Forster, E.
Introduction
Mrs Elaine Forster
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Trek Diaries
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Forster, E.
Dates of creation:
Extent: 1 file
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Mrs Elaine Forster

(1917 - )

1945 Married to Frederick Michael Macleod Forster, Sudan Political Service 1939 - 1955, as follows:
1939-1940 A.D.C. Khartoum
1940-1945 Governor- General's temporary commission as Bimbashi, S.D.F. (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya)
1945-1948 A.D.C./D.C. Raga, Equatoria
1948 D.C. Raga, Bahr al- Ghazal
1948-1951 D.C. Port Sudan, Kassala
1951-1954 Private Secretary to Governor-General
1954-1955 Deputy Governor Kassala
1955 Retired


Arrangement

1. Trek diaries

Catalogue
1. Trek Diaries
SAD.761/9/1-3
1946 Sep 25
Diary of a journey by lorry from Wau to Aweil to hold an enquiry into a case of murder. Numerous delays due to heavy rain and the resulting condition of the road
SAD.761/9/4-8
1946 Oct 10- 29
Diary of a journey by lorry from Wau to Deim Zubayr, stopping at Khor Gunna resthouse. Inspection of R.C. Mission school there. Later stops at Khar Gamus and Kura resthouses
SAD.761/9/9-11
1946 Dec 6- 13
Account of a walking trek along the Biri river with Mr and Mrs J.N. Jewitt to report on the suitability of the area as a site for the resettlement of the Kreich tribes. Witnessed eclipse of the moon at Kuru. Walking commenced at Deim Zubayr and continued along the left bank of the Biri
SAD.761/9/12-13
1946
Account of Christmas in Raga including a trek at dawn to view game. Encounter with a ‘honeyguide' bird