Bolton, A.R.C.
Introduction
Alexander Rollo Colin Bolton
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Civil Secretary's Office
(b) Kordofan Province
(c) Blue Nile Province
(d) Upper Nile Province
(e) King's African Rifles
(f) Ministry of Finance (Establishment)
(g) Post Sudan Service
2. Personal Correspondence
3. Speeches, Memoirs, Articles (unpublished)
(a) Speeches
(b) Memoirs
(c) Articles (unpublished)
4. Miscellanea
5. Photographic Material
(a) White Nile Province
(b) Kordofan Province
(c) Khartoum
(d) Blue Nile Province
(e) Northern Province
(f) Miscellaneous
SAD.6. Maps
SAD.7. Museum Objects
8. Newspaper Cuttings
9. Printed Material
(b). In Library
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Bolton, A.R.C.
Dates of creation:
Extent: 3 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Alexander Rollo Colin Bolton

(1900 - 1993)

1923-1925 A.D.C. Kosti, White Nile Province
1925-1926 A.D.C. Kordofan Province
1926-1928 Dep. Asst. Civil Secretary (Personnel), Khartoum
1928-1934 A.D.C. Umm Ruwaba, Kordofan Province
1934-1936 D.C. Wad Medani, Blue Nile Province
1936-1941 D.C. Malakal, Upper Nile Province
1941-1942 Liaison Officer, 2/6 Battalion, King's African Rifles
1942-1944 D.C. Wadi Halfa, Northern Province
1944-1946 Released for service in the British Army, T.D.C.S. and B.M.A.
1946-1947 D.C. supernumary, Civil Secretary's Office
1947 Retired from Sudan Political Service
1947-1948 Acting Consul-General, South Persia
1948-1950 Second Secretary, H.M. Embassy, Prague
1952-1954 Re-joined S.P.S. as Inspector (Special Duties), Ministry of Finance, Khartoum


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
(a) Civil Secretary's Office
(b) Kordofan
(c) Blue Nile Province
(d) Upper Nile Province
(e) King's African Rifles
(f) Ministry of Finance
(g) Post Sudan Service
2. Personal Correspondence
3. Speeches, Memoirs, Articles (unpublished)
4. Miscellanea
5. Photographic Material
6. Maps
7. Museum Objects
8. Newspaper Cuttings
9. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Civil Secretary's Office
SAD.624/1/1
1928 Jan 28
Note from the Chief Justice, to the District Judge, Port Sudan, on the validity of contracts entered into by persons hiring Singer sewing machines
SAD.624/1/2-4
[c. 1928]
Notes on vegetable growing in the Sudan including equivalent Arabic names (transliterated)
(b) Kordofan Province
SAD.624/1/5-7
1930 Aug 10
Note on land tenure in the Sudan, with reference to tribal land holding, by Sir Bernard Bell, Legal Secretary
SAD.624/1/8-41
1934 Feb 21
Veterinary notes issued by the Senior Veterinary Inspector, Kordofan Province on the prevention and control of contagious diseases, research, animal husbandry, care of fit animals, advice on the purchasing of Sudan country bred horses and the care of camels
SAD.624/1/42-43
[c. 1934]
Note by the Senior Veterinary Inspector on the production of samn (clarified butter)
SAD.624/2/1-2
1934 Apr 19
Note on action to be taken in case of an outbreak of cerebro spinal meningitis, issued by the Senior Medical Inspector, Kordofan
SAD.624/2/3-5
1934 May 5
Note on the trial of witchcraft cases, issued by Howell Owen Chief Justice, with accompanying note on the payment of ‘blood money' (Dia) in the Sudan
SAD.624/2/6
1934 May 16
Memorandum by A.R.C.B. on grain measures for Rahad grain market
SAD.624/2/7-18
1934 Oct 5
Note by A.R.C.B. on the history, organisation and economy of the Habbaniyyah and Messiriyyah tribes of Eastern Kordofan
SAD.624/2/19-20
1934 Oct 16
Note by A.R.C.B. on exports from Ghabsha and Wad Ashana markets
SAD.624/2/21-22
1934 Nov
Note by A.R.C.B. on the Nuba of Jabal Daier
SAD.624/2/23-39
1934 Aug - Nov
Handing-over notes, Eastern Kordofan by A.R.C.B., covering administration, agriculture, education, finance, intelligence, lands, law, medicine, police, communications, trade and tribal matters
(c) Blue Nile Province
SAD.624/3/1-2
1936 Nov 17
Note by A.R.C.B. on pay of native authorities in the Gezira
(d) Upper Nile Province
SAD.722/1/1-4
1939 May 17 - Jun
9 Letters from A.R.C.B. at Malakal to E. Aglen re arrangements in the event of war and the shipment of grain to Gambeila on the steamer Beatrice
SAD.624/3/8-12
1940 Feb 15
Memorandum as to conditions of release of Sudan Government officials for service with H.B.M. forces or the Sudan Defence Force. Issued by the Civil Secretary's Office
(e) King's African Rifles
SAD.624/3/13
1940 Jan 7
List of duties and instructions for A.R.C.B. on appointment as Liaison Officer, Upper Nile Scouts
SAD.624/3/14-28
1941 Jan - Apr
Situation reports on northern sector, Upper Nile area, by A.R.C.B.
SAD.624/3/29-34
1941
Summary of operations of Upper Nile Police
(f) Ministry of Finance (Establishment)
SAD.722/1/35-37
1952 Jun 21
Copy letter from A.M. Hankin to A.R.C.B. setting out the terms of his employment in the Establishments Branch, Finance Department
SAD.624/4/1-12
1953
Note on the division of work between various sections and officers of the Establishments Branch including a description of the Special Duties Officer's work (A.R.C.B.)
SAD.624/4/26-27; 722/1/7-8
1954 Mar 5
Statement by A.R.C.B. on the disturbances of 1 Mar 1954 (Ansar demonstrations)
SAD.722/1/38-39
1954 Jul 26
Testimonial for A.R.C.B. from A.E.S. Charles, Director of Establishments
(g) Post Sudan Service
SAD.722/1/9
1966 Feb 21
Note by A.R.C.B. on dossiers of former members of the S.P.S. and the Sudan Civil Service
SAD.722/1/10-12
1976 Jul 9
Minutes of the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Sudan British Pensioners' Association
SAD.722/1/5-6
[n.d.]
Extract from a memorandum, “Summary of the British Southern Policies” by Sayyid `Ali Baldo entitled “The Southern Sudan”, with comments by Martin Parr, former Governor of Equatoria
2. Personal Correspondence
SAD.722/1/13-15
1963 Nov 29
Copy letter from M. Parr to The British Weekly concerning government policy towards the Southern Sudan during the Condominium years
SAD.722/1/16-19
1967 Apr 15 - May
15 Letter to A.R.C.B. from G.F.N. Reddaway at the British Embassy, Khartoum, requesting information on a twenty five pound note supposedly signed by Gordon, with A.R.C.B.'s reply and related extract from al- Ahram
3. Speeches, Memoirs, Articles (unpublished)
(a) Speeches
SAD.624/4/23-25
1953 Nov 30
Speech by the Governor-General at the Caledonian Dinner on the prospects for independence
(b) Memoirs
SAD.722/10/1-12
1982 Feb 28
Memoir of A.R.C.B. entitled “The Sudan Political Service” describing his experiences in the Sudan, 1923 to 1954
(c) Articles (unpublished)
SAD.624/5/1
1935 Jun - Jul
Obituary of the Amir Younis al-Dikeim, from Sudan Monthly Record, New series No. 78
SAD.624/5/2-3
1936
Note on the Millenniumist sect in the Sudan
SAD.624/3/3-7
1938 Feb
“The recognition of native law and custom in British Africa” by Julius Lewin. Ts copy of article from The journal of comparative legislation and international law
SAD.722/1/20-32
1965 Sep 3
Article by Ronald Keymer on “Britain and the Southern Sudan”
SAD.722/1/33-34
[n.d.]
Article by L.P. Kirwan of the Royal Geographical Society on “Archaeology in Sudanese Nubia and the High Dam”
4. Miscellanea
SAD.722/2/1-2
1917 Nov 27
Copy note on the dentition of camels with photographs of various breeds, extracted from The Veterinary journal
SAD.722/2/3-8
1928 Jan 16
Programme for the opening ceremony of the White Nile Bridge and Electric Tramway Service
SAD.722/2/9
1928 Jan 17
Invitation to a Palace party on the anniversary of King George and Queen Mary's visit to the Sudan in 1912
SAD.722/10/13-14
1934 Nov 11
Order of Service for the Armistice Day service of remembrance in the Cathedral grounds, Khartoum
SAD.722/10/15
1934 Nov 11
Programme of events for Armistice Day
SAD.624/5/4-9
1953 Apr 19
Order of service for the enthronement of Oliver Claude Allison as the Bishop of the Church of England in the Sudan at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Khartoum
SAD.624/5/10-13
1953 Jun 2
Order of Service for the celebration in Khartoum Cathedral of the coronation of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
SAD.722/2/10
1953 Jul 6
Invitation to A.R.C.B. to a farewell party for Sir Louis Chick
SAD.722/2/11-12
1953
Menu card for a New Year's Eve dinner at the Grand Hotel, Khartoum
SAD.722/2/13-14
1954 Feb 28
Order of service for the unveiling and dedication of a memorial tablet to Sir H.J. Huddleston in the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Khartoum
SAD.624/7/5,7; 722/2/21-22; 722/2/31-35
1955 - 1962
Christmas cards, depicting Juba Cathedral, All Saints Cathedral, Khartoum, etc.
SAD.722/2/15-18; 624/5/14-17
1960 Mar 8
Order of service for the unveiling of a memorial in Westminster Abbey to the work of British personnel in the Sudan, by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh
SAD.722/2/19-20
1960 May 14
Programme for the unveiling of the Gordon statue at the Gordon Boys' School
SAD.722/2/36-46
[c. 1961 - 1971]
Bibliographical notes on the Sudan
SAD.722/2/23-26
1964 Jan 7 - 1965 Oct 21
Invitations to A.R.C.B. and wife to receptions at the Sudan Embassy
SAD.722/2/27-28
1966 Mar 17
Order of service for memorial service for Canon B.J. Harper at St. Margaret's, Westminster
SAD.722/2/29-30
1969 Oct 16
Order of service for memorial service for H.A. MacMichael at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
SAD.722/2/53
1976 Nov 18
Notice of a memorial service for Michael Hillary
SAD.722/2/47-51
[n.d.]
Advertisements for books on the Sudan
SAD.722/2/52
[n.d.]
Appeal leaflet for the building and refurbishment of Juba Cathedral and the Gwynne Memorial Chapel in Khartoum Cathedral
SAD.722/2/54-55
[n.d.]
Extracts from poems by Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland and Rudyard Kipling's “Fuzzy Wuzzy”
5. Photographic Material
(a) White Nile Province
SAD.718/37/1-3
1924
Photographs of A.R.C.B.'s visit to Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi on Aba Island (For an account of this visit, see A.R.C.B.'s memoirs - 722/10/1-12):
SAD.718/37/1
Sayyid `Abd al- Rahman al-Mahdi, outside his house
SAD.718/37/2
S.A.R. (seated), with I.W. Douglas, audit inspector
SAD.718/37/3
A.R.C.B. at Kosti Railway Station
(b) Kordofan Province
SAD.718/31-718/34
1920's and 1930's
Photographs of treks to Jabal Dia, including:
SAD.718/31/1-7
Conditions on trek
SAD.718/32/1-19
Expedition to Jabal Dia
SAD.718/33/1-2
Climbing Jabal Dia
SAD.718/33/3-8; 718/34/1-3
Jabal Dia and surrounds
SAD.718/35/1-9
1920's and 1930's
Photographs of British personnel:
SAD.718/35/1-3
A.R.C.B.
