J. W. Robertson
Introduction
James Wilson Robertson
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) White Nile Province
(b) Fung
(c) Kordofan
(d) Gezira
(e) Civil Secretary's Office
(f) Church Affairs
2. Personal Papers
3. Articles and Speeches
4. Historical Material
5. Photographic Material
6. Newspaper Cuttings
7. Miscellanea
8. Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: J. W. Robertson
Dates of creation: 1898-1969
Extent: 17 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: J. W. Robertson
Language: English

James Wilson Robertson

(1899-1983)

1922-1924Assistant District Commissioner, Rufa'a, Blue Nile Province
1924-1925Assistant District Commissioner, Kamlin, Blue Nile Province
1925-1929Assistant District Commissioner, Geteina, White Nile Province
1929-1930Assistant District Commissioner, Ed Dueim, White Nile Province
1930-1933Assistant District Commissioner / District Comissioner, Er Roseires, Fung
1933-1936District Commissioner, En Nahud, Kordofan
1936-1937District Commissioner, Ed Dueim, White Nile Province
1937-1939Sub-Governor, White Nile Sub-Province
1939-1941Sub-Governor, Wad Medani, Gezira
1941-1942Assistant Civil Secretary (Departmental)
1942-1945Deputy Civil Secretary
1945-1953Civil Secretary
1953Retired from Sudan service


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
(a) White Nile Province
(b) Fung
(c) Kordofan
(d) Gezira
(e) Civil Secretary's Office
(f) Church Affairs
2. Personal Papers
3. Articles, Speeches (Drafts)
4. Historical Material
5. Photographic Material
6. Newspaper Cuttings
7. Miscellanea
8. Printed Material

Accession details

Presented by Robertson, 1977, by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene, 1984, & Sir James' son, J. Robertson, 1995

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) White Nile Province
SAD.517/1/1-18
1930 Jul 31
Handing-over notes by Robertson for Northern District, White Nile Province including sections on tribes, territorial jurisdiction, courts, tribal leaders, the treasuries, taxes, tribal administration and land registration, boundaries, prisons and crime, forestry, markets, boundaries, slaves and arms, water supply and communications
(b) Fung
SAD.517/2/1-13
1933 Apr 30
Note on the Southern Fung frontier with Abyssinia by Robertson covering: North of the Blue Nile, South of the Blue Nile, Bani Shanqul, Bashir, Dul and Ghomasha, Asosa and Megali, and refugees
(c) Kordofan
SAD.517/3/1-41
1936 Oct
Handing over notes on Western Kordodan District by Robertson concerning: the Hamar administration (SAD.517/3/6-11) the Misiriyah, Dagu and Nuba (SAD.517/3/10-15); the Humr administration (SAD.517/3/16-21); economic developments (SAD.517/3/22-26); general public security (SAD.517/3/27-28); buildings (SAD.517/3/29-30); En Nahud town (SAD.517/3/31-37) ; and education in Western Kordofan (SAd.517/3/38-41)
(d) Gezira
SAD.517/4/9-37
[ca. 1937]
Circular letter from Governor, Gezira Province, R.C. Mayall, concerning proposals for improving the administration of the province
SAD.517/4/1
[ca. 1939]
Memorandum by Robertson concerning the Sudan's position in the war
SAD.517/5/6-10
[ca. 1939-1941]
List of names of British personnel resident at Wad Sha'ir, Abu `Ushar, Hasiheisa, Barakat and Wad Medani
SAD.517/7/9-18
1939-1941
Papers concerning Gezira Province political staff, including comments on individuals by Robertson and tables showing existing and proposed staff at Province headquarters and districts
SAD.517/7/6-8
1940 Apr 5
Instructions by Robertson for duties to be carried out during his leave
SAD.517/5/1-5
1940 Jun 9-12
Circulars concerning war-time arrangements:
SAD.517/5/1
1940 Jun 9
Alarm Orders outlining action to be taken in the event of local disorder
SAD.517/5/2-3
1940 Jun 12
Note on the formation of the Gezira Province defence units of the Sudan Auxiliary Defence Force
SAD.517/5/4-5
1940 Jul 12
Notes on action to be taken in the event of enemy air raids on Wad Medani
SAD.517/5/11-28
1940 Sep 20-Oct 28
Official and semi-official correspondence received by Robertson while Sub-Governor, Gezira, with some draft replies, on a variety of subjects. Correspondents include D. Newbold, R.M. Scobie, G.M. Hancock, J.P. Creed and C.H.A. Bennett . Letters concern plans to reinforce the defence of Singa and Roseires (SAD.517/5/11,13-16); the Governor-General's refusal to allow wives of serving officials to return from Kenya (SAD.517/5/12); an air-raid at Roseires (SAD.517/5/13-16); policing arrangements for the province (SAD.517/5/17-18); the death penalty imposed on two defendants at a major court case at Roseires (SAD.517/5/12,19-21); the movement of police and their commanding officers to El Kharaba, plans for the reinforcement of Roseires (SAD.517/5/22-23); the decision to abandon the Southern Fung (SAD.517/5/24); `Umdah Musa, Italian propaganda and the movement of troops in Southern Fung (SAD.517/5/25-26); proposed Special Military Areas (SAD.517/5/27-28)
SAD.517/6/1-33
1940 Oct 30-1941 Apr 26
Official and semi-official correspondence received by Robertson while Sub-Governor, Gezira, with some draft replies, on a variety of subjects, mostly about the progress of war operations in the province, including W.H.T. Luce concerning the release of province staff for military service (SAD.517/6/2-3); R.M. Scobie regarding the need to prioritise the safety of Roseires (SAD.517/6/4); G.M. Hancock, urging the release of C. de Bunsen for work with the S.D.F. and the bombing of Gubba (SAD.517/6/6-7); Hancock re a visit from Orde Wingate to Roseires and prospects for the advance into Abyssinia (SAD.517/6/9-11); Hancock concerning the movements of S.D.F. and K.A.R. platoons and compensation for merchants and others who suffered losses due to enemy action (SAD.517/6/12-14); Hancock re enemy reinforcements for Gubba (SAD.517/6/17-18); Hancock concerning plans for him to accompany the force into Abyssinia (SAD.517/6/19); Hancock regarding extra training for the police (SAD.517/6/22-23); Hancock regarding military action involving the Nuba company under G. Campbell at Shogali and Hancock's wish to serve in Abyssinia after the country has been taken (SAD.517/6/24-25); |Hancock re plans for Robertson's visit to Roseires (SAD.517/6/27); D. Newbold on the battle of Keren and the recapture of Berbera, and on Robertson's transfer to the Civil Secretary's Office (SAD.517/6/29-30); Hancock concerning the difficulties of moving famine relief supplies (SAD.517/6/31-32)
SAD.517/7/1-5
1941 Apr 18-30
Letters to Robertson from W.H.T. Luce concerning his desire to see military service or a transfer to Khartoum and from D. Newbold concerning changes to province personnel
(e) Civil Secretary's Office
SAD.517/6/34-37
1941 Jan 5
Summary of schools, courses and functions at Bakht er Ruda by V.L. Griffiths, Principal with covering letter to Governors from D. Newbold
SAD.517/8/1-10
1942
Notes by Douglas Newbold on Sudanisation
SAD.531/12/1-38
1943 Mar 25-1944 Jul 24
Letters to Robertson from Douglas Newbold, Civil Secretary, from Cairo concerning O.E.T.A. personnel, the future of the Near East, Victoria College, the Egyptian economy and recruitment to the Sudan government service (SAD.531/12/2-5); concerning his leave in Palestine and Transjordan, the return of District Commissioners from service in the S.D.F. and recruitment of police personnel (SAD.531/12/6-14); from Cairo re the Middle East War Council (SAD.531/12/15-17); concerning his knighthood (SAD.531/12/18); from Juba regarding educational and agricultural development in the south and re leper needs (SAD.531/12/19-24); from Uganda concerning Makerere College, Budo C.M.S. Co-ed Secondary School and Uganda education in general (SAD.531/12/25-38)
SAD.531/12/39-44
1949-1951
Letter and messages from K. Terry to Robertson concerning the letters above
SAD.517/8/11-34
1943-1946
Draft note by G.C. Scott on “The British and the educated Sudanese”, originally intended for publication and circulation among British and Sudanese officials, with related correspondence containing criticisms and suggestions, from E.D. Pridie, G.F. Bredin, D. Newbold and Robertson
SAD.518/6 - 518/15
1943-1951
Papers concerning constitutional developments in the Sudan:
SAD.518/6/1-24
1943 Sep 1
Part copy of Special Legislative Supplement dated 1st September 1943 to Sudan Government Gazette no. 731
SAD.518/6/25-56
1946
Sudan Administration Conference 1946: (i) Report to the Conference by Sub-committee ‘A’ concerning closer association of the Sudanese with the Central Government. (ii) Report to the Conference by Sub-commitee ‘B’ concerning local government
SAD.518/6/57-64
1947 Mar 31
The first report of the Sudan Adminstration Conference, containing their recommendations for the closer association of the Sudanese with the Central Government of the Sudan
SAD.518/6/65
[1947]
Account of an interview with Margery Perham on the Conference reports on 21 March 1946
SAD.518/6/66-67
1947 Mar 12
Copy letter from D.N. Chester to Miss Perham concerning the proposed Legislative Assembly
SAD.518/6/68-70
[ca. 1947]
Account of an interview with Sir Gilbert Laithwaite, Permanent Undersecretary of the Burma Office
SAD.518/7/1-6
1945 May
Burma: statement of policy by His Majesty's Government H.M.S.O. London (Cmd. 6635)
SAD.518/7/7-9
1947 Jan
Conclusions reached in the conversations between His Majesty's Government and the delegation from the Executive Council of the Governor of Burma H.M.S.O. London (Cmd. 7029)
SAD.518/7/10-20
1947 Jun
Burma: Frontier areas commitee of enquiry, 1947. Report to His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and to the Government of Burma H.M.S.O. London (Cmd. 7138)
SAD.518/7/21
1947 Feb 12
Text of the agreement singed at Panglong by Shan, Kachin and Chin leaders and by representatives of the Executive Council of the Government of Burma
SAD.518/7/22-26
1947 Apr 16
Account of an interview with Sir Harold MacMichael concerning the Sudan Administration Conference
SAD.518/7/27-28
[ca. 1947]
Account of an interview with Sir Shuldham Redfern concerning a federal system of government for the Sudan
SAD.518/7/29-34
[ca. 1947]
“The Sudan problem”, an article by Sir Shuldham Redfern
SAD.518/7/35-39
1947 Apr 11
“The future of the Sudan”, an article by Sir Shuldham Redfern with covering letter to Sir Thomas Creed
SAD.518/7/40-45
1947 Apr 24
Note by Sir Angus Gillan on the draft first report by the Sudan Adminstration Conference, with note of an interview with Sir Angus
SAD.518/7/46-50
[ca. 1947]
Summary of Lord Hailey's views on the draft first report of the Sudan Administration Conference
SAD.518/7/51
[ca. 1947]
Note of conversation with Mr. Cohen of the Colonial Office
SAD.518/8/1-14
Recent political and economic developments in Nigeria. Address by H.E. Sir Arthur Richards G.C.M.G., Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Nigeria. Empire Parliamentary Association, London
SAD.518/8/15-22
1945 Mar
Proposals for the revision of the constitution of Nigeria H.M.S.O. London (Cmd. 6599)
SAD.518/8/23-43
1946
Statutory rules and orders: 1946 no.1352, Foreign Jurisdiction, Nigeria (Protectorate and Cameroons); ..[and].. 1946 no.1370, Foreign Jurisdiction, Nigeria;...[and].. 1946 no. 353, Gold Coast Colony and Ashanti
SAD.518/9/1-3
[ca. 1947]Note of sections of the Sudan Administration Conference to be referred to Council
SAD.518/9/4-9
[ca. 1947]
Note on the position of Under-Secretaries
SAD.518/9/10
[ca. 1947]
Extract from the proceedings of the seventh session of the Advisory Council for the Northern Sudan
SAD.518/9/11
1947 Jun 5
Handwritten note by Robertson on the Sudan Administration Conference report
SAD.518/9/12-15
1947 Jul 3
“Some notes on the Under-Secretary question” by M.F.A. Keen
SAD.518/9/16-18
1947 Jul 3
Letter to a prospective Minister, setting out conditions of office, prepared in the Civil Secretary's Office
SAD.518/9/19
1947 Jul 3
Note on the Executive Council, prepared in the Civil Secretary's Office
SAD.518/9/20-25
[1947]
Diagrams showing heirarchical structure of typical departments
SAD.518/9/26-29
1947 Jul 1
Record of discussion by the three Secretaries on the Sudan Administration Conference report
SAD.518/9/30
1947 Jul 2
Preliminary figures for the cost of the Southern Provinces
SAD.518/10/1-9
1947 Jul 29
Civil Secretary's recommendations on the first report of the Sudan Administration Conference including sections on: representation of the South; the legislative, financial and administrative functions of the Assembly
SAD.518/10/10-11
[1947]
Note on resolutions of Council
SAD.518/10/12-13
1947 Sep 29
Letter from M.F.A. Keen to Robertson concerning interviews with C.O. officials
SAD.518/10/14-22
[ca. 1947]
Appendix III to unknown report entitled “Constitutional development in Africa”, including sections on: central organisation of governments; public service; legislation; finance; staff management and petitions
SAD.518/10/23-26
1947 Oct 24-27
Record of interview with Sir Frederick Whyte, with covering letter
SAD.518/10/27-31
1947 Nov 5-7
Note on an interview in the House of Commons between J.G. Mavrogordato and Sir Gilbert Campion, with covering letter
SAD.518/10/32-35
1947 Nov 22-23
Note by K.D.D. Henderson on the constitutional proposals, with comments by M.F.A. Keen
SAD.518/11/1-5
1947 Nov 22
Note by M.F.A. Keen on the proposed 1948 constitution
SAD.518/11/6-57
1948
First and second drafts of the Sudan Executive Council and Legislative Assembly Ordinance, 1948
SAD.518/11/58-68
1947 Nov 26
Note on the reccomendations of the Sudan Administration Conference embodying the results of the study made by the Egyptian Government, with covering letter from the President of the Council of Ministers
SAD.518/11/69-85
1947 Dec 5
Draft press communiqué on the recommendations of the Sudan Administration Conference, with comments by K.D.D. Henderson
SAD.518/11/86-90
1947 Nov- Dec
Copy letters concerning the Egyptian counter proposals
SAD.518/11/91-92
1947 Dec 2
Summary by M.F.A Keen of points made in the note of the Royal Egyptian Government
SAD.518/12/2-6
1944 Jan 14
Advisory Council for the Northern Sudan: text of a talk broadcast from Khartoum by Sir Douglas Newbold K.B.E., Civil Secretary, Sudan Government, on January 14, 1944
SAD.518/12/7-39
1948
Draft ‘D’ of the Executive Council and Legislative Assembly Ordinance, 1948
SAD.518/12/40-43
1948 Jan
Note by the Assistant Civil Secretary (Political) [W.H.T. Luce] on the appointment of members to the Assembly
SAD.518/12/44
1948 Feb 23
Article from The Sudan Star on “The Executive Council and Legislative Assembly Ordinance, 1948”
SAD.518/12/45-51
[1948]
Second schedule to the Ordinance concerning the conduct of elections
SAD.518/12/52-55
1948 Apr
Comments by Governors on elections
SAD.518/12/56-71
1948 Jun 13
Draft speech to the Govenor-General's Council concerning amendments to the Ordinance
SAD.518/12/72-73
1948 Jun 14
Telegram from R.C. Mayall concerning the text of a reply by the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to questions in the Commons on constitutional reform in the Sudan
SAD.518/12/74-76
[1948]
Draft speech by Robertson concerning the 1948 Ordinance for legislative reform
SAD.518/13/1-3
1950 Oct 19
Memorandum by Robertson on the development of ministerial responsibility among Sudanese members of the Council
SAD.518/13/4-7
1951 Mar 7
Notes by J.G. Mavrogordato on the Sudanese demand for further constitutional advance
SAD.518/13/8-26
[1951]
“A layman's marginal comments on the draft Sudan Constitution Ordinance 1951” including sections on general impressions; fundamental rights; parliamentary Under-Secretaries; and Parliament
SAD.518/13/27-29
[1948]
Note by Robertson on the Council of Ministers
SAD.518/14/1-38
[1951]Draft copy of the Sudan Constitution Ordinance, 1951 with chapters on: fundamental rights (SAD.518/14/3-7); directive principles of government policy (SAD.518/14/7-9); the Executive, the Governor-General and other roles in the Council (SAD.518/14/9-16); general comments concerning parliament and legislation (SAD.518/14/16-33); finance (SAD.518/14/33-37); and amendment of the Constitution (SAD.518/14/37-38)
SAD.518/15/1-53
1949 Apr - May
Memorandum by D.C Cumming on the administrative policy and organisation of the Sudan Government, subsequent to the 1948 reforms (2 parts), with related correspondence between D. Cumming and Robertson
SAD.518/15/54-85
1951 Feb 14
Memorandum by D. Cumming on points contained in the Sudan Constitution Ordinance
SAD.520/9-523/7
1943 -1953
Correspondence between the Civil Secretary (D. Newbold, and from 1945 Robertson) and the Sudan Agent in London (R.C. Mayall and C.G. Davies). Each file includes regular newsletters on the Sudan and covers internal and Anglo-Egyptian politics, constitutional reform, economics, social matters, personnel etc. Other matters of interest are noted below. (7 original files).
SAD.520/9/1-53
1943 Jul 15-Aug 27
Correspondence between Newbold and Mayall, with explanatory notes by Newbold regarding the newsletters (SAD.520/9/3); favourable reports on the Sudan Defence Force troops in Tripolitania (SAD.520/9/6-7); meeting of the Middle East War Council, distribution of the Sudan Defence Force, the West African air reinforcement route, evidence of increased Egyptian interest in the Sudan, rationing in Omdurman, revenue, and news from Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Ethiopia (SAD.520/9/8-19); relations with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Sudan and the possible incorporation of Northern and Western Eritrea into the Sudan (SAD.520/9/25-31); demands for further battalions for the Sudan Defence Force (SAD.520/9/35-42)
SAD.520/10/1-75
1943 Aug 30-1944 Jan 26
Correspondence between Newbold and Mayall with military news regarding the Sudan Defence Force (SAD.520/10/1-5); an article from The Times regarding the war effort in West Africa (SAD.520/10/12); Mayall on the cotton trade in Ethiopia and the proposal to establish a spinning and weaving industry in the Sudan (SAD.520/10/21-26); Henderson's Survey of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (SAD.520/10/29-33); an article from The Times regarding the sinking of the Ceramic (SAD.520/10/36); the Sudan Advisory Council, the formation of provincial councils, the work of the demobilisation commitee, news from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and Egypt (SAD.520/10/37-46); extract from The Times about famine relief and another entilted “Forward - by the right, securing peace and prosperity; views of Tory Reform Committee” (SAD.520/10/47-49); further news from Ethiopia and Egypt including news of King Farouk's car accident (SAD.520/10/59-68)
SAD.521/1/1-96
1943 Dec 30-1945 May 11
Correspondence between Newbold, Mayall, Robertson and other correspondents including J. Scriviner and E.D. Pridie. Letters include general information regarding the progress of the war; the draft resolution for a meeting of the Gordon Memorial College Governing Body (SAD.521/1/17); discourse over a propaganda publication entitled Ahmed and Johnny (SAD.521/1/25-27); Robertson's news regarding the relationship between the British administration in the Sudan and Egypt (SAD.521/1/31-36); locust control (SAD.521/1/34,61); education in the South, notes on Sudanese politics and Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman (SAD.521/1/31-36); E.D. Pridie on a discussion with Mayall over their views on Sudanisation (SAD.521/1/48-50); the death of Sir Douglas Newbold and the appointment of Robertson as Civil Secretary (SAD.521/1/69-70); article from The Times on Bishop Gwynne's tour of his diocese (SAD.521/1/78); Sudan in the war (SAD.521/1/80-84); G.R.F. Bredin's appointment as Chairman of the Gordon Memorial College Council (SAD.521/1/90-93); note on the end of the war (SAD.521/1/94-96)
SAD.521/2/1-72
1945 May -1946 Feb 16
Correspondence between Mayall and Robertson with regard to education and negotiations with Southern missionaries (SAD.521/2/2-5); local politics involving Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman and Sayyid `Ali al-Mirghani, the third meeting of the Advisory Council, the legislation to make Pharaonic circumcision illegal (SAD.521/2/6-10); the appointment of a Welfare Officer, the selection board for the Sudan Political service and recruitment (SAD.521/2/11,19,23-26), prospective crop yields and the locust problem in Darfur and Kordofan (SAD.521/2/15-17); table of Sudan Defence Force casualties (SAD.521/2/22-26); appointment of a new Governor-General and the revision of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty (SAD.521/2/40-41,50-54,57-59); Mayall's suggestions and opinion on the Northern Advisory Council (SAD.521/2/42-44)
SAD.521/3/1-107
1946 Feb 3 - Mar 25
Correspondence between Mayall and Robertson, ans other correspondents including J.W. Miller. Letters concern the £2m grant to the Sudan from the Treasury and the revision of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty (SAD.521/3/1-5); participation of Sudanese troops in the London victory celebrations (SAD.521/3/16-18); the riots in Cairo (SAD.521/3/16-18,30); extracts from The Times on negotiations in Malaya and the riots in Cairo (SAD.521/3/20-21); the admission of Sudanese students to Cambridge and Oxford (SAD.521/3/23-29,82); Robertson's account of his tour of Gedaref and Kassala, a Gordon Memorial College demonstration and the appointment of a Welfare Officer (SAD.521/3/31-34); note on the political future of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (SAD.521/3/39-42); outline of a talk on the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan for public, grammar and secondary schools, and universities (SAD.521/3/43-51); notes on a conversation with J.F. Wolfenden and E.A. Taylor, masters at Shrewsbury school (SAD.521/3/52-59); the future of Eritrea (SAD.521/3/67-70); Mayall's opinions regarding Symes' article in The Times entitled“The Future of the Sudan” (SAD.521/3/71-72); articles from The Times and The Herald regarding appointment and employment of women within the Foreign Office (SAD.521/3/90-91); Miller to Robertson concerning recruitment for the Sudan Government (SAD.521/3/102-105).
SAD.521/4/1-98
1946 Apr 6 - Oct 22
Correspondence between Mayall and Robertson regarding the Foreign Office, Sudanisation and the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty (SAD.521/4/1-6,34-38); the Sudanese delegation in Cairo (SAD.521/4/11-12); the closure of Omdurman Wadi Seidna school and the possiblility of closing the Farouk School due to political unrest and Egyptian influence in the Sudan (SAD.521/4/18-20); cotton trade, the death of Dr. F. Crowther, the position of principal at Gordon Memorial College, an informal speech made by Mayall at a political reception regarding aspirations for the Sudan, British obligations to the Sudan and the rights of Egypt (SAD.521/4/22-26); treaty negotiations with Egypt (SAD.521/4/30-32,53-61); the fifth session of the Northern Advisory Council (SAD.521/5/34-38); Sudanese students in the UK (SAD.521/4/34-38); typed extract from The Economist entitled “Egyptian Treaty talks begin” (SAD.521/4/42-43); Sudan cattle trade (SAD.521/4/69-70); article from The Observer by Sir Shuldham Redfern entitled “The problem of the Sudan” (SAD.521/4/78); memorial service notices from The Times for Lady Wingate (SAD.521/4/83); extract from The Timesentitled “Britain and Egypt: effort to narrow differences” (SAD.521/4/84); translation of Egyptian draft of the Sudan protocol (SAD.521/4/98)
SAD.521/5/1-33
1946 Nov 19 - 1947 May 9
Correspondence between Robertson, Mayall and W.N. Allan including a report entitled “Memorandum on Anglo-Egyptian relations for the information of His Majesty's representatives abroad”, with manuscript notes by Robertson (SAD.521/5/1-20); Sudan protocol (SAD.521/5/21-22); news from the provinces regarding grain and cotton crops (SAD.521/5/24-26); Egyptian reactions to the draft Treaty (SAD.521/5/24-26); Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi's visit to London (SAD.521/5/27-29); the issue of E.N. Corbyn acting as the Sayyid's representative in London (SAD.521/5/31-33)
SAD.521/6/1-79
1947 Jan 9 - Mar 26
Correspondence between Robertson and various correspondents including W,N. Allan, E. Miller, E.N. Corbyn and R.C. Mayall, regarding Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi's visit to London and Corbyn's proposal to be his representative (SAD.521/6/1-4,8); the breakdown of the treaty negotaiations with Egypt (SAD.521/6/5-7,29-31) questionnaire relating to likely political outcomes in the Sudan (SAD.521/6/17-18); meeting with the Foreign Office Information Services about increasing publicity, the Sudan Agency in London and publications relating to the Sudan (SAD.521/6/19-26); the retirement of Huddleston as Governor-General, Egyptian opinion and the possibility of a replacement (SAD.521/6/40-42,56-60); Corbyn's draft “Background to Sudan News” regarding the Sovereignty issue (SAD.521/6/44-51); Mayall's opinion of the film “This Modern Age” by the Eagle-Lion people (SAD.521/6/52-54); appointment of Sir Robert Howe as Governor-General, Governors' meeting (SAD.521/6/56-60); questionnaire with answers by Mayall regarding the welfare of the Sudanese (SAD.521/6/69-70); Port Sudan dock strike (SAD.521/6/77)
SAD.521/7/1-77
1947 Feb 28 - May 15
Correspondence between Robertson and Mayall with attached letters regarding C. Dalrymple Belgrave's meeting with Ibn Sa'ud at Ras Tanura (SAD.521/7/1-3); note on H.M.G's attitude towards the Anglo-Egyptian treaty negotiations (SAD.521/7/4-11,19-22,28-31); the retirement of Huddleston as Governor-General, the political situation in Sudan (SAD.521/7/10-11); Port Sudan dock strike (SAD.521/7/12); Egyptian participation in the Sudan administration (SAD.521/7/15-16,21-22); extract from Foreign Office List for 1946 regarding D.W. Lascelles and his appointment as Head of the Egyptian Department at the Foreign Office (SAD.521/7/36-37,49-50); BBC broadcast for the “Focus”series entitled “A porcupine of a subject ” regarding the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty (SAD.521/7/38-40,42,51-52); report entitled “The Anglo-Egyptian treaty negotiations 1946/47: the Sudan question” (SAD.521/7/44-48); copy letter from E.D. Pridie to Sir Reginald Wingate regarding the Sudan question and the political relationship with Egypt (SAD.521/7/58-59)
SAD.521/8/1-92
1947 May 13 - Jul 23
Correspondence between Robertson and Mayall, with other letters from D.W.Lascelles regarding his reaction to a memorandum of April 20th, the Khartoum paper, the political situation in Sudan and H.M.G's attitude towards the Anglo-Egyptian treaty (SAD.521/8/1-6, 91-92); further correspondence relating to Lascelles' reaction to the memorandum on the Anglo-Egyptian treaty and Egyptian sovereignty (SAD.521/8/7-14); draft editorial by Rita Hinden on Egypt to take its problems with the Sudan to the U.N.O. (SAD.521/8/15-22); a reception at the Royal Geographical Society and showing of “Sudan dispute”, a documentary (SAD.521/8/23-24,27-28,57); article entitled “Our supremely difficult task in Africa. Problems of the educated native minorities” (SAD.521/8/26); Sudanese students in the UK, letter from A.B. Roger Dean of Balliol College regarding the health of one Sudanese student (SAD.521/8/33-36a,43); script of BBC broadcast talk by Margery Perham and Major L. Hastings entitled “Commonwealth and Empire” (SAD.521/8/39-42); the general press strike (SAD.521/8/54-56); railways strike (SAD.521/8/79-81)
SAD.521/9/1-57
1947 May 22 - 1948 Jan 5
Correspondence between Robertson, Mayall and C.G. Davies regarding the mutiny in Khartoum North Prison, the investigation of the Hag Abdullah shooting case, fear of political unrest as the Security Council rejects the Egyptian appeal (SAD.521/9/8-9,29-30); delegation at the United Nation's Security Council hearing on the Anglo-Egyptian dispute (SAD.521/9/10-19,24-31); aide-memoire for conversation between Robertson and Mayall in London with Robertson's response(SAD.521/9/34-37); Anglo-Egyptian treaty negotiations (SAD.521/9/54)
SAD.521/10/1-79
1948 Jan 4- Mar 16
Correspondence between Robertson and Mayall regarding Sudan Governrment publicity (SAD.521/10/2-4); wedding gift to Princesss Elizabeth from Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi (SAD.521/10/9-15,23); Khartoum Cathedral war memorial fund, the oil fuel crisis (SAD.521/10/22-26,34-38,58-59); rise of cotton prices (SAD.521/10/39-41,53-54); future of the Gezira scheme (SAD.521/10/43-44); the draft Ordinance and the political situation with Egypt (SAD.521/10/68-71)
SAD.521/11/1-67
1948 Mar 12 - Apr 24
Correspondence between Robertson and Mayall regarding Sir Robert Howe's visit to London and rail strikes (SAD.521/11/1-5,63-65); the Foreign Office with regard to King Farouk's title, the railway strike in Khartoum, oil supplies, textiles and Egyptian claims in the Sudan (SAD.521//11/10-12,29-34,37-40,52-54); Egyptian sovereignty (SAD.521/11/15); academic success of Sudanese student Addullah Galander in Britain (SAD.521/11/16-19); the effect of the railway strike and the Trade Union legislation, King Farouk's title and the implications on the draft Ordinance (SAD.521/11/20-22); extract from a letter from Elizabeth Monroe regarding the Sudan as a Condominium (SAD.521/11/23); Southern policy (SAD.521/11/25-27); alteration to the draft Ordinance including a note by Robertson regarding Egyptian approval of the Ordinance (SAD.521/11/1-5,34,37-40,45-47,49-50)
SAD.522/1/1-75
1948 Apr 19 - Jun 22
Correspondence between Robertson and R.C. Mayall, and during Robertson's leave to the South, with G.E.R. Sandars, regarding the ex-Italian colonies in Africa and the fuel oil crisis (SAD.522/1/14-16); progress in the South (SAD.522/1/26-31); constitutional reforms (SAD.522/1/2-4,20-21,32-38,64-65); a note on the progress of the Cairo talks (SAD.522/1/45)
SAD.522/2/1-70
1948 Jun 28 - Nov 11
Letters between Robertson and various correspondents including R.C. Mayall, Sir Robert Howe, C.G. Davies and E.W. Thomas regarding enactment of the Executive Council and the Legislative Assembly Ordinance, with reference to Egyptian reaction (SAD.522/2/1-2,23-28,59); recruitment to the Sudan Political Service (SAD.522/2/11,38-39); public security, the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council, the Gezira scheme (SAD.522/2/13-18); crop prospects and food prices (SAD.522/2/47-51)
SAD.522/3/1-70
1948 Nov - 1949 Jan 18
Correspondence between Mayall and Robertson including a report entitled “A new democracy's first general election” (SAD.522/3/1-4); the Sudan elections, including summaries of occurences in Wed Medani, Atbara and Port Sudan (SAD.522/3/5-8); Egyptian participation in the Executive Council (SAD.522/3/11); the Atabara trials (SAD.522/3/19-21); the opening of the Legislative Assembly (SAD.522/3/24-26); the circulation of news to Sudanese in Britain (SAD.522/3/27-29,50-51); political ambitions of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi (SAD.522/3/52-53,60-65); a list of Sudanese students resident in the U.K. (SAD.522/3/54-59)
SAD.522/4/1-65
1949 Jan 3 - 1949 Mar 30
Correspondence between Mayall and Robertson regarding an article from The Evening Standard on Sir Reginald Wingate (SAD.522/4/1); Robertson's visit to the Nuba Mountains (SAD.522/4/4-7,22); female circumcision, including a report from an informal meeting on the subject with Sir Basil Neven-Spence, Clutton and three senior Sudanese, Judge Atabani, Nur Ibrahim and Dr. Abdulla Omer Abu Shamma (SAD.522/4/13-15,17,50,58-59); political ambitions of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi (SAD.522/4/23); extract from The Times entitled“A colonial problem” (SAD.522/4/40); Sudanese students in the UK (SAD.522/4/58-59); W.A.A. strike at Atbara and reactions to the Trade Unions Ordinance (SAD.522/4/62-65)
SAD.522/5/1-67
1949 March 30 - 1949 Jun 6
Correspondence between Mayall and Robertson regarding female circumcision, Sudanese students' reaction to U.K. press and the campaign against female circumcision (SAD.522/5/1-5,28-32); report of points to discuss with Mr Kingsley-Martin of the The New Statesman regarding female circumcision (SAD.522/5/6-9); article fromThe New Statesman and Nation regarding female circumcision, entitled“Ritual mutilations” (SAD.522/5/32); reference to a publication entitled Africa: Britain's third Empire by George Padmore which includes a section on the Sudan (SAD.522/5/11-14,17); the International Cotton Advisory Commitee, labour positions and possibility of strikes, food shortages in Kassala Province (SAD.522/5/15-17); the Labour Conference and the possibility of a general strike (SAD.522/5/27,33-34); media interpretation of food shortages (SAD.522/5/33-34,38-43); Mayall's notes on a conversation with Sayyid Muhammad Salih Shingeiti regarding tribal representatives in the Legislative Assembly, the situation with Egypt and female circumcision (SAD.522/5/54); Anglo-Egyptian negotiations (SAD.522/5/65-66)
SAD.522/6/1-68
1949 Jun 7 - 1949 Nov 9
Correspondence between Mayall, Robertson and E.W. Thomas regarding Robertson's visit to the South, problems involving language, teaching Arabic, religion, education, famine and grain prices, an explosion at the Singa prison (SAD.522/6/6-10); Governor-General's visit to London (SAD.522/6/11-14,54-55); report on the medical condition of Sayyid Sir `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi in London (SAD.522/6/15); food shortages and crops (SAD.522/6/25-27); Egyptian representation in the Legislative Assembly (SAD.522/6/31-32,50-51); the Whitley Councils (SAD.522/6/48-50); Umma and Ansar demands for self government (SAD.522/6/56-58)
SAD.522/7/1-74
1949 Nov 10 -1950 Feb 16
Correspondence between Robertson and Mayall regarding a memorial plaque for Sir Douglas Newbold (SAD.522/7/2,5-6); the price of grain in Omdurman and food assistance in Kordofan and Darfur (SAD.522/7/10,42); memorandum of matters to be raised by J.A. Hartley during his visit to Khartoum, including Sudanisation of the Agency staff, students, departmental contacts between Sudanese and British universities (SAD.522/7/21-26); extracts from The Times entitled“Trusteeship in the Colonies” and “Policy in Africa” (SAD.522/7/36-37); Robertson's trip to the North (SAD.522/7/40-43); topics for the Governors' meeting (SAD.522/7/38); Egyptian elections (SAD.522/7/56-59); appointment of new Qaid (SAD.522/7/61-71)
SAD.522/8/1-60
1950 Feb 7 - 1950 Mar 28
Correspondence between Robertson and Mayall regarding the Governors' meeting (SAD.522/8/7-9); improvement in Egyptian/Ansar relations (SAD.522/8/12-13); proposal for an increase in Sudanese representation on the Legislative Assembly (SAD.522/8/12-15,26-29,33-36,51-52); summary of proceedings at the Legislative Assembly regarding elections, labour strikes and negotiations with the labour committee (SAD.522/8/33-36,43-46); an interview with the Foreign Office regarding Anglo-Egyptian talks, by Beshir Muhammad Said (SAD.522/8/49-50)
SAD.522/9/1-61
1950 Mar 29 - May 13
Correspondence between Robertson and Mayall regarding constitutional reform and proposals to increase Sudanese representation on the Legislative Assembly (SAD.522/9/1-5); bill to set up the Gezira Board (SAD.522/9/2-5,23); article by Edward Atiyah in The Spectator on “Progress in the Sudan” (SAD.522/9/8,16,30); extract fromThe Times on a lecture by Margery Perham on the life of Lord Lugard (SAD.522/9/42,44); article from The Times on the “Suez and the Nile” (SAD.522/9/47)
SAD.522/10/1-69
1950 May 10 - Jun 22
