Lewis, B. A.
Introduction
Bazett Annesley Lewis
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Historical Material
3. Articles (drafts)
4. Printed Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Lewis, B. A.
Dates of creation: 1888-1954
Extent: 5 files
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: Material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Bazett Annesley Lewis

(1907-1964)

1930-1931Assistant District Commissioner, Dongola Province
1931-1933Assistant District Commissioner, Khartoum
1933-1935Inspector, Secretariat for Economic Development
1935-1938Assistant District Commissioner, Upper Nile Province
1938-1941[Assistant District Commissioner?], Blue Nile Province
1941-1945District Commissioner, Upper Nile Province
1945-1946Sudan Agency, London
1946Inspector, Finance Department
1947-1948Deputy Assistant Civil Secretary, Civil Secretary's Office
1948-1952Resident, Dar Masalit, Darfur
1952-1953Deputy Governor, Equatoria Province
1953-1954Government Sociologist, Ministry of the Interior


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Historical Material
3. Articles (drafts)
4. Printed Material

Accession details

Presented by Mrs B. A. Lewis, 1966

Handlist
1. Official Papers
SAD.600/3/1-3
1928 May
Report entitled “Warrants for Native Courts in Dar Masalit”
SAD.600/5/59-61
[1948-1952]
Rough manuscript notes by Lewis on historical events in Dar Masalit
SAD.600/3/4-33
1952
Handing-over notes: Dar Masalit Sultanate, comprising:
SAD.600/3/4-23
1952
General section (Part I) covering the following topics: introduction; Sultanate; medical; education; communications; agriculture and forests; veterinary; trade; buildings; police and public security; relations with Zalingei District; relations with Kuttum District; and relations with French Equatorial Africa
SAD.600/3/24-33
1952
Tribal section (Part II) covering the following topics: introduction; list of furshas and `umdahs; note on Arabs in district; Masalit; Zaghawa Kabga; Gimr; Mileiri of Jabal Mun; Erenga; and Sinyar
SAD.600/3/34-80
[1950s]
Report on the Masalit language
SAD.600/4/1-37
[1950s]
Handwritten notes by Lewis on Masalit tribal customs, covering the following topics: hierarchy; clan structure; ceremonies; marriage; magic; and vocabulary
2. Historical Material
SAD.600/6/1-5
[late-19th century?]
Typescript English translation of an extract from a native chronicle of Wadai on its history and people
SAD.600/6/6-8
[late-19th century?]
Typescript English translation of an extract from a source on the history and genealogy of the Saifawa
SAD.600/5/37-40
1888 Aug 15-1913 Feb 18
Letter by N. Shuqair to G.F. Clayton, Director of Intelligence, relating to historical documents relevant to the Tama and Masalit question. Enclosure:
SAD.600/5/39-40
1888 Aug 15
Letter from Sultan Yusif of Wadai to Al-Ata Usal in which the Sultan styles himself “Amil of the Mahdia in Wadai”
SAD.600/5/5-6
1888 Sep 5
Typescript translation of a report by the Governor of Darfur, Amir `Uthman Adam, to the Khalifa `Abd Allahi
SAD.600/5/7-10
1891 Jun 22
Typescript translation of a declaration by al-Nur Bey Anqarah
SAD.600/5/11-12
1891 Jun 22
Typescript translation of a letter from Mahmud Ahmad, Amir of Darfur and Kordofan to the Khalifa `Abd Allahi concerning the movements of Idris al-Tamawi and Hajjam al-Masalati
SAD.600/5/1-4
1898-1912
Chronological tables of events in Wadai (1900-1912) and Darfur (1898-1912)
SAD.600/5/13-20
[1910]
Draft statement on Wadai, Dar Tama and Dar Masalit, 1874-1910, mainly compiled from information received by Sharaf al-Din of Dar Tama
SAD.600/5/21-36
1913 Feb 2
Copy report by Na'um Shuqair of the Intelligence Department, entitled “The Masalit and Tama Sultanates. Are they within Darfur or Wadai Sultanate?”
SAD.600/5/37-40
1913 Feb 18
Copy letter from Na'um Shuqair to the Director of Intelligence enclosing copies of two documents on the Tama and Masalit question: extract from the Maia Arabic register of 1876-1877 relating to the boundary between Darfur and Wadai; and letter dated 15 Aug 1888 from Sultan Yusuf of Wadia to al-Ata Usul
SAD.600/5/41-43
1913 May 15
Translation of a deposition of Bimbashi `Abd al-Salam Agha Muhammad concerning events in Darfur in 1875
SAD.600/5/44-45
1913 Jul 27
Copy statement of Mogarrab `Abdannabi al-Masri of the Gawazi Arabs concerning the wastern boundaries of DArfur
SAD.600/5/46
1913 Oct 6
Copy extracts from an account of a journey through Darfur and Wadai by Matteucci in 1880-1881
SAD.600/5/47-58
1918
Report (incomplete) by H.A. MacMichael, Governor Darfur, on Dar Masalit
3. Articles (drafts)
SAD.600/6/9-17
1924
Draft article by R. Davies on, “The Masalit Sultanate”, later published in Sudan Notes and Records, v 7, no. 2
SAD.600/6/18-34
[1948-1952]
Draft article by Lewis (ts and mss) on the history and customs of the Masalit tribe
SAD.600/7/1-46
[1948-1952]
Draft article (incomplete) by Lewis on the history and customs of the Bari tribe, including short list of vocabulary
4. Printed Material
SAD.600/7/47
1947
Offprint of Lewis, B.A., “Murle folk tales”, Sudan Notes and Records, v 32, pt.1 (1947), 135-45
SAD.600/7/48
1950
Offprint of Lewis, B.A., “Nuer spokesmen”, Sudan Notes and Records, v 32, pt.1 (1950), 77-84
SAD.600/7/49
1962
Offprint of Lewis, B.A., “Deim El Arab and Beja stevedores of Port Sudan”, Sudan Notes and Records, v 43 (1962), 16-49