SAD.718/35/4
Barbara Bolton on camel
SAD.718/35/5
Male group, E. Kordofan Club
SAD.718/35/6
Mixed group, Umm Ruwaba
SAD.718/35/7-8
Group at King's Day celebrations
SAD.718/35/9
Football team, probably Kordofan
SAD.718/36/1-8
[c. 1930's]
Photographs of the Camel Corps on manoeuvres
SAD.624/7/1; 718/36/12
[c. 1933]
Police guard of honour at Umm Ruwaba (2)
SAD.718/36/13
[c. 1933]
Policeman on camel
SAD.718/36/9-11
[n.d.]
Photographs of Sudanese in Kordofan
SAD.718/36/9
Tribal court
SAD.718/36/10-11
Nuba women
(c) Khartoum
SAD.718/38/1-4
[c. 1926-28]
Photographs of British personnel:
SAD.718/38/1
M. Parr, Maurice Lush, A.R.C.B. and Coates at the Sudan Club
SAD.718/38/2
Sir John Maffey taking the salute at a levée in the gardens of the Palace
SAD.718/38/3
Sir John Maffey greeting H.A. MacMichael
SAD.718/38/4
Lady Maffey opening the electric train line over the White Nile bridge between Khartoum and Omdurman
SAD.718/38/5
[n.d.]
Postcard view of Gordon College, Khartoum
(d) Blue Nile Province
SAD.624/7/2-3
1934
Photographs of Shaikh `Abd al-Baqi Ghurashi, a Holy man famed for his work among the mentally ill, and his residence at Shikeiniba
SAD.718/39/1-2
c. 1934-36]
Photographs of a tea party at Wad Medani, A.R.C.B. with back to camera
SAD.706/4/1
1935
Large mounted photograph of the staff at H.Q. Southern Gezira District, Blue Nile Province at Wad Medani. List of names attached
(e) Northern Province
SAD.718/39/3-8
c. 1942-44]
Photographs of British personnel at Wadi Halfa:
SAD.718/39/3
A.R.C.B. and Mrs. Buchanan
SAD.718/39/4
A.R.C.B. and Col. McCorquodale
SAD.718/39/5
Gen. Alexander and Col. McCorquodale walking away from Bolton's house
SAD.718/39/6
Gen. Alexander, Col. McCorquodale and unidentified priest
SAD.718/39/7
A.R.C.B., Gen. Alexander, Col. McCorquodale and Lt. Gen. McCreery
SAD.718/39/8
A.R.C.B. and army officer at a race meeting
SAD.718/39/9-12
[c. 1942-44]
Photographs of A.R.C.B.'s house at Wadi Halfa
SAD.718/39/13
[c. 1944]
Photograph of Sudanese women at Wadi Halfa
(f) Miscellaneous
SAD.718/40/1-6
[n.d.]
Miscellaneous unidentified photographs:
SAD.718/40/1
Male group, including a priest
SAD.718/40/2
Mixed tennis party including Bishop Gwynne (centre, seated)
SAD.718/40/3
Tug-of- war
SAD.718/40/4
Tribal gathering
SAD.718/40/5
View of Suakin
SAD.718/40/6
Gazelle
SAD.6. Maps
SAD.508/20[MP]
[c. 1934]
Large scale street plan of Wad Medani
SAD.508/21[MP]
1939
Map of Upper Nile Province with annotations showing Mission Stations, wood stations, roads and shops
Sudan Survey Dept., Aug 1939
scale:   1 to 2,000,000 (41 x 51 cms)
SAD.7. Museum Objects
SAD.722/3/1
Kordofan Province badge, with flash, worn on sun helmet by members of the Sudan Political Service
SAD.722/3/2
Upper Nile Province badge, with flash
SAD.722/3/3-4
1894-1895
Coins of the Mahdia minted between 5 Jul 1894 and 23 Jun 1895 at Omdurman during the rule of the Khalifa `Abd Allahi. Inscription on coins in Arabic, dated 1312 [A.H]
SAD.722/3/5
1933 Nov 26
Coloured drawing of H.A. MacMichael by E.G. Sarsfield- Hall
SAD.706/5/1-6
1953
Six framed pen and wash pictures by Mrs. Barbara Harrison, wife of H.R.P. Harrison of the Sudan Political Service, and Mrs. Rosemary Haig, wife of J.W. Haig of the S.P.S., for a Triennial Bazaar in Khartoum, with explanatory letter by Mrs. Harrison. Includes the following soldiers in uniform:
SAD.706/5/1
Camel Crops
SAD.706/5/2
Equatorial Corps
SAD.706/5/3
Eastern Arab Corps Piper
SAD.706/5/4
Sudan Defence Force Band
SAD.706/5/5
Western Arab Corps
SAD.706/5/6
Eastern Arab Corps
SAD.706/5/7-9
1953
Accompanying letters and information about the pen and wash pictures above
8. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.722/8/1
1899 Nov 27
Article from The Daily Chronicle entitled “The Dead Khalifa. Story of the successor of the Mahdi's career”
SAD.722/4/1-69
1926 - 1955
Newspaper cuttings from a variety of British and Sudanese newspapers covering events relating to the Condominium period, including Lord Lloyd's visit to El Obeid, 1926 (722/4/1); Lord Allenby's Sudan tour, 1932 (722/4/2); completion of the new wall of the Aswan Dam, 1934 (722/4/3); terms of the 1899 Agreement for the Government of the Sudan (722/4/4); reorganisation of the Sudan provinces, 1935 (722/4/7); articles by Marjery Perham on progress in the Sudan (722/4/8-9); students' strike at Gordon Memorial College, 1949 (722/4/15); Anglo-Egyptian negotiations, 1951 (722/4/16); British aims in the Sudan for self-government, 1952 (722/4/21-22,24,32,35-36); King Faruq's abdication, 1952 (722/4/36-40); Egyptian agreement with the Sudanese for right to self- determination, 1952 (722/4/43-45,51-52); proposed constitution for the Sudan (722/4/49-50); fears of the Southern Sudanese (722/4/54); signing of the Anglo-Egyptian Agreement, 1953 (722/4/55); transfer of power in the Sudan, 1954 (722/4/58); rioting in Khartoum, 1954 (722/4/60-62,65-66)
SAD.722/5/1-90
1956-1960
Newspaper cuttings relating to post-independence Sudan including independence (722/5/1-2); education in the Southern Sudan (722/5/3); appointment of new Ministers (722/5/4-5); causes of the S. Sudan mutiny of 1955 (722/5/6); Nile waters question (722/5/8-9,13,16-18,45-46,49,78-79,89); takeover of Mission Schools (722/5/10,11); Sudan/Egypt border conflict (722/5/22-25,28,30-31,44); Sudanese elections, 1958 (722/5/26-27,29,32-38,40); demands by the S. Sudan for a federal system of government (722/5/29,42-43); military takeover in the Sudan (722/5/51-60); death of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman, 1959 (722/5/68); mutiny trial in Khartoum, 1959 (722/5/74-77,80); Egypt/Sudan trade agreement, 1959 (722/5/84)
SAD.722/6/1-58
1961-1967
Newspaper cuttings relating to post-independence Sudan, including the Aswan High Dam Project (722/6/5); removal of temples of Abu Simbel (722/6/6,55); aid for Sudan refugees in Uganda (722/6/15); dismissal of the Sudanese cabinet, 1964 (722/6/16-17); Congo rebel leaders in the Sudan, 1964 (722/6/18-19); new coalition government, 1965 (722/6/24); north/south negotiations, 1965 (722/6/25-29); profile of Muhammad Ahmad Mahjub, 1965 (722/6/31); aims of Ashigga and Umma parties (722/6/37); guerrilla war in Southern Sudan (722/6/44,47-48)
SAD.722/7/1-94
1968-1978
Newspaper cuttings relating to post-independence Sudan including the Army overthrow of the Sudanese cabinet, 1969 (722/7/5-6,8-9); plan to save Nubian temples (722/7/11); coup attempt, 1970 (722/7/14-28); reopening of the Suez Canal, 1975 (722/7/35-48); coup attempt, 1975 (722/7/49-50); farming (722/7/51,55); Southern Sudan (722/7/52-55); profile of the Mahdi's family (722/7/58-66); coup attempt, 1976 (722/7/67-76); Sudanese challenge to Russian influence in the Middle East, 1977 (722/7/78,82,85-86,89-90)
SAD.624/6/3-4
1946 May 29
Sudan Star marked by A.R.C.B. as ‘A typical issue of a good daily paper'
SAD.624/6/2
1947 Mar 25
Article from The Iraq Times concerning Egypt's Sudan claims
SAD.624/6/1
1954
Article from The Times concerning the first election in the Sudan and the shaping of politics in the Nile Valley
SAD.722/9/1-32
1932-1975
Obituaries from various newspapers including Sayyid `Abd al- Rahman al-Mahdi (722/9/1-3); Abd Allah Khalil (722/9/4); Sir Edgar Bonham-Carter (722/9/5); Sir Ernest Fass (722/9/6); Sir Hubert Huddleston (722/9/8-10); Sir Harold MacMichael (722/9/11-15); General Marchand (722/9/16); Sir Douglas Newbold (722/9/17); Lord Rugby (722/9/19-23); Sayyid `Ali al-Murghani (722/9/24); Sayyid Siddiq al-Mahdi (722/9/25); Slatin Pasha (722/9/26); P.M. Tottenham (722/9/27); Archdeacon A. Shaw (722/9/28); Lady Stack (722/9/29-30); Gen. Sir Reginald Wingate (722/9/32)
SAD.722/10/16-17
1982 Sep 25, 26
Extract from The Weekend Australian regarding aviatrix Mrs. Lores Bonney, who had apparently been lost in the Sudan in 1937, (reference to this incident in A.R.C.B.'s memoirs 722/10/8); with letter from Mrs. Bonney to A.R.C.B. confirming the mistaken report of her disappearance
9. Printed Material
SAD.624/5/18
Butler, S.S., “The problem of the Sudan” [from unknown publication]
SAD.624/4/13-22
Sudan [Condominium, 1899 - 1955], Civil Secretary's Office, Public Relations Branch: Handout no. 180, “The Sudanization of the Sudan Civil Service”
(b). In Library
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Arkell, A.J.: An outline history of the Sudan (Khartoum 1945) (dupl)
Bolton, A.R.C.: “El Menna Ismail; Fiki and Emir in Kordofan” from Sudan notes and records v 17 pt. 2 (1934)
Bolton, A.R.C.: “The Dubab and Nuba of Jebel Daier” from Sudan notes and records v 19 pt. 1 (1936)
Bolton, A.R.C.: Soviet Middle East Studies: an analysis and bibliography Part 7 The Sudan (Chatham House Memoranda, Oxford University Press, 1959) (dupl)
Treaty of alliance between His Majesty in respect of the United Kingdom and his Majesty the King of Egypt Treaty series no. 6 (1937) Cmd 5360 (London, 26 August 1936)
Keymer, R.: Across the Sahara (1963)
Pott, A.J.: People of the book (London 1932) (dupl)
Sudan Star, trade and commercial survey (Khartoum, 1953)
Sudan [Condominium, 1899 - 1955], Central Office of Information: Growth of a nation: the story of the Sudan (London, 1953) (dupl)
Sudan [Condominium, 1899 - 1955], Civil Secretary's Office: Sudan Government half yearly staff list, 1st September 1946 (dupl)
Sudan [Condominium, 1899 - 1955], Intelligence Department: The religious confraternities (Tariqas) by C.A. Willis (Khartoum, 1922) (dupl)
The Nile waters question. The case for the Sudan. The case for Egypt and the Sudan's reply (Khartoum, 1955) (dupl)
Sudan Government Gazette no. 430 Khartoum, 15 Feb 1924 (dupl)
Sudan Almanac 1937 Compiled in the Sudan Agency, Cairo (London, 1937)
Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association: The first patron of the Sudan Government British Pensioners Association. Memorial to the Late the Right Honourable the Lord Rugby 1969 (dupl)
Sudanow Feb 1978