R. M. Summerfield
Introduction
Robert Miles Summerfield
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Newspaper Cuttings
4. Photographic Material
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: R. M. Summerfield
Dates of creation: 1912-1938
Extent: 0.5 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: R. M. Summerfield
Language: English

Robert Miles Summerfield

(1888-1978)

1911 Seconded from the Royal Engineers
1911-1938 Posts and Telegraphs, Sudan Government
1914 Zeraf Valley patrol
1914-1915 Special duty on the construction of the communications of the Suez Canal zone
1916 Darfur campaign
1917 Lau Nuer patrol
1918-1927 Superintendent of Telephones, Khartoum
1927 Assistant Telephone Engineer, Khartoum
1928-1932 Telephone Engineer, Khartoum
1933-1938 Superintending Engineer, Khartoum
1938 Retired


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Newspaper Cuttings
4. Photographic Material
5. Printed Material

Accession details

Presented by Mr. R. E. Summerfield, 1996

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.401/5/1
[c. 1938]
Record of R.M.Summerfield's [R.M.S.] Sudan service, listing places and inclusive dates
2. Personal Papers
SAD.401/5/2-4
1937
Fourth class Order of the Nile awarded to R.M.S. with licence to wear the decoration from King George VI
3. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.401/5/5-7
n.d. and 1938
Cuttings from The Sphinx and other newspapers recording R.M.S.'s travel home on leave and retirement after 27 years' service
4. Photographic Material
SAD.793/1/1-46
1912 - 1913
Album of photographs taken by R.M.S., northern and southern Sudan:
SAD.793/1/1
R.M.S. (?) on camel
SAD.793/1/2
Group of Arab boys with Shaykh Zawayd
SAD.793/1/3
Group on trek
SAD.793/1/4,12
View of Mongalla from the river
SAD.793/1/5
Omdurman post office
SAD.793/1/6
Unidentified riverside village
SAD.793/1/7
Rumbek post office
SAD.793/1/8
R.M.S. (?) on deck of barge
SAD.793/1/9
Small monument behind railings, on edge of town
SAD.793/1/10
Fishing party, possibly Dinka
SAD.793/1/11
Malakal post office
SAD.793/1/13
Group of men, possibly porters, with donkeys
SAD.793/1/14
Jabal el Hilla post office
SAD.793/1/15
Group of young Jur girls
SAD.793/1/16
Men and donkeys in front of tukl
SAD.793/1/17
British members of Posts and Telegraphs crew
SAD.793/1/18
Unidentified brick building
SAD.793/1/19
Dinka men in dugout canoe hunting for hippo
SAD.793/1/20
All Saints Cathedral under construction
SAD.793/1/21
Dinka (?) village
SAD.793/1/22
British crew members on deck of ship
SAD.793/1/23
Group of British men on board ship
SAD.793/1/24
Thatched verandah
SAD.793/1/25
Ships in Port Sudan harbour
SAD.793/1/26
Dinka wardance
SAD.793/1/27
Royal Engineers at Khartoum station, May 1913
SAD.793/1/28
Four Shilluk men with spears
SAD.793/1/29
Telegraph party with camels, Blue Nile Province 1912, R.M.S. standing centre
SAD.793/1/30
Baker leaving the Sudan by train from Khartoum station
SAD.793/1/31
Malta
SAD.793/1/32
Camels transporting telegraph poles at Roseires, 1912
SAD.793/1/33
R.M.S. in sailing boat
SAD.793/1/34
Bob Turner taking the roll call, probably Sudanese telegraph crew
SAD.793/1/35
Family on the move, travelling by oxen, possibly Baqqarah
SAD.793/1/36
Small steamer
SAD.793/1/37
Two British officials
