/1/233
Nyikango, Dak and Nyakwer near the shrine, Fashoda
SAD.782/1/234
Battle for and capture of Nyakwer, 3rd day
SAD.782/1/235
Reth Kur, 4th day
SAD.782/1/236
Speech day at installation
SAD.782/1/237
Jago Yorleiker speaks
SAD.782/1/238
Jago Ongweny Kak, Reth Kur, Jago Dak, Jago Nyijak and Jago Tieko
SAD.782/1/239-240
Dance for Reth Kur - Oriang Muomo
SAD.782/1/241*-242*
Kodok Bapi, 1953
SAD.782/1/243*
P.C. Jumbo Dali at Wijbur Origno Haffir
SAD.782/1/244*
Athodwai rest house
SAD.782/1/245*
The Palo election, 1954
SAD.782/1/246*
Abujop court
SAD.782/1/247*
Udal with Reth Kur
SAD.782/1/248*
J.C.N. Donald
SAD.782/1/249
Kt Nyawelo Deng, Kt Kudit Apar
SAD.782/1/250
Kt Akwei Akweiung Practising for elections - Kodok 1954
SAD.782/1/251*
A.W. Polden with two Nuer girls, Bentiu
SAD.782/1/253*
Philip Bowcock (seated) with group under tree
SAD.782/1/254*
Nuer man with pipe
SAD.782/2/1-58
1954
Contact prints from an original album of photographs still in the possession of the Udal family, covering Udal's service with the Shilluk and the journey home in 1954.
(For duplicates of those photographs marked * and photographs of a similar subject matter, see under (b) Loose Photographs, below)
Includes the following:
SAD.782/2/1*
L. to R.: John Donald, Reth Kur Fafiti and Shawish Baballah Mansur
SAD.782/2/2
L. to R.: Aleyo, Pagan and Majwok
SAD.782/2/3*
Mahjub Tahir with Gehendoura
SAD.782/2/4*
Two Shilluk men at Ataro, Kodok
SAD.782/2/5*
Aleyo with Pagan's son
SAD.782/2/6
Udal
SAD.782/2/7*
Kt Dhikwan Ayik, Nyijok
SAD.782/2/8
Udal with Reth Kur, Feb 1954
SAD.782/2/9*
L. to R.: Jago Meyntung Lwang Fanyikango, Onbashi Tippo Nyireth and Jago Kwethi Kutjok Tonga
SAD.782/2/10
Kt Bol Acien, Fashoda
SAD.782/2/11-12*
Udal's house at Kodok
SAD.782/2/13*
The meshra, Kodok
SAD.782/2/14
Markaz, Kodok
SAD.782/2/15
Kt Akwei Akweiung, Detwok
SAD.782/2/16*
Kt Kudit Apac, Athodwai
SAD.782/2/17
Kt Deng Ajak, Nun
SAD.782/2/18*
Jago Olwak, Fanyedwai
SAD.782/2/19
Nazir Efendi Ahmad Hamad
SAD.782/2/20
View of the Nile from Udal's house at Kodok
SAD.782/2/21
Fadl Efendi Ubayd
SAD.782/2/22
D.C. Malakal's house
SAD.782/2/23*
Mudiriyyah, Malakal
SAD.782/2/24
Lion cub
SAD.782/2/25*
David Driver and Cosby Stokes
SAD.782/2/26
Sayyid Edward Odhok Dedigo, Member of the House of Representatives
SAD.782/2/27
Godfrey Clarke
SAD.782/2/28
Kt Thabo Ajang
SAD.782/2/29
Lady Baker hospital ship
SAD.782/2/30
Jago Otwawel Ayik, Fadiet
SAD.782/2/31
Majwok (Detang), Bur
SAD.782/2/32
Aleyo Nyakwan, Obei Dego
SAD.782/2/33*
Pagan Dewin, Fakwar
SAD.782/2/34
Athodwai court meeting at Delal Ajak, Oct 1954
SAD.782/2/35
Shilluk boys fishing at Zeraf mouth, Oct 1954
SAD.782/2/36*
Tieng Delal Bul Reth, Oct 1954
SAD.782/2/37
Tieng Delal arriving for the Bul Reth
SAD.782/2/38*
Tieng Delal Ajak at the Bul Reth, Oct 1954
SAD.782/2/39
Mahjub with Awad and Gehendoura (horses)
SAD.782/2/40
Lual Ding and Baballah Mansur
SAD.782/2/41
B/Shawish Muhammad Tia
SAD.782/2/42
Ochur-assistant carpenter
SAD.782/2/43
Shilluk men at Malakal
SAD.782/2/44
Shilluk of Arweth
SAD.782/2/45*
Philip Bowcock and Beadon Dening at Dueim
SAD.782/2/46,49
Jabal Aulia dam
SAD.782/2/47
Boats at Dueim
SAD.782/2/48*
Jimmy Lawrence at Port Sudan
SAD.782/2/50*
SS Leicestershire, Port Sudan
SAD.782/2/51*
Suakin, Dec 1954
SAD.782/2/52*
Muhafazah, Suakin, Dec 1954
SAD.782/2/53
Suakin
SAD.782/2/54
Suez entrance to canal
SAD.782/2/55,57*
Malta
SAD.782/2/56*
HMS Centaur
SAD.782/2/58
On board ship, L. to R.: Paul Curtis, Mrs. Lorimer, Elliott Balfour, John Thomson, Ivy Balfour
(b) Loose Photographs
SAD.782/3/1-22; 782/4/1-36; 782/5/1-23
[ c.1952-1954]
Many of the following loose photographs are duplicates of photographs in the albums, arranged here in a similar order, with cross-references, and interfiled with photographs of a similar subject matter. Most were taken by Udal
SAD.782/3/1
Dobalo. Installation of Reth Kur Fafiti, Feb 1952 (dupl. of SAD 782/1/223)
SAD.782/3/2
Battle with Nyikango and Dak(?)
