Catalogue of the papers of Cyril R. Williams
Introduction
Cyril R. Williams
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Photographic Material
4. Museum Objects
5. Printed Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Catalogue of the papers of Cyril R. Williams
Dates of creation: [ca. 1898-1980]
Extent: 3 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: Cyril R. Williams
Language: English

Cyril R. Williams

(1894-1991)

1923-1925District Locomotive Superintendent, Sudan Railways
1925-1926Acting Assistant Mechanical Engineer, Sudan Railways
1927-1932Locomotive Running Superintendent, Sudan Railways
1932-1936Works Manager, Sudan Railways
1936-1938Assistant Chief Mechanical Engineer, Sudan Railways
1939-1941Assistant General Manager, Sudan Railways
1942-1946General Manager, Sudan Railways


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Photographic Material
4. Museum Objects
5. Printed Material

Accession details

Presented by Mr & Mrs D.J.A. Carswell, 1992. Gift included papers of G.R. Storrar which are now catalogued separately.

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.68/1/1-5
1930 Oct 13-17
Correspondence including W.G.P. Maclure to C.G. Hodgson, Advisory Engineer Sudan Government Railways, Hodgson to the Radiant Firelighter Company, with reply from C. Clough, Managing Director, and C. Francis to Hodgson, concerning the purchase of firelighters for the lighting up of locomotives in the Sudan
SAD.68/1/6-7
1932 Jul 21
List of the names of fitters employed at the Atbara Locomotive Works to be recommended for promotion, with covering letter from W. Tomlin, District Locomotive Superintendent, to Williams
SAD.68/1/8
1933 Nov 23
Letter from [A.F. Jervis?] to Williams regarding chain testing and recommendations for improvement
SAD.68/1/9-18
1933 Dec 14-24
Handwritten note from W. Tomlin, with covering letter from Tomlin to Williams, concerning “Spring repair plant and system. LNER, Darlington”
SAD.68/1/19
1935 Apr 14
Letter from C.J.H. Hunter, Deputy General Manager, Sudan Railways, to H.D. Bindley, Chief Engineer, and other senior officials, on the terms of reference and powers of Accident Boards
SAD.68/1/20-21
1935 Aug 28-Sep 3
Letter from Fathia al-Shafie to C.J.H. Hunter requesting a letter of recommendation for reduced school fees for her children at the Atbara Egyptian Coptic School following the death of her husband, with covering letter from [Hunter?] to E.C. Heselden, Acting Sudan Agent, Cairo in support of her request
SAD.68/1/22
1935 Oct 13
Letter from Abbas Yusuf Ayomb, Chargeman at the Fitting Shop, Atbara, to Wiliams seeking reduced school fees for his children at the Egyptian Government Schools
SAD.68/1/23
[1935]
Printed specification by H.N. Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer, for crane and incline chains supplied to the London and North Eastern Railway
SAD.68/1/24-31
1935 Nov 5
Circular order from H.B. Emley, General Manager, Sudan Railways concerning pay scales for unclassified staff, with alphabetical list of trades and their salary rates
SAD.68/1/32
1935 Nov 10
Letter from [A.F. Jervis?] to the Works Manager, Atbara on his visit to the L.M.S. Derby Works to inspect the machining of locomotives inside plain journals
SAD.68/1/33-38
1935 Sep 30-Nov 27
Report by J.S. Feather, Manager of the Atbara Technical School, on the progress of the School, with covering letters from Williams to C.F. Scott-Ruffle, Chief Mechanical Engineer, and Scott-Ruffle to Emley
SAD.68/1/39-41
1936 Jan 16
Report of a committee appointed by the Governor-General on the technical training of Sudanese
SAD.68/1/42-46
[1936]
Handwritten note [by Williams?] entitled “Wood work for Engineering Dept, 1935-1936”
SAD.68/1/47-49
[1930s]
Handwritten note [by Williams?], entitled “Friction with Accounts Dept”
SAD.68/1/50-59
[1940s]
Handwritten notes by Williams concerning the problems and progress with developing education and skills of the Sudanese
2. Personal Papers
SAD.68/2/112-130
1956 Feb 6-May 13
Typescript copies of articles from Sudanese newspapers sent by Ray Hoffman, an American missionary in southern Sudan to American supporters, particularly concerning the situation in Southern Sudan following independence, with covering letter from G.R. Storrar to Williams
SAD.68/2/131-135
[1970]
Handwritten notes for a speech delivered on the occasion of the golden wedding anniversary of Rupert Fawkes and his wife, Theo. Fawkes was Williams's first boss in the Mechanical Department of Sudan Railways.
SAD/PF 26/1/9
1980 Apr 4
Plan of the arrangement of the shallow draft twin screw steamer on the gunboat Melik, built by John I. Thorneycroft & Co. Ltd., Southampton. Traced from builder's white paper print No 8431, dated 30 March 1897, by K.W. Pullan.
Size: 38 x 61.5 cm
3. Photographic Material
SAD.48/1/1-32
[1900s]
Picture postcards of the Sudan:
SAD.48/1/1
[1900s]
“Barbarin” (Lichtenstein & Harari, no. 206 - colour tinted)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/2
[1900s]
“The Gordon Statue, Khartoum” (The Victoria Stationery & Bookstores)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/3
[1900s]
“The Gordon College, Khartoum” (The Victoria Stationery & Bookstores)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/4
[1900s]
“A view of Khartoum”, with the Khartoum mosque in the centre (The Victoria Stationery & Bookstores)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/5
[1900s]
“The Palace, Khartoum” (The Victoria Stationery & Bookstores)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/6
[1900s]
“The Khartoum Cathedral (Interior)” (The Victoria Stationery & Bookstores)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/7
[1900s]
“The Khartoum Cathedral”, before the bell tower was constructed (The Victoria Stationery & Bookstores)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/8
[1900s]
“The ferry boat, Khartoum (Maadia)” (The Victoria Stationery & Bookstores)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/9
[1900s]
Street sellers in Omdurman suq (The Victoria Stationery & Bookstores)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/10
[1900s]
The Khalifah's house, Omdurman (The Victoria Stationery & Bookstores)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/11
[1900s]
Omdurman suq (The Gordon Stationery & Bookstore, no. 53)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/12
[1900s]
Ship in Port Sudan harbour (series unknown)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/13
[1900s]
Port Sudan bridge (Hamid Mahmud, no. 17253 - colour tinted)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/14
[1900s]
Port Sudan quays (Hamid Mahmud, no. 17251 - colour tinted)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/15
[1900s]
Cotton picking in the Gezira (Karakahisan Bros, no. 209)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/16
[1900s]
Buildings in Suakin (Karakashian Bros, no. 459)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/17
[1900s]
Local people on the river shore, Khartoum (Karakashian Bros)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/18
[1900s]
Suq, northern Sudan (Karakashian Bros)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/19
[1900s]
Young woman, Khartoum (G.N. Morhig, no. 267)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/20
[1900s]
Young women dancing, Upper Nile, probaby Dinka (G.N. Morhig, no. 358)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/21
[1900s]
Southern Sudanese hunter with bow and arrow (G.N. Morhig, no. 417
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/22
[1900s]
Young Sudanese women (M. Venieris)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/23
[1900s]
Sudanese woman (M. Venieris)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/24
[1900s]
Tribal leaders, with armed guard, seated in front of tukl, northern Sudan (Lehnert & Landrock)
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/25
[1900s]
Group of northern Sudanese men posing with wooden sticks at railway track
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/26
[1900s]
Khartoum Zoo
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/27
[1900s]
Dugout canoes in the sudd
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/28
[1900s]
Rest house at al-Fau, Blue Nile Province
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/29
[1900s]
Sudanese woman, wearing toga and necklace, with child, probably Kordofan
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/30
[1900s]
Sudanese boy, with animal trap
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/31
[1900s]
Mud-brick buildings, possibly Omdurman
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/1/32
[1900s]
Sudanese boy sitting by the Nile
Index terms
Postcards
SAD.48/2/1-29
[1923-1946]
Photographs of the Nuba Mountains:
SAD.48/2/1-16
[1923-1946]
Nuba dancers at a tribal gathering, Nuba Mountains
SAD.48/2/17-19
[1923-1946]
Nuba men wearing large grass collars, Nuba Mountains
SAD.48/2/20-21
[1923-1946]
Two women carrying loads on their heads, Nuba Mountains
SAD.48/2/22
[1923-1946]
Sudanese man standing in a hole, possibly a water hole, Nuba Mountains
SAD.48/2/23-29
[1923-1946]
Nuba Mountains scenes, including a grove of tebeldi trees and cultivation terraces
SAD.48/3/1-21
[1923-1946]
Photographs of the Red Sea and Kassala provinces:
SAD.48/3/1
[1923-1946]
Sudanese fisherman holding 50lb bayad fish, Red Sea Province
SAD.48/3/2-3
[1923-1946]
Train travelling on the Red Sea coast
SAD.48/3/4
[1923-1946]
Shaykh [Sheirgrai's] camels, Red Sea Province
SAD.48/3/5
[1923-1946]
Aqiq rest house, Red Sea Province
SAD.48/3/6
[1923-1946]
“Ali Babas” (large earthenware jars) on the shore at Aqiq
SAD.48/3/7
[1923-1946]
Northern Sudanese workers on board a ship carrying cotton bales, Red Sea Province
SAD.48/3/8
[1923-1946]
[Bija?] men examining broken plane propellers, Red Sea Province
SAD.48/3/9
[1923-1946]
Aerial view of Suakin
SAD.48/3/10
[1923-1946]
Gordon's gateway, Suakin, from the causeway
SAD.48/3/11-12
[1923-1946]
Houses with carved wooden shuttered windows (roshans), Suakin
SAD.48/3/13
[1923-1946]
Street scene, Suakin
SAD.48/3/14
[1923-1946]
The Wakala, Suakin
SAD.48/3/15
[1923-1946]
Kitchener's Gate, Suakin - checked
SAD.48/3/16
[1923-1946]
The muhafaza, Suakin
SAD.48/3/17
[1923-1946]
Sea front building, Suakin
SAD.48/3/18
[1923-1946]
Northern Sudanese women with baskets, probably Suakin
SAD.48/3/19
[1923-1946]
Euphorbia in the Red Sea Hills at Erkowit
SAD.48/3/20
[1923-1946]
Track, Red Sea Province
SAD.48/3/21
[1923-1946]
Open woods nearJabal Mushar
SAD.48/4/1-43
[1923-1946]
Photographs of ancient sites in the Sudan and Egypt:
SAD.48/4/1
[1923-1946]
Jebel Barkal with temples at the base
SAD.48/4/2
[1923-1946]
Statue of a ram in the ruins of the sun temple, near Jabal Barkal [wrongly identified as Naqa]
SAD.48/4/3-9
[1923-1946]
Temples at Naqa
SAD.48/4/10-12
[1923-1946]
General view of Musawwarat es Sufra
SAD.48/4/13-20
[1923-1946]
Temples, Masawwarat es Sufra, including details of inscriptions
SAD.48/4/21-29
[1923-1946]
Nubian pyramids
SAD.48/4/30
[1923-1946]
“House of Rocks”, constucted for H.S. Wellcome during his excavations at Jabal Moya in 1912
SAD.48/4/31
[1923-1946]
Central pillar of the “House of Rocks”, built for H.S. Wellcome during his excavations at Jabal Moya in 1912
SAD.48/4/32-33
[1923-1946]
Remains of large mud brick temple, Eastern Deffufa
SAD.48/4/34
[1923-1946]
Covered stairway at fort, Semna East
SAD.48/4/35
[1923-1946]
Remains of Christian church near Kosha
SAD.48/4/36
[1923-1946]
Columns of Sulb Temple
SAD.48/4/37-38
[1923-1946]
Recumbent statue, Argo Island
SAD.48/4/39
[1923-1946]
REmains of Tutankhamun's temple, Kawa
SAD.48/4/40
[1923-1946]
Wall and doorway of unidentified temple
SAD.48/4/41
[1923-1946]
Cave drawing
SAD.48/4/42
[1923-1946]
Temple of Rameses II at Abu Simbel
SAD.48/4/43
[1923-1946]
Statue of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt
SAD.48/5/1-65
[1923-1946]
Photographs of Northern Sudan:
SAD.48/5/1
[1923-1946]
Sudanese children in front of nomad tents
SAD.48/5/2-7
[1923-1946]
Scout groups and meetings, including camps in Suakin (1942) and at Kabushiya
SAD.48/5/8-10
[1923-1946]
Children at the Abu Rof orphanage, Omdurman
SAD.48/5/11-20
[1923-1946]
Watering animals at the well at Naqa
SAD.48/5/21
[1923-1946]
Camel caravan near Abri
SAD.48/5/22
[1923-1946]
Nomads with spears travelling by bullock in tse-tse fly area, Southern Kordofan
SAD.48/5/23
[1923-1946]
Sudanese man carrying spear, Tendelti
SAD.48/5/24
[1923-1946]
Water pump, Tendelti, showing the derrick for lifting the rods
SAD.48/5/25
[1923-1946]
Crowd meeting the train at Tendelti station
SAD.48/5/26
[1923-1946]
Group of Sudanese merchants loading a camel, Northern Sudan
SAD.48/5/27
[1923-1946]
Sudanese merchants on camelback
SAD.48/5/28-29
[1923-1946]
Sudanese with their cattle, Northern Sudan
SAD.48/5/30
[1923-1946]
Sudanese men standing around a loded truck
SAD.48/5/31
[1923-1946]
Sudanese workers laying the foundations of Makwar (later Sennar) Dam
SAD.48/5/32
[1923-1946]
Sudanese letter-writer, Dongola suq
SAD.48/5/33
[1923-1946]
Goods on Dongola foreshore
SAD.48/5/34-35
[1923-1946]
Sudanese man weaving, Kuru
SAD.48/5/36
[1923-1946]
Sudanese men playing chequers, Dongola suq
SAD.48/5/37
[1923-1946]
Sudanese man wearing the ancient royal headgear and sitting on the Fung throne at Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi's musuem on Aba Island
SAD.48/5/38
[1923-1946]
Camel Corps of the Sudan Defence Force (Photo by Karakashian Bros)
SAD.48/5/39
[1923-1946]
Spectators at a football match, Atbara
SAD.48/5/40-42
[1923-1946]
[A.S. Oakley?], D.C. Kosti, training the Sudanese police band
SAD.48/5/43-44
[1923-1946]
Crowd of Sudanese possibly at a suq, El Obeid
SAD.48/5/45
[1923-1946]
Sudanese nomad woman riding a bullock, El Obeid
SAD.48/5/46
[1923-1946]
Sudanese men carrying spear and wooden clubs, El Obeid
SAD.48/5/47-48
[1923-1946]
Gum market, El Obeid
SAD.48/5/49
[1923-1946]
Camel convoy transporting charcoal near El Obeid
SAD.48/5/50-54
[1923-1946]
Nuba wrestling match
SAD.48/5/55
[1923-1946]
Sudanese meks, Northern Sudan
SAD.48/5/56
[1923-1946]
Ferry boat approaching river bank
SAD.48/5/57-58
[1923-1946]
The Governor-General's Palace, Khartoum, with flags flyng
SAD.48/5/59
[1923-1946]
Panoramic view of Khartoum
SAD.48/5/60-61
[1923-1946]
Charcoal briquette-making plant, [Khartoum?]
SAD.48/5/62
[1923-1946]
Locomotive wheels, Kosha
SAD.48/5/63
[1923-1946]
Panoramic shot of Khartoum Central railway station
SAD.48/5/64
[1923-1946]
Unidentified building
SAD.48/5/65
[1923-1946]
Arab man ploughing with donkey and calf
SAD.48/6/1-8
[1923-1946]
Photographs of the Azande tribe:
SAD.48/6/1-2
[1923-1946]
Azande boys fishing with baskets in the Sueh falls near Tembura
SAD.48/6/3-4
[1923-1946]
Azande fishing party
SAD.48/6/4
[1923-1946]
Azande men fishing with bow and arrows
SAD.48/6/5
[1923-1946]
Azande tribesman, [Sua] Falls
SAD.48/6/6
[1923-1946]
Azande man with role of stripped bark
SAD.48/6/7
[1923-1946]
Azande man weaving a hat
SAD.48/6/8
[1923-1946]
Azande women picking simsim
SAD.48/7/1-15
[1923-1946]
Photographs of Mongalla Province, including:
SAD.48/7/1
[1923-1946]
Water source behind a small dam at Sources Yubu, Mongalla Province
SAD.48/7/2
[1923-1946]
Sudanese man wearing head dress and carrying spear, Mongalla Province
SAD.48/7/3-4
[1923-1946]
Grain store on stilts, Mongalla Province
SAD.48/7/5
[1923-1946]
Carved wooden pole, Mongalla Province
SAD.48/7/6
[1923-1946]
Carved wooden pole in the centre of a village bearing the sign "Nduko" Square, Mongalla Province
SAD.48/7/7-9
[1923-1946]
Aga Falls, Mongalla Province
SAD.48/7/10
[1923-1946]
Sudanese man standing beside a sign for Aga Falls
SAD.48/7/11
[1923-1946]
Loka-Juba road, Mongalla Province
SAD.48/7/12
[1923-1946]
Site of Marshall's house on the Loka-Juba road
SAD.48/7/13-14
[1923-1946]
“Susie” the chimp, Yei
SAD.48/7/15
[1923-1946]
Edge of mahogany forrest, Imatong Mountains
SAD.48/8/1-19
[1923-1946]
Photographs of the Murle tribe in Upper Nile Province:
SAD.48/8/1
[1923-1946]
Murle woman, Upper Nile Province
SAD.48/8/2
[1923-1946]
Murle woman with girl, Upper Nile Province. The woman is wearing a metal bracelet, earrings, a bead necklace, and a spike through her lower lip.
SAD.48/8/3-7
[1923-1946]
Group of Murle women wearing headbands and bead necklaces, Upper Nile Province
SAD.48/8/8
[1923-1946]
Three Murle men, two with elaborate matted hairstyles, Upper Nile Province
SAD.48/8/9
[1923-1946]
Murle women with children, Upper Nile Province
SAD.48/8/10
[1923-1946]
Group of Murle tribesmen in conversation with British official, possibly C.R. Williams, Upper Nile Province
SAD.48/8/11-12
[1923-1946]
Group of Murle men in the sudd pulling a rope
SAD.48/8/13-16
[1923-1946]
Group of Murle men, some with spears, Upper Nile Province
SAD.48/8/17-19
[1923-1946]
Sobat River scenes, Upper Nile Province
SAD.48/9/1-11
[1923-1946]
Photographs of Nilotic tribal life in White Nile Province:
SAD.48/9/1-2
[1923-1946]
River gauging station, with small motor launch and dugout canoe moored in foreground
SAD.48/9/3-5
[1923-1946]
Flooded Niolitic village, possibly Dinka, White Nile
SAD.48/9/6-9
[1923-1946]
Nilotic men in ambach and dugout canoes, White Nile
SAD.48/9/10
[1923-1946]
Nilotic family, possibly Dinka, with white cattle in background, White Nile
SAD.48/9/11
[1923-1946]
Nilotic man wearing robe of striped material and trilby hat, White Nile
SAD.48/10/1-
[1923-1946]
Miscellaneous photographs of Southern and Nilotic tribal life, including:
SAD.48/10/1-14
[1923-1946]
Dinka tribal gathering at Khor Shak-Shak
SAD.48/10/15
[1923-1946]
[Dinka] men fishing with spears
SAD.48/10/16
[1923-1946]
Dinka fisherman holding dried fish
SAD.48/10/17-18
[1923-1946]
Dinka men casting fishing nets from dugout canoes, Nyamlell
SAD.48/10/19-21
[1923-1946]
Dinka men in dugout and ambach canoes
SAD.48/10/22
[1923-1946]
Rowing boat at bank of river
SAD.48/10/23-27
[1923-1946]
Group of steamers and barges clearing the sudd to open up the Bahr al-Ghazal river
SAD.48/10/28-32
[1923-1946]
[Dinka?] canoes near the sudd clearance operation on the Bahr al-Ghazal river
SAD.48/10/33-37
[1923-1946]
Sudd, Bahr al-Ghazal river
SAD.48/10/38-40
[1923-1946]
[Drinka?] men assisting in clearing the Bahr al-Arab (x3)
SAD.48/10/41
[1923-1946]
Shilluk warriors dressed in togas with beaded necklaces and bracelets and carrying spears, Malakal
SAD.48/10/42
[1923-1946]
Shilluk man with elaborate hairstye and beaded necklace and bracelet
SAD.48/10/43
[1923-1946]
Tukls on the bank of a river, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/44-45
[1923-1946]
Group of people on a river bank, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/46-49
[1923-1946]
Murle women pounding grain, Pibor Post
SAD.48/10/50-52
[1923-1946]
Sudanese women and children in village, possibly Murle, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/53
[1923-1946]
Sudanese women with clay pots, probably water containers
SAD.48/10/54
[1923-1946]
Group of Latuka policemen, some with spears, off to a tribal dance, Nagichot
SAD.48/10/55
[1923-1946]
Group of Southern Sudanese people, including a woman carrying a load on her head, a Sudanese man carrying a baby, and another man carrying a spear
SAD.48/10/56-59
[1923-1946]
Ingessana women carrying water, Wisko
SAD.48/10/60
[1923-1946]
Sudanese women carrying large baskets containing grain on their heads
SAD.48/10/61
[1923-1946]
Porters of G.G. Pellilli carrying his goods
SAD.48/10/62-63
[1923-1946]
Sudanese blacksmith at Adok
SAD.48/10/64
[1923-1946]
Sudanese men, possibly Azande, beside a fallen tree, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/65
[1923-1946]
Sudanese family on a large sudd island, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/66
[1923-1946]
British officers probably on trek, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/67
[1923-1946]
Sudanese women with children, possibly Murle, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/68
[1923-1946]
Sudanese woman wearing apron of leaves, with braided hair and beaded necklace, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/69
[1923-1946]
Rest house at Yabus Bridge
SAD.48/10/70-71
[1923-1946]
A merchant's post, Bahr al-Zaraf
SAD.48/10/72
[1923-1946]
The Forestry Officer's house, Gilo
SAD.48/10/73
[1923-1946]
Family hut at a Dinka cattle camp, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/74-76
[1923-1946]
Tukls, Southern Sudan
SAD.48/10/77
[1923-1946]
View of a village from the Nile
SAD.48/10/78
[1923-1946]
Wife of C.R. Williams seated with large Sudanese group in southern Sudanese village
SAD.48/10/79
[1923-1946]
Men and children by tukl, probably Shilluk
SAD.48/10/80
[1923-1946]
Large group of men and boys, probably Dinka in a cattle camp
SAD.48/10/81
[1923-1946]
Unidentified southern Sudanese group
SAD.48/11/1-15
[1923-1946]
Photographs of British (mostly religious) life in the Sudan:
SAD.48/11/1-2
[1937-1938]
Bishop L. Gwynne reading a sermon at the ceremony to lay the foundation stone of Atbara Church
SAD.48/11/3-5
[1937-1938]
Construction of Atbara Church
SAD.48/11/6-8
[1937-1938]
Newly constructed Atbara Church
SAD.48/11/9
[1937-1938]
Altar of Atbara Church
SAD.48/11/10
[1938]
Group photograph: Standing (from l-r) the Greek Orthodox Archimandrite; E.O.A. Newcombe, Foreman of Works; Rev P. Simpson, Chaplain of Northern Sudan; C.R. Williams, People's Warden; Rt. Rev. Llewellyn Gwynne, Bishop of Egypt and the Sudan; D. Henderson, Chief Engineer; Canon B.J. Harper; H.T. Armstrong, Architect; Coptic Patriarch; and T.V. Smallwood, Bishop's Warden; possibly at the consecration of Atbara Church
SAD.48/11/11
1938
Clergy entering Atbara church for the consecration service
SAD.48/11/12
[1923-1946]
British officials in fancy dress, Atbara
SAD.48/11/13
[1930s-1940s]
British officials acting in an open air theatre production, Atbara
SAD.48/11/14
[1930s-1940s]
Photographic copy of a programme for a theatre production by British officials, including signatures of the actors
SAD.48/11/15
[1923-1946]
M.P. Vidal-Hall, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Katire, seated on the steps of his home with his pet dogs
SAD.48/12/1-18
[1923-1946]
Photographs of wildlife in the Sudan:
SAD.48/12/1-4
[1923-1946]
Birds in Khartoum zoo: secretary bird and shoebill storks
SAD.48/12/5
[1923-1946]
Large bird of prey becoming airborne
SAD.48/12/6-
[1923-1946]
Egrets, storks and other unidentified birds
SAD.48/12/13
[1923-1946]
Secretary bird on the terrace of a house in Khartoum
SAD.48/12/14
[1923-1946]
Sheep
SAD.48/12/15
[1923-1946]
Goats, sheep and camels watering in the Nile
SAD.48/12/16
[1923-1946]
Cattle grazing by the side of a river
SAD.48/12/17
[1923-1946]
Hippo in Khartoum zoo
SAD.48/12/18
[1923-1946]
Crocodile on the bank of a river
SAD.48/13/1-24
[1923-1946]
Miscellaneous photographs of rivers and boats:
SAD.48/13/1
[1923-1946]
Damazin Gorge at low river level
SAD.48/13/2-3
[1923-1946]
Sobat, motor launch (used by Williams) with Khartoum North Dockyard in the background
SAD.48/13/4-5
[1923-1946]
Steamer Melika (Sobat's replacement), in Jabal Aulia Dam lock
SAD.48/13/6
[1923-1946]
Steamer and barge in Jabal Aulia Dam Lock
SAD.48/13/7
[1923-1946]
Steamer Melika on the River Nile
SAD.48/13/8
[1923-1946]
View of Kosti Bridge from the White Nile
SAD.48/13/9
[1923-1946]
The wreck of the Hafir, Bahr al-Zaraf
SAD.48/13/10-11
[1923-1946]
View of a dam (probably the Sennar Dam)
SAD.48/13/12-14
[1923-1946]
View of the riverbank [possibly Khartoum] from the Nile
SAD.48/13/15
[1923-1946]
Motor launch on the Nile
SAD.48/13/16-17
[1923-1946]
Steamers with launches, River Nile
SAD.48/13/18-20
[1923-1946]
Construction of a steamer, probably Khartoum North Dockyards (photo by Karakashian Bros)
SAD.48/13/21-22
[1923-1946]
Feluccas on the River Nile
SAD.48/13/23
[1923-1946]
River view
SAD.48/13/24
[1923-1946]
Hippos in the river
SAD.48/14/1-22
[1923-1946]
Photographs of landscapes in the Sudan:
SAD.48/14/1
[1923-1946]
Jabal Bani Shako, Upper Nile Province
SAD.48/14/2
[1923-1946]
Large tebeldi tree, Kordofan, used for storing water
SAD.48/14/3
[1923-1946]
Jabal Kassala at dawn
SAD.48/14/4
[1923-1946]
Jabal Kurmuk
SAD.48/14/5
[1923-1946]
Old Sudan military railway embankment in the Batn al-Hajar near Kosha
SAD.48/14/6
[1923-1946]
Road through thick sunt forest, Khor `Abd el Khallaq
SAD.48/14/7-8
[1923-1946]
Saqiyah, Dongola
SAD.48/14/9
[1923-1946]
Garden of the Nile Hotel, Wadi Halfa
SAD.48/14/10
[1923-1946]
Cultivated land in front of buildings
SAD.48/14/11
[1923-1946]
People on riverbank
SAD.48/14/12-22
[1923-1946]
Sudan landscapes
4. Museum Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/2
[1900s]
Hadanduwah dagger with carved wooden handle with flaring quillons, and curved blade. Leather sheath with hand tooled pattern. This weapon is worn on the front of the stomach in a leather belt. N.E. Sudan.