SAD.793/1/38
British man standing in doorway of railway car
SAD.793/1/39
Fadl al-Mula and members of telegraph crew
SAD.793/1/40
Crossing river on trek
SAD.793/1/41-42
Views of Roseires with telegraph pole in centre
SAD.793/1/43
British officer in uniform
SAD.793/1/44
Memorial cross to Corporal Ernest Westaway, Royal Engineers (died 1907), at Jebelein
SAD.793/1/45
R. Fraser on verandah of house at Tawfikia, 1914
SAD.793/1/46
Memorial cross to G.H. Lester, Royal Engineers (1887-1908), at Kongor
SAD.793/2/1-24
1912 - 1915
Album of photographs taken by R.M.S., mostly in southern Sudan:
SAD.793/2/1
Hartebeest, shot Bahr el Ghazal, May 1915
SAD.793/2/2
Group on trek
SAD.793/2/3
“Billy” with shot tiang
SAD.793/2/4
Omdurman street
SAD.793/2/5
Members of contruction party with warthog, shot Bahr el Ghazal, May 1915
SAD.793/2/6
Rest house on the Tonj-Rumbek road
SAD.793/2/7
O'Brien and Rees on verandah of brick building
SAD.793/2/8
C. Manton with shot tiang
SAD.793/2/9
Jabal el Hilla post office
SAD.793/2/10
Telegraph construction party in front of tebeldi tree
SAD.793/2/11
British officer with white eared cob, shot Bahr el Ghazal Apr 1915
SAD.793/2/12
Lau river, Bahr el Ghazal
SAD.793/2/13
Two bearers with small lion, shot at Khor Ragaba near Tonga, 1915
SAD.793/2/14
Loading camels, Blue Nile, Oct 1912
SAD.793/2/15
Aerial view of bi-plane over desert
SAD.793/2/16
Telephone station, Kilo 32, Bahr el Zeraf, 1914
SAD.793/2/17
Wedding party, possibly Blue Nile
SAD.793/2/18
Southern women drawing water from well
SAD.793/2/19
J. Boscott and party with railway trolley
SAD.793/2/20
Rest house at Melut, Upper White Nile, 1913
SAD.793/2/21
Malakal post office
SAD.793/2/22
Thatching tukl
SAD.793/2/23
Unidentified village
SAD.793/2/24
Paddle steamer at Khartoum (loose photo)
SAD.793/3/1-24
1913 - 1915
Album of photographs taken by R.M.S., chiefly in southern Sudan:
SAD.793/3/1
British officer sitting on elephant (tusks 50 rotls), shot May 1915
SAD.793/3/2
Bearers with small roan antelope, shot White Nile 1913
SAD.793/3/3
Dead crocodile
SAD.793/3/4
Roan antelope shot by C.E. Brooks
SAD.793/3/5
Buffalo, shot Upper White Nile, May 1913
SAD.793/3/6
Lioness and cub, shot Upper White Nile, May 1913
SAD.793/3/7
British officer with antelope
SAD.793/3/8
Dead hippopotamus on river bank
SAD.793/3/9
Herd of waterbuck, River Zeraf 1915 (taken by C. Manton)
SAD.793/3/10
Hippo in river
SAD.793/3/11
Herd of tiang, River Zeraf, Jan 1915 (taken by C. Manton)
SAD.793/3/12
Telegraph pole damaged by birds
SAD.793/3/13
C.E. Brooks with hartebeest, shot Bahr el Ghazal, Apr 1915
SAD.793/3/14
British officer with monkey
SAD.793/3/15
C.E. Brooks with dead roan antelope
SAD.793/3/16
Dinka wedding
SAD.793/3/17
Building damaged by a storm at Shambe, May 1915
SAD.793/3/18,24
Young Jur girl
SAD.793/3/19
Linemen on patrol, Blue Nile
SAD.793/3/20
Dinka man with dead bird
SAD.793/3/21
Two Sudanese men in lush vegetation
SAD.793/3/22
View of Tawfikia
SAD.793/3/23
J. Boscott with dead lion
SAD.793/5/1
[pre 1920]
Photograph of the HQ staff, Posts and Telegraphs, Khartoum. Seated left to right: R.M.S., Abellal Efendi, Mr. Bennett, Col. Moir (Director Posts and Telegraphs), Capt. Fawcett, O'Brien and Sgt. Hawkes
Printed material
Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC