WYLD, Major Jasper William George
Introduction
Major Jasper William George WYLD
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Articles, Speeches
3. Personal Papers
4. Newspaper Cuttings
5. Photographic Material
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: WYLD, Major Jasper William George
Dates of creation: 1928-1968
Extent: 0.5 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Major Jasper William George WYLD

(1896 - 1968)

1926-1929 A.D.C. Southern District (Nuer and Dinka), Upper Nile Province
1930-1931 A.D.C./D.C. Bor District, Upper Nile Province
1931-1950 D.C./Resettlement Officer, Bahr al-Ghazal, later Mongalla, later Equatoria


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Articles, Speeches
3. Personal Papers
4. Newspaper Cuttings
5. Photographic Material
6. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.779/5/1-7
1945 Nov 14
Copy of the Chairman's address [Wyld] to the Zande District education meeting, outlining plans for the establishment of permanent villages with an allocation of 40 acres of land per family, the provision of churches and schools and the formation of District and Sub-District Councils
SAD.779/5/8-16
1948 Apr 7
“Tombu's story”, an account of the history of the Azande of Yambio District as recounted by Tombu in 1947, then aged about 80 and by Chief Gangura in about 1940
SAD.779/5/17-22
1948
“Aide memoire to the Zande scheme”, by Wyld, with notes on progress
SAD.779/5/23-26
1949 Jan 13
Letter from Wyld to the Governor Equatoria, H.A. Nicholson re problems facing Zande development policy
SAD.779/5/27-29
1949 Jan 27
Report by Wyld on the Zande scheme, calling for the establishment of a local planning committee for the fieldwork of the scheme under the chairmanship of the governor
SAD.779/5/30-32
1949 Apr 8
Letter from Wyld to the Governor Equatoria re his fears for the future of the Zande scheme
SAD.779/7/33-34
[1950?] May 5
Draft letter from Wyld to J.F. Tiernay, Governor Equatoria, proposing the extension of the southern boundary of Chief Dika's land in Tambura Sub-District into French Equatorial Africa
2. Articles, Speeches
SAD.779/6/19-29
[1928?]
Account by Wyld of a punitive patrol against the Nuer, notably the Gun Lau, led by their witch doctor Guek Wundeng, the Mor Lau and the Gaweir, under Dwal Diu, in retaliation for Nuer raids on the Dinka of Bor District. During the main battle Guek Wundeng was slain [First page missing]
SAD.779/6/1-18
[n.d.]
Text of a talk by Wyld on the Azande, the resettlement of the Zande people in villages in the 1940's and the introduction of cash crops, industry and local government
SAD.779/6/30-47
[n.d.]
Text of a lecture by Wyld on “The Zande scheme”
SAD.779/6/48
[c.1950]
Text of a short speech by Wyld on handing over a family bible to St. John's Church, Yambio
SAD.779/6/49-60
1951 Feb 7
“Background to the development of a Central African tribe”, text of a lecture given by Wyld to the Institute of Rural Life at Home and Overseas in London (draft with ts. copy)
3. Personal Papers
SAD.779/7/1-2
1934 Mar 27 - Oct 4
Letters to Wyld from G.E. Sandars, Private Secretary to the Governor-General and from the Foreign Office concerning the appointment of Wyld to the Fourth Class of the Order of the Nile (copies)
SAD.779/7/3-16
1934 Jun 2 - 1962 Dec 20
Personal letters to Wyld including from Sir Stewart Symes thanking Wyld for his hospitality at Yambio, (779/7/3); J.E. Dandy re Wyld's offer to collect botanical specimens for the British Museum, with replies (779/7/4-7); Douglas Newbold re the importance of southern education (779/7/8-9); Sir H. Huddleston with congratulations on Wyld's O.B.E. (779/7/10); copy letter from Wyld to R.H. Turton at the Foreign Office calling for safeguards for the southern Sudan after independence, with reply (779/7/12-13)
SAD.779/7/17-23
n.d. and 1954
Testimonials for Wyld from Sir James Robertson and Brigadier H.W. Houldsworth (copies)
SAD.779/7/24-26
1968 Apr 16
Letter of condolence from Sir James Robertson to Mrs. H. Hick on the death of her father, Wyld
4. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.779/7/27-28
1955 Oct - Nov
Copies of newspaper cuttings from The Times and the Daily Telegraph consisting of letters from Wyld, Lord Vansittart, M.Y. Mudawi, L.C. Wilcher and K.O. Hayes concerning the repercussions of the southern mutiny and the failure of the British Government to set up safeguards for the southern Sudan
5. Photographic Material
SAD.778/7/1-27
[1930's and 1940's]
Photographs taken during Wyld's service in Yambio, including:
SAD.778/7/1
Wyld with dog
SAD.778/7/2
Group of four British officials, Wyld far right
SAD.778/7/3
J.F. Tiernay, Governor Equatoria, 1949-1952
SAD.778/7/4-5
Wyld and Dr. H.M. Woodman
SAD.778/7/6-8
Groups of British and Sudanese including Wyld
SAD.778/7/9
Seated under tree at Bandama
SAD.778/7/10-11
Wyld's house and garden at Yambio
SAD.778/7/12
P.M. Larken's house, later the resthouse at Yambio
SAD.778/7/13
Cattle in front of luak
SAD.778/7/14
Gathering, possibly for medical inspection
SAD.778/7/15-16
Wyld's wife, Mika
SAD.778/7/17
L. to R.: Pen Laing, Staniforth, Henrietta Wyld (Wyld's daughter)
SAD.778/7/18
L. to R.: Rev. Riley, Grace Riley, Alan McCall, Mr. and Mrs. Parry, Nora Holt
SAD.778/7/19
The Arbuthnot family, 1949
SAD.778/7/20
Fr. Georgetti, Verona Fathers, with Model T. Ford
SAD.778/7/21
Sgt. Major Kisunga
SAD.778/7/22-25
Unidentified Sudanese
SAD.778/7/26-27
Unidentified house and garden
Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Wyld, J.W.G., “The Zande scheme”, repr. from Sudan Notes and Records v.30 pt 1, (1949)