Allan, W.N.
Introduction
William Nimmo Allan
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers - Sudan Irrigation Department
A. Nile Waters
B. Sudan (General)
Sudan Economy
Irrigation, Technical
Agricultural Development
C. Main Nile (including Egypt)
Fourth Cataract Project
Projects in Egypt
D. Blue Nile (including Gezira and Lake Tsana)
Development from the Blue Nile
Gezira Canal Statistics
Sennar Reservoir
Roseires
Mission to Lake Tsana
Lake Tsana Project Files
Project File I
Project File II
Utilisation Lake Tana
Lake Tsana - Technical
Lake Tsana Diplomatic Dossier
E. White Nile (including Equatoria)
Equatorial Nile Project
F. Irrigation Other Areas (Atbara, Gash, Darfur, Iraq)
Irrigation by Gravity from the River Atbara
Khashm el Girba Project and Regulation
Recorded Behaviour River Gash
Ancient Irrigation in Iraq
2. Printed Material
2. In Library
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Allan, W.N.
Dates of creation: 1920-1969
Extent: 10 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

William Nimmo Allan

(1896-1984)

1924-1927 Engineer, Kassala Cotton Company
1927-1945 Engineer, Sudan Irrigation Department: Assistant Director from 1941, Director from 1944
1946-1969 Consultant in Irrigation to Sudan Government (part-time latterly)
1959-1967 Consultant to FAO of the UNO in Rome


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers - Sudan Irrigation Department
A. Nile Waters
1920-1969 Nile Waters Files
10 files including summarised references to correspondence and papers on Nile Waters matters, technical and diplomatic, 1924-1945, as well as actual correspondence, notes, memoranda and papers 1920-1969
SAD.589/10-12
1920-1939
Nile Waters File I
Notes by R.M. MacGregor and A.N.M. Robertson, Irrigation Adviser
SAD.589/10/1-85
1920 Mar 7 - 1938 Apr 19
Nile control; storage water Sennar
SAD.589/11/1-54
1938 Oct 25 - 1939 Mar 23
Jebel Aulia; share waters
SAD.589/12/1-50
1939 Mar 26 - 1939 Oct 10
Lake Tsana; Nile Waters Agreement
SAD.589/13-14
1941-1946
Nile Waters File II
Notes by R.M. MacGregor, W.N. Allan, Director of Irrigation
SAD.589/13/1-125
1941 Jun 3 - 1945 Jun
Summaries; irrigation; Nile Waters historical
SAD.589/14/1-95
1945 Jul 6 - 1946 Aug 8
Nile Waters and the Sudan; Upper Nile irrigation (review by R.M. MacGregor); administrative control
SAD.590/1-2
1946-1949
Nile Waters File III
Notes by W.N. Allan, McDermott
SAD.590/1/1-103
1946 Aug 23 - 1948 Aug 31
Nile Waters technical; general; historical
SAD.590/2/1-132
1948 Sep 5 - 1949 Mar
Foreign Office discussions; note on interests of the Sudan
SAD.590/3-5
1949-1950
Nile Waters File IV
Notes by W.N. Allan, W.H. Luce, M. Macdonald, A.L. Chick
SAD.590/3/1-101
1949 Feb 24 - Jun 28
Foreign Office and Cairo discussions; Equatorial Nile and Tsana projects; Nile Hydro-electric scheme
SAD.590/4/1-44
1949 Jul 4 - 1950 Mar 20
Sudan water requirements; Nile Waters Board; raising Sennar Reservoir
SAD.590/5/1-62
1950 Mar 19 - Jul 31
Fourth Cataract; reservoir raising (continued); draft General Working Arrangements
SAD.590/6-8
1950-1951
Nile Waters File V
Notes by W.N. Allan
SAD.590/6/1-64
1950 Aug 3 - Oct 27
Discussions in Egypt; Fourth Cataract Dam; Lake Tsana
SAD.590/7/1-39
1950 Nov 6 - Dec 14
Discussions in Egypt; Lake Tsana; Fourth Cataract Dam; raising Sennar
SAD.590/8/1-76
1950 Dec 18 - 1951 Apr 14
Discussions in Egypt; raising Sennar Reservoir; Lake Tsana; Fourth Cataract Dam
SAD.590/9-11
1951
Nile Waters File VI
Notes by W.N. Allan, R.J. Smith
SAD.590/9/1-59
1951 May 17 - Jul 20
Legislative Assembly speeches; Lake Tsana; Foreign Office discussions
SAD.590/10/1-62
1951 Jul 23 - Aug 7
Discussions re Lake Tsana; Roseires Dam project; raising Sennar Dam; Fourth Cataract Dam
SAD.590/11/1-73
1951 Aug 19 - Dec 30
Lake Tsana; Sennar; Fourth Cataract; Agreement with Egypt; Sudan policy
SAD.591/1-3
1951-1954
Nile Waters File VII
Notes by W.N. Allan, R.J. Smith, H.A. Morrice
SAD.591/1/1-101
1951 Dec - 1952 Aug 20
Sudan's rights in restricted period; Lake Tsana
SAD.591/2/1-113
1952 Aug 23 - 1953 Dec 31
Jebel Aulia; Sennar Reservoir; Fourth Cataract; agreements; Lake Tsana; Greater Aswan
SAD.591/3/1-113
1954 Feb 17 - Dec 14
Descriptive note (W.N. Allan); development Main Nile; draft agreement; discussions; stored water
SAD.591/4-6
1955-1957
Nile Waters File VIII
Notes by W.N. Allan, H.E. Hurst, R.P. Black, R.L. Fitt, H.A. Morrice, A.N. Khosla
SAD.591/4/1-103
1955 Jan 10 - Apr 18
Sudan requirements; Aswan; Lake Victoria; report Hydrological Investigation; Owen Falls Dam; Cairo talks
SAD.591/5/1-84
1955 Apr 27 - Sep 27
Dispute; Egyptian proposals; hydro-electric power
SAD.591/6/1-108
1955 Sep 28 - 1957 Nov 22
Aswan; Wadi Halfa; terms for agreement
SAD.591/7-9
1957-1960
Nile Waters File IX
Notes by W.N. Allan
SAD.591/7/1-99
1957 Dec 15 - 1958 Sep 13
Sadd el Ali and Roseires Dams; Aswan; Managil Scheme; Sudan's case in dispute; summary relevant records; discussions
SAD.591/8/1-84
1958 Sep 17 - 1959 May 25
Settlement summary; irrigation; heads of agreement; Aswan; working arrangements; paper on Nile Waters and the Sudan
SAD.591/9/1-66
1959 Jun 9 - 1960 Jan 8
Heads of agreement and notes on; working arrangements; East African claim share Nile Waters; Nile Waters Agreement
SAD.592/1-3
1960-1969
Nile Waters File X
Notes by W.N. Allan
SAD.592/1/1-33
1960 Jan 7 - Mar 14
Agreement Sudan and U.A.R.; Sudan's requirements
SAD.592/2/1-50
1960 Mar 10 - Aug 11
Lake Victoria; Working Arrangements drafts
SAD.592/3/1-89
1960 Aug 17 - 1969 Jul 10
Lake Victoria; Equatorial Nile; Roseires; Aswan
B. Sudan (General)
SAD.592/7/1-71
1925-1948
Design Sheets: selected sheets from numbers A1-31, B1-9, C10-11 and diagrams
SAD.592/8-593/7
1944-1959/60
Sudan Irrigation Annual Reports
SAD.592/8/1-69
1944-1947, 1950-1951
SAD.593/1
1952-1953
SAD.593/2
1953-1954
SAD.593/3
1954-1955
SAD.593/4
1955-1956
SAD.593/5
1956-1957
SAD.593/6
1957-1958
SAD.593/7
1959-1960
Sudan Economy
SAD.593/8/1-61
1958 Feb 25
The economy of the Sudan, main report. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Department of Operations, South Asia and Middle East
SAD.593/9/1-51
1958
The economy of the Sudan
Annexes
Irrigation, Technical
SAD.593/10/1-123
1959 Apr 17
Report of the Technical Mission on Sudan irrigation.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Department of Technical Operations
SAD.593/11/1-29
1959
Report of the Technical Mission …
Further notes by the Consulting Engineers, Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners, A. Coyne and J. Bellier
Agricultural Development
SAD.593/12
1965 Dec 3-6
Agricultural Development in the Sudan. Philosophical Society of the Sudan in conjunction with the Sudan Agricultural Society, papers for the Thirteenth Annual Conference, by I.G. Simpson, A. de Vajda, D.S. Thornton, Abdulla A. Abdulla, al-Sayyid `Abd al-Karim al-Sayyid, Al-Taf Husayn, `Abd al-Rahim Mirghani, R.F. Wynn, Mamoun Muhammed Yassin, Salah Noah, D.J. Shaw, R.N. Scott, Siddiq Karrar, Taha al-Jack Taha, Tawfiq Ahmad Hashim, Yahya `Abd al-Magid Ahmad, Muhammad Shazali Uthman, D.H. Evelyn, Izzel Din Mamoun, `Ali al-Khidir Kambal, M.A. Nur, Kamal Husayn Ahmad, Musa `Abd al-Karim, Mahdi Ahmad, Sam Ibrahim
C. Main Nile (including Egypt)
Fourth Cataract Project
SAD.594/1/1-31
1946 Sep 12 - 1953 Feb 27
Correspondence on the construction of Merowe Dam, near Fourth Cataract for protection against high floods; navigation; power; transport; notes by H.A. Morrice and W.N. Allan; graphs of contents and surface area
Projects in Egypt
SAD.594/2/1-42
1950 Feb 14 - 1953 Apr 10
Correspondence re Aswan High Dam and Greater Aswan and Wadi Rayan; reports Greater Aswan Project (R.J. Smith)
SAD.594/3/1-53
1955 Jan 24 - 1959 Oct 1
Hydrological Investigation on how maximum volume water made available (H.E. Hurst and R.P. Black); notes H.A.W. Morrice on IBRD Report on High Aswan Dam; other notes on dam
D. Blue Nile (including Gezira and Lake Tsana)
Development from the Blue Nile
SAD.594/4/1-47
1935 Apr 20 - 1957
Managil extension
SAD.594/5/1-37
1958 Jul] - 1959 May 5
Managil extension
SAD.594/6/1-59
1958 Nov 8
Roseires Dam Project report
SAD.594/7/1-25
1959 May 4 - 1960 Jan 26
Roseires and Managil
Gezira Canal Statistics
SAD.594/8/1-22
1925-1926
Statistics water consumption. Review by R.M. MacGregor
SAD.594/9/1-20
1926-1927
Working statistics and review
SAD.594/10/1-16
1927-1928
Working statistics and review
SAD.594/11/1-20
1928-1929
Working statistics and review
SAD.594/12/1-23
1929-1930
Statistics water consumption
SAD.594/13/1-26
1930-1931
Statistics water consumption
SAD.594/14/1-21
1931-1932
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/1
1932-1933
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/2
1933-1934
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/3
1934-1935
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/4
1935-1936
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/5/1-31
1936-1937
Statistics water consumption with ms. additions
SAD.595/6
1937-1938
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/7
1938-1939
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/8
1939-1940
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/9
1940-1941
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/10
1941-1942
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/11
1942-1943
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/12
1943-1944
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/13
1944-1945
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/14
1945-1946
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/15
1946-1947
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/16
1947-1948
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/17
1948-1949
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/18
1949-1950
Statistics water consumption
SAD.595/19
1950-1951
Statistics water consumption
SAD.596/1
1951-1952
Statistics water consumption
SAD.596/2
1952-1953
Statistics water consumption
SAD.596/3
1953-1954
Statistics water consumption
Sennar Reservoir
SAD.596/4/1-80
1926 Jul-1969 Jan 21
Determination of the contents of Sennar Reservoir by A.D. Butcher (1926), Sennar Reservoir capacity (F.H.R. Finlay), proposed power station (W.N. Allan note), draft rules, new equipment, economic report
SAD.596/5
1926
Sennar Dam regulation tables, Sudan Irrigation Department
SAD.596/6
1933
Sennar Dam regulation rules, Sudan Irrigation Department
Roseires
SAD.596/7/1-49
1968
Regulation rules Roseires and Sennar Reservoir (see above under Gezira)
Mission to Lake Tsana
SAD.596/8
1920-1921
Report of the Mission to Lake Tsana, by G.W. Grabham and R.P. Black Ministry of Public Works, Egypt. Government Press, Cairo 1925
Lake Tsana Project Files
Project File I
SAD.597/1/1-73
1935 Mar 5 - 1940 Jan 25
Storage; report of conference at Cairo (May 1935); agreement; revised filling programme
SAD.597/2/1-91
1946 Feb 24 - 1947 Jan 27
The Future Conservation of the Nile by H.E. Hurst (Vol. VII The Nile Basin, Ch.XI); note of conversation with Sir Edington Miller; Cairo technical discussions; draft instructions to delegates; proposed agreement with Ethiopia
SAD.597/3/1-93
1947 Feb 20 - Dec 23
Conversations with Foreign Office; technical discussions in Cairo; letter to Egyptian Prime Minister; notes on Lake Tsana project
Project File II
SAD.597/4/1-50
1948 Feb 23 - 1949 Sep 10
Correspondence with Foreign Office, British Embassy, Cairo, etc.; notes on factors affecting development of Lake Tsana project
SAD.597/5/1-40
1949 Sep 13 - Dec 4
Preliminary technical memorandum; negotiations in Cairo; concession terms; draft instructions to delegates; proposed Heads of Agreement with Ethiopia
SAD.597/6/1-52
1950 Feb 4 - Oct 12
Correspondence with British Embassies; report of Legal Adviser to Royal Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Legal Counsellor to the British Embassy
SAD.597/7/1-65
1950 Nov - 1955 Mar 26
Control of water stored; technical aspects; maps; diagrams and statistics; development of Lake Tsana
Utilisation Lake Tana
SAD.597/8/1-29
1946 Oct
Report on utilisation of Lake Tsana by E.R. Wilkinson, Central Electricity Board.
Topography, agricultural utilisation, hydro-electric utilisation, regulating works, economic provisions (ts.)
Lake Tsana - Technical
SAD.597/9/1-132
1949 Nov 22 - 1952 Dec
Part of article by Engineer Professor Lello Pontecorvo (1938) translated from the Italian by H.A. Morrice; notes by H.A. Morrice on use and control of water stored and on generation of electrical power; statistics; notes by W.N. Allan on technical aspects; note on the possibilities of annual storage by I.S.G. Matthews; draft working arrangements; note on the Lake Tsana project
Lake Tsana Diplomatic Dossier
SAD.597/10/1-97
1955
“La Dossier Diplomatique de la Question Lac Tana -- Nil Bleu”, by S. Pierre Petridis Geographical, political and diplomatic, technical (ts.)
E. White Nile (including Equatoria)
Equatorial Nile Project
SAD.598/3/1-67
1945 Aug 29 - 1948 Mar 4
Upper Nile projects review by R.M. MacGregor; notes by W.N. Allan on Jonglei Investigation; Nile Waters; Victoria-Albert-Jonglei; Equatorial Nile project; Nile control meetings
SAD.598/4/1-55
1948 Mar 25 - Jun 6
Victoria-Albert-Jonglei project; draft Equatorial Nile Agreement and working arrangements; conditions Egyptian participation
SAD.598/5/1-62
1948 Jul 1 - 1953 Oct 22
W.N. Allan and R.J. Smith notes on Equatorial Nile project; H.M.S.O. leaflet - Exchange of Notes Britain and Egypt on Owen Falls Dam; W.N. Allan note of visit to Uganda; The Water Hyacinth: A New Problem on the Nile by P.A. Gay and L. Berry; heads of agreement and working arrangements
F. Irrigation Other Areas (Atbara, Gash, Darfur, Iraq)
Irrigation by Gravity from the River Atbara
SAD.598/6/1-48
1956
Part I: “A preliminary report on a Dam at Khashm El Girba and the area it can command” by H. Bell.
History, topography, hydrology, the dam, the reservoir, the canal, the irrigable area, the water account, hydro-electric power, costs, future investigation (ts.)
SAD.598/7/1-11
1956
Part II: Figures 4, 5, 8 A-B
Published by Ministry of Irrigation and Hydro-Electric Power
Khashm el Girba Project and Regulation
SAD.598/8/1-63
1964 Jul - 1966 Feb 16
Dam regulation rules (interim); W.N. Allan note on organisation for control and operation; regulation rules dam and reservoir (first and second drafts); tables and statistics
Recorded Behaviour River Gash
SAD.598/9
1956
“The recorded behaviour of the River Gash in the Sudan” by C.H. Swan, Chief Engineer, Gash Board 1954-1955.
Divided geographically, each area dealt with separately.
Ministry of Irrigation and Hydro-Electric Power, Khartoum
Ancient Irrigation in Iraq
SAD.599/2/1-28
1940 Mar
The Ancient Irrigation Systems
Report on survey of information sources in London, carried out in 1948 by J.D. Atkinson and Capt. N.D.B. Taylor with suggestions for further study. British School of Archaeology in Iraq
2. Printed Material
SAD.592/4
1920 Aug 25
Report Nile Projects Commission
London
SAD.592/5-592/6
1921
Nile Control V.1-2 by Sir Murdoch Macdonald.
Statement published by Ministry of Public Works, Egypt
2. In Library
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. “The water resources of Central Africa” by F. Debenham, repr. Geographical Journal v. 111, nos. 4-6, Apr-Jun 1948
“The Equatorial Nile Project, and its effects in the Sudan” by members Jonglei Investigation Team, ed. P.P. Howell, repr. Geographical Journal v .119, pt. 1, Mar 1953
“The waters of the Nile” by R.M. MacGregor, repr. Part 4 The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan from within
Planning for the ultimate hydraulic development of the Nile Valley by H.A.W. Morrice and W.N. Allan. London, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1959, extr. Procs. Instn. Civil Engineers v. 14 pp. 101-156, Oct 1959
Discussion on a paper published in Proceedings, Oct 1959 by H.A.W. Morrice and W.N. Allan, extr. Procs. Instn. Civil Engineers v. 16, pp. 288-317, Jul 1960
The Sudan 1899-1953
Central Office of Information, London, Reference Division Jul 1953
Report on the proposed heightening of the Aswan Dam for the flood protection of Egypt, Sir M. MacDonald and Partners, Egyptian Government, Jan 1945
“The Managil South-Western extension: an extension to the Gezira Scheme. An example of an irrigation development project, in the Republic of the Sudan”, by D.J. Shaw
Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement, bulletin 9, repr. Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, v. 82, 1965, 2
“The construction of Roseires Dam” by J.V. Corney and “Proposed projects for utilisation of the Sudan share of Nile water” by S.E. Sagheyroon, repr. from Sudan Engineering Society Journal nos. 10 & 11, 1965, 1966
Working arrangements for operating the Gebel Aulia Dam, with notes on working arrangements, revised by A.D. Butcher, Director General Southern Nile
Egypt Ministry of Public Works, 1936
“The White Nile flood plain and the effect of proposed control schemes” by J.W. Wright, repr. from Geographical Journal, v. 114, Oct-Dec 1949
“The White Nile and the Sobat” by J.W. Wright, repr. from Sudan Notes and Records, v. 32, pt. 1, 1950
Report as to irrigation projects on the Upper Nile etc. by Sir W. Garstin
Despatch from His Majesty's Agent and Consul-General at Cairo, Egypt No. 2 (1901)
“The Equatorial Nile Project and its effects in the Sudan”, a paper by members of the Jonglei Investigation Team, ed. by P.P. Howell, repr. from Geographical Journal, v. 119, pt. 1, Mar 1953
Jebel Marra investigations
Report on Phase 1 Studies
Methods of survey, hydrology, geology, soils and vegetation, forest resources, engineering geology, future development
Ministry of Irrigation and Hydro-Electric Power, 1958