Correspondence between various correspondents including Mayall and D.C. Cumming regarding recruitment to the Sudan Political Service, the meeting of the Gordon Memorial College Executive Comittee (SAD.522/10/1-8); extract from The Times regarding the marriage of Egyptian Princess Fathia to Riad Ghali Effendi (SAD.552/10/10); the League of Coloured Peoples (SAD.522/10/11); Lake Tsana and discussions with Egypt over the Fourth Cataract dam (SAD.522/10/18-19); Mayall and Cumming regarding Robertson's trip to the UK (SAD.522/10/20-22,51-53); notes on a conversation with Dr. Muhammed Zaki Mustafa concerning the Legislative Assembly (SAD.522/10/23); increase in Sudanese representation on the Executive Council (SAD.522/10/24,33-34,41-42); proposed negotiations with Egypt including extracts from The Observer and The Times (SAD.522/10/27-28,55-58); the proposed name change of Gordon Memorial College to the University of Khartoum and the birth of the Sudan Liberation Organisation (SAD.522/10/29-30); moves towards self-determination (SAD.522/10/31-32,43); civil aviation and commercial relations with Israel (SAD.522/10/45-48,51-53); the Sudan and the Festival of Britain (SAD.522/10/50)
SAD.522/11/1-68
1950 Jul 12- Sep 29
Correspondence between Mayall, Robertson, C.G. Davies and D.C. Cumming regarding floods in Northern Sudan (SAD.522/11/3-4); petrol shortages (SAD.522/11/5-12,15-16); Robertson's trip to Equatoria (SAD.522/11/15-16); informal talks between the Ambassadcor in Cairo and the Egyptian Government on the Sudan question, trade with Israel, including comments by Sir Robert Howe (SAD.522/10/27-29,32-36 48-53); report from The Times regarding the informal discussions between the Egyptian foreign minister and the British Ambassador (SAD.522/11/31); an article based on an interview with Robertson and Sudanese students in London concerning the future of Eritrea (SAD.522/11/38); from Roberston to Howe regarding Nile Waters, Umma party pressure for self-goverment (SAD.522/11/39-40); Egyptian recruitment of Sudanese to their army (SAD.522/11/45,47); Robertson's account of a trip to Wad Medani and El Obeid, Gezira crops and dhurah prices (SAD.522/11/54-57)
SAD.522/12/1-79
1950 Oct 6 - Dec 29
Correspondence between Robertson and Mayall regarding the Anglo-Egyptian question and moves toward self-government in the Sudan (SAD.522/12/1-2); record of a conversation between the Secretary of State and the Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs (SAD.522/12/3-5); order of service for the memorial service for Sir Hubert Huddleston and Robertson's account of the service (SAD.522/12/8,10); demands for self government (SAD.522/12/9-12,72-75); an incident at Khor Taggat school near El Obeid (SAD.522/12/11-12,15-18,26,40-41); labour troubles and general strikes, the Labour Federation, Sudan Railways and the firemen's dispute (SAD.522/12/38-43,45-47,49-51,53-56,61-64,73)
SAD.522/13/1-71
1951 Jan 7 - Feb 16
Correspondence between Robertson and Mayall regarding the self-goverment debate (SAD.522/13/3-4,13-21, 28-31); labour strikes (SAD.522/13/3-4); Robertson's trip to Southern Sudan (SAD.522/13/16-17); account of a talk by Lord Stansgate about the Sudan which Robertson considers pro-Egyptian and extract from The Daily Telegraph regarding the speech (SAD.522/12/21-22,27,36-37)
SAD.522/14/1-99
1951 Feb 18 - Apr 29
Correspondence between Robertson, C.G. Davies and Mayall regarding Robertson's visits to various provinces including an account of his visit to Blue Nile Province, the Sudan Plantations Syndicate staff and the problem of railway capacity (SAD.522/14/2-4); account of visit to Kordofan, particularly the El Obeid water, town planning and lands work, the town council and tribal gatherings (SAD.522/14/17-20); account of visit to Kassala, political agitators in Gash and problems with the appointment of agricultural shaykhs (SAD.522/14/18,42); the Commission to review the Executive Council and Legislative Assembly Ordinance, including letter from James Bowker of the Foreign Office regarding tribal leaders and safeguarding the South (SAD.522/14/6-7,12-15,18-20,22-23,50-54,56,59,64-67,79-83,96-99); meeting at the Foreign Office regarding the cotton trade (SAD.522/14/33-34); extract and typescript letters to The Listener from Lord Stansgate and Edward Atiyah regarding Stansgate's speech on the Sudan (SAD.522/14/35-36); cerebro-spinal meningitis epidemic (SAD.522/14/42,86,89-92); newspaper extracts regarding the Anglo-Egytian talks (SAD.522/14/46-49,78); Gordon Memorial College Ordinance and the unveiling of the Sudan Defence Force war memorial (SAD.522/14/50-54,58-61,64-67); discussion concerning a memorial for Sir Hubert Huddleston (SAD.522/14/68-69); general strike (SAD.522/14/90-92)
SAD.522/15/1-68
1951 May 2 -1951 Jun 19
Correspondance between Mayall and Robertson regarding the Anglo-Egyptian talks (SAD.522/15/6-9); labour difficulties and strikes including that of the Light and Power Union, the Oil Mills at Khartoum North and general strikes (SAD.522/15/7-9,13,17-19,23-27,63-65); extracts from the UK press about talks with Egypt (SAD.522/15/15); an extract from The Times entitled “Lord Hailey's researches into Native Administration” (SAD.522/15/32); recruitment to the Political Service (SAD.522/15/46-47); police strike in Khartoum and related incidents (SAD.522/15/52-56,58-59,61-65); cost of living (SAD.522/15/64)
SAD.522/16/1-105
1951 Jun 29 - 1951 Nov 2
Correspondence between Mayall, Robertson and E.H. Nightingale and C.G. Davies regarding labour troubles including the Railways Trade Union and general strikes (SAD.522/16/1-3,12,43-45); the Anglo-Egyptian talks (SAD.522/16/6-13,15-16,19-21,48-50); the Watson Commission report on the police strike, and the cost of living (SAD.522/16/12,14-16); internal conflict within the Ashigga party (SAD.522/16/14-18); strike at Wadi Seidna School (SAD.522/16/29,44); proposed abrogation of the 1936 Anglo-Egyptian Treaty (SAD.522/16/51-52, 56-60,62,80-85,96-97); Sudanese reaction to the abrogation of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty including discussions with Abdulla Bey Khalil, Secretary of the Umma Party (SAD.522/12/64-67,75-76); Robertson's note on a conversation with Sayyid `Abd al-Majid Ahmad, Under-Secretary for Economics and Trade regarding the Amendment Commission (SAD.522/16/69-70); Amendment Commission telegram to the U.N.O. (SAD.522/16/69-70,73-74); article entitled “Sudanese telegram to U.N. Plea for international commissioner” (SAD.522/16/92)
SAD.522/17/1-84
1951 Nov 7 - Dec 25
Correspondence between Robertson and C.G. Davies regarding Sudanese self-government, the possibilty of Egyptian dominion status and of Sudan joining the British Commonwealth (SAD.522/17/5-6,10-13,17-18,20-22,26-29,62,74-77,82-84); break up of the Amendment Commission (SAD.522/17/22, 30-34,37); potential general strikes (SAD.522/17/7-8); Umma and Ashigga delegation to the U.N.O. in Paris (SAD.522/17/12-13,26-29,36-39,45-49,53-56,71-72); statement made by the delegation for publication (SAD.522/17/80); the influence of bribery on politics (SAD.522/17/24-25); demands for a Mahdist monarchy (SAD.522/17/31-32,42-44,46-47,58); the birth of a new “middle” party, referred to and supported by Davies as a “country party” , named the Sudan Socialist Republican Party, reaction of the Umma Party and speculation as to its future (SAD.522/17/36,42, 45-49,58,61,72,76); Umma Party pressure for self-government (SAD.522/17/36-39); implication of constitutional change, its effect on the South and the role of Southern District Commissioners (SAD.522/17/57-59); script of report by Edward Atiyah entitled “The Sudan: economic development and political future” (SAD.522/17/66-68); demonstrations at Atbara and Berber with supposed Ashigga influence (SAD.522/17/70);
SAD.523/1/1-80
1952 Jan 1 - Mar 5
Correspondence between Robertson and Davies regarding the new Socialist Republican Party and the anti-British element within the Umma Party (SAD.523/1/1-3,10,14-15,54-55); general strike (SAD.523/1/2-3,11,13,36); moves towards self-government (SAD.523/1/4-9,17-24,38-39, 71-73); reaction to the Umma delegation in Paris (SAD.523/1/5-7); Egyptian claims of sovereignty over the Sudan, including an evaluation of the situation from Professor Vincent Harlowe (SAD.523/1/12-15,34-37,56-58,63-65,72); prospect of Sudanisation of the Sudan Agency in London (SAD.523/1/26); speculation as to the future of Sudan as an independent nation (SAD.523/1/41-42); conflict in Ismailia and rioting in Cairo (SAD.523/1/44); the Anglo-Egyptian dispute and Middle East politics (SAD.523/1/44-50); unrest in Darfur and fear of further disruption (SAD.523/1/53-55,72); participation of the Sudanese in King George VI's funeral procession (SAD.523/1/66-69)
SAD.523/2/1-86
1952 Feb 23 - May 17
Correspondence between Robertson and Davies regarding the future of the Sudan and Anglo-Egyptian negotiations (SAD.523/2/4-5,19-21); the Egyptian claim to sovereignty over the Sudan (SAD.523/2/7-10,33,54-55); extract from the House of Commons official report regarding Egyptian sovereignty over the Sudan including a statement by R. Allen of the Foreign Office (SAD.523/2/11,23); Egyptian politics (SAD.523/2/15-17,19-21,25); plans for the Huddleston memorial (SAD.523/2/24,26); drafting the new constitution (SAD.523/2/25-27,29-32,41-44); arrangements for the elections (SAD.523/2/34-35,37-39,41-44,81-83); general strike and labour difficulties (SAD.523/2/35,41,49-51); extract from The Scotsman regarding discussions on the British Government's policy on Egypt (SAD.523/2/40); note on a town planning survey for Lake Tsana (SAD.523/2/77)
SAD.523/3/1-85
1952 May 15 - Jul 26
Correspondence between Robertson and Davies, and other correspondents such as G.D. Lampen and Sir Robert Howe. Letters address the formation of the Sudan Pensioners' Association and the protection of British pensions, (SAD.523/3/1-3,11-14); Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's delegation to Cairo including a list of their conditions for self government (SAD.523/3/4-6,15,26-31,33, 1-2); N.R. Udal and Clarendon, the Lord Chamberlain regarding Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's audience with the Queen (SAD.523/3/21-22); reviews of Mekki Abbas' The Sudan Question (SAD.523/3/23-24); conflict at the Ethiopian frontier near Pochalla (SAD.523/3/27); the self government statute (SAD.523/3/43); the Egyptian Ambassador's memorandum, Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's delegation to Cairo and preparations for elections (SAD.523/3/52-59); Anglo-Egyptian discussions and moves toward self-government (SAD.523/3/60-63); telegram regarding a despatch from the Sudan Government to Egypt about the expansion of irrigation (SAD.523/3/74)
SAD.523/4/1-89
1952 Jul 28 - Oct 31
Correspondence between Robertson and Davies, and other correspondents such as A.C.Beaton, G.D. Lampen, A.M. Gelsthorpe and C.E Fouracres. Letters address the Egyptian coup d' état (SAD.523/4/1-6,14-15); possiblity of a railway strike and an unofficial sailors' strike (SAD.523/4/6,16,48-49); amendments to the draft self-government statute including letter to J.G. Mavrogordato outlining proposed changes (SAD.523/4/7-10,14-15,26-27,40-42); draft letter to The Times from A. Morris Gelsthorpe regarding Juba Cathedral (SAD.523/4/13); repatriation of Sudanese who had been recruited into the Egyptian frontier forces (SAD.523/4/16); conditions and attitudes to the situation in Cairo, the impression made by the Umma delegation in Egypt and Sudanisation of the Cairo Agency (SAD.523/4/34-36,54-56); the Hermes crash (SAD.523/4/39); approval of the new constitution (SAD.523/4/46-47,88-89); drawing-up of electoral rolls (SAD.523/4/49,72-74); Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's visit to London (SAD.523/4/62-63,66-67,70,87)
SAD.523/5/1-73
1952 Oct 29 - Dec 26
Correspondence between Robertson, Davies and A.C. Beaton regarding Sudanese politicians in London (SAD.523/5/1-3,46-50); General Neguib's proposals for self-government in the Sudan, the removal of British influence from Sudan and the Canal Zone (SAD.523/5/4-6,10-13); the withdrawal of British troops from the Sudan (SAD.523/5/12-13,22); Robertson's visit to Cairo, the Cairo talks, discussions between Sudanese parties and the Egyptian government (SAD.523/5/17-19,28-29,28-29,47-49); the financial and economic position of Egypt (SAD.523/5/21-23); concern for the future of the Southern provinces (SAD.523/5/24-26,28-29,33-39,41-43,59-62); extract from The Times regarding the Sudanese constitution (SAD.523/5/27); extracts from a letter from Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman to N.R. Udal regrading constitutional developments, the year of self determination and protection of southern Sudan (SAD.523/5/40); unrest in schools (SAD.523/5/41-42); extract from the House of Lords debate regarding constitutional change and safeguards for the South (SAD.523/5/51-52); letter from Margery Perham to The Times regarding the Cairo agreements, the future of the Gezira Scheme and the South (SAD.523/5/53); letter from the Parlimentary Under-Secretary, Anthony Nutting to Major Mott-Radclyffe, M.P., regarding Egyptian sovereignty, the South, the Civil Service and agreements with the Umma (SAD.523/5/54-55)
SAD.523/6/1-56
1953 Jan 2 - Mar 4
Correspondence between Robertson and Davies regarding the southern provinces and Egyptians in the South (SAD.523/6/7-12,15); agreements between northern politicians and General Neguib and an increase in opposition to the British Government (SAD.523/6/15-20,34-36); control of the Nile waters (SAD.523/6/18-20); notes by B.A. Lewis entitled “The problem of the three Southern Provinces” regarding the influence of the North, regional state councils under a federation and economic possibilities (SAD.523/6/21-22); extract from The Times entitled “Britain and Egypt” regarding the negotiations with Egypt over the Sudan (SAD. 523/6/23); letter from `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi to N.R. Udal regarding Umma participation in the signing of the Egyptian agreement (SAD.523/6/30); letter from Yahia Effendi, retired Commandant of Police, regarding the uncertain fate of the Sudan government (SAD.523/6/32); employment for British administrative officers (SAD.523/6/41); memorial service for Sir Reginald Wingate (SAD.523/6/42); Hervey Rhodes' account of a meeting at the Embassy in Cairo and discussions with Neguib, with response from Robertson (SAD.523/6/46-54); Robertson's pending retirement (SAD.523/6/54)
SAD.523/7/1-58
1953 Feb 13 - Apr 3
Correspondence between Robertson and Davies regarding the Anglo-Egyptian agreement especially in regard to safeguards for the South, reactions of British officials in the Sudan and Egyptian interest in the Nile Waters (SAD.523/7/1-8,9-11,40-43); appointment of the Governor-General's Commission and the Electoral Commission (SAD.523/7/1-3,28-29,40-43); transcript of a broadcast speech made by Neguib (SAD.523/7/15); Sudanisation and independence (SAD.523/7/31-33,44-47); extract from Punch regarding the Suez Canal and Egypt's presence in the Sudan (SAD.523/7/34-36); safeguards for the South (SAD.532/7/40-43,52-55); Robertson's visit to Darfur (SAD.523/7/52-55)
SAD.517/8/35-40
1945 May 21 - Jun 2
Note by Sir Hubert Huddleston, Governor-General, on Southern development, with covering letter and comments by Robertson
SAD.523/8-524/8
1945 - 1953
Correspondence between the Civil Secretary (D. Newbold and, from 1945, Robertson) and the Sudan Agency in Cairo (G.E.R. Sandars, C.E. Fouracres, E.C. Haselden and G.W. Bell), containing regular newsletters on the Sudan, news of Egyptian and Sudanese politics, also publicity, public health and personnel. Other subjects are itemised below (three original files):
SAD.523/8/1-53
1945 Feb 2 - Nov 27
Correspondence between Newbold, Robertson, G.E. Sandars, C.E. Fouracres and E.C. Haselden on the establishment of the Advisory Council, Sudan party politics and the San Francisco debate (SAD.523/8/3,20,25-26,39,41,44-45,47); the assasination of the Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmad Maher and the appointment of Nokrashi (SAD.523/8/54-57); an assasination attempt on the former Minister of Finance, Amin Osman (SAD.523/8/7,10); heightening of the Aswan Dam and further developments on the Nile to regulate high floods (SAD.523/8/8-9); war supplies investigation (SAD.523/8/12,16,18-19); riots in Cairo (SAD.523/8/47)
SAD.523/9/1-53
1945 Nov 27 - 1946 Apr 26
Correspondence between Robertson, E.C. Hasselden and C.E. Fouracres regarding Egyptian exports to the Sudan (SAD.523/9/1-2); formation of the new Egyptian cabinet, including notes on the existing cabinet (SAD.523/9/4,24-30,31-32); opening of the Egyptian Secondary school in Khartoum and the proposed visit by the Egyptian Minister of Education (SAD.523/9/5-8); the assasination of Amin Osman (SAD.523/9/8,11); note from R.J. Hillard about negotiations relating to the cattle levy and exports to Egypt (SAD.523/9/19-21); appointment of a new British ambassador (SAD.523/9/38-40); Sudanisation (SAD.523/9/46-47); extract from a letter from E. Campbell, extracts from the Northern Province intelligence report and from the Blue Nile Province monthly intelligence report, treaty revision proposals (SAD.523/9/49-50)
SAD.523/10/1-56
1946 Apr 27 - 1947 Feb 14
Correspondence between Robertson and Haselden regarding Sudanese attitudes towards Egypt (SAD.523/10/1-3,4-5); the Sudanese delegation in Cairo and treaty talks (SAD.523/10/1-7,16-17); members of the Sudanese delegation and their inability to represent the South (SAD.523/10/8-9); Sudanisation (SAD.523/10/26); talks concerning the evacuation of British troops from Egypt (SAD.523/10/29); the Egyptian draft treaty and Sudan protocol (SAD.523/10/31-34,36-37,41,44)
SAD.523/11/1-56
1947 Feb 18 - Oct 1
Correspondence between Robertson, G.E.R. Sandars, R.J Bowker, C.E. Fouracres and E.C. Haselden regarding the appointment of Egyptians to technical posts within the Sudan civil service (SAD.523/11/1-2,15); possibility of a joint Anglo-Egyptian Council to consult on administration and progress of the Sudan (SAD.523/11/1-2); appointment of the new Governor-General, Sir Robert Howe (SAD.523/11/8); details of employment and recruitment to the Sudan Political Service including a list of posts and departments offered in Egypt (SAD.523/11/12-13,18-21,23); Egyptian appeal to the U.N.O and validity of the 1936 treaty (SAD.523/11/31,33-35,39-40,42,47); demonstrations at Port Said (SAD.523/11/48); outbreaks of cholera in Egypt (SAD.523/11/53,56)
SAD.523/12/1-62
1947 Oct 3 - 1948 Apr 10
Correspondence between Robertson, G.E. Sandars, C.E. Fouracres and E.C. Haselden regarding the outbreak of cholera in Egypt (SAD.523/11/1-2,6,10-11,21); Egyptian reaction to the proposed Legislative Assembly (SAD.523/12/9,13,46,49-50); the Ambassador's views on political conditions in Egypt, the popularity of King Farouk and nationalisation of the banks (SAD.523/12/15,20); events in Palestine and subsequent riots in Egypt (SAD.523/12/22,27,29-30); opposition to Prime Minister Nokrashi, including plots to kill Nokrashi and the Minister of Defence Haider Pasha (SAD.523/12/12,24-26,28,32,36); Middle East defence plans and negotiations (SAD.523/12/44)
SAD.524/1/1-62
1948 Apr 19 - Sep 18
Correspondence between Robertson, G.E.R. Sandars and E.C. Haselden about discussions on the Legislative Assembly Ordinance, particularly in regard to Egyptian reaction, including a press release from Akhbar El Yom (SAD.524/1/1-2,7,11-12,15,18-19); events in Palastine and the meeting of the Political Comittee of the Arab League in Alexandria (SAD.524/1/5,20-21,39,45-46,59-60); discovery of a bomb at the Agency in Cairo (SAD.524/1/43-44); the Egyptian delegation at the General Assembly in Paris (SAD.524/1/57-8)
SAD.524/2/1-75
1948 Sep 11 - 1949 Jul 19
Correspondence between Robertson, E.W. Thomas, C.E. Fouracres and E.C. Haselden on censorship of the Egyptian press, including letters from E.A. Chapman and A. Haigh in La Bourse Egyptienne (SAD.624/2/3-7,21); detail of events in Palestine and the position of Egyptian troops (SAD.524/2/10,14-15,18-21); evening air raid alerts in Cairo (SAD.524/2/14); unrest in Cairo, explosions and attacks on the Orientale de Publicité (SAD.524/2/16-17,19); Nile waters (SAD.524/2/23,26); the assassination of Prime Minister Nokrashi (SAD.523/2/26, 55); formation of a new Cabinet in Egypt (SAD.524/2/27-28); possibility of terrorist action in the Sudan by the Ikhwan (SAD.524/2/40)
SAD.524/3/1-65
1949 Jul 19 - 1950 Apr 11
Correspondence between Robertson, E.W. Thomas, C.E. Fouracres and E.C. Haselden on the resignation of `Abd al-Hadi and his Ministry (SAD.524/3/3-5); the grain famine situation and crops in the Sudan (SAD.524/3/8); Egyptian schools in the Sudan (SAD.524/3/11,14-16,18,48-49); transcript of an address given by John Hamilton at the Middle East Centre of Arab Studies on historical and geographical fact in the Middle East (SAD.524/3/23-30); Egyptian elections, Wafd success (SAD.524/3/21,31-33,35,37,40)
SAD.524/4/1-69
1950 May 5 - 1951 Mar 9
Correspondence between Robertson, E.W. Thomas, G.W. Bell and E.C. Haselden on Egyptian proposals for resumption of the Treaty talks (SAD.524/4/1,3,23); British troops in Egypt (SAD.524/4/2,9-11,17,23,35,66); the water supply in western Sudan and the Nile Waters scheme (SAD.524/4/11, 66); the Palestine war arms scandal (SAD.524/4/19); Robertson's visit to Equatoria (SAD.524/4/26-27); relations between King Farouk and the Egyptian government (SAD.524/4/34,38-41); Sudan exports of dhurah and cotton seed to Egypt (SAD.524/4/45-46,48,50-51,58)
SAD.524/5/1-92
1951 Mar 15 - Dec 24
Correspondence from W.P.G. Thomson, G.W. Bell and E.C. Haselden regarding the settlement of the sterling balances problem (SAD.524/5/1-3); the relationship between King Farouk and the Egyptian government (SAD.524/5/17,60-61,66); the King's wedding (SAD.524/5/22); Nile Waters (SAD.524/5/31,71-72); resumption of Treaty discussions (SAD.524/5/34,48-49,51-52,56-57,66); Sudan Police strike (SAD.524/5/37); problem of anti-Western propaganda in newspapers (SAD.524/5/48, 56); H.M.G. statement on the abrogation of the 1899 Agreement and the 1936 Treaty (SAD.524/5/78-79)
SAD.524/6/1-74
1951 Mar 15 - 1952 Jun 21
Correspondence from W.P.G. Thomson, G.W. Bell, E.C. Haselden and C.E. Fouracres regarding opposition to the Egyptian palace (SAD.524/6/2,4,10); riots in Cairo (SAD.524/6/12-13,15-16); discontent amongst Egyptian armed forces and police (SAD.524/6/20-21); notes on the Hillali government (SAD.524/6/26-28,39-40); Sudanisation of the Sudan Agency in Cairo (SAD.524/6/35-36); the issue of Eyptian sovereignty over the Sudan (SAD.524/6/42,74); the Umma delegation in Cairo (SAD.524/6/52-54,57,64-65); economic and trade problems in Egypt (SAD.524/6/64-65); views expressed by the Sudanese delegation on southern Sudan, tribal leaders, the draft constitution and attitudes towards Egyptian sovereignty (SAD.524/6/68-71)
SAD.524/7/1-52
1952 Jun 20 - 1953 Sep 16
Correspondence between Robertson, A.C. Beaton, C.E. Fouracres and E.C. Haselden and including notes on conversations regarding Egypt and the British administration in the Sudan and the economic situation in Egypt, with emphasis on the Canal (SAD.524/7/1-2); the fall of Hillali's government and its replacement (SAD.524/7/4,8-9,16); opinion of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman in Egypt, his relations with the Egyptian Government, rejection of Egytian sovereignty (SAD.524/7/10-11); army officers' mutiny (SAD.524/7/27,33,38-39); abdication of King Farouk and the impact upon the Sudanese (SAD.524/7/36); the removal of `Ali Maher (SAD.524/7/46-47)
SAD.524/8/1-42
1952 Sep 20 - 1953 Feb 2
Correspondence between Robertson, A.C. Beaton, and E.C. Haselden regarding the formation of Muhammad Neguib's cabinet, their policies in regard to the Sudan and the possibility of Neguib's removal (SAD.524/8/4-5,7-8,17-18,20); supervision of Sudanese elections (SAD.524/8/8); letter from Yahia Oman regarding Sudanese and Egyptian agreements and propaganda (SAD.524/8/32); the economic situation in Egypt (SAD.524/8/20,38-39); Egyptian demands for Sudanisation (SAD.524/8/32,41-42)
SAD.524/9 - 525/15
1945-1953
Monthly letters from the Civil Secretary (J.W. Robertson) to Province Governors, covering a variety of topics including the situation in Khartoum, Anglo-Egyptian politics, Sudan policy, meetings of the Advisory Council and Legislative Assembly, constitutional developments, Southern policy, labour, education, health, crops, public works, aviation, communications and personnel. Other matters of interest are noted below:
SAD.524/9/1-40
1954 May 14 - 1946 Jan 5
Reports from Robertson regarding agricultural and economic proposals for the development of Equatoria (SAD.524/9/2-3); Southern education, including figures comparing educational progess in the North and South (SAD.524/9/4-6); Robertson's trip to Wad Medani and El Obeid with mention of the Gezira scheme, schools and irrigation, including the Abu Habl barrage scheme (SAD.524/9/8-11); demobilisation of the Sudan Defence Force (SAD.524/9/11-13,17-18,21,26); local government politics (SAD.524/9/14-20,21-23,25,31-32,35-36); history of the treaty with Egypt (SAD.524/28-29)
SAD.524/10/1-33
1956 Feb 6 - Jul 10
Reports from Robertson regarding the Egyptian request for revision of the 1936 treaty (SAD.524/10/1-8,16); local government politics (SAD.524/10/2,20-21,25-27); Egyptian meat supply (SAD.524/10/4); demobilisation of the Sudan Defence Force and labour (SAD.524/10/8,10-11,18,23); Sudinisation (SAD.524/10/10-12,16-19,27-33); demonstrations in Omdurman after the baptism of a Sudanese girl (SAD.524/10/16-17); Robertson's visit to Wed Medani and Kordofan, Hantoub Secondary School, the Abu Habl scheme (SAD.524/10/20-24); policy in the southern Sudan (SAD.524/10/32-33)
SAD.524/11/1-40
1946 Aug 5 - 1947 Jan 6
Reports from Robertson and G.M. Hancock regarding treaty negotiations (SAD.524/11/1-5,6-11); the Nile flood (SAD.524/11/7-8,13-14); female circumcision (SAD.524/11/8,14); rural district councils (SAD.524/11/15-18); the Sidki/Bevin protocol, the Egyptian treaty delegation and the problem of symbolic Egyptian sovereignty (SAD.524/11/19-22,23-30,31-40)
SAD.524/12/1-35
1947 Feb 5 - Apr 12
Reports from Robertson regarding the Sidki Bevin protocol and breakdown of the treaty negotiations, particularly addressing the status of Sudanese independence and the Sudanese Administration Conference (SAD.524/12/1-7,28-35); local government (SAD.524/12/4-5); H.M.G.'s grant in aid of £2m including expenditure proposal, in particular the Gordon Memorial College endowment fund, expansion of food supplies, the Leiya scheme, Khor Abu Habl scheme, public utility services including rural water supply, El Obeid water supply, Khor Taggat pipeline and Kosti light and water supply (SAD.524/12/16-26); progress towards self-government, local government and the rural district council (SAD.524/12/30-32)
SAD.524/13/1-33
1947 May 1 - Aug 10
Reports from Robertson regarding the Egyptian appeal to the U.N.O. (SAD.524/13/1-4,5-13,17,22-33); Sudan Administration Conference (SAD.524/13/1-4); the Baro Salient boundary (SAD.524/13/9); the Nile Pumps Control Board, irrigation and agricultural policy (SAD.524/13/11-12); local government councils (SAD.524/13/14-16); public security, railway strikes and labour legislation (SAD.524/13/24-26)
SAD.524/14/1-42
1947 Jul 21 - Dec 14
Reports from Robertson and G.E.R. Sandars regarding southern representation in the proposed Legislative Assembly (SAD.524/14/1-2); table of costs for administering the southern provinces (SAD.524/14/3); Sudan delegation to the U.N.O. (SAD.524/14/4,5-7,35-42); Nile Pumps Control Board (SAD.524/14/10-11); extract from The Economist entitled “Nationalism in the Colonies” (SAD.524/14/15-17); the Anglo-Egyptian dispute (SAD.524/14/19-20); workers' unrest, strikes and riots (SAD.524/14/21-25,30-32); draft Legislative Assembly Ordinance (SAD.524/14/28-34,36); the Baro Salient (SAD.524/14/36-37)
SAD.525/1/1-34
1948 Jan 10 - Apr 6
Reports from Robertson regarding Anglo-Egyptian negotiations (SAD.525/1/3-5); the 1947 financial situation, including budgets (SAD.525/1/5-11,17-19); Sudanisation (SAD.525/1/9-11); proposal and acceptance of the Draft Ordinance (SAD.525/1/12-19,20-25); railway strikes (SAD.525/1/14-15); meeting of the Advisory Council, addressing the draft Ordinance, Egyptian approval, the prosposed Legislative Assembly, railway strikes (SAD.525/1/26-34); death of Shaykh Yahia Ahmad Omar of the Gawama'a and Shaykh Sadiq Muhammad Taha of the Batahin (SAD.525/1/30)
SAD.525/2/1-38
1948 May 13 - Oct 6
Reports from Robertson regarding his trip to Equatoria, (SAD.525/2/1-5); talks with Egypt over the draft ordinance for the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council including concessions, break down in discussions and passing of the Ordinance (SAD.525/2/6-12,13-21); Egyptian reaction to the Legislative Assembly (SAD.525/2/13-21); events in Palestine (SAD.525/2/15-16,22-25, 26-30); reconstitution of the Bahr al-Ghazal Province (SAD.525/2/17); irrigation schemes including the Great Lake proposals in Uganda, Egyptian participation in the central African scheme, the Jongeli Canal and the Nile Waters (SAD.525/2/17-20); opposition to the Legislative Assembly and demonstrations (SAD.525/2/27-30); food shortages (SAD.525/2/30)
SAD.525/3/1-34
1948 Nov 4 - 1949 Feb 8
Reports from Robertson regarding elections in the northern provinces and Egyptian propaganda (SAD.525/3/1-7); elections, participation in the Legislative Assembly, particularly regarding the Khatmiyah and southern representatives (SAD.525/3/8-14,15-16); Executive Council meetings and the first informal meeting of the Legislative Assembly (SAD.525/3/16-22); opening of the Legislative Assembly (SAD.525/3/25-34)
SAD.525/4/1-36
1949 Mar 5 - Jun 4
Reports from Robertson regarding meetings of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council, native courts, education and Sudanisation (SAD.525/4/1-8); 1949 budget and the Nile Pumps Control Board (SAD.525/4/9-15); analysis of the 1949 budget by province (SAD.525/4/18-19); Nile Waters, famine in northern Sudan (SAD.525/4/20-29)
SAD.525/5/1-31
1949 Jul 1 - Nov 8
Reports from Robertson regarding his tour in Equatoria and Bahr al-Ghazal provinces, covering progress in the south, education and language (SAD.525/5/1-7); the famine in north and south Sudan, grain production and the Mechanical Crop Production scheme (SAD.525/5/3,10); dismissals at the Kitchener School of Medicine and the reopening of Gordon Memorial College after demonstrations, enlargement of the Farouk School and the proposed employment of a new Controller-General, Farid Bey Abu Hadid (SAD.525/5/13-14,20-21); Egyptian education in the Sudan, the use of Arabic in the south, arms trafficking in the Nuba Mountains (SAD.525/5/24-31)
SAD.525/6/1-30
1949 Nov 12 - 1950 Feb 4
Reports from Robertson and a response from G.E.R. Sandars regarding technical staff, irrigation and arms trafficking in the Nuba Mountains (SAD.525/5/1-2); reports concerning the Legislative Assembly meeting, prison facilities, irrigation workers' strike (SAD.525/3-11); demands from Independents and the Umma for immediate self government, Egyptian education in the Sudan (SAD.525/6/12-21); the Egyptian general election, Sudanese self-government and moves towards independence (SAD.525/6/22-30)
SAD.525/7/1-49
1950 Mar 4 - Aug 5
Reports from Robertson and D.C. Cumming regarding increased Sudanese representation on the Executive Council, the Sudan railway strike, agricultural developments in `Abd el Magid, Na'ima and Ed Dueim, disturbances at Port Sudan Central Prison (SAD.525/7/1-7); distribution lists (SAD.525/7/8,18,29,36,41,49); opening of the Legislative Assembly and the budget debate, the Gezira scheme, British troops in the Canal Zone, the annual prison statistics (SAD.525/7/9-17); Robertson's tour of the Red Sea area including meetings at the Erkowit Study Camp (SAD.525/7/19-20); further demands from the Legislative Assembly for increased Sudanese representation on the Executive Council (SAD.525/7/20-27); budget debate, labour disturbances including Sudan Light and Power Company (SAD.525/7/25-27,45); employment within the Sudan Political Service (SAD.525/7/45-47)
SAD.525/8/1-48
1950 Sep 7 - 1951 Jan 4
Reports from Robertson regarding flood damage to railways, the rains, crop production and the Nile flood (SAD.525/8/1-7,11); sums allotted by the Public Works Board for province work (SAD.525/8/5-7); crop and cotton prospects (SAD.525/8/18-19); government accounts for 1949 (SAD.525/8/21-26); Anglo-Egyptian talks, an Assembly motion calling for speedy self-government, labour disputes(SAD.525/8/19-36,39-46); Commission for electoral reform (SAD.525/8/31)
SAD.525/9/1-43
1951 Feb 4 - Apr 5
Reports from Robertson regarding the break in Anglo-Egyptian talks, a Commission to reassess the Executive Council and Leglislative Assembly Ordinance, trade with Israel (SAD.525/9/2-10); court case at Atbara involving leading members of the S.R.W.U. to address illegal strike action, strike proposals at the Shell Company (SAD.525/9/7-8,21); article on “Youth and politics in the Near East” (SAD.525/9/35-41)
SAD.525/10/1-51
1951 May 8 - Sep 10
Reports from Robertson and E.H. Nightingale regarding the third session of the Legislative Assembly, the Sudan Defence Force Bill, the University College of Khartoum Bill and the Local Government Bill, the Amendment Commission (SAD.525/10/1-10); strike action and the Sudan Trade Unions Federation (SAD.525/10/7-8); the Amendment Commission, expenditure of Egyptian money in the Sudan (SAD.525/10/14-21); the Police mutiny and it's affect on the prisons (SAD.525/10/14-15,25-26,31,37); the split in the Ashigga party, possible abrogation of the 1936 Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, general strikes (SAD.525/10/36-51)
SAD.525/11/1-45
1951 Sep 10 - 1952 Jan 5
Reports from Robertson and E.H. Nightingale regarding the annual elections of the Graduates' General Congress at Omdurman, pressure for self-government from the Umma Party (SAD.525/11/4-10); relations with Egypt (SAD.525/11/15-16); delegates of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions in the Sudan, the Egyptian abrogation of the Condominium agreement and pressure for self-government (SAD.525/11/22-28); H.M.G.'s statement of British policy, break-up of the Amendment Commission (SAD.525/11/30-35); Egyptian abrogation of the Condominium Agreement, Sudan Trade Unions Federation annual congress (SAD.525/11/40-45)
SAD.525/12/1-32
1952 Jan 5 - Apr 12
Reports from Robertson regarding Sudanese reactions to the death of George VI (SAD.525/12/5); the Anglo-Egyptian dispute and the dismissal of the Egyptian Wafd government (SAD.525/12/5-9); impact of Egyptian politics on negotiations, the new Egyptian goverment (SAD.525/12/14-22); Robertson's attendance atthe Kababish tribal gathering at Soderi, the draft constitution, Sudanese party politics and local government budgets (SAD.525/12/27-31)
SAD.525/13/1-38
1952 May 10 - Jul 1
Reports from Robertson and A.C. Beaton regarding the draft self-government constitution, Anglo-Egyptian debates and general strike over the arrest of Muhammad al-Sayyid Salam, President of the S.T.U.F. (SAD.525/13/8-11); local government elections in Wad Medani town, Gezira, Blue Nile Province, Dongola and Merowe in Northern Province, Eastern Kordofan and El Obeid in Kordofan Province, including problems in the Hassaheiss and Dongola council elections (SAD.525/13/16-23); Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's delegation to Cairo (SAD.525/13/24-25,30-38)
SAD.525/14/1-36
1952 Jul 30 - Nov 7
Reports from Robertson and A.C. Beaton regarding the coup d'état in Egypt, Sudanese interest in Egyptian politics and the outcome of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's delegation to Egypt (SAD.525/14/1-7); Robertson's tour of the South, his impressions of education, communications, relations with the North, teaching Arabic and medical services (SAD.525/14/3-7); the pro-Unity delegation in Cairo, proposed amendments to the draft constitution supported by H.M.G., accident over Sicily involving a Hermes Aircraft, labour unrest and the Sudan Railway Workers' Trade Union and Sudan Gardeners' Workers' Union strikes (SAD.525/14/8-16); discussion on the draft self-government statute between a Foreign Office Ambassador and General Neguib, further air disasters resulting in fatalities (SAD.525/14/17-26); Egyptian reaction to the draft constitution, annual elections for the Sudan Railways Union Committee (SAD.525/14-36)
SAD.525/15/1-45
1952 Dec 4 -1953 Apr 7
Reports from Robertson regarding Egyptian objections to the Governor-General's special responsibilities for the South, the spread of Communism, compensation plans for premature termination of contracts of Political Service officials (SAD.525/15/1-12); points of dispute over the draft constitution including safeguards for the South, the dependency of self-determination on complete Sudanisation, a solution to the Governor-General's powers in an emergency, visit of Egyptian politicians to the South, possibility of copper at Hofrat en Nahas (SAD.525/15/13-20); American pressure on H.M.G. regarding agreement failures with Egypt (SAD.525/15/21-28); signing of the Anglo-Egyptian Agreement, candidates for the Governor-General's Commission (SAD.525/15/29-37); Robertson's farewell letter, pro-Unity Northern Sudanese touring southern Sudan, elections to the Governor-General's Commission (SAD.525/15/38-45)
SAD.526/14-530/12
1945-1953
Letters to Robertson from colleagues and friends in Khartoum and the provinces, and government officials outside the Sudan, with draft replies covering a variety of official matters including personnel, education, Anglo-Egyptian relations, province news and requests for references. Arranged chronologically with name of main topics and correspondents.
