W. Hicks Pasha
Introduction
William Hicks, Pasha
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Indian Army service
2. Anglo-Abyssinian war
3. Egyptian Army service (Sudan)
4. Printed Material
In Archive
Related material (internal)
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: W. Hicks Pasha
Dates of creation: 1860-1979
Extent: 0.5 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: W. Hicks Pasha
Language: English

William Hicks, Pasha

(1830-1883)

1849-1880Indian Army, including service with the Bombay Army and in the Anglo-Abyssinian war of 1867-1868
1883Appointed fariq of the Egyptian Army. Killed at Shaykan on his ill-fated march into Kordofan.


Arrangement

1. Indian Army service
2. Anglo-Abyssinian war
3. Egyptian Army service (Sudan)
4. Printed Material

Accession details

Presented by Col. C. Mackenzie Smith, 1979 & 1983, & by M. Mackenzie Smith, 1987

Catalogue
1. Indian Army service
SAD.600/11/1-12
1860
Diary notes by Hicks including an account of Abdool Russool, a Pathari soldier and of crossing the Ramgunga during the Indian Mutiny
2. Anglo-Abyssinian war
SAD.643/11/1-41
1868 Jan 2-May 28
Xerox copies of letters from Hicks to his wife Sophie and daughter Helen, written in diary form while on service in Abyssinia:
SAD.643/11/1-2
1868 Jan 2
Arrival at Camp Toola; difficulties of water supply
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/3
1868 Jan 3
Arrival of Sir Robert Napier; daily rations
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/4-5
1868 Jan 5
Difficulties in provisioning the troops advancing towards Senafe; removal to Kumayloo
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/6-7
1868 Jan 16
Postal arrangements; deaths of camels and mules; Hicks' scheme for reorganising the transport team
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/7-8
1868 Jan 19
Failure of supplies at Senafe; complaints about the “objectionable” behaviour of H.B.
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Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/9
1868 Jan 28
Lunch with Sir C. Staveley
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Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/10-12
1868 Feb 1
The commander-in-chief advances to Magdala; attacks by wild animals; the death of Col. Dunn who received a V.C. for the Light Cavalry charge at Balaclava; pressures on the commander-in-chief to advance; arrival of three observers, two Italian and one Austrian
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/13-14
1868 Feb 18
Hicks' prospects for promotion
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/15-16
1868 Feb 23
The prospect of a move to Addigerat [Adigrat?]; the problems involved in engaging Theodorus at Magdala in order to release his prisoners
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/17-19
1868 Feb 29
Journey from Senafe; encounter with a party of the chief of Tigré's cavalry; camp at Goongoona; march to Focado
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/20-21
1868 Mar 8
Hicks put in charge of the treasure chest; brigade orders
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Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/22-23
1868 Mar 13
The march from Addigerat towards Ashangi
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/24
1868 Mar 18
Arrival at Antalo; another attack of fever; Theodorus retreats into Magdala
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/25
1868 Mar 24
The march past Ashangi Lake towards Magdala
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/26-27
60 miles from Magdala
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Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/28-29
Three marches from Magdala; encounter with enemy cavalry; enemy tactics
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/30-31
1868 Apr 8
Arrival outside Magdala; plan of attack; problems of medical relief; worsening weather
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/32
1868 Apr 16
The taking of Magdala; death of Theodorus
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/33-34
1868 Apr 26
At Mooja, 60 miles from Magdala; Hicks' illness
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/35-37
1868 May 6
The march back towards Senafe; attacks from Galla tribesmen; description of the rescued captives; an eclipse of the sun during the storming of Magdala; the Abyssinian diet; the division of battle prize
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/38-39
1868 May 14
At Agoola; Hicks' application for a Brigade Majority; the danger of fire on the magazine stores at Magdala
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.643/11/40-41
1868 May 28
Hicks to return home on medical grounds
Index terms
Hicks, William, 1830-1883, creator
Anglo-Ethiopian War, 1867-1868
SAD.600/1/1-3
1868 Jul 22
Letter from Margaret Gatty to Mrs Horatia Elder mentioning “Captain Hicks from Abyssinia”, with transcription
3. Egyptian Army service (Sudan)
SAD.600/1/4-94
1883 Jan 10-Oct 4
Letters from Hicks to his wife Sophie, written on his journey out to and in the Sudan, describing conditions and his problems, both practical and military.
For a published edition of these letters see The road to Shaykan: letters of General William Hicks Pasha written during the Sennar and Kordofan campaigns, 1883, edited with an introduction by M.W. Daly (University of Durham, 1983)
SAD.866/5/1-46
1883 Feb 25-Jun 30
Register of telegrams sent from Hicks at Berber, Shendi, Khartoum and Aba Island to Baker Pasha, the Minister of War, Cairo, Sir Edward Malet, General Wood (Sirdar), Col. Stewart and others concerning his arrival in Khartoum, encounters between irregular troops under `Abd al-Qadir and rebel forces, the withdrawal of troops from Darfur, requests for officers, artillery and supplies, the movement of his force to Kawa, the suppression of Sennar and the failure to pay the troops
English, Arabic and cypher
SAD.600/2/1-35
1883 Mar 10-19; Jul 4-Sep 6
Register of telegrams between Hicks in the Sudan and Baker Pasha, the Minister of War, Cairo, Sir Edward Malet, Slatin Bey, Sir E. Wood (Sirdar), H.H. the Khedive and others, chiefly concerning the provision of supplies, the movement of staff and the payment of officers. Enclosures:
English, Arabic and cypher
SAD.600/2/7
List of promotions
SAD.600/2/34
List of food and drink with prices
SAD.643/12/1-5
1883 Jun 12-Sep 1
Xerox copies of personal letters from Hicks to his daughter Ada in which he mentions his dissatisfaction at his treatment by the Khedive's government (SAD 643/12/1-2) and the difficulties he will face on his campaign (SAD 643/12/5)
SAD.643/12/6
1883 Dec 14
Xerox copy of letter from Julia Hicks to her grand-daughter Ada concerning the death of Hicks
SAD.643/12/7
[n.d. ca. 1880]
Xerox copy of a poem by Hicks entitled “Impromptu on Sophie”
SAD.695/5/1-31
1883
Album of press cuttings from British newspapers with reports and illustrations of the Hicks expedition to Kordofan
SAD.600/11/13-16
1979 May 18
Memorandum on Hicks Pasha by one of his descendants, Col. C. Mackenzie Smith
4. Printed Material
In Archive
SAD.643/17
1867 Jan 27
Copy of a sermon preached in Ecclesfield Parish Church
Related material (internal)
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC