P. M. Holt
Introduction
Peter Malcolm Holt
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Articles and Thesis
4. Photographic Material
5. Museum Objects
6. Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: P. M. Holt
Dates of creation: ca. 1914-1971
Extent: 1 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: P. M. Holt
Language: English

Peter Malcolm Holt

(b. 1918)

1941-1945Tutor at Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum
1945-1949Inspector with Institute of Education, Ed Dueim
1949-1952Master at Hantoub Secondary School
1952-1954Tutor at Ministry of Education headquarters, Khartoum with special duties
1954-1955Government Archivist, Ministry of the Interior


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Articles and Thesis
4. Photographic Material
5. Museum Objects
6. Printed Material

Accession details

Presented by Professor Holt, 1962 and1983

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.905/3/1-13
1944
Exercise book of writing by boys in 3rd year Beethoven class of Gordon Memorial College, 1944. Essays entitled ‘The happiest day of my life', ‘The camp at Gerief', ‘Diary of our camp at Guteina [Geteina]', with some explanations by P.M. Holt [PMH] of people referred to and the terms used.
SAD.1/4/1-40
1941 – 1953
Official papers relating to PMH's service with the Sudan Education Department including contracts of employment (SAD 905/4/2-3,25-26); correspondence relating to renewal of employment contracts and terms of pay as tutor and inspector; notes of congratulations for various Arabic exams, and break down of results; memorandum on the development of an experimental syllabus for history teaching, compiled by PMH (SAD 905/4/13-16); and correspondence relating to salary and pension
SAD.905/4/41-79
1954 – 1955
Official papers relating to PMH's employment as Government Archivist including correspondence concerning his transfer to the Ministry of the Interior, salary, pension and termination of service on independence; memorandum on the future staffing of the Archives Office (SAD 905/4/43-44)
SAD.905/5/1-13
1954 – 1955
Circular letters from the Expatriate Civil Servants Association of the Sudan regarding income tax liabilities for those returning to the UK at independence
SAD.905/4/80-103
1955 - 1956
Correspondence regarding the training of a Sudanese archivist in London, between the Public Record Office, PMH, the Office for Sudanese in the UK (later the Sudan Diplomatic Mission) in London and the Sudan Ministry of the Interior, and re arrangements for work experience at the PRO, the Essex Record Office and the House of Lords
SAD.448/2/1-16
[ca. 1954]
List by PMH of names of British and non-British officials whose dossiers are in the archives of the Ministry of the Interior, Khartoum
2. Personal Papers
SAD.905/5/14-15
1966 Jan 31
Letter to PMH from Ahmed Muhammad Sa'ad, Cultural Attaché in London, concerning political developments in the Sudan and the adoption of the 1956 Provisional Constitution
3. Articles and Thesis
SAD.905/6/1-269
1954
Copy of unpublished PhD thesis by PMH, entitled “The personal rule of the Khalifa Abdallahi al-Ta'aishi”, with letter from A. Hourani about the examiners' opinion of the work, and a list of comments by Bernard Lewis as external examiner
SAD.905/7-905/8
[n.d.]
Undated draft articles and conference papers by PMH:
SAD.905/7/1-22
Typescript of article entitled “Some considerations on the development of the Mahdi doctrine in Islam”, with corrections
SAD.905/7/23-49
Typescript of article entitled “Modernization and reaction in the nineteenth-century Sudan”, with annotations by PMH
SAD.905/7/50-60
Typescript of paper for the Seminar on “Islamic influences on the literary cultures of Africa” at the School of Oriental and African Studies entitled “Traditional historical writing of the Nilotic Sudan”, with annotations by PMH
SAD.905/8/1-3
Typescript of short article entitled “The north-eastern Sudan: the Funj dynasty”, with appendices listing the Funj Sultans and a genealogical table of the Funj Sultans
SAD.905/8/4-130