SAD.526/14/1-36
1945 Apr 5 - Oct 21
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, from Robertson to Sir W.J.A. Jones, and between Robertson and Hassan `Ali Karrar, H. Gardiner, F. Simms and R.C. Mayall regarding the death of Sir Douglas Newbold (SAD.526/14/2,4-7,9,30-31); W. Monteith regarding conditions in Wadi Halfa (SAD.526/14/26)
SAD.526/15/1-51
1945 Oct 23 - Dec 29
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Robertson with a reference for Lt. Col. H. Richards (SAD.526/15/5-6); Robertson to C.W.M. Cox, and B.A. Lewis concerning the new Principal for Gordon Memorial College (SAD.526/15/7-8,15-16); agenda for the Khartoum Parochial Church Council (SAD.526/15/13); G.D. Lampen regarding events in Darfur, personnel, employment within the Sudan Political Service, native affairs, the province council, with Robertson's reply (SAD.526/15/22-28); text of Robertson's speech at the Clergy House Supper Club (SAD.526/15/33) and of his speech to the BBC in Omdurman (SAD.526/15/40)
SAD.526/16/1-42
1946 Jan 1 - Feb 9
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, from H.A. Nicholson regarding Sudanisation, with Robertson's reply (SAD.526/16/1-2); brief personal notes on `Abd al-Raziq al-Sanhuri Bey, Ismail Mahmud al-Gabbani Bey and a number of journalists (SAD.526/16/3); itinerary for Robertson's trip to Darfur, his programme in El Fasher and for Western Darfur (SAD.526/16/5-10); from G.D. Lampen regarding rates of pay for British staff in the Sudan Political Service, particularly those with separated families (SAD.526/16/39-42)
SAD.527/1/1-45
1946 Feb 14 - Mar 23
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, from G. Barter regarding government officials' salaries (SAD.527/1/2-3); H.J. Huddleston, Governor-General, concerning medical bursaries for women (SAD.527/1/8-9); programme for Robertson's tour of Kassala and Gedaref (SAD.527/1/16-17); G.D. Lampen regarding conditions in Darfur, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/1/25-31); C.B. Tracey and B.J. Chatterton concerning unrest in Atbara, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/1/41-45)
SAD.527/2/1-68
1946 Mar 27 - May 22
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, from Mahmud Moawad regarding Sudanese independence (SAD.527/2/1-4); Robertson to Sir T.P. Creed, with reply concerning the conviction of a Port Sudan prison warder for murder and Robertson's request that the case be reconsidered as private defence (SAD.527/2/10,23-26); an address by Robertson to the Advisory Countil for Northern Sudan on Sudanese independence (SAD.527/2/27-29); J.M. Humphrey and Robertson concerning a criminal case involving Shaykh `Uthman Bakr who was charged with bribery and suspended, including a complaint from the accused's brother Shaykh `Abdulla Bakr about C.A.E. Lea (SAD.527/2/34-44); A.E.D Penn regarding the grain shortage in the north, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/2/47-48); [Duncan?] concerning the peace negotiations in Paris, including re the future of Eritrea (SAD.527/2/61-63); W.T. Clark with his reaction to the increasingly hostile tone of the vernacular press and the difficulty of working with Sudanese colleagues (SAD.527/2/6768)
SAD.527/3/1-47
1946 May 26 -Nov 12
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, from Robertson to W.T. Clark regarding Sudanese independence (SAD.527/3/1-2); Robertson to A.J. Gillan concerning his trip to Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains (SAD.527/3/3); T.R.H. Owen on conditions in the south (SAD.527/3/10-12); G.D. Lampen regarding constitutional reform and Sudanisation, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/3/15-18); J.K. Maurice on conditions in Gambeila (SAD.527/3/29-34); Robertson to all heads of departments and Governors, and to V.L. Griffiths re the Anglo-Egyptian treaty negotiations (SAD.527/3/38-39,43)
SAD.527/4/1-66
1946 Nov 25 - 1947 Feb 9
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including M.J. Wheatley, A.D. Dodds-Parker, R. Hinden, M. Perham and V.L. Griffiths regarding the political situation in the Sudan, treaty negotiations and the Bevin/Sidki agreement (SAD.527/4/2-9,14); G.D. Lampen and Robertson concerning events in Darfur, Robertson's meeting with Ibrahim Musa Madibbu regarding Rural District Councils, development programmes, building standards and development budget (SAD.527/4/18-23,36,59-62); Roberston to D.K.L. Rae regarding Southern policy (SAD.527/4/55-56); Lampen regarding the Gordon Memorial College (SAD.527/4/59-62)
SAD.527/5/1-62
1947 Feb 6 - Apr 17
Correspondence to Robertson from various correspondents including C.W. Beer and T.R.H. Owen regarding Southern policy (SAD.527/5/4-5); from Bishop Gwynne reviewing the history of Egyptian involvment in the Sudan (SAD.527/5/9-14); G.D. Lampen and Robertson concerning distribution of staff and staffing levels in Darfur (SAD.527/5/18-20,21-22); note of thanks on Governor-General Huddleston's retirement, from `Abd Allah Bakr Mustafa, Nazir Dar Bakr (SAD.527/5/23); humorous verse by T.R.H. Owen, “The Bog Ballads: Abiemnhom meeting 1947” (SAD.527/5/34-35); D.H. Weir on the new Governor-General Sir Robert Howe (SAD.527/5/36-37); T.R.H. Owen regarding fears in the south (SAD.527/5/38-43); G.D. Lampen's news from Darfur including on building developments and the Mellit dam (SAD.527/5/58-62)
SAD.527/6/1-63
1947 Aug 5 - Dec 30
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including welcome letter from Robertson to the new Governor-General, Sir Robert Howe and to Sir Hubert Huddleston regarding his views of Howe(SAD.527/6/5-7); J.F.E. Bloss concerning the security of British pensions and Sudanisation, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/6/8-10); G.E.R. Sandars on negotiations in Addis Ababa (SAD.527/6/11-12); Robertson to Graaf Hunter and to T.P. Creed on housing and labour problems (SAD.527/6/25-26,62-63); Robertson to Sir Robert Howe and from D.H. Weir regarding the Governor-General's southern tour (SAD.527/6/28,37-38,49-50); T.R.H. Owen and D.H. Weir regarding the Juba conference (SAD.527/6/30,33-34,51)
SAD.527/7/1-82
1947 Aug 5 -Dec 30
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Sir Thomas Creed on the Egyptian appeal to the United Nations Security Council (SAD.527/7/2-5,15-18); C.H. Hill concerning labour problems on the Sudan Railways, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/7/6,9); Roberston to the Governor-General on his meeting with the Governor-General of the Belgian Congo (SAD.527/7/10-11); note by Robertson on the future of the Gezira irrigated area (SAD.527/7/23-25); J.S.R. Duncan regarding conditions in the Upper Nile Province (SAD.527/7/61-64); C.A.G. Wallis regarding local government (SAD.527/7/65-67); Robertson's tour of the White Nile Province including programme, itineraries and notes of thanks (SAD.527/7/71-78)
SAD.527/8/1-69
1948 Jan 4 -Mar 27
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including from F.R. Southwell to Bishop Gelsthorpe regarding ordination candidates from the Sudan (SAD.527/8/5); itinerary for a tour of Darfur by the Governor-General and Robertson (SAD.527/7/12-14); F.G. Drew and Robertson on trade with Eritrea (SAD.527/8/20,30); J.W.E. Miller regarding Sudan Railways pay scales (SAD.527/8/26-27); Robertson to D.H. Weir re the publication of the Draft Ordinance (SAD.527/8/38-39); D.H. Weir regarding the Governor-General's tour of White Nile Province (SAD.527/8/41-42); Gelsthorpe on the Southern Sudan, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/8/60-63)
SAD.527/9/1-62
1948 Mar 15 - May 1
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Elizabeth Monroe regarding Sudanese-Egyptian relations (SAD.527/9/2-4); Roberston and Bishop Gelsthorpe regarding Unity High School, particularly concerning Miss Junor as Headmistress (SAD.527/9/7,13-14,30-32); draft article by Margery Perham on “The Sudan today: political awakening and frustration. The task for Britain” (SAD.527/9/16-22); statistics for numbers of pupils in schools in the Sudan (SAD.527/9/26-27); Vivian Marwood to G.E.R. Sandars on the situation in the South (SAD.527/9/55-57)
SAD.527/10/1-60
1948 Apr 24 - Jul 16
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including G.E.R. Sandars on discussions with Egypt and the Draft Ordinance (SAD.527/10/3-4)); Robertson to R. Brown and R. Hinden on the labour ordinances (SAD.527/10/13-16); R.H. Robertson, R.G. Dingwall and Robertson concerning the trial of G. Wilson for striking a Station Master (SAD.527/10/20-23,29) J.F. Tierney with news of Kordofan (SAD.527/10/37-39); J. Winder with news of Malakal, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/10/43-45); M.F.A. Keen on printing for the Assembly, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/10/50-53); E.D. Pridie regarding Middle East health matters (SAD.527/10/54-57)
SAD.527/11/1-74
1948 Jun 30 -Nov 2
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including H.A. Nicholson regarding gold in Equatoria and the Minerals Sub-Committee (SAD.527/11/3-10); E.W. Thomas with news of events in Khartoum (SAD.527/11/31-32); congratulations on Robertson's knighthood from J.P. Davie, with reply (SAD.527/11/61-63); G.D. Lampen with news from Darfur, particularly regarding personnel (SAD.527/11/67-70); summary of the G.M. Ramsay murder case, with covering letters from Robertson to G.R. King and H.A. Nicholson (SAD.527/11/71-74)
SAD.527/12/1-62
1948 Oct 30 - Nov 28
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Robertson to Margery Perham regarding the primary elections (SAD.527/12/23-24); P.B. Broadbent with news of Kassala, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/12/27-29); E.D. Pridie on his appointment as Chief Medical Officer of the Colonial Medical Service, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/12/30-31); J. Smith, Director of Agriculture, concerning new appointments, particulary the roles of Deputy Director and Gezira Liaison Officer (SAD.527/12/33-34); G.D. Lampen regarding the grain shortage and staffing levels in Darfur (SAD.527/12/36-38); Robertson to H. Rhodes, T.R.H. Owen and the Governor-General regarding the trials in Atbara in the aftermath of the elections (SAD.527/12/44,46-47,55-56)
SAD.527/13/1-70
1948 Nov 9 - Dec 23
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Robertson to the Governor-General on the nomination of members to the Lesgislative Assembly (SAD.517/13/1-3); T.R.H. Owen regarding the political future of the southern provinces, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/13/12-15); G.D. Lampen with news from Darfur and Robertson's reply (SAD.527/13/26-29,31-32); C.W. Beer regarding the southern provinces, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/13/33-37); J.F. Madden on King's Day celebrations, representation to the Legislative Assembly and compensations to families of those persons killed in the Atbara demonstrations, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/13/44-47); programme for King's day celebrations at Wadi Halfa (SAD.527/13/48-49).
SAD.527/14/1-69
1948 Dec 24 - 1949 Jan 18
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Izz al-Din Eff. Mukhtar and Robertson on the opening of the Legislative Assembly (SAD.527/14/2-3,29,57); E.D. Pridie regarding his tour of the Sudan (SAD.527/14/5-6); J.F. Madden concerning the use of troops at Atbara, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/14/23-26); Major J.W.G. Wyld with news of Yambio, and Robertson's reply (SAD.527/14/52-55); Robertson to C.W. Beer on the progress of the Southern delegates in the Assembly (SAD.527/14/63-64).
SAD.527/15/1-124
1949 Jan 5 - Mar 11
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including H.A. Nicholson regarding mining leases in Equatoria (SAD.527/15/4-5); G.M. Hancock regarding attempts to bring about reconciliation between the Kassala Sayyids (SAD.527/15/6-9); G.D. Lampen with news from Darfur, and Robertson's reply (SAD.527/15/10,12); J.S.R. Duncan with news of Fangak, Upper Nile (SAD.527/15/39-41); B.A. Lewis' first impressions of Darfur, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/15/44-50); J.K. Maurice with news of Gambeila (SAD.527/15/67-71); A. De Vajda's farewell letter (SAD.527/15/72-73); T.R.H. Owen and H.A. Nicholson regarding southern representation on the Executive Council, with Robertson's reply (SAD.527/15/77-84,102); P.P. Howell with news from the Jonglei canal scheme (SAD.527/15/87-89); P. Bacon regarding Gezira affairs (SAD.527/15/120-124)
SAD.528/1/1-72
1949 Mar 7 - Apr 21
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Brigadier R.L. Scones, Assistant Qaid, regarding reforms for the Sudan Defence Force, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/1/1-5); J.W.G. Wyld on the Zande Scheme (SAD.528/1/20-21); G.D. Lampen with views on the Political Service, local government and British interests in the Sudan, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/1/25,37-43); C.W. Williams regarding local administration responsibility for elementary education (SAD.528/1/26-29); Robertson to Sir Robert Howe, and D.H. Weir concerning the Governor-General's tour of the Bahr-al-Ghazal (SAD.528/1/63-68); K.D.D. Henderson with news of Darfur (SAD.528/1/69-72).
SAD.528/2/1-66
1949 Apr 21 - May 24
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including E.W. Thomas regarding the Labour Conference and Eritrea (SAD.528/2/1-3); Robertson to [Henderson] and to the Governor-General on his visit to Upper Nile Province (SAD.528/2/4-6,12-13); W.H.T. Luce on the need to strengthen Anglo-Sudanese economic and cultural ties, and to push on with Sudanisation (SAD.528/2/23-25); B.D.McD. Dee concerning the speed of Sudanisation (SAD.528/2/26); L.M. Buchanan with news of Northern Province including a visit from Sayyid `Ali al-Mirghani, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/2/54-57,59-60); D.C. Cumming with news from Kordofan (SAD.528/2/61-65)
SAD.528/3/1-67
1949 Jun 2 - Jul 12
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including L.M. Buchanan to J. Smith concerning the decision of the Falke-Johnsons to leave Merowe for Denmark (SAD.528/3/1-2); Sudan Political Intelligence summary regarding constitutional development in the Sudan for December 1948 - May 1949 (SAD.528/3/3-19); H. Rhodes regarding Sudanese students in the U.K. and the influence of Communist Clubs with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/3/29-30,38); Margery Perham on self-government for the Sudan (SAD.528/3/39-42,54-55); T.R.H. Owen with news from Wau, including the teaching of Arabic in schools (SAD.528/3/57-58); D. Cumming with news from Kordofan (SAD.528/3/61-67).
SAD.528/4/1-70
1949 Jul 11 -Oct 24
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including notes for C.G. Cumings and E.W. Thomas on famine in the north, youth movements, Eritrea, Nile Waters and Egypt (SAD.528/4/10-13); A.B. Theobald on Sudanese representation on the Gordon Memorial College Council,with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/4/39-42); K.D.D. Henderson concerning staffing in Darfur (SAD.528/4/70)
SAD.528/5/1-96
1949 Oct 20 - Dec 13
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including J.F. Madden on the famine conditions in Shendi District (SAD.528/5/3); J.F. Tiernay and T.R.H. Owen regarding southern reaction to constitutional developments in the north, and Owen on education in the south (SAD.528/5/4-7); C.B. Tracey concerning Tripolitania, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/5/32-35); Owen, accusing the administration of a breach of faith over safeguards for the south, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/5/49-55,69-70)
SAD.528/6/1-75
1949 Dec 8 - 1950 Jan 30
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including H.R. Dibble with news from Gambeila particularly regarding coffee trade and currency, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/6/2-3); W.T. Clark concerning a conversation with Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/6/16-19); G.M. Hancock with news of Kassala (SAD.528/6/20-22); D.C. Cumming with news from Kordofan, and Robertson's reply (SAD.528/6/25-34); note and list of names of those attending a meeting of the Civil Secretary with representatives from commercial firms (SAD.528/6/49-50); Robertson to Margery Perham on his tour of Merowe and Dongola (SAD.528/6/52-54); E. Evans-Pritchard concerning anthropological studies in the Sudan (SAD.528/6/58); K.D.D. Henderson with news from Darfur (SAD.528/6/60-66)
SAD.528/7/1-108
1950 Jan 6 - Mar 16
Letters to Robertson, with draft replies, including correspondence to and from K.D.D. Henderson, J.F. Madden, D.C. Cumming, A.P. Cullen, G.M. Hancock, E.J.N. Wallis, J.Longe and J.F. Tiernay regarding dissatisfaction amongst police officers (SAD.528/7/38-55); copy of a minute sheet regarding motor transport (SAD.528/7/61); from Dr. E. Pridie regarding medical services in the Sudan (SAD.528/7/81); Robertson to Dr. E.P. Pratt on hospital conditions in Ed Dueim (SAD.528/7/83); H. Dibble regarding customs dues at Gambeila (SAD.528/7/93-96); D.C. Cumming with news from Kordofan including the Governor-General's visit to the Nuba Mountains, the Tegali district and labour strikes in El Obeid (SAD.528/7/98-99); B.A. Lewis regarding anthropological study in the Sudan (SAD.528/7/100-101)
SAD.528/8/1-88
1950 Mar 8 - Mar 26
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including J.Smith on his retirement and replacement in the Ministry of Agriculture, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/8/5-8,11); R.G. McComas with news from Rumbek, and Robertson's reply (SAD.528/8/12-15); W.T. Clark with news of Port Sudan, and Robertson's reply (SAD.528/8/17-18,20-21); notes regarding the Erkowit Study Camp (SAD.528/8/19); G.M. Hancock's farewell letter from Kassala (SAD.528/8/39-43); D.C. Cumming with news from Kordofan (SAD.528/8/49-51); J.F. Madden regarding the cost of living allowance and revision of scales of pay, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/8/52-54); K.D.D. Henderson on the budget speech and news of Darfur (SAD.528/8/59-63); Robertson to T.R.H. Owen concerning developments in Bahr al-Ghazal Province (SAD.528/8/79-80); minutes from the meeting of the Khartoum Caledonian Society (SAD.528/8/86-88).
