L. Manwell
Introduction
Liam Manwell
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Catalogue
1. Photographic Material
(a) Cinefilms and related papers
(b) Photographs
2. Article
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: L. Manwell
Dates of creation: ca. 1936-1977
Extent: 0.5 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: L. Manwell
Language: English

Liam Manwell

(fl. 1936-1977)
Dr. Manwell worked in the Sudan as a medical doctor for the Church Missionary Society. During the 1940s he was in charge of Ler CMS Hospital and in the early 1950s worked among the Azande of Equatoria Province.


Arrangement

1. Photographic Material
(a) Cinefilms and related papers
(b) Photographs
2. Article

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Presented by Dr. C.E.G. Manwell, 1997

Catalogue
1. Photographic Material
(a) Cinefilms and related papers
The following films were taken by Dr. Manwell [L.M.]during his service in Upper Nile Province and Equatoria Province during the late 1940s and early 1950s. They show scenes from the everyday life of the Nuer and the Azande as well as Dr. Manwell, his wife Barbara and daughter Carol at home and on trek, and medical cases encountered by Dr. Manwell during his work All the original 8mm films have been remastered on to 16mm dupe negatives and fine-grain positives, with a time-coded video copy for ease of viewing. For Dr. Manwell's notes on the contents of the films and the viewing copy on video, see below.
Please note that some films include distressing scenes. See descriptions for details
SAD.881/6
1952
Equatoria Province
Party of Zande men bringing buffalo meat to the local market; Zande man with muzzle loader gun; Zande man showing the whole process of pot making: building clay up to make pot; smoothing sides; trimming edge; women watching potter at work; engraving pattern on side of pot with a split bamboo; firing pot; thatched roof on stilts - the potter's workshop; man on bike; completed pots; carved figures; firing the pots; cooling pots; glazing pots
For L.M.'s detailed notes on the difficulties encountered in filming this work, a step-by-step account of the process and other related papers, see SAD.882/5/1-13 below.
For viewing copy see Video 23
(8mm, colour. Duration: 11 minutes)

Digital copy
SAD.881/7
[ca. 1948]
Upper Nile Province
Sunrise at Ler; young boys at mission school doing gymnastics; women grinding grain; handing out dhurah ; sweeping dormitory; young men and boys at mission, marching into church; Mrs. Manwell and Carol; mission station; school sports: pole vaulting and high jump; winners; Carol; vultures; spear throwing; Muslim visitors; congregation leaving thatched church; cow; luak ; cattle; boy covered in ash tending cattle; boy milking cow; luak on fire; L.M. marking out circle for new luak ; men clearing ground; bringing home cattle; songbull with pompoms on horns; building new luak ; deformed child (T.B.); lifting roof on to luak ; girls carrying firewood; Mrs. Manwell and Carol; palm trees at site of new church
For L.M.'s notes on the content of this film, see SAD.882/5/14-15
For viewing copy see Video 23
(8mm. colour and b & w. Duration: 16 minutes)

Digital copy
SAD.881/8
1949 - 1950
Upper Nile Province: Ler
Bird's nest; fledglings; orphaned gazelle; praying mantis; men with spears; wood station; Mrs. Manwell and Carol; men washing in river at Ler; Mrs. Manwell and Carol with young gazelle; monitor lizard; mock fight with spears; young ostrich; L.M. greeting men and women at mission station; line of young children; Mrs. Manwell and Carol; pumping water; sunset; boys climbing trees; butterflies; palm trees, bananas
For viewing copy see Video 23
(8mm, colour and b & w. Duration: 9 minutes)

Digital copy
SAD.881/9
[ca. 1949 - 1950]
Upper Nile Province: Nuer at Adok and Ler
Two young Nuer men in canoe on river at Adok; Mrs. Manwell and Carol in canoe paddled by Nuer man; young man filling pot with grain at Adok; young woman at water's edge with gourd; man filling water cans from river; 2 men with goats; village scene; spreading out chillies on rush mat; filling sacks with grain and carrying them; men hishing; man on donkey; crop of maize; young Nuer woman, crops in background; pelicans on river; family group, child with yaws; lorry; group of men pulling lorry through mud; view from moving lorry travelling through long grass; men pushing car; lifting lorry out of river; Mrs. Manwell with tall Nuer man; Carol on donkey; Carol holding dead teal; ducklings feeding; young Nuer girl; Nuer children; cattle, luak in background; women winnowing and pounding maize; heads of maize; woman cooking on fire; old man smoking pipe; Mrs. Manwell and Carol with tall Nuer man; man smoking short pipe; sunset over river; large birds; men jumping; man with spears dancing; flowering tree (flame tree?); cultivated flowers (zinnias?)
For L.M.'s notes on the contents of this film, see SAD 882/5/16
For viewing copy see Video 23
(8mm, colour and b & w. Duration: 14½ minutes)