Size: 32 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/3
[1900s]
Small Hadanduwah dagger with carved wooden handle with flaring quillons,and curved blade. Leather sheath with hand tooled pattern. This weapon is worn on the front of the stomach in a leather belt. N.E. Sudan.
Size: 37 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/6
[1900s]
Small Hadanduwah dagger with carved wooden handle with flaring quillons, and curved blade. This weapon is worn on the front of the stomach in a leather belt. N.E. Sudan.
Size: 33 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/5
[1900s]
Hadanduwah broad leather belt with metal clasp and attached leather sheath for dagger. Hand tooled pattern on belt and sheath. N.E. Sudan.
Size: 79 x 9 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/54-56
[1900s]
3 throwing sticks of various designs, Kurmuk region The throwing sticks are thrown parallel to the ground and rise sharply to c. 20 feet at the end of their flight.
Size: 90 cm (height)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/58
[1900s]
Large elephant spear, Bor, Southern Sudan, a prohibited weapon. Wooden shaft with broad metal head (25 cm wide x 56 cm long)
Size: 205 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/8
[1900s]
Adze with wooden handle and metal blade, a tool used for smoothing or carving wood in hand woodworking, similar to an axe but with the head mounted perpendicular to the handle. Southern Sudan.
Size: 35 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/57
[1900s]
Azande walking stick, with carved figure of a two-headed Azande woman at the head of the shaft and circular handle
Size: 115 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/4
[1900s]
Azande double wooden feeding bowl with engraved pattern on outside rim. Yei
Size: 37 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/45
[1900s]
Dark wooden plate with raised rim, probably Southern Sudan
Size: 24cm (diameter)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/59
[1900s]
Hollowed out gourd, used by Dinka for carrying milk. Intricate carved geometric pattern on top and sides and representations of animals and people on lower surface. Serrated-edge lid with string for carrying. Shambe, Southern Sudan
Size: 17 cm (height and diameter)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/38-39
[1900s]
Fired clay jabbana or coffee pot with engraved silver lid and band around the spout, and silver ‘collar’. 30 silver discs are suspended from the collar. Circular beaded coffee pot stand, covered in red cloth and pattern of white, green, yellow and red beads. Northern Sudan
Size: 18 cm (height)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/9
[1900s]
Small double water container with 2 stoppers, and leather strap decorated with red, white and blue beads. Purportedly human testicles, Southern Sudan.
Size: 6 x 6 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/1
[1900s]
Rahat, or skirt, made from thin strips of leather dyed brown, purple and black, with purple leather ties for around the waist, Shendi
Size: 50 x 30 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/15-17
[1900s]
Three small ivory combs, two with 4 prongs and 1 with 2 prongs. Each has an intricate leaf pattern carved at the handle end. Omdurman.
Size: 14, 16 & 17 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/40-42
[1900s]
3 small wooden combs. The handles of 2 of them are carved in the shape of an Azande woman. Southern Sudan.
Size: 15 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/43-44
[1900s]
Pair of large wooden combs with integrated carved designs. Southern Sudan.
Size: 30 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/20
[1900s]
Pair of silver earrings. At the end of each stem is a fret design and 2 suspended silver balls.
Size: 10cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/21
[1900s]
Pair of silver earrings. Three silver balls suspended on springs from a large ring.
Size: 7 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/36
[1900s]
Three-string bead necklace with rectangular bead pendant in centre, edged with cowrie shells. Two of the strings are made from white beads and the third is blue and white.
Size: 58 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/22
[1900s]
Pair of red leather slippers with animal fur covered toes and decorative spotted hide pieces at the heels, probably Southern Sudan
Size: 29 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/52
[1900s]
Azande woven straw hat with black design, insignia of an Azande chief
Size: 18 cm (diameter)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/12
[1900s]
Latuka headdress or helmet, with pointed top and convex sides. The body appears to be made out of twisted plant fibre cords mixed with red clay or ochre used as a binding agent. There is a knitted strap across the top, anchored at one end by a metal pipe which may have been used to hold a feathered plume, with 2 metal buttons on one side and 3 on the other. A pompom made from vegetable matter hangs from one side. The body of the helmet has been decorated with 6 rectangular brass plates, Didinga Hills.
Size: 33 x 19 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/7
[1900s]
Wooden doll with stuffed cloth arms, dressed in pink dress with striped pink tobe. Long black hair made from wool, with beads and suspended metal discs and coins. Metal and bead necklaces and bracelets. Dongola.
Size: 40 cm (height)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/37
[1900s]
Leather purse used by Sudanese Arabs, Gedaref. Tooled geometric design. Strap across front for holding down flap. Leather string for round neck.
Size: 9.5 x 10 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/53
[1900s]
Large briefcase made from python skin with green and red leather patched design. Handle and shoulder straps. Stain on front flap Aba Island.
Size: 44 x 36 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/60
[1900s]
Red and black feathered stick, probably used in tribal dance, Southern Sudan. 37 cm wooden handle; 76 cm of red feathers topped by 20 cm of black feathers and 13 cm wooden tip
Size: 148 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/63-64
[1900s]
Two Azande sleeping mats made from woven grass, Southern Sudan
Size: 180 x 100 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/10
[1900s]
Small Nilotic wooden neck rest on 3 legs with plaited rope handle tied to 2 of the legs. Southern Sudan.

Size: 13 cm (height)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/11
[1900s]
Nilotic wooden neck rest on central stem, with plaited rope handle
Size: 19 cm (height)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/23-34
[1900s]
12 small wooden animals carved by the Bongo tribe, Tonj: Ibex (SAD.G//S 1058/23); elephant (SAD.G//S 1058/24); hippo (SAD.G//S 1058/25); wild dog (SAD.G//S 1058/26; unspecified animal with one leg missing (SAD.G//S 1058/27); lion (SAD.G//S 1058/28); wild boar (SAD.G//S 1058/29); young hippo (SAD.G//S 1058/30); giraffe (SAD.G//S 1058/31); hippo (SAD.G//S 1058/32); rhinoceros (SAD.G//S 1058/33); elephant (SAD.G//S 1058/34)
ca. 5 -15 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/13-14
[1900s]
Two weaver birds' nests, Bahr al-Ghazal Province
Size: 14 x 10 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/35
[1900s]
Small clay oil pot with spout and hole at side for attaching a string, probably Nuba Mountains
Size: 9 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/47-48
[1900s]
2 seed pods of Cassia Floribunda, Atbara
Size: ca. 20 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/46
1898
Large navy blue flag with red anchor insignia, from a gunboat, probably the Melik or the Sobat
Size: 137 x 70 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/49
[1900s]
Small flag: wooden handle covered in blue cotton cloth, woven flag in geometric design of orange, purple, black, white and green thread, and red fringe
Size: 42 x 19 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/50
[1900s]
Small flag: wooden handle covered with red cotton cloth; beaded flag made from dark and light blue, black, white, red and yellow beads, and dark red fringe
Size: 37 x 12 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/51
[1900s]
Small flag: wooden handle covered with red cotton cloth; beaded flag made from dark and light blue, black, white, red and yellow beads, and dark red fringe
Size: 36 x 13 cm
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/61
[1900s]
Tobacco pipe, probably Shilluk, consisting of a gourd and hide mouthpiece, bamboo shaft and clay bowl in the shape of a hyena
Size: 69 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/62
[1900s]
Tobacco pipe, probably Shilluk, consisting of an elongated gourd and hide mouthpiece, bamboo shaft and clay bowl in the shape of a hyena
Size: 67 cm (length)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/18
[1900s]
Sudan Government Railways metal tie pin or hat pin badge. The centre of the badge features the front of an engine with the initials S and R on either side, surrounded by a circular wreath of leaves.
Size: 4.5 cm (diameter)
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Objects
SAD.G//S 1058/19
[1900s]
Badge of the Sudan branch of the British Red Cross Society. Red and gold enamel.
Size: 5 x 3 cm
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Objects
SAD.68/2/2-112
[1940s-1950s]
Captions describing Williams's collection of artefacts, many of them listed above, probably written for display purposes
5. Printed Material
Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC
SAD.68/2/1
1933
Typescript extract from W.J. Makin, Red Sea Nights (New York, 1933), concerning the loneliness of the British officer in the Sudan
SAD.68/3/1-4
1962 Sep 17
Extract from Export Service Bulletin Weekly Supplement , “Sudan. Economic report for the period 1st January to 30th June 1962”
SAD.68/3/5-8
1962 Dec 21
Export Service Bulletin Weekly Supplement , “Sudan. Economic report for the period 1st July to 30th September, 1962”
SAD.68/3/9-11
1963 Apr 1
Export Service Bulletin Weekly Supplement , “Sudan. Economic report for the period 1st October to 31st December 1962”