SAD.528/9/1-76
1950 Mar 29 - May 20
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including D.C. Cumming regarding labour troubles (SAD.528/9/34-35); T.R.H. Owen on medical needs and medical staff in Bahr al-Ghazal Province, and Sudanisation and local reactions to the Legislative Assembly, with Robertson's reply(SAD.528/9/52,57-59); Robertson to F. Corfield regarding Sudanisation of Police posts especially in Upper Nile Province (SAD.528/9/53); the first number of El Gezira, with covering letter from D. Calder to Robertson (SAD.528/9/64-65); note of Civil Secretary's representation on boards and committees (SAD.528/9/71-73); Group Captain M. Lowe on the strength of the R.A.F. and the proposed new airport site, with related note by D.C. Cumming (SAD.528/9/75-76)
SAD.528/10/1-74
1950 Jul 6 - Aug 30
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including D.C. Cumming regarding the five-year Development Programme (SAD.528/10/1-2);Ahmad Muhammad Da'ud, President of the Workers' Congress regarding labour grievances, with attached press announcement on the general strike (SAD.528/10/12-16); notes by E.F. Aglen on the petrol shortage, with press notice on rationing and Robertson's reply (SAD.528/10/22-28,40-41); Dr. Sid Ahmad `Abd al-Hadi regarding the proposed scheme at Um Hani, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/10/35-38); first ‘Family’ circular newsletter to Southern Christians, with covering letter from Margaret Collard and comments by Robertson and others (SAD.528/10/59-66)
SAD.528/11/1-97
1950 Sep 2 - Oct 19
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including W.H.T. Luce concerning the need to avoid a second generation of southern barons (SAD.528/11/13-14); K.D.D. Henderson regarding Darfur personnel (SAD.528/11/15-19); record by J. Carmichael of discussions in Alexandria on Nile Waters problems and memorandum on the present situation regarding Nile Waters, with note by Robertson on discussions with Dr Muhammad amin, the Inspector-General of Egyptian Irrigation (SAD.528/11/44-57); Robertson to M.H. Lees and J.F. Madden on his visit to Upper Nile Province and review of buildings at Akobo, Nasir, Abwong, Atar and Malakal (SAD.528/11/71-72); Robertson to Lady Huddleston concerning the memorial service for Sir H. Huddleston (SAD.528/11/73); Robertson to Margery Perham on his decision to press for the development of Arabic teaching in the south (SAD.528/11/86-87)
SAD.528/12/1-82
1950 Oct 21 - Dec 7
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including P. Broadbent with news of Kassala (SAD.528/12/11-12); Robertson, J. Longe and J. Meadows regarding the enquiry into the loss of the Upper Nile steamer, the Kerreri (SAD.528/12/17-20,32-35,71-72); Robertson, J.F. Madden and F.D. McJannet on an anonymous letter making accusations of forced labour at Merowe and against N.S. Mitchell-Innes, District Commissioner at Dueim (SAD.528/12/21-24,36,44-46); F.E. Baldry to M. Lees regarding maintenance of buildings in Upper Nile Province (SAD.528/12/59-60); J. Longe with news of Upper Nile Province (SAD.528/12/62-65)
SAD.528/13/1-88
1950 Dec 6 - Dec 30
Letters to Robertson, with draft replies, including correspondence with the Governor-General, P.J. Sandison and R.J. Hillard regarding details of the firemen's dispute at Atbara (SAD.528/13/1-7,34-48); T.R.H. Owen with news from Bahr al-Ghazal Province and Robertson's visit to the province, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/13/52-56); Mahmud Effendi Moawad regarding the Sudan Railways and labour troubles at Port Sudan, with Robertson's reply (SAD.528/13/85-88). Enclosure:
SAD.528/13/25
1950 Dec
Photograph of a Blue Nile Dam paper weight
SAD.529/1/1-56
1950 Dec 28 - 1951 Feb 1
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including a memorandum on Raga sub-district with sections on tribes, resources, education and local affairs (SAD.529/1/5-7); Margery Perham on Robertson's efforts to stop the independence motion going through the Legislative Assembly, with Robertson's reply (SAD.529/1/27-29); note of discussion with Bishop Mason at Wau regarding the missionary sphere system (SAD.529/1/30-31); note of the total of man days lost due to strikes (SAD.529/1/53)
SAD.529/2/1-69
1951 Feb 4 - Mar 21
Correspondence to Roberston, with draft replies, including J. Longe with news from Upper Nile Province (SAD.529/2/8-9,33-34,66-68); Robertson to G. Hawkesworth and the Public Relations Officer concerning his tour of Kordofan (SAD.529/2/39,43-44); G.R.I. Dees with news of Rumbek and Bahr al-Ghazal Province (SAD.529/2/60-65)
SAD.529/3/1-62
1951 Feb 4 - Mar 21
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including H.S. Potter of the Uganda Protectorate on Egyptian influence in the Sudan and Uganda, with Robertson's reply (SAD.529/3/14-17); G. Hawkesworth with news of Kordofan (SAD.529/3/28-30); T.R.H. Owen with news from Bahr al-Ghazal, particularly the future of the South, recruitment of staff to the western districts, medicine and the Catholic sphere, with Robertson's reply (SAD.529/3/44-48,55-56); J. Longe with news of Upper Nile Province (SAD.529/3/58-59)
SAD.529/4/1-60
1951 Apr 13 - Jun 12
Letters to Robertson, with draft replies, including Robertson to T.R.H. Owen on prison conditions and religious broadcasts in the south, and particularly problems encountered by Owen in Bahr al-Ghazal, with Owen's reply (SAD.529/4/13-14,24-27); J.V.d'A. Rowley with news from Kordofan including the theft of £23,000 of government money (SAD.529/4/34-36); list of prominent residents in Khartoum (SAD.529/4/55)
SAD.529/5/1-43
1951 Jun 11 - Jun 27
Letters to Robertson, with draft replies, including J. Longe with news of Upper Nile Province, particularly transportation of grain (SAD.529/5/5-6); P. Broadbent, Robertson to B.A. Lewis, J.A.d'A. Rowley, T.R.H. Owen, General L.G. Whistler and others, and F.M.M. Forster, with Robertson's reply regarding the police strike (SAD.529/5/7,12-15,20,23-24,25-26); E.F. Algen concerning fuel shortages (SAD.529/5/8); T.R.H. Owen on the grain shortages in Bahr al-Ghazal Province (SAD.529/21-22); reactions of province governors to the police mutiny, including J.V.d'A. Rowley's account of the despatch of the Camel Corps from Kordofan (SAD.529/5/21-22,33-35,36-37)
SAD.529/6/1-52
1951 Jun 22 - Jun 27
Letters to Robertson, with draft replies, including T.R.H. Owen with news of Bahr al-Ghazal particularly concerning personnel and steamer services (SAD.529/6/13-14); Robertson to R.J. Hillard regarding criticisms of the steamer services in the south and a note on the delay of goods to the south (SAD.529/6/16-18,25); note by Robertson for Sir Charles Cumings on the Anglo-Egyptian negotiations and local Sudanese politics (SAD.529/6/47-49)
SAD.529/7/1-45
1951 Oct 10 - Nov 12
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including letters between Robertson and W. Higgin regarding auctions of Sudan cotton (SAD.529/7/1-4); note on recent movements in the cost of living with related letter from A.L. Chick to Robertson (SAD.529/7/16-17); R.J. Hillard to A.L. Chick on the Railways Bill (SAD.529/7/19-21); H.B. Arber with news of Northern Province (SAD.529/7/28-30); T.R.H. Owen regarding the political future of the southern provinces (SAD.529/7/32-33,43-45); Robertson to Mrs Terry concerning self-determination for the Sudan (SAD.529/7/35)
SAD.529/8/1-42
1951 Nov 12 - Dec 8
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Robertson to T.R.H. Owen regarding the future of the South (SAD.529/8/1-2); J. Longe with news from Upper Nile Province (SAD.529/8/3-7); W.H.T. Luce with news of Northern Gezira (SAD.529/8/17-18); P.B. Broadbent regarding Khatmiyah views on constitutional change (SAD.529/8/29); W. Higgin concerning auctions of Sudan and Uganda cotton (SAD.529/8/36-37)
SAD.529/9/1-57
1951 Nov 27 - Dec 31
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including letters from Margery Perham with concerns for the timing of the transfer of power to the Sudan, with Robertson's reply (SAD.529/9/1-5); P.B. Broadbent with news of Kassala (SAD.529/9/11); K.D.D. Henderson with news of Darfur, particularly transfers, with Robertson's reply (SAD.529/9/12-17,25-26,52-54); A.L. Chick to W.H.T. Luce concerning attempts to persuade John Gaitskell to stay on as Managing Director of the Gezira scheme (SAD.529/9/18-20); Robertson to Sayyid `Abd al- Rahman al-Mahdi regarding the new Social Democratic party (SAD.529/9/22-23); Robertson to J. Longe concerning affairs in Upper Nile Province (SAD.529/9/43)
SAD.529/10/1-61
1951 Dec 23 - 1952 Jan 17
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including R.C. Mayall regarding the general political situation, with Robertson's reply (SAD.529/10/14-17); P.B. Broadbent concerning problems in Kassala (SAD.529/10/19-20,56-57); R.G. McComas, J.V.d'A. Rowley and Robertson to W.O'B. Lindsay with news of El Obeid (SAD.529/10/21-22,28-29,31-32); R.C.G. Young concerning the cotton crop in Kordofan (SAD.529/10/36-38); K.D.D. Henderson on political developments (SAD.529/10/39-40); [J.W. Meadows] with news of Kurmuk, Blue Nile Province (SAD.529/10/41-42); T.R.H. Owen with news of Bahr al-Ghazal particularly regarding personnel, the Rumbek School strikes and ferry sevices (SAD.529/10/44-46); Robertson to Broadbent and G.R.C. Lumsden regarding the move towards independence and changes in contracts for government officials (SAD.529/10/58-61)
SAD.529/11/1-62
1952 Jan 16 - Feb 4
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including letters from W.H.T. Luce regarding the lease of flour mills in Blue Nile Province (SAD.529/11/5-7); J.F. Tiernay and Robertson to Warrag Effendi Muhammad Ibrahim regarding the railway workers' strike (SAD.529/11/20-22); P.B. Boardbent on the Governor-General's visit to Kassala, with Robertson's reply (SAD.529/11/27-29); D.H.J. Newman's notes on being appointed Trade Union Officer, with coverning letters to Robertson and P.J. Sandison (SAD.529/11/31-35); K.D.D. Henderson with news of Darfur (SAD.529/11/47-49); J. Longe with news of Upper Nile Province (SAD.529/11/59-62)
SAD.529/12/1-82
1952 Feb 2 - Apr 5
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including K.D.D. Henderson regarding the unrest in Darfur (SAD.529/2/5-11); P.B. Broadbent concerning disturbances and Sudanisation of posts in Kassala (SAD.529/12/19-20); Robertson's address to the Commandants' Conference, with covering letter from Robertson to the British Consul General in Strasburg (SAD.529/12/28-31); T.R.H. Owen regarding the refusal of the Assembly to allow the appointment of a southern Minister (SAD.529/12/33-34,56-57); D. Biggs concerning discussions with southern chiefs on the future of the south (SAD.529/12/51-52); H.B. Arber with news of Northern Province particularly regarding electoral rolls, the role of a resident magistrate and personnel (SAD.529/12/58-60,65-68); Bishop Gwynne concerning Anglo-Egyptian relations (SAD.529/12/70-71); D.M.H. Evans on Sudan Press Agency newsletters (SAD.529/12/77-78)
SAD.529/13/1-43
1952 Mar 18 - Apr 7
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Robertson to C. de Bunsen regarding the need for the Commandant of Police to maintain good relations with his officers and men in order to improve police morale (SAD.529/13/1-2); agenda and accounts of the Khartoum Caledonian society (SAD.529/13/3-7); C. de Bunsen to the Commandant of Police with his first impressions of Khartoum Province Police (SAD.529/13/8-9); minutes of meetings and accounts of the Sudan Notes and Records Committee (SAD.529/13/11-14); text of a talk by R.C. Mayall on “Recent constitutional developments in the Sudan”,with covering letter from Mayall to Robertson (SAD.529/13/16-43)
SAD.529/14/1-60
1952 Mar 18 - Apr 7
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including T.R.H. Owen with news of Bahr al-Ghazal Province (SAD.529/14/5-6); papers regarding applications to the University of Khartoum with notes on the Faculty of Medicine (SAD.529/14/7-15); memorandum for the Governor-General on the behavious of the police during the recent strike, petrol stocks and the Minister of Education's handling of the issue of religious teaching (SAD.529/14/21-22); G.R.I. Dees regarding the political future of the south (SAD.529/14/39-40); J. Longe with news of Upper Nile Province (SAD.529/14/46-48); B.A. Lewis with news from Equatoria, with Robertson's reply (SAD.529/14/49-51,54)
SAD.530/1/1-69
1952 May 9 - Jun 12
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including W.W. Higgin regarding the marketing of Sudan cotton (SAD.530/1/5-6); Robertson to J.Wilcher concerning the chairmanship of the Gordon Memorial College Council, with Wilcher's reply (SAD.530/1/7-9); notes of a lecture on the independent judiciary, as comtemplated under the self-government statute, by W.O'B. Lindsay (SAD.530/1/16-22); B.A. Lewis with news from Equatoria (SAD.530/1/30-32); T.R.H. Owen with news of the Bahr al-Ghazal (SAD.530/1/50-51)
SAD.530/2/1-71
1952 Jun 12 - Aug 3
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including W.W. Higgin on cotton stocks (SAD.530/2/1-2); Robertson to Professor L.E. Rushbrook Williams on Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's delegation to Cairo (SAD.530/2/6-7); G.R. Leather-Barrow concerning the new Khartoum airport terminal building (SAD.530/2/24-25); B.A. Lewis regarding the problems of taking over a new province (SAD.530/2/43-45)
SAD.530/3/1-80
1952 Aug 6 - Nov 4
Letters to Robertson, with draft replies, including copy of his handing over notes before going on leave, covering Egyptian affairs, local politics, the railway strike and the self-government statute (SAD.530/3/1-5); H.Dibble with news of Gambeila (SAD.530/3/25); L. Wilcher regarding the appointment of a chairman of the Gordon Memorial College Council (SAD.530/3/26-28); T.R.H. Owen concerning the political climate in the southern provinces (SAD.530/3/29-30); Ian Watts on the future of the southern provinces (SAD.530/3/36-39); K.D.D. Henderson regarding the new local goverment system in Darfur (SAD.530/3/59-61); D. Hawkesworth with news from Kassala (SAD.530/3/75-79)
SAD.530/4/1-83
1952 Nov 5 - Nov 25
Letters to Robertson, with draft replies, including C.A.E. Lea, comparing the Libyan and Sudanese forms of government (SAD.530/4/1-4); J. Longe with news of Upper Nile Province (SAD.530/4/9-10); note by Robertson on General Neguib's proposals, with covering letter to senior officials (SAD.530/4/11-14); statement by J.G. Mavrogordato on the legal position that would be created by the Egyptian and Umma proposals, with covering letter from Sir C. Cumings to Robertson (SAD.530/4/17-21); H.B. Arber with news of Northern Province (SAD.530/4/25-29); T.R.H. Owen regarding southern elections (SAD.530/4/34-35); further notes on the self-government statute with covering letter from A.C. Beaton (SAD.530/4/36-39); notes for an after-dinner talk by R.C. Mayall at the United and Cecil Club on the Sudan question (SAD.530/4/55-83)
SAD.530/5/1-71
1952 Nov 25 - Dec 10
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Robertson to C.W. Beer regarding government publicity (SAD.5230/5/9); text of Robertson's speech to passing out parade of police cadets (SAD.530/5/17-19); J.E.C. Mackrell regarding elections in the southern provinces (SAD.530/5/22-25); Robertson to Margery Perham concerning the agreement over the Egyptian proposals (SAD.530/5/30-31); H.B. Arber with news of Northern Province (SAD.530/5/37-42); J. Longe regarding the attitude of southern officials towards independence (SAD.530/5/49-51); I. Watts of the Nugent School concerning the future of the southern provinces under the new constitution (SAD.530/5/62-63)
SAD.530/6/1-69
1952 Dec 12 - Dec 31
Letters to Robertson, with draft replies, including E. Macintosh regarding labour and union problems in the Sudan (SAD.530/6/1-19); R.C. Mayall concerning constitutional developments (SAD.530/6/20-22,34-35); note by Robertson on the Anglo-Egyptian talks, with covering letter to R.C. Mayall (SAD.530/6/49-52); Bishop Allison regarding the future of the southern provinces (SAD.530/6/59-62)
SAD.530/7/1-76
1953 Jan 1 - Jan 27
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies, including Robertson to E. Macintosh on trade union and labour problems (SAD.530/7/4-6); D. Hawkesworth with news of Kassala (SAD.530/7/9-12); R.C. Mayall concerning the Anglo-Egyptian talks (SAD.530/7/16a-21); H. Rhodes regarding the Egyptian delegation to the southern provinces (SAD.530/7/26-30); H.B. Arbur on the Sudanese reaction to the draft Sudan statute (SAD.530/7/55-56)
SAD.530/8/1-63
1953 Jan 14 - Feb 13
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies and related papers, including minutes of the committee of Sudan Notes and Records (SAD.530/8/4); circular letter to governors and heads of departments detailing leave arrangements for British officials (SAD.530/8/5-8); T.R.H. Owen regarding southern reaction to British proposals for self-government and Sudanisation (SAD.530/8/9-10); Robertson to T.R.H. Owen on the Anglo-Egyptian negotiations and the self-government statute (SAD.530/8/18-20); programme (incomplete) for ceremony to hand over the Legal Department and portraits of past Legal Secretaries to the Chief Justice (SAD.530/8/21-28); list of notables attending a reception at the Palace to receive belts of honour and robes of honour from the Governor-General, with biographical notes on each notable (SAD.530/8/32-43)
SAD.530/9/1-57
1953 Feb 10 - Feb 25
Letters to Robertson, with draft replies, including K.D.D. Henderson regarding Sudanisation and elections in Darfur (SAD.530/9/8-9); E.H.Nightingale, B.A. Lewis, C.W. Beer, J.A.A. Blaikie, R.G. Dingwall, R.C. Mayall, Robertson to J.E.C. Mackrell, Hassan `Ali `Abd Allah, `Ubayd `Abd al-Nur, Robertson to C. Waterhouse and J.H. Robertson, and H.R. Dibble concerning the conclusion of the Anglo-Egyptian agreement (SAD.530/9/11-14,16-20,23-24,30-32,35-36,38, 39-41,45-48,53-54); E.H. Nightingale with news of Equatoria (SAD.530/9/25-27); J. Longe regarding reactions in the Upper Nile Province to the agreement (SAD.530/9/28-29)
SAD.530/10/1-75
1953 Feb 20 - Mar 14
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies and related papers, including cuttings from The New York Times regarding the Anglo-Egyptian agreement, sent by Harold A. Hoskins, with Robertson's reply (SAD.530/10/10-14); text of interview on Radio Omdurman with Robertson, Sir Charles Cumings and Sir Louis Chick concerning the new self-government constitution (SAD.530/10/25-30); K.D.D. Henderson regarding Robertson's trip to Darfur (SAD.530/10/37-38); C. Waterhouse with his reactions to the agreement (SAD.530/10/55-56); note of conversation between Robertson and Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman (SAD.530/10/67)
SAD.530/11/1-65
1953 Mar 9 - Mar 30
Correspondence to Robertson, with draft replies and related papers, including cutting sent by H.A. Hoskins from The New York Times regarding British ‘coercion’ of the Sudanese (SAD.530/11/15-16); E.H. Nightingale and B.A. Lewis regarding prospects for the south (SAD.530/11/20-24); record of a meeting between Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd and representatives of the Expatriate Civil Servants' Association to discuss Sudanisation (SAD.530/11/38-43); minutes and accounts of Khartoum Caledonian Society (SAD.530/11/44-52); personal letters from various correspondents regarding Robertson's retirement and departure from the Sudan (SAD.530/11/53-59)
SAD.530/12/1-48
1953 Mar 30 - Apr 9
Letters and telegrams to Robertson containing best wishes on his retirement. Enclosure:
SAD.530/12/10-12
1953
Khartoum Cricket Club averages from 1952/53 season
SAD.517/9-517/12
1946
Papers concerning the sixth session of the Advisory Council for the Northern Sudan (Robertson vice president):
SAD.517/9/1-14
Nov 1946
Agenda and timetable of the sixth session of the Advisory Council
SAD.517/9/15-20
1946 Nov 14
Text of opening speech by the Governor-General at the opening of the sixth session
SAD.517/9/21-24
1946
Minutes of the fifth session and written answers (printed)
SAD.517/9/25-36
1946
Progress report by the Civil Secretary (printed), with additional remarks concerning projects and expenditure including sections on: the mechanical tannery; perfume; foodstuffs; spinning and weaving; tabacco and mineral resources
SAD.517/10/1-17
1946
Financial Secretary's statement on the report of the Gezira Special Commitee covening: general management; land and agriculture; irrigation; finance; labour; public health; education; public security and local government
SAD.517/10/18-50
1946
Report on the future of the Gezira Scheme covering: general management; agriculture; irrigation; finance; and labour (printed), with related letter from G.M. Hancock, Acting Civil Secretary, to the Chairman of the Gezira Special Committee
SAD.517/11/1-4
1946
Note on the report of the Education Special Commitee
SAD.517/11/5-10
1946
W.K.H. Campbell, Report on co-operative possibilities in the Sudan, with remarks by the Civil Secretary to the debate on cooperation
SAD.517/11/11-33
1946
Reports on the Omdurman Maahad Ilmi
SAD.517/12/1-7
1946
Notes on citizenship
SAD.517/12/8-39
1946
Financial Secretary's statement; Sudan Government accounts for 1945 and budget for 1946
SAD.517/12/41-44
1946-1947
Notes on the Civil Secretary's statement on the future of the Council and the Sudan Administration Conference and the Advisory Council
SAD.518/1-518/5
1947-1948
Papers concerning the eighth session of the Advisory Council for the Northern Sudan (Robertson vice president):
SAD.518/1/1-19
1948 Jan 17 - Feb 2
Notice convoking the eight session with advance papers including minutes from the seventh session; an ordinance to define ‘Sudanese’ and ‘Sudanese Denizens’; and notes on proposed legislation
SAD.518/1/20-50
[1947-1948]
Draft Executive Council and Legislative Assembly ordinance, with explanatory notes
SAD.518/2/1-4
[1947-1948]
Notes on specific points on which the advice of the Council is sought including election precedure and whether nazirs and heads of local administration should be disqualified from the Assembly
SAD.518/2/5-6
1947
Copy reply of the British Government to the Sudan Administration Conference report of 31 March 1947
SAD.518/2/7-17
1947 Nov 26
Copy letters from the Egyptian Prime Minister and the Egyptian Ambassador concerning the Sudan Administration Conference report, with note on the recommendations of the conference, embodying the results of the study made by the Egyptian Government
SAD.518/2/18-22
1948 Jan 1
Aide-memoire to the Egyptian Government, with covering letter from Sir Robert Howe, Governor-General
SAD.518/3/1-31
[1947]
1946 accounts and 1947 budget (printed), with explanatory notes
SAD.518/4/1-3
1948 Jan 15
British Government reply to Egyptian Government views on constitutional proposals
SAD.518/4/4-7
[ca. 1948]
Proposed amendment to the Press Ordinance of 1930, with a note to the Advisory Council
SAD.518/4/8-19
[ca. 1948]
Civil Secretary's progress report including sections covering transport, especially Sudan Airways; proposals to increase the irrigated areas of the Gezira scheme; animal products; the mechanised crop production scheme; and a section on industry concerning banana growing, cement factory, glass, perfume and tomato plant factories, joint stock companies, expert hide-grading scheme and the trading division, and the Equatorial Projects Board
SAD.518/4/20-27
1948 Jan
Survey of the Sudan's mercantile and economic position, 1947-1948 by R.J. Hillard, Director Department of Economics and Tade
SAD.518/4/28-29
1948 Feb 28
Statement on sugar and cotton piece-goods by the Department of Economics and Trade
SAD.518/5/1-14
1948
Note on the government budget for 1948
SAD.518/5/15-19
1948
Note on local goverment budgets: 1947 results
SAD.518/5/20-24
1948
Statement by the Labour Officer on the labour position
SAD.518/5/26-28
[ca. 1948]
Statement on the position concerning the Education Special Commitee's Report
SAD.519/1-519/3
1946-1947
Papers concerning the Juba Conference of 1947 to discuss the constitutional future of the southern provinces:
SAD.519/1/1-11
1946 Dec-1947 Jun
Memoranda and correspondence concerning the setting-up of the conference with regard to Southern Policy (SAD.519/1/1-8); list of Northern and Southern Sudanese representatives (SAD.519/1/10-11)
SAD.519/1/12
[1947] Jun 5
Note on the constitution of Northern Ireland from Encyclopaedia Britannica
SAD.519/1/13
1947 Jun 7
Article about the Juba Conference from the Sudan Herald
SAD.519/1/14-17
[1947]
Suggestions for discussion at the conference covering religion, education and development in the South
SAD.519/2/1-19
1947 Apr 2 - Jun 9
Statements of opinion by British and Sudanese living in the South
SAD.519/3/1
[1947]
Lists of Northern and Southern Sudan representatives
SAD.519/3/2-22
1947 Jun
Minutes of the Juba Conference including list of representatives and text of speech by Robertson
SAD.519/3/23-24
[1947]
Note of general impressions of the Juba Conference by Robertson
SAD.519/3/25-28
1962 Nov 1-1965 Oct 6
Correspondence from a number of people who borrowed these files (SAD.519/1 - 519/3) with note of comments made by Robertson in the course of a discussion with A.R.C. Bolton on the Sudan Government's southern policy
SAD.519/4/1-30
1947 Apr 11 - 23
Letters to Robertson from Sir Hubert Huddleston and W.H.T. Luce concerning Britain's role in Egypt / Sudan relations
SAD.519/4/31-32
1947 Jul 13
Copy letter in the Sudan Herald of 12 July 1947 from Nokrashi, Egyptian Prime Minister, to the Secretary-General of the U.N.O. requesting the intervention of the Security Council to achieve the evacuation of British troops from Egypt and the Sudan at the end of the British rule in the Sudan
SAD.528/3/3-19
1949 May 31
Sudan Political Intelligence top secret summary no.3 of 1949 concerning constitutional development in the Sudan, December 1948 - May 1949, including sections on: the effect of development on the Sudanese; the Umma-Ansar group; the Khatmiyah; unionist parties
SAD.520/1/61-63
1952 Nov 8
Note on the Egyptian note and General Neguib's proposals regarding the draft statute and Sudanese right to self-government
SAD.520/1/66-67
1952 Nov 13
Note by the Legal Department concerning the self-government statute
SAD.520/1/64-65
1952 Nov 16
Circular letter from the Civil Secretary's Office on the Neguib proposals
SAD.519/9/27-33
1953 Jan 31
Memorandum by J.G Mavrogordato concerning the proposal for a statutory ‘change of Master’ (abrogation of expatriate contracts on a fixed date), with covering letter from C.C.G. Cumings, Legal Secretary
SAD.519/9/21-26; 519/10/1-7
1953 Jan 29 - February 25
Circular letters from Robertson and A.M. Hankin on the future of the Sudan Political Service and plans for Sudanisation
SAD.519/10/8-12
1953 Mar 2-6
Letters from the Foreign Office to Sir Robert
SAD.530/11/38-43
1953 Mar 23
Record of a meeting between the Minister of State Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd and representatives of the Expatriate Civil Servants' Association to discuss Sudanisation and the future of government officials after self-government
SAD.519/10/21-26
[1953]
Note on some implications of the Sudan Agreement including speculations on events leading up to independence
SAD.519/9/20
1953
Table showing imports and exports for 1952/53
SAD.519/9/1-10
1953 Jun 9
Note on the 1953/54 budget by A.L. Chick covering trends in cotton prices, the impact on imports and exports, the cost of living, the pace of development and the expansion of education and health services
SAD.520/8/1-22
1954
Judgement by W.O'B. Lindsay, Chief Justice in the Court of Criminal Appeal of the ‘1st of March case’ , with covering letter from Lindsay to Robertson
(f) Church Affairs
SAD.526/1 - 526/13
1938-1952
Papers concerning the Sudan Church Council and Khartoum Parochial Church Council including agendas and minutes of meetings, accounts, lists of Church officers and some correspondence (2 original files):
SAD.526/1/1-42
1938 Feb 4 - 1940 Mar 12
Issues addressed include: reports from the Chaplain; disposal of donations from the Egypt and Sudan Diocesan associations; Church and missionary societies in the Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan; cathedral building funds; the Chaplain's sustentation fund and the Gordon Memorial Fund
SAD.526/2/1-35
1940 Dec 9 - 1941 May 8
Issues addressed include: reports from the Chaplain; disposal of donations from the Egypt and Sudan Diocesan associations; Church and missionary societies in the Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan; cathedral building funds; the Chaplain's sustentation fund and the Gordon Memorial Fund. Includes an article on “Lay representations in the Anglican Church in Sudan” (SAD.526/2/8-12); constitutions of the Sudan Church Council and Khartoum Parochial Church Council (SAD.526/2/18-21); balence sheets and income and expenditure accounts, 1940 (SAD.526/2/22-23)
SAD.526/3/1-65
1941 Sep 15 - 1945 Feb 9
Issues addressed include: reports from the Chaplain; disposal of donations from the Egypt and Sudan Diocesan associations; Church and missionary societies in the Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan; cathedral building funds; the Chaplain's sustentation fund and the Gordon Memorial Fund
SAD.526/4/1-31
1945 Dec 6 - 1947 Feb 14
Issues addressed include: reports from the Chaplain; disposal of donations from the Egypt and Sudan Diocesan associations; Church and missionary societies in the Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan; cathedral building funds; the Chaplain's sustentation fund and the Gordon Memorial Fund
SAD.526/5/1-22
1947 Feb 15 - 1948 Jan 20
Issues addressed include: Cathedral building and war memorial committees; statement of accounts and funding; reports from chaplains and representatives in outstations. Includes a memorandum concerning Khartoum Cathedral Unity Centre (SAD.526/5/7-14).
SAD.526/6/1-22
1947 Dec 21 -1948 Oct 23
Issues addressed include: representation of new congregations on the council; allocation of funds from the Egypt and Sudan Diocesan Association in England; recruiting for the ministry. Includes a memorandum on the site of the Cathedral war memorial (SAD.526/6/7-10,20-22).
SAD.526/7/1-26
1948 Nov 22 -1949 Feb 4
Issues addressed: representation of new congregations on the council. Includes also a copy of the constitution and statutes of Khartoum Cathedral (SAD.526/7/12-21).
SAD.526/8/1-31
1949 Apr 5 - Dec 31
Includes also a copy of the deed poll creating the Northern Sudan Anglican Church Council; printed copies of the constitution of Khartoum Cathedral and the Synod (SAD.526/8/4-16)
SAD.526/9/1-38
1950 Feb 11 - Dec 31
Issues addressed include: Cathedral building committee and Cathedral war memorial building committee; matters concerning Sudanese congregations; Mission to Seamen, Port Sudan; reports from outposts and from the Chaplain to the Forces; church missionary societies. Includes minutes of the first annual meeting of the Northern Sudan Anglican Church Council; the Diocesan Synod.
SAD.526/10/1-38
1951 Feb 28 - 1952 Feb 23
Issues addressed include: reports from the Chaplain; Cathedral war memorial and building committees; the Gordon Memorial Fund; matters concerning Sudanese congregations
SAD.256/11/1-45
1952 Mar 14 - 1953 Feb 13
Issues addressed include: reports from the Chaplain; Sudan Northern Archdeaconry Council account; Cathedral war memorial and building committees; the Gordon Memorial Fund; matters concerning Sudanese congregations
2. Personal Papers
SAD.531/1 - 531/11
1922- 1954
Personal letters from Robertson (and a small number from his wife) to members of his family, notably his mother, containing his first impressions of the Sudan and general news of social life, colleagues, daily routine, treks around the provinces and periods of leave. Other subjects are itemised below:
SAD.531/1/1-62
1922 Nov 12 - 1924 Feb 23
Book of extracts from Robertson's letters, copied out by his mother
SAD.531/2/1-111
1922 Nov 29- 1923 Oct 27
Personal correspondence from Robertson mainly to his mother covering his impressions of the Blue Nile Province, his first posting and his first trek. In particular his arrival in Khartoum (SAD.531/2/1-2); his posting to the Blue Nile Province (SAD.531/2/7-12); arrival and impressions of Blue Nile Province, including his first visit to the Gezira Scheme (SAD.531/2/13-19); his early impressions of the role of Egypt in the Sudan (SAD.531/2/68-72); news of his father's death (SAD.531/2/102-104).
SAD.531/3/1-35
1931 Mar 6 - 1932 Jul 14, 1937 Oct 27
Personal correspondence from Robertson, mainly to his mother and Madge, covering part of his service as Assistant District Commisioner, Er Roseires, regarding his work, descriptions of Er Roseires and preparations for leave. Particular details include Robertson's account of slave runners and runaway slaves at the Abyssinian border (SAD.531/3/2-5,10-11); description of the people of Khor Doleib (SAD.531/3/16-18); description of a holiday in France en route to the Sudan (SAD.531/3/34-35).
SAD.531/4/1-69
1940 Dec 27 - 1941 Dec 26
Personal correspondence from Robertson to his mother, covering part of his service as Sub-Governor, Wad Medani and as Assistant Civil Secretary, Khartoum, regarding his work, descriptions of Wad Medani, Khartoum and progress of the war. Particulars include his personal account of Bishop Gwynne (SAD.531/4/10-12); his trip through the southern Sudan with his wife and his account of missionaries in the south (SAD.531/4/31-33); a trip to Kenya and Uganda (SAD.531/4/38-50); his first impressions of his move and role as Assistant Civil Secretary in Khartoum (SAD.531/4/51-54).
SAD.531/5/1-48
1942 Feb 4 - Dec 27
Personal correspondence from Robertson to his mother, covering part of his service as Deputy Civil Secretary, Khartoum, regarding his work and news of the progress of the war. Particular details include descriptions of his trip to the Red Sea Hills (SAD.531/5/28-29); tribal gathering in Burdia (SAD.531/5/43-44).
SAD.531/6/1-82
1943 Jan 2 - Dec 31
Personal correspondence from Robertson to his mother, covering part of his service as Deputy Civil Secretary, Khartoum regarding his work and news of the progress of the war. Particulars include details of his sister Eva's wedding (SAD.531/6/17-19); his leave in Egypt (SAD.531/6/17-22); problems of missionaries and the state (SAD.531/6/69-71).
SAD.531/7/1-45
1945 Mar 8 - 1947 Dec 27
Personal correspondence from Robertson to his mother, covering the period following Douglas Newbold's death when Robertson suceeded as Civil Secretary. Particulars include Newbold's death (SAD.531/7/5); letter from Nancy Robertson to her mother-in-law describing their trip to Jerusalem (SAD.531/7/19); Robertson's trip to Darfur (SAD.531/7/23-24); his tour of Juba (SAD.531/7/27); the Advisory Council and negotiations with Egypt (SAD.531/7/32); Anglo-Egyptian treaty and the U.N.O. (SAD.531/7/33-34,36-38); trip to El Obeid and a tribal meeting in Kordofan (SAD.531/7/35); trip to the White Nile (SAD.531/7/43-44).
SAD.531/8/1-50
1948 Jan 2 - Dec 31
Personal correspondence from Robertson to his mother, covering the period following Douglas Newbold's death when Robertson suceeded as Civil Secretary. Particulars include Robertson's knighthood (SAD.531/8/2-3); social events such as the Red Cross Ball in the Palace gardens (SAD.531/8/10-11); his trip to Equatoria (SAD.531/8/12-13); account of the southern Sudan (SAD.531/8/15-16); labour troubles (SAD.531/8/17-18); negotiations with Egypt (SAD.531/8/17-20, 23-26,42-43); trip to Darfur (SAD.531/8/28-29); trip to England (SAD.531/8/34-40). Enclosure:
SAD.531/8/14
[ca. 1948]
Extract from a publication entitled Girls' part in the Sudan of tomorrow: Unity High School speech day
SAD.531/9/1-69
1949 Jan 7 - Dec 30
Personal correspondence, mainly from Robertson to his mother, covering part of his service as Civil Secretary, chiefly with regard to his work and daily routine. Particulars include a note from B.J. Harper thanking Mrs. Robertson for a donation to Khartoum Cathedral (SAD.531/9/5-7); the agricultural show in the Nuba mountains (SAD.531/9/10-14); re-opening of the Legislative Assembly (SAD.531/9/21-23); the Anglo Egyptian treaty and the Trades Union Law (SAD.531/9/24-25,31-32); details of various tours including his tour around Upper Nile Province by steamer, visits to Juba and the Bahr al-Ghazal, El Fasher and Dongola (SAD.531/9/30-32,51-56,60-61,66-67).
SAD.531/10/1-62
1950 Jan 15 - Dec 1
Personal correspondence, mainly from Robertson to his mother, covering part of his service as Civil Secretary, chiefly with regard to his work and daily routine. Particulars include details of Robertson's tour to Roseires and Southern Fung (SAD.531/10/1-4); renewal of the Anglo-Egyptian negotiations and relations with Egypt (SAD.531/10/2-4,54-55,57-58,61-62); changes in the Egyptian government (SAD.531/10/11-12); Legislative Assembly debates (SAD.531/10/21-23,51-52); Robertson's guest from the Foreign Office (SAD.531/10/25-26); tour of Equatoria (SAD.531/10/37-38); his trip to the trading post at Gambeila (SAD.531/10/44-45); trade disputes (SAD.531/10/57-59).