Digital copy
SAD.881/10
[ca. 1948 - 1949]
Upper Nile Province
Nile scenes; Nile steamer and barge; sudd ; British woman with tall Nuer; Ler village; construction of luak ; fires at night; river bank from steamer; men in canoes moving cattle across river; small bird; young ostriches; monitor lizard with pet dog; flowering tree; sudd ; village on river bank; men sitting on truck; porters carrying goods across river; men pulling lorry through water; pelicans; harvesting vegetables; Carol in garden with flowers; small captive bird; Carol with goats and small gazelle
For viewing copy see Video 23
(8mm, b & w and colour. Duration: 9 minutes)

Digital copy
SAD.881/11
[ca. 1948 - 1949]
Upper Nile Province: Ler
Snake; cattle sale; British man; piglets; men cutting firewood; cattle, including songbull; stacks of newly made bricks; brick kiln; Mrs. Manwell and Carol in pram with Nuer visitors; man on donkey and on crutches; Carol with young gazelle; giraffe; porcupine; ostriches; mother and child with yaws; Nuer man and woman in western dress (probably Christians); emaciated man with injured foot; man modelling clay into cow; woman grinding; man with feather in his hair (witch doctor); foot ulcer; hospital vaccinations - patients waiting for treatment; young woman dancing; child with neck ulcer; man with spinal deformity on crutches; emaciated child with yaws; old Nuer woman with glasses after cataract operation; blind child; child with facial deformity; blind man; syringing child's ear; deformed child in basket; nurse dressing wounds
For L.M.'s notes on the contents of this film, see SAD 882/5/17
For viewing copy see Video 23
(8mm, colour and b & w. Duration: 15 minutes)

Digital copy
SAD.881/12
[ca. 1948 - 1949]
Unidentified, probably Upper Nile Province
Cattle inspection; Mrs. Manwell and Carol at cattle camp; medical cases including gangrene, yaws and scabies; attempting to put out grass fire; medical cases; thatching luak ; medical cases; village scenes; Mrs. Manwell and Carol; Sudanese men with swords and pith helmets; pelicans; river scenes; men in canoe
For L.M.'s notes on the contents of this film, see SAD 882/5/18
For viewing copy see Video 23
(8mm, colour. Duration: 15 minutes)

Digital copy
SAD.881/13
[ca. 1949 - 1950]
Upper Nile Province: Adok and Ler
Men pulling truck; arriving at village; unloading Adok-Ler hospital supplies from truck; L.M. (?) climbing on to roof of tukl ; view from roof; young cob; pet dog; Nuer man running and jumping with spear; Mrs. Manwell picking limes; young Nuer girls; Carol with doll and pet lamb; L.M. on bike; cattle camp; man smoking pipe; luak ; men with spears and shields; mock fighting; medical clinic
For L.M.'s notes on the contents of this film, see SAD 882/5/19
For viewing copy see Video 23
(8mm, colour and b & w. Duration: 13 minutes)

Digital copy
SAD.Video 23
Time-coded VHS video copy of the above films, arranged as follows:
00.32 to 11.42 - 881/6
12.00 to 27.55 - 881/7
28.20 to 37.10 - 881/8
37.31 to 52.06 - 881/9
52.24 to 1.01.20 - 881/10
1.01.40 to 1.16.40 - 881/11
00.19 to 15.41 - 881/12
15.55 to 29.05 - 881/13
SAD.882/5/1-26
[ca.1948 - 1977]
Notes by L.M. on the films above, with some related letters
(b) Photographs
SAD.877/15/1-2
[1952]
Zande potter at work (see film above, SAD 881/6)
SAD.877/15/3
[c.1936 - 1937]
Honey badger (Ngiri) at Lui
SAD.877/15/4
[n.d.]
Unidentified Nile view
2. Article
SAD.882/15/27-35
1965 Apr 3
Article by Mrs. B. Manwell for the Dyserth Field Club entitled “Some hazards of tropical gardening”