MAYALL, Robert Cecil
Introduction
Robert Cecil MAYALL
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Memoirs
2. Photographic Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: MAYALL, Robert Cecil
Dates of creation: 1929-1940
Extent: 2 files
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Robert Cecil MAYALL

(1893-1962)

1920-1921 A.D.C. Kosti, White Nile Province
1921-1923 A.D.C. Renk, Upper Nile Province
1923-1928 A.D.C. Nahud, Kordofan
1929-1931 D.C. Nahud, Kordofan
1931-1933 D.C. El Obeid, Kordofan
1933-1934 Assistant Civil Secretary (Personnel)
1934-1936 Deputy Civil Secretary
1936-1940 Governor, Blue Nile Province
1941-1951 Sudan Agent in London
1951-1956 Public Relations Consultant to the Sudan Government in London


Arrangement

1. Memoirs
2. Photographic Material

Catalogue
1. Memoirs
SAD.851/7/1-84
1940
Memoirs by R.C. Mayall of his career in the Sudan, including an introduction to his career as a political officer (851/7/4-5) and to the geography, history and government of the Sudan (851/7/5- 14); the memoirs are then divided by posting:
SAD.851/7/15-20
1920-1921
A.D.C. in White Nile Province: description of Kosti (851/7/15- 16); camel trekking (851/7/17); providing homes for the sons of the Khalifa (851/7/17-19); other experiences (851/7/19-20)
SAD.851/7/20-28
1921-1923
D.C. in Upper Nile Province: description of Renk and of fighting between the Dinka and the Shilluk (851/7/20-24); divorce and homicide cases amongst the Dinka (851/7/24-25); anecdotes concerning hunting and Dinka chiefs (851/7/25-26); crime and prisoners (851/7/27-28)
SAD.851/7/29-56
1923-1931
D.C. in Kordofan: description of Western Kordofan and the Hamar and Baggara tribes (851/7/29-30); water supply problems (851/7/30-32); gum Arabic (851/7/32); Mayall's first car (851/7/33); various anecdotes concerning floods and fires (851/7/33-36), a murder case (851/7/36-39), the "Amstel Patrol" (851/7/39-43), and slave running (851/7/44-49); administration of and relations with the Hamar tribe (851/7/49-53)
SAD.851/7/56-58
1931-1933
D.C. in El Obeid: description of new job (851/7/56-57); anecdote concerning the Consecration of the Church (851/7/57-58)
SAD.851/7/59-60
1934-1936
Deputy Civil Secretary: description of life in Khartoum (851/7/59); anecdote concerning the visit of some shaykhs (851/7/59-60)
SAD.851/7/60-77
1936-1940
Governor of Blue Nile Province: description of the province (851/7/60); Wad Medani and its social life (851/7/61-66); touring the province (851/7/66-67); description of the districts: Wad Medani and Hassiheisa, and the Gezira Scheme (851/7/68-70), Rufa`a and girls' education (851/7/70-71), Kosti and Dueim, and the Baggara Horse Fair (851/7/71-72), the Fung and the Italian Invasion (851/7/72-75), and the programme of a typical visit by the Governor to a district headquarters (851/7/75-77)
SAD.851/7/78-84
1940
Concluding remarks, including an appreciation of Sir Sayed `Abd al-Rahman Pasha al-Mahdi (851/7/78-82) and an anecdote concerning the visit of the Prime Minister of Egypt to Blue Nile Province in 1940 (851/7/82-84)
2. Photographic Material
SAD.845/7/1-29
[c1929-c1940]
Contact prints of Mayall, his wife Rhoda Anne and daughter Janet, official functions, and their house at Wad Medani:
SAD.845/7/1-2
c1929
Mayall and R.A. Mayall
SAD.845/7/3
1934 Jan 18
Mayall in Levée uniform
SAD.845/7/4
1928 Sep 30
Mayall at Wad Banda
SAD.845/7/5
n.d.
Mayall
SAD.845/7/6
n.d.
Mayall with Janet Mayall
SAD.845/7/7
c1938
Janet Mayall
SAD.845/7/8
1938 Feb 2
Janet Mayall at Wad Medani
SAD.845/7/9
c1938
Janet Mayall with staff at Wad Medani
SAD.845/7/10
c1936
R.A. Mayall and Janet
SAD.845/7/11
1934
Blue Nile, Khartoum
SAD.845/7/12-14
n.d.
Government House, Wad Medani
SAD.845/7/15
n.d.
Inspecting the camel police on parade
SAD.845/7/16
1936 Dec 14
Mayall reading the proclamation of George VI at Wad Medani, with George Bredin, Herbert Pease, ma`mur Mustafa Nada
SAD.845/7/17
1936 Dec 14?
Mayall? with George Bredin and ma`mur Mustafa Nada taking the salute of the Guard of Honour
SAD.845/7/18
n.d.
Mayall acknowledging the salute at the mudiriyyah with George Bredin, Bailey and Robertson
SAD.845/7/19
1935 or 1937
Khartoum lit for the Coronation of 1937 or the Silver Jubilee of 1935
SAD.845/7/20
1931-1933?
The Mayalls' first home at El Obeid?
SAD.845/7/21-29
1936-1940?
Indoor and outdoor views of the Mayalls' house at Wad Medani