SAD.782/3/3-8
Installation of Reth Kur Fafiti, Feb 1952 (For enlargement of SAD 782/3/4, see SAD 782/6/6 below)
SAD.782/3/9-10
Kodok Bapi, 1953 (dupl. of SAD 782/1/241)
SAD.782/3/11-12
Kodok Bapi, 1953 (dupl. of SAD 782/1/242)
SAD.782/3/13
P.C. Jumbo Dali at Wijbur Origno Haffir (dupl. of SAD 782/1/243)
SAD.782/3/14
Athodwai resthouse (dupl. of SAD 782/1/244)
SAD.782/3/15
The Palo election, 1954 (dupl. of SAD 782/1/245)
SAD.782/3/16
Abujop court (dupl. of SAD 782/1/246)
SAD.782/3/17
Udal with the Reth of the Shilluk (dupl. of SAD 782/1/247)
SAD.782/3/18
J.C.N. Donald (dupl. of SAD 782/1/248)
SAD.782/3/19
A.W. Polden with Nuer girls at Bentiu (dupl. of SAD 782/1/251)
SAD.782/3/20
Loading boat at riverside (similar to SAD 782/1/252)
SAD.782/3/21
Philip Bowcock (dupl. of SAD 782/1/253)
SAD.782/3/22
Nuer man, with pipe (dupl. of SAD 782/1/254)
SAD.782/4/1-2
L. to R: John Donald, Reth Kur Fafiti and Shawish Baballah Mansur (interpreter), at Fashoda. The latter was sold as a slave at Omdurman (dupl. of SAD 782/2/1)
SAD.782/4/3
Mahjub Tahir with “Gehendoura” (horse) (dupl. of SAD 782/2/3)
SAD.782/4/4
Two Shilluk men at Ataro, Kodok (dupl. of SAD 782/2/4)
SAD.782/4/5
Aleyo with Pagan's son (dupl. of SAD 782/2/5)
SAD.782/4/6
Kt Dhikwan Ayik at Nyijok, Divisional chief Abijop, south of Malakal (dupl. of SAD 782/2/7) SAD 782/4/7 L. to R: Jago Meyntung Lwang Fanyikango, Divisional chief, Onbashi Tippo Nyireth, Assistant Interpreter, and Jago Kwethi; Kutjok, Divisional chief of Tonga (dupl. of SAD 782/2/9)
SAD.782/4/8
D.C.'s house at Kodok (dupl. of SAD 782/2/12)
SAD.782/4/9
Meshra at Kodok (dupl. of SAD 782/2/13)
SAD.782/4/10-11
Views from the D.C.'s house at Kodok
SAD.782/4/12
Jago Olwak, Divisional Chief, Fanyedwai (dupl. of SAD 782/2/18)
SAD.782/4/13
Mudiriyyah, Malakal (dupl. of SAD 782/2/23)
SAD.782/4/14
David Driver and Cosby Stokes, Chief of Police (dupl. of SAD 782/2/25)
SAD.782/4/15
Edward Odhok Dedigo, Administrative Assistant, later Shilluk representative at the Legislative Assembly (similar to SAD 782/2/26)
SAD.782/4/16
Pagan Dewin, Fakwar (dupl. of SAD 782/2/33)
SAD.782/4/17
Athodwai court meeting at Delal Ajak, Oct 1954. Fadl Ubayd (successor to Udal) with the Reth (dupl. of SAD 782/2/34)
SAD.782/4/18-20
Tiang Delal, Bul Reth, Oct 1954 (dupls of SAD 782/2/36,38)
SAD.782/4/21
Philip Bowcock and Beadon Dening at Dueim (dupl. of SAD 782/2/45)
SAD.782/4/22-23
Boats moored at Dueim
SAD.782/4/24
James Lawrence at Port Sudan (dupl. of SAD 782/2/48)
SAD.782/4/25
SS Leicestershire, Port Sudan (dupl. of SAD 782/2/50)
SAD.782/4/26
View of Suakin from the causeway, Dec 1954 (dupl. of SAD 782/2/51)
SAD.782/4/27-28
Muhafazah, Suakin 1954 (dupl. of SAD 782/2/52)
SAD.782/4/29-30
Views of Suakin
SAD.782/4/31-33
Harbour at Malta, including H.M.S. Centaur (dupls of SAD 782/2/55-57)
SAD.782/4/34
L. to R. Paul Curtis, Mrs. Lorimer, Elliott Balfour, John Thomson, Ivy Balfour, on board ship (dupl. of SAD 782/2/58)
SAD.782/4/35-36
Port Sudan?
SAD.782/5/1
Kodok markaz
SAD.782/5/2
Policemen with villagers
SAD.782/5/3
Three Shilluk men
SAD.782/5/4-5
Nile steamers
SAD.782/5/6-7
River views from roof of barge
SAD.782/5/8-9
Shilluk casting fishing nets
SAD.782/5/10
Jago Deng of Muomo(?)
SAD.782/5/11
Fadl Ubayd with 2 unidentified men
SAD.782/5/12
Aleyo Nyakwan, Obei Dego
SAD.782/5/13
Nuer men
SAD.782/5/14-18
Unidentified village and river scenes
SAD.782/5/19
John Smart, Province Agricultural Officer, with deputy Todd
SAD.782/5/20
Unidentified British official
SAD.782/5/21
Policemen in village
SAD.782/5/22
Verandah of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's house at Omdurman (?)
SAD.782/5/23
Mr. and Mrs. N.R. Udal at Kew Gardens, 11 May 1954
SAD.782/6/1-8; 724/17/1-5
[c.1950-1954]
Enlargements of photographs, some originally taken by Udal and repeated in the albums above, others taken by the photographer for Life Magazine
SAD.782/6/1
John Donald, Reth Kur Fafiti and Shawish Baballah Mansur (dupl. of SAD 782/2/1)
SAD.782/6/2
Two Shilluk men at Ataro, Kodok (dupl. of SAD 782/2/4)
SAD.782/6/3
Kwanyireth Kudit Apac, Divisional Chief of Athodwai (dupl. of SAD 782/2/16)
SAD.782/6/4
Aleyo Nyakwan, Obei Dego, chief houseboy (dupl. of SAD 782/2/32)
SAD.782/6/5;
Tieng Delal at the Bul Reth, Oct 1954 (dupls. of SAD 724/17/1, SAD 782/2/36,38)
SAD.782/6/6
Shilluk warriors with spears and shields, installation of Reth Kur Fafiti, 1952
SAD.782/6/7
J.C.N. Donald sitting under tree with group of Shilluk men ( Life photo by Eliot Elisofon)
SAD.782/6/8
Nile steamer
SAD.724/17/2
Shilluk warrior ( Life photo by Eliot Elisofon)
SAD.724/17/3
Nuer man with spear ( Life photo by Eliot Elisofon
SAD.724/17/4
Young Shilluk woman
SAD.724/17/5
Shilluk man holding two spears
4. Newspaper Cuttings and Broadcasts
(a) Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.781/8/1
1953 Jan 26
“Alarm in South Sudan. Unwelcome news from Khartoum”, from The Times
SAD.781/8/2-3
1953 Nov 23
“I call this tragedy. Take pride in men like young John Udal - but tomorrow holds trouble”, from the Daily Express, with thank you card from the author, Sefton Delmer, for Udal's hospitality
SAD.781/8/4
1953 Nov
“The king and I go to an election”, by Sefton Delmer, from the Daily Express
(b) Broadcasts
SAD.781/8/5-12
1958
Transcript of BBC broadcasts by W.V. Harcourt, on “Egypt's failure in the Sudan”
5. Museum Objects
SAD.781/9/1-2
Two pipes with wooden stems and clay bowls, one stem with additional leather and metal decoration (one stem detached from bowl)
SAD.781/10/1-30
1897-1948
Set of Sudan stamps, collected, mounted and labelled by Udal on A4 card. The set consists of 236 individual stamps on 30 sheets, three of which have suffered some damage from damp
6. Articles
SAD.781/8/19-22
[n.d.]
Article by J.O. Udal on “Britain's landing in Egypt: 1882”
Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Blackwood's magazine, Nov 1954, including “Omdurman: the capital city”, by J.S.R. Duncan
The National and English Review v 140 no 840, Feb 1953, including short article on “Intrigue in the Sudan” with quotes from Udal