Typescript copies of entries for Encyclopaedia Islamicus, A-K
SAD.906/1/1-53
1957 – 1971
Articles by PMH:
SAD.906/1/1-2
[1957 Apr]
Typescript of article for a postgraduate seminar on “British Tropical Dependencies during the past 100 years” at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies entitled “The Sudanese Mahdia: 1881-1898”, with annotations
SAD.906/1/3-29
1959 - 1962
Typescript paper for the 10th International Congress for the History of Religions (1960s) entitled “The attitude towards eschatology of the Sudanese Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad b. ‘Abdallah”, with annotations and summary of article by PMH dated 10 Dec 1959 and part corrected proofs, 6 Feb 1962
SAD.906/1/30-49
[ca.1969]
Photocopy of article similar to SAD 905/7/50-60 above with amendments and new title: “Two traditional Sudanese historical works”, Research Bulletin (Centre of Arabic Documentation, University of Ibadan), 5 no 1&2, (Dec 1969) 1-20
SAD.906/1/50-53
1971
Typescript of paper presented at the Symposium on Islamic Northern Africa, London, 14 Sep 1971 on “The Islamization of the Nilotic Sudan”, with corrections 13 Dec 1971
SAD.906/2/1-17
1970
Typescript copy of article entitled “Mahdism, Messianism and Marxism in the African setting” by Thomas Hodgkin, presented at the Seminar on Muslim and non-Muslim Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies, 26 Feb1970, with correspondence between PMH and Hodgkin regarding observations made on the paper by PMH
4. Photographic Material
SAD.901/1/1-4
[ca. 1942 – 1955]
B&w photographs of PMH, friends and colleagues:
SAD.901/1/1
`Ali `Abdallah, PMH's Dongolawi servant (1942-55), with bicycle
SAD.901/1/2
PMH and Eric Stiles seated in deckchairs in the garden at Omdurman with `Ali `Abdallah serving tea, c.1942
SAD.901/1/3
PMH and the boys of 3rd year Beethoven at Gordon Memorial College, 1944
SAD.901/1/4
John and Grace Haywood in a garden at Khartoum, 1955
SAD.901/1/5-12
1952
B&w aerial photographs of Hantoub School taken by Public Relations Office, Khartoum with annotations by PMH, showing school buildings, playing fields and gardens. The photographs were sent by PMH to Miss N.B. Mawk, later Mrs Holt.
SAD.901/1/13-25
[ca. 1914 – 1953]
B&w photographs and postcards, chiefly of Khartoum, with annotations by PMH written 1953:
SAD.901/1/13
University College (Karakashian Bros)
SAD.901/1/14
PMH sailing on the Blue Nile
SAD.901/1/15
Aerial view of Khartoum, with the Governor-General's Palace in the centre (Karakashian Bros)
SAD.901/1/16-17
General view of Khartoum (Karakashian Bros. 704-705)
SAD.901/1/18
Gordon's statue (Karakashian Bros. 707)
SAD.901/1/19
Feluccas on the Nile at Khartoum (Karakashian Bros. 757)
SAD.901/1/20
Fishermen casting nets on the Nile (Karakashian Bros.)
SAD.901/1/21
Khartoum railway station (Karakashian Bros. 727)
SAD.901/1/22
All Saints Cathedral (Karakashian Bros.)
SAD.901/1/23
Secretariat building (Karakashian Bros. 699)
SAD.901/1/24
Making an anqarib or rope bed
SAD.901/1/25
Steamer Sudan arriving at Wadi Halfa (Karakashian Bros.)
SAD.901/1/26-30
1953 - 1955
B&w photographs of PMH's house and garden, Chalet 39, Block III at Hai el Matar (Airport Estate), Khartoum:
SAD.901/1/26-27
Views of the house
SAD.901/1/28-29
Views of the garden
SAD.901/1/30
Mrs Holt in the garden
SAD.901/1/31-34
1955
B&w photographs of Tuti Island:
SAD.901/1/31
Tuti village
SAD.901/1/32-33
Men loading bricks on to donkey
SAD.901/1/34
Boys with donkey and bull
SAD.901/1/35-41
1955
B&w photographs of PMH and Mrs Holt at Khartoum zoo
5. Museum Objects
SAD.906/3/1-3
1948
Three identical Hantoub School badges showing the head of a hoopoe bird on a purple background in which is drawn the outline of a clock tower; designed by L. W. Brown, first headmaster at the school (1946-1955)
6. Printed material
Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC
SAD.906/4/1-10
1944
“Bakht er Ruda 1934-1944”, 10th anniversary brochure (in Arabic), annotated by PMH; includes drawings of school life identified by PMH and chart showing the organisation of the Institute of Education