GRAY, Ronald Walpole and Olive A.
Introduction
Ronald Walpole (d.1992) and Olive A. GRAY
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Rodah Island, Cairo
(b) Nugent School, Loka
(c) Girls' Central School, Yei
(d) Scouting Activities
(e) Church Newsletters
2. Personal Papers
(a) Correspondence
(b) Notebooks
(c) Financial Papers
(d) Other Papers
3. Diaries, Memoirs
4. Articles
5. Photographic Material
(a) Loose Photographs
(b) Albums
(c) Negatives
6. Maps
7. Miscellanea
8. Museum Objects
9. Newspapers Cuttings
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: GRAY, Ronald Walpole and Olive A.
Dates of creation: 1932-1991
Extent: 8 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Ronald Walpole (d.1992) and Olive A. GRAY

1938-1951 C.M.S. teachers at Rodah Island Boys' School, Cairo
1951-1952 R.W. Gray at the Arab refugee camp, Gaza, and O.A. Gray at the Coptic Girls' College, Cairo
1954-1959 R.W. Gray Headmaster of the Nugent School, Loka, and running the Village Teacher Training Centre, Yei
1960-1964 O.A. Gray Headmistress of the Girls' Central School, Yei
1964 The Grays expelled from the Sudan


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
(a) Rodah Island, Cairo
(b) Nugent School, Loka
(c) Girls' Central School, Yei
(d) Scouting Activities
(e) Church Newsletters
2. Personal Papers
(a) Correspondence
(b) Notebooks
(c) Financial Papers
(d) Other Papers
3. Diaries, Memoirs
4. Articles
5. Photographic Material
(a) Loose Photographs
(b) Albums
(c) Negatives
6. Maps
7. Miscellanea
8. Museum Objects
9. Newspaper Cuttings
10. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Rodah Island, Cairo
SAD.859/1/1-84
1936-1938
Arabic composition book of O.A. Keyte of the C.M.S. Boys' School, Rodah Island, Cairo
SAD.859/2/1-25
1938-1940
Staff prayer book of O.A. Keyte
Arabic
SAD.859/3/1-3
1939
Arabic dictation book of O.A. Keyte
SAD.859/4/1-20
1948-1949
School menu book of O.A. Gray from Rodah Island?
SAD.861/13/1-3
1950
Letter from R.W. Gray to Kassy Geberezadik informing him that his son has run away from school
(b) Nugent School, Loka
SAD.852/3/1
1944 Jan 1
Note on the Bishop Bullen Memorial Chapel
SAD.859/6/1-29
1954
Some exercises in English by R.W. Gray for the Nugent School, Loka
SAD.852/4/1-27
1954-1990 [predominantly 1954-1978]
Official papers including correspondence between the Grays, C.M.S. officials and Bishop Oliver Allison concerning evacuation plans, the establishment of Friday as the weekly holiday, and the problems of the Church in the Sudan generally
SAD.859/7/1-5
1955
History notes by O.A. Gray for Form II of the Nugent School
SAD.859/8-859/17
1955-1958
Nugent School dispensary books
SAD.860/1-860/3
1955-1960
Nugent School exam papers for Maths, English and Scripture
SAD.860/5-860/6
1956-1958
O.A. Gray's daily accounts books:
SAD.860/5/1-37
1956-1957
SAD.860/6/1-14
1957-1958
SAD.852/7/1-97
1959-1965
Correspondence of R.W. Gray, mainly with the C.M.S. Education Secretary, Christopher Cook, concerning general C.M.S. matters including teaching Arabic and the provision of Arabic Bibles, furniture and repairs, the 1960 conference, the preservation of the Christian Sunday, the writing of a Prayer Book in Bari, and the expulsion of missionaries
SAD.859/19/1-28
1959
Essay competition entries from pupils at the Nugent School, Loka
SAD.859/20/1-21
1959
Form I Mathematics notes, Nugent School, Loka
SAD.852/3/3-4
1959 May
Letters from the Grays and the Mission Builder concerning the Grays' move from Loka
(c) Girls' Central School, Yei
SAD.859/5/1-6
1954
English syllabus and record of work of the Girls' Central School, Yei
SAD.852/5/1-100
1957-1961
Official papers of the Girls' Central School, Yei, including lists of catechumens, exam results, requisitions for books and materials, test papers, school reports, and class lists
SAD.852/6/1-38
1958-1963
Further official papers of the Girls' Central School, Yei, including staff records, records concerning the transport of pupils, repairs, staff lists, and administrative problems caused by illness
SAD.859/18/1-16
1959
Notes on staff duties and work arrangements for the Girls' Central School, Yei
SAD.852/5,6,12
1959, 1962-1963
Annual reports for the Girls' Central School, Yei:
SAD.852/5/8-9
1959
SAD.852/6/27-30
1962
SAD.852/12/96-101
1963
SAD.852/8/1-119
1960
Official papers of the Girls' Central School, Yei, concerning administrative matters: staff problems, fees, timetables, discipline, finances, holidays, the dispensary, religious instruction and school equipment
SAD.852/8/120-130
1960
Papers concerning Bishop Gwynne College: the Principal's Report and the college newsletter for Sep 1960
SAD.852/21,24,27
1960, 1962-1963
Girls' Central School Yei Class I attendance registers:
SAD.859/21/1-17
1960
SAD.859/24/1-10
1962
SAD.859/27/1-5
1963
SAD.860/18-860/21
1960-1963
Four school diaries:
SAD.860/18/1-20
1960
SAD.860/19/1-10
1961
SAD.860/20/1-57
1962
SAD.860/21/1-9
1963
SAD.859/22/1-36; 859/23/1-7
1960-1963
O.A. Gray's mark books (the Girls' Central School, Yei?)
SAD.852/9-852/10
1961
Further official papers of the Girls' Central School, Yei, concerning administrative matters: diet, school uniform, re-entry visas for missionaries, staff, exam results, Arabic teaching, fees, financial notes, the water supply, transport, student agitation owing to the uncertainty of the future and the reacceptance or dismissal of the ringleaders, government statistics, orders for Arabic books, holiday arrangements, equipment and furniture, and timetables
SAD.852/9/1-149
Jan - Jun
SAD.852/10/1-152
Jul - Dec
SAD.852/3/9-11
1961 Jul 14
Minutes of the Scripture Syllabus Committee
SAD.852/3/5-8,12-21
1961-1964
Correspondence between the Grays, the C.M.S. Secretary and the Province Education Officer concerning education matters, including leases for mission stations, Friday being made the official weekly holiday, application for re-entry visas, and the Sudanisation of Yei
SAD.859/25/1-22
1962
O.A. Gray's school notebook (the Girls' Central School, Yei?)
SAD.859/26/1-6
1962-1963
Class II registration book (the Girls' Central School, Yei?)
SAD.852/12/1-150
1962-1964
Further official papers of the Girls' Central School, Yei, including government educational statistics, papers concerning building repairs, and records of class work
SAD.860/7-860/9
1962-1964
Three books of receipts:
SAD.860/7/1-111
1962-1964
SAD.860/8/1-116
1963
SAD.860/9/1-54
1964
SAD.852/11/10
c1963
Statement to the Africa Committee on the situation in the southern Sudan
SAD.859/28-859/29
n.d.
Books of maths exercises and test papers
SAD.860/4/141-144
1976, 1979
Accounts of the Sudan Church Association
SAD.859/30/1-79
1941-1963
Various loose papers extracted from all of the notebooks: notes on school social work, religious meditations and prayers, notes on games, recipes for school meals, history lessons, exams and tests, health education, class lists, etc.
(d) Scouting Activities
SAD.852/3/2
1949 Apr 4
Letter from the director of Education to Parry concerning scouting activities
SAD.852/11/1-9
1962-1963
Papers concerning R.W. Gray's scouting activities: correspondence with the Boy Scouts World Bureau and the Boy Scouts Association International Secretary concerning training for Scout leaders on a UNESCO travel grant
(e) Church Newsletters
SAD.861/9/1-18
1954-1965
Circular letters from the Grays with news of the progress of mission education against the background of Sudanisation
SAD.861/10-861/11
1960-1986
Circular letters from the C.M.S. missionaries of the Sudan
SAD.861/10/1-50
1960-1973
SAD.861/11/1-58
1973-1986
SAD.861/12/1-45
1966-1983
Nuba Mountains Prayer Fellowship newsletters
2. Personal Papers
(a) Correspondence
SAD.852/13/1-38
1955-1980 [predominantly 1955-1980]
Letters to the Grays from British friends and colleagues, including John Parry and Bishop Oliver Allison, concerning personal news, C.M.S. education matters including the need to find new jobs owing to Sudanisation, and the condition of the southern Sudan
SAD.860/24/1-38
1957-1972
Letters to the Grays from Sudanese pupils and teachers with personal news, especially relating to the Civil War
SAD.861/1/1-117; 861/2/1-145; 861/3/1-116; 861/4/1-68
1958-1961
Letters from the Grays to R.W. Gray's mother and sister with personal news and news of school life, C.M.S. colleagues and friends, the changes occuring because of Sudanisation, recurrent difficulties in obtaining re-entry visas, and their move from Loka to Yei
SAD.861/5/1-40
1962
Letters from the Grays to R.W. Gray's sister during leave in England, and from the Sudan containing personal and some school news
(b) Notebooks
SAD.860/10/1-28
1937
R.W. Gray's religious notebook: prayers, meditations, etc.
SAD.860/11-860/13
1948-1956
R.W. Gray's notebooks containing religious material, passages in Bari(?), Scouting notes, etc.
(c) Financial Papers
SAD.860/4/1-140
1954-1962
Financial statements and accounts of the Grays: invoices, credit notes, etc.
(d) Other Papers
SAD.861/13/4-5
1953
List of personal property belonging to the Grays when they left Egypt
3. Diaries, Memoirs
SAD.860/14/1-5
1953-1954
Account of the Grays' journey to the Sudan
SAD.860/15/1-98
1955
R.W. Gray's scout diary
SAD.860/16-860/17
1955, 1956
O.A. Gray's diaries:
SAD.860/16/1-72
1955
SAD.860/17/1-91
1956
SAD.860/22/1-9
1978
Diary of a trip made by the Grays to Kenya and the Sudan
SAD.860/23/1-104
1953-1962 [predominantly 1960-1962]
Miscellaneous loose notes from the diaries: Bible readings, prayers, class lists, baptism and confirmation lists, diary pages and other miscellaneous notes, including undated pages of a diary kept at Rodah Island C.M.S. Boys' School Cairo, and a report on conditions in Egypt regarding health (860/23/1-5)
4. Articles
SAD.861/6/1-13
1957-1960
Articles on health and medicine in the Sudan collected by O.A. Gray for a lecture on the subject
5. Photographic Material
(a) Loose Photographs
SAD.854/3/1-3
1932
Scenes of Uganda:
SAD.854/3/1
March past
SAD.854/3/2
Physical exercises
SAD.854/3/3
Bathing in Lake Nabugabo
SAD.854/3/4-26
1938
The Grays and friends in Cyprus
SAD.854/4/1-23
[c1938-1952]
Individual photographs of the Grays' colleagues and friends in Egypt (mostly no captions)
SAD.854/5/1-49
[c1938-1952]
Group photographs of colleagues and friends in Egypt (mostly no captions)
SAD.854/6/1-41 [
[c1938-1952]
Groups of Egyptian children playing sport, on school trips, and engaged in other activities
SAD.854/7/1-31
[c1938-1952]
Egyptian children climbing pyramids and visits to other archaeological sites in the desert
SAD.854/8/1-10
[c1938-1952]
Group photographs of Egyptian children
SAD.854/8/11-12
[c1938-1952]
Photographs of teaching