Jackson, Edith
Introduction
Miss Edith Jackson
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Photographic Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Jackson, Edith
Dates of creation: 1948-1953
Extent: 3 files
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Miss Edith Jackson

1948-1949 Mistress, Girls Training College, Omdurman
1950-1953Headmistress, Tonj Girls' School


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Photographic Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.769/14/1-6
1951
Copy of the first annual report of Tonj Girls' School, Bahr al-Ghazal, 1950-1951, containing information on staff, early difficulties with discipline, health, progress in lessons, organisation of the school, buildings and equipment. Includes some additional comments by E. Jackson, written in 1989
SAD.769/14/7-8
1950
Nominal roll of girls at Tonj Girls' School, 1950 entry, from Tonj, Tonj District, Gogrial District, Aweil District, Bor District, Rumbek District, Yirol District and Shambe
2. Personal Papers
SAD.769/14/9-54
1948 Jan 14 - 1951 Feb 12
Ts copies of letters home in diary form, covering the journey to the Sudan, work at the Girls' Training College Omdurman, Atar School, Upper Nile Province and Tonj Girls' School, Bahr al-Ghazal and an inspection tour of schools in Blue Nile Province:
SAD.769/14/9-13
1948 Jan 14-26
Account of the journey by sea from Southampton to the Gulf of Suez on board the Empire Ken
SAD.769/14/14-15
1948 Jan 28-30
First impressions; the journey by train to Khartoum
SAD.769/14/16-24
1948 Feb 7 - May 11
At the Girls' Training College, Omdurman. Inspection of a kuttab, founded by Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi; visit to the suq ; teaching handicrafts to women who have had no schooling; picnic for Khartoum and Omdurman girl guides; description of area between her home and the Nile; diet; entrance examinations; problems caused by marriages of female teaching staff; inspection of kuttab ; visit to Gordon College; exploration of the outskirts of Omdurman; teaching her first lesson
SAD.769/14/25-30
1948 Jun 5 - Aug 5
At Atar School, Upper Nile Province. Description of bird and animal life; cattle auction; weekend cruise up the Nile and Zeraf rivers; rudimentary medical care of boys in the school; attendance at dance in Atar village
SAD.769/14/31-36
1949 Jan 16 - Feb 2
Inspection tour, of schools in Blue Nile Province, visiting girls' schools at Gulli, Shuwal, Kawa, Hilla Bella, Na`ima (sub-grade school) and the boys' school at Abu Guta. References also to cotton picking at Um Garr and a visit to local midwives at Na`ima
SAD.769/14/37-54
1950 Jan 7 - 1951 Feb 12
Service at Tonj Girls' School, Bahr al-Ghazal. Hospitality at Juba from Mr. and Mrs. G. Janson-Smith (Asst. Director of Education Southern Provinces) and visit with them to the Italian R.C. Missions at Loa and Palotaka; attempts by Verona Fathers to record Zande music (769/14/37-38); arrival at Tonj, description of village and surrounding country (769/14/39); visit to Shambe to pick up assistant, Eva Tucker (769/14/40); trip with the D.C., J.H.T. Wilson and his wife to Kom Ngol where they were introduced to the Chiefs' court as the teachers in charge of the new school (769/14/41); selection of bull names for teachers (769/14/42); visit from Heather Corlass of the Publications Bureau (769/14/43); arrival of girls for new school (769//14/45); establishing discipline (769/14/45-47); arrival of school herd of cattle (769/14/48); fighting a fire at the school, suspension of matron from duty (769/14/49); visit from Miss Clarke, Controller of Girls' Education (769/14/51); end of term (769/14/52-53)
SAD.105/92/1-16
[1990s]
Manuscript notes by E. Jackson on the careers of some former pupils of Tonj Girls' School, mostly from the first and second entry, with typescript transcript
3. Photographic Material
SAD.724/15/1-34
[1950 - 1953]
Photographs of Tonj Girls' School, Bahr al-Ghazal:
SAD.724/15/1
The old house; its wide netted in verandah was the first classroom
SAD.724/15/2
"Chiltern Cottage", built by the D.C. for the headmistress
SAD.724/15/3
Sunday morning parade, E. Jackson on horseback
SAD.724/15/4
Girls in school dresses
SAD.724/15/5-6
Daily inspection of boarding houses before school
SAD.724/15/7
Raising water from the well
SAD.724/15/8,10
Girls bathing behind the well
SAD.724/15/9
Matron and E. Jackson
SAD.724/15/11
Girls at leisure
SAD.724/15/12
Girl standing before anqarib
SAD.724/15/13
Serving breakfast
SAD.724/15/14
Apel, Eva Tucker and Anjie
SAD.724/15/15-17
Dinka cattle, the school's herd with herdsmen
SAD.724/15/18-19
Household group; dwelling huts and cattle barn
SAD.724/15/20
Dinka boys in canoes
SAD.724/15/21
Dinka girls
SAD.724/15/22
Dinka boys at cattle camp
SAD.724/15/23
Rest-house
SAD.724/15/24-27
Pupils modelling houses and cattle from mud
SAD.724/15/28-29
Wash-day
SAD.724/15/30
Girls setting off for the fields
SAD.724/15/31
Girls in sand pit
SAD.724/15/32
Girls playing in the river at the end of term
SAD.724/15/33
Packing up the lorry at the end of term
SAD.724/15/34
The last lap on the trek home