SAD.531/11/1-62
1952 Feb 15 - 1954 Nov 25
Personal correspondence, mainly from Robertson to his mother, covering his final year as Civil Secretary and into his retirement, mostly with regard to his work and daily routine. Particulars include the Sudan memorial service for the King (SAD.531/11/2-4); details of a visit to northern Kordofan, education and political consciousness in the south (SAD.531/11/5-8); relations between Britain and Egypt, the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty (SAD.531/11/10-11,14-16,18-20,29-30,33); account of a tour to Darfur (SAD.531/11/32-33); Robertson's preparations to leave the Sudan and departure (SAD.531/11/38-39,41-43). Enclosures:
SAD.531/11/12
1952 Dec 24
Extract from The Sudan Star Christmas messages from the Governor-General, from Robertson as Civil Secretary, from the Provost and from Fr. Mengoli
SAD.531/11/50
1953 May 9
Newspaper clipping, notice of Robertson's retirement
SAD.530/13/1-4
1956 Jan 2-4
Telegram and letter from `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi to Robertson in Nigeria on the occasion of Sudan's independence
3. Articles and Speeches

(a) Articles by Robertson

(b) Articles by others

(c) Speeches by Robertson

(d) Speeches by others
4. Historical Material
SAD.526/13/1-4
1898 Sep 9
Copy letter from G. Egerton to ‘F’ (an officer who had been present at the battle of Ginnis) written immediately after the battle of Omdurman, with copy of covering letter and explanatory note by Major-General Granville Egerton, 24 December 1944
5. Photographic Material
SAD.532/13/1-3
[ca. 1933-1936]
Photographs taken in Kordofan:
SAD.532/13/1
[1935 or 1936]
Group of young Baqqarah dancing girls near Muglad
SAD.532/13/2
[1933-1936]
People drawing water from a baobab tree, west Kordofan
SAD.532/13/3
[1933-1936]
Watering camels in Kordofan
SAD.532/13/4
[1936-1937]
Photograph of the S.S. Amka, a stern-wheel steamer on board which Robertson heard compensation claims from people affected by the construction of the Jabal Aulia dam, Blue Nile Province
SAD.532/13/5
[1940s]
Photograph of dugout canoes moored on a river bank, Equatoria (Karakashian Bros)
SAD.532/13/6
[1946-1950]
Photograph of government officials including Robertson, Civil Secretary and G. M. Hancock, Governor, Kassala Province, at the opening of the Gash bridge, Kassala Province
SAD.532/13/7-11
[ca. 1948-1953]
Photographs taken in Khartoum:
SAD.532/13/7
[ca. 1948-1953]
Civil Secretary's office in the Secretariat, Khartoum
SAD.532/13/8
1948
Governor-General's Council. From left to right: Dr. J. Smith, Director, Ministry of Agriculture; C. W. Williams, Director, Ministry of Education; J. W. Robertson, Civil Secretary; General Whistler, Kaid al-Amm; Sir Robert Howe, Governor-General; C. C. G. Cumings, Legal Secretary; A. L. Chick, Financial Secretary; R. H. Robertson, General Manager, Sudan Railways; R. J. Hillard, Director, Department of Economics and Trade
SAD.532/13/9
1948
Governor-General's Council. Standing, from left to right: R. J. Hillard, Director, Department of Economics and Trade; C. W. Williams, Director, Ministry of Education; R. H. Robertson, General Manager, Sudan Railways; Dr. J. Smith, Director, Ministry of Agriculture; E. F. Aglen, Secretary. Seated from left to right: A. L. Chick, Financial Secretary; J. W. Robertson, Civil Secretary; Sir Robert Howe, Governor-General; C. C. G. Cumings, Legal Secretary; General Whistler, Kaid al-Amm
SAD.532/13/10
1948
First Executive Council. Standing, from left to right: Sayyid 'Abd al-Rahman 'Abdoun, Under-Secretary for Irrigation; A. Gaitskell, Councillor without Portfolio; R. J. Hillard, Councillor without Portfolio; A. L. Chick, Financial Secretary; C. C. G. Cumings, Legal Secretary; General Whistler, Kaid al-Amm; Sayyid Ibrahim Ahmad, Councillor without Portfolio; Sayyid 'Abd al-Majid Ahmad, Under-Secretary for Economics and Trade; E. F. Aglen, Secretary. Seated, from left to right: Dr. 'Ali Bedri, Minister of Health; 'Abd Allah Khalil, Minister of Agriculture and Leader of the Assembly; Sir Robert Howe, Governor-General; J. W. Robertson, Civil Secretary; Sayyid 'Abd al-Rahman 'Ali Taha, Minister of Education
SAD.532/13/11
1948 Dec
Opening of the Legislative Assembly, with Sayyid 'Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi seated in the centre of the visitors' gallery
SAD.532/13/12
1952 Dec
Photograph of sheep watering at a well pool near Dongola
SAD.532/13/13
1953
Photograph of Robertson on camelback at Umm Keddada tribal gathering
6. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.532/3/4
1942 Aug
“How our children left” in Sudan Chronicle (Greek newspaper printed in Khartoum)
SAD.532/11/1
1943 Mar 15
“A creed for the colonies” by Captain L.D. Gammans, M.P., from The Times
SAD.532/11/2
1943 Jun 8
H.M. Watt death notice, from Sudan Herald
SAD.532/11/3
1943 Jun 11
“The late Mr H.M. Watt's tragic death” from Sudan Star
SAD.532/11/4
1943 Jun 11
Obituary for H.M Watt, from Sudan Herald
SAD.532/11/5-6
1943 Sep 1
“Establishment of the Advisory Council”, from Sudan Star
SAD.532/11/7-8
1945
“Sir Douglas Newbold: an appreciation by by Maj-Gen. Sir Hubert Huddleson” from The Times
SAD.532/11/9-12
1945 May 8
V.E. day issue of Sudan Star
SAD.532/12/1-2
1946 Jan 18-Feb 1
al-Sudan al-Jadid
Arabic
SAD.532/12/3
1946 Feb 22
“Reminiscences. Extracts from a recent talk to the Khartoum Rotary Club” by Robertson from Sudan Star
SAD.532/12/4
1952 Nov 4
“Work of British officials in Sudan. Many pleased to see country beginning new era”, by Alistair Matheson, from The Scotsman
SAD.532/12/5
1953 Jan 16
“Sudan's Civil Secretary hits at Egypt” from Huddersfield Daily Examiner
SAD.530/10/11-13
1953 Feb 12-13
“London-Cairo pact ending Sudan issue is expected today” and “Britain and Egypt sign Sudan accord giving self rule” from the New York Times
SAD.530/11/16
1953 Mar 4
“Cairo says British coerce Sudanese” from the New York Times
SAD.520/4/1
1953 Nov 3
“The first step towards Independence. An ordinary man's guide to the Sudan elections” reprinted from the Sudan Star
SAD.532/9/36
1954 Jan 14
“The Sudan elections and after” by Robertson, from The Listener
SAD.532/12/9-12
1964 May 22
“The Republic of the Sudan”, supplement from The Times including an article by Robertson
7. Miscellanea
SAD.517/4/2-4
1939 Oct 30
List of English/Arabic words used in discussing the war
SAD.517/5/6-10
[ca. 1940]
Lists of European population in Wad Sha'ir, Abu `Ushar, Hasiheisa, Barakat and Wad Medani
SAD.532/14/21
1941
Obituary notice for Bimbashi Colin Lorne MacDonald of the Sudan Political Service and Sudan Defence Force
SAD.532/11/13-14
1945 May 13
Order of service of thanksgiving and dedication for the victory of the Allied Forces
SAD.532/11/8
1950 Dec 3
Order of service for the unveiling and dedication of the memorial tablet to Sir Douglas Newbold
SAD.532/14/16
1983 Nov 4
Order of thanksgiving service for Sir James Robertson
SAD.532/14/8-10
1950-1952
Khartoum Caledonian Society programmes for St. Andrew's Day dinners
SAD.532/14/8-10
1939 Jul 31
“We Fur” (to the tune of “Mad dogs and Englishmen”), verse by B. Kennedy-Cooke
SAD.532/14/11-13
1946 Dec
Verse by T.R.H. Owen: “With energy, zeal and devotion they strove to develop the South...”
SAD.532/14/15
[ca. 1940s]
Verse by unknown author entitled “Ode on the Montcalm (with apologies to Keats)”
SAD.532/14/14
[ca. 1940s]
Verse by unknown author , entitled “Budgetary ballad”
8. Printed material
Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC
In Archive
SAD.532/15
1930 Oct
Sudan Political Service 1899-1929, Khartoum : Civil Secretary's Office, Sudan Govt. (1930). Annotated by Douglas Newbold.
SAD.532/2/1-2
1934
Sudan Notes and Records, 17, part 2, including an article by Robertson on “Fung origins” and a letter from Robertson to the Editor concerning errors in G.O. Whitehead's article on “Italian travellers in Berta country”
SAD.532/3/1-2
[ca. 1940s]
I “Incidents in the war in the Fung, 1940-41”, from a talk by Robertson at the Cultural Centre, reprinted from The Sudan Daily Herald, Khartoum : McCorquodale, ([194-])
SAD.532/3/3
1943
Henderson, K.D.D.: The Sudan and the Abyssinian campaign, [Khartoum : Information Office, Civil Secretary's Dept. (1943)]
SAD.526/12/1
1941 Jun
The Anglican church in the Sudan. Its organisation and administration, [Khartoum] : McCorquodale & Co. (1941)
SAD.526/12/2
[ca. 1948]
Khartoum Cathedral - War memorial : Cathedral hall and social centre as an expression of Christian fellowship among the Churches in Khartoum : in thanksgiving and memory, 1939-1945 [appeal]. [S.l. : s.n., 1948?]
SAD.526/12/3
1948
Khartoum Cathedral war memorial : cathedral hall and social centre : progress of the appeal, [S.l. : s.n., 1948]
SAD.526/12/4
[ca. 1950]
Gelsthorpe, A.M., The Diocese of the Sudan : the Synod, [S.l. : s.n., 1950?]
SAD.526/12/5
[ca. 1945]
A united Christian front : the challenge of the present opportunity : a plea for united Christian witness, Cairo : Nile Mission P., [1945?]
SAD.520/1/1-3
[ca. 1950s]
The new constitution for the Sudan, [Khartoum : McCorquodale & Co., 195-]. First copy off the press.
SAD.520/1/5-59
[1952]
Draft of the self government statute : (as approved by Her Majesty's Government on 21.10.52), [Khartoum] : McCorquodale & Co., [1952]
SAD.520/1/68
1953 Mar 21
Special legislative supplement to the Sudan Government Gazette, 854, [S.l : s.n.], containing “The Self-Government statute” and the “Agreement between the Egyptian Government and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Concerning self-government and self-determination for the Sudan”
SAD.520/2/17
1953, Aug-Sep
Sudan monthly record, 273. Khartoum : Civil Secretary's Office
SAD.520/3
1953
Sudan elections for self-government 1953, Khartoum : s.n. (1953), containing photographs issued by the Public Relations Officer, Khartoum for free reproduction by the press
SAD.532/8/45
1953 Nov-Dec
United Empire, journal of the Royal Empire Society, including an article by Robertson on “The Sudan in transition”. (For draft see under Articles by Robertson, SAD.532/8/15-44).
SAD.519/8;520/2,4,6-7
1953 May - 1954 Dec
Background to Sudan news, Khartoum : Civil Secretary's Office, [London : s.n.]
SAD.520/2/1-7
1953 May
“The main political parties in the Sudan, May 1953”
SAD.520/2/8-16
1953 Aug
“The Electoral Commission up to August 1953”
SAD.520/2/18-40
1953 Sep1, Oct 31
“‘Self-government for the Sudan’ . Electoral campaign - August 1953”, 1 & 2
SAD.520/4/7-11
1953 Dec 16
“The transitional period of self-government”
SAD.520/6/1-5
1954 Mar 11
“The statutory commissions during the transitional period”
SAD.520/6/6-13
1954 Apr 7
“The parliament of the Sudan”
SAD.520/6/14-21
1954 Apr 26
“The parliament of the Sudan”, 2
SAD.520/6/23-28
1954 Apr 30
“The parliament of the Sudan”, 3
SAD.520/7/1-8
1954 May 10
“The parliament of the Sudan”, 4
SAD.520/7/9-13
1954 May 17
“The parliament of the Sudan”, 5
SAD.520/7/14-25
1954 Jul 30
“The parliament of the Sudan”, 6
SAD.520/7/26-30
1954 Dec 8
“The parliament of the Sudan”, 7
SAD.520/8/19-22
1954 Sep 22
“Sudanisation”
SAD.520/8/23-28
1954 Nov 18
“Who's who in the Sudan Defence Force and the Sudan administrative and police services”
SAD.519/5-9;520/4-5
1953-1954
Public Relations Office publications (mimeographs):
SAD.519/5/4-6
1953 May 11
“The efficient use of irrigation water in the Sudan”, by H.A. Morrice. Feature no. 241
SAD.519/5/7-9
1953 May 7
“Some aspects of development in Northern Province”. Feature no. 242
SAD.519/5/10-16
1953 May 11
“Sudan Railways (1) Atbara”. Feature no. 243
SAD.519/5/17-19
1953 Jun 11
Statement by the General Manager, Sudan Railways. Feature no. 247
SAD.519/5/20-26
1953 Jul 16
“The position of tribal leaders in the life of the Sudan”. Feature no. 253
SAD.519/6/1
1953 Jul 30
“Sudan mineral prospects poor”. Feature no. 254
SAD.519/6/2
1953 Aug 1
“Sudan Government Civil Service establishments on 31.12.1952”. Feature no. 255
SAD.519/6/3-4
1953 Aug 13
“Guneid pump scheme under construction”. Feature no. 261
SAD.519/6/5-7
1953 Aug 26
“A note on education in the southern provinces and how it is financed”. Feature no. 266
SAD.519/6/8-9
1953 Sep 9
“£E 500,000 for water yards in the Sudan”. Feature no. 270
SAD.519/6/10-12
1953 Sep 13
Extracts from the Central Rainland Research Station first annual report (1952 crop season). Feature no. 272
SAD.519/6/13-16
1953 Sep 15
Précis of Sudan Airways annual report for the year 1952/53. Feature no. 273
SAD.519/6/17-19
1953 Sep 16
“The public service in the Sudan. Present government's responsibilities before the appointed day. Official statement”. Feature no. 276
SAD.519/6/20-22
1953 Sep 13
“Development of wealth in Sudan livestock”. Feature no. 277
SAD.519/6/23-24
1953 Sep 24
“Developing Sudan central rainlands. Work of new research station”. Feature no. 283
SAD.519/6/25-26
1953 Sep 24
“Recognised local government councils”. Feature no. 285
SAD.519/6/27
1953 Sep 26
Extract from Sudan Defence Force annual record, 1 July 1952 - 30 June 1953. Feature no. 286
SAD.519/6/28
1953 Oct 8
Nationality percentage of Sudan Government officials. Feature no. 297
SAD.519/6/29
1953 Oct 8
Extracts from Sudan Irrigation Department annual report 1952/53. Feature no. 299
SAD.519/6/30-31
1953 Oct 10
“Coffee, tobacco, rice and sisal as Sudan crops. Possible altenatives to cotton”. Feature no. 300
SAD.519/6/32-41
[1953]
“The Sudan's economic position, 1952-53”. Feature no. 303
SAD.519/7/1-2
1953 Nov 6
Text of statement by Rt Hon Anthony Eden to the House of Commons concerning Egyptian interference in Sudan elections, 1953. Feature no. 319
SAD.519/7/3
1953 Nov 7
Report of Major Salah's rejoinder to Mr Eden. Feature no. 320
SAD.519/7/4-6
1953 Nov 12
Extracts from official report of the the House of Commons' debate on 5 November 1953 following Mr Eden's statement on Egyptian interference in Sudan elections. Feature no. 324
SAD.519/7/7-8
1953 Nov 14
“Questions in House of Commons (London) on the Sudan elections”. Feature no. 326
SAD.519/7/9-11
1953 Nov 15
Monitored extract from Cairo Radio broadcast at 7.30a.m., 14th November 1953 - reply by Major Salah to statement by Mr Eden above. Feature no. 327
SAD.519/7/12-13
1953 Nov 27
Promotions in the Sudan Political Service and the Civil Secretary's Department. Feature no. 343
SAD.519/7/14-15
1953 Dec 2
Text of speech by the Governor-General, Sir Robert Howe at the Caledonian Society dinner. Feature no. 349
SAD.519/7/16-17
1953 Dec 8
Statement by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, 7 December 1953. Feature no. 356
SAD.519/8/1
1953 Dec 8
Gezira Tenants' Association's buildings at Wad Medani. Feature no. 357
SAD.519/8/2
1953 Dec 9
Parliamentary question by Lord Killearn. Feature no. 358
SAD.519/8/3
1953 Dec 9
The Civil Service and politics - directive by the Civil Secretary. Feature no. 359
SAD.519/8/4
1953 Dec 10
Statement by H.E. Mr Sukumar Sen, chairman of the Sudan Electoral Commission. Feature no. 360
SAD.519/9/11-14
1953 Dec 10
Sudanese Press Agency weekly newsletter
SAD.519/8/5-6
1953 Dec 12
Sudan news and features: “Senate elections completed”
SAD.519/8/7
1953 Dec 13
“Allotment of government and other buildings as a result of constitutional changes”. Feature no. 361
SAD.520/4/2-3
1953 Dec 13
“Ambassador Mian Ziaud Din of Pakistan, Chairman of the (International) Advisory Commission to the Governor-General of the Sudan” - biographical details. Feature no. 362
SAD.520/4/4
1953 Dec 13
“Governor-General's Commission. Press communiqué no. 1.” Feature no. 363
SAD.520/4/5-6
1953 Dec 14
“Farewell speech broadcast by H.E. Mr Sukumar Sen on 14.12.1953”. Feature no. 364
SAD.519/8/8
1953 Dec 14
“Recognition of Council of the Gezira Tenants' Association”. Feature no. 365
SAD.519/8/9
1953 Dec 15
Account of the careers of Desmond and Geoffrey Hawkesworth. Feature no. 366
SAD.520/4/12
1953 Dec 17
Governor-General's Commission. Press communiqué no. 2. Feature no. 367
SAD.520/4/13-16
1953 Dec 17
Sudanese Press Agency weekly newsletter
SAD.520/8/10
1953 Dec 22
Southern teacher trainees at Bakht er Ruda, a talk broadcast by Isaac Eli. Feature no. 373
SAD.519/8/11-13
1953 Dec 17
Northern Province Council meeting. Feature no. 374
SAD.520/5/1-4
1953 Dec 19
Sudan news and features: statements of policy
SAD.519/8/14-15
1953 Dec 24
Sudan Political Service transfers. Feature no. 377
SAD.519/9/15-19
1953 Dec 24
Sudanese Press Agency weekly newsletter
SAD.520/5/5-9
1954 Jan 5
Sudan elections, 1953. Summary of statistics. Feature no. 384
SAD.520/5/10
1954 Jan 9
Names of members of the Council of Ministers. Feature no. 396
SAD.519/8/16
1954 Mar 10
Statement by the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation on Sudan's share of Nile waters. Feature no. 445
SAD.520/5/11-30
1954 Mar
Biographies of members of the Houes of Representatives and the Senate. Feature no. 448
SAD.519/8/17-18
1954 Mar 22
Unveiling of memorial tablet to Sir H.J. Huddleston. Feature no. 453