E. P. Gibbons
Introduction
Edward Philip Gibbons
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Memoirs
4. Press Cuttings
5. Photographic Material
6. Miscellanea
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: E. P. Gibbons
Dates of creation: 1921-1999
Extent: 1 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: E. P. Gibbons
Language: English

Edward Philip Gibbons

(ca. 1901-1959)

1923 - 1950Sudan Plantations Syndicate
1923 - 1931Cotton Inspector, Blue Nile Province
1931 - 1950Group Inspector Northern Group, Turabi Station, Blue Nile Province
1950 - 1958Sudan Gezira Board
1950 - 1953Group Inspector Northern Group, Turabi Station, Blue Nile Province
1954 - 1955Agricultural Adviser to the Sudan Gezira Board
1956 - 1958Senior Development Officer


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Memoirs
4. Press Cuttings
5. Photographic Material
6. Miscellanea

Accession details

Presented by P. Gibbons, 2000

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.889/4/1-77
1946 Jun 26 - 1958 Nov 3
Official papers relating to Gibbons' employment with the Sudan Plantations Syndicate and the Sudan Gezira Board, chiefly comprising correspondence between Gibbons and his employers on terms of service, changes in duties including supervision of the North West Extension in 1950, chairmanship of the committee to plan the future management of the Managil Scheme in 1953 and employment as an agricultural adviser from 1954, Sudanisation of posts, pension arrangements and post service benefits. Also included are A. Gaitskell's notes on a meeting of British staff in 1947 to discuss future staffing and gratuities on termination of contract (SAD.889/4/5-14); terms of service for British staff employed on fixed long term contract by the Board (SAD.889/4/25-27) and Gibbons' contract of service, 1954 (SAD.889/4/36-40)
2. Personal Papers
SAD.889/5/1-10
1921 - 1950
Testimonials for Gibbons
SAD.889/6/1-34
1957 Mar 27 - 1958 Sep 16
Letters home from Gibbons to his wife Alison in England; mostly personal news of family and friends, social engagements, gardening, church services and arrivals and departures, with some discussion of work in the Gezira, staff changes and preparations for his final departure from the Sudan
SAD.889/7/1-38
1951 Dec 15 - 1959 Aug 24
Personal correspondence of Gibbons and Mrs. Gibbons, consisting chiefly of letters of farewell on Gibbons' final departure from the Sudan, from friends and former colleagues with news of their families and careers after leaving the Gezira, from Sudanese staff of the Sudan Gezira Board concerning developments in the Gezira and the country at large, and letters of condolence on Gibbons' death
SAD.889/7/58-62
1959
Obituaries and official letters of condolence on the death of Gibbons
SAD.889/8/1-125
1964 - 1981
Papers relating to the Sudan Gezira reunions organised by Mrs. Gibbons, comprising invitations, menus, letters of thanks and appreciation, and accounts
SAD.889/7/39-57
1981 Jul 24 - 1998 May 6
Personal letters to Mrs. Gibbons on Sudan matters including K.D.D. Henderson concerning the possibility of writing a history of the Gezira scheme, and Rev. T. Biles concerning the Sudan - Salisbury link
SAD.889/9/1-33
1936 - 1958
Papers relating to financial matters, chiefly official letters concerning payments of income tax and remittance of salary, bank statements, notes of payments to servants and statement of amounts due to Gibbons on termination of service in 1958
SAD.889/9/34-52
1955 - 1958
Receipts for goods purchased in the Sudan and for subscriptions to club and church
3. Memoirs
SAD.889/10/1-7
[ca. 1958]
Draft memoir by Gibbons of his service in the Gezira, arranged in chapters, possibly as a synopsis for a longer account
4. Press Cuttings
SAD.889/10/8-12
1957, 1999
Obituaries for Bishop Llewellyn Gwynne, former Bishop in Egypt and the Sudan, 1920-1945 (d. 1957) and S.R. Simpson, formerly of the Sudan Political Service 1926-1953 (d. 1999)
SAD.889/10/13-26
1931 - ca.1985
Press cuttings concerning the Bagnold expedition to the Libyan Desert (1931); the success of the Legislative Assembly (1950); the unveiling of the Sudan memorial in Westminster Abbey, with invitation (1960); Jebel Aulia displaced persons camp; stamp collecting to raise funds for the Sudan Church Association (1977); the life and death of Flight Lt Derek Ripley, formerly of the Sudan Plantations Syndicate (ca. 1985)
5. Photographic Material
SAD.887/7/1-6
[ca.1950s]
Photographs of British men and women in the Sudan:
SAD.887/7/1
Passport photograph of Gibbons
SAD.887/7/2
Man and woman on horseback, probably Gibbons and Mrs. Gibbons
SAD.887/7/3
Four men dressed for polo
SAD.887/7/4
The same men on horseback with polo sticks raised
SAD.887/7/5
Woman standing by river's edge with Sennar Dam in background (negative)
SAD.887/7/6
Unidentified man with motor cars, probably Gezira, with encampment in background
SAD.887/7/7-18
[ca.1950s]
Photographs of houses and gardens occupied by Gibbons in Blue Nile Province:
SAD.887/7/7
1953
House at Turabi
SAD.887/7/8
Garden at Turabi from the roof of the house
SAD.887/7/9-12
Views of the garden (1 colour)
SAD.887/7/13-14
1953
New house at Guneid
SAD.887/7/15
View from the house at Guneid
SAD.887/7/16
Syce with horse outside the house at Guneid
SAD.887/7/17-18
Garden flowers (colour)
SAD.887/7/19-26
[ca. 1950s]
Photographs of Sudanese people:
SAD.887/7/19
Arab men in traditional dress at a garden teaparty
SAD.887/7/20
1958
Guests at farewell teaparty for Gibbons
SAD.887/7/21
Arab boys on donkeys
SAD.887/7/22
Men standing in front of mechanised farm vehicles, probably Gezira
SAD.887/7/23
Men filling sacks with cotton
SAD.887/7/24
Man on donkey next to group of palm trees
SAD.887/7/25
Men leading donkeys laden with water skins
SAD.887/7/26
Man walking by river's edge, bridge in background
SAD.887/7/27-32
[ca. 1950s]
General views:
SAD.887/7/27
Group of tall trees
SAD.887/7/28
River bank with dam in background, probably Sennar Dam
SAD.887/7/29
Shaduf on the Blue Nile
SAD.887/7/30
Boats on the foreshore at Wad Medani
SAD.887/7/31
Felucca (colour)
SAD.887/7/32
Group of giraffes
SAD.887/7/33-34
[ca. 1950s]
Photographs of Khartoum:
SAD.887/7/33
Kitchener statue (colour)
SAD.887/7/34
All Saints' Cathedral
SAD.887/7/35
[ca. 1964-1982]
Colour photograph of guests in the garden of Mrs. Gibbons' house during a Gezira reunion (held 1964-1982)
6. Miscellanea
SAD.889/11/1-26
1925 - 1930
Programmes for race meetings at Wad Medani Polo Club
SAD.889/11/27-28
1930
Order of service for the laying of the foundation stone of Wad Medani church
SAD.889/11/29-37
1937
Blue Nile Province driver's licence issued to Mrs. Gibbons
SAD.889/11/38-39
1955
Record of maximum and minimum temperatures and amounts of rainfall in Blue Nile Province
SAD.889/11/40
[ca.1980]
Sudan Church Association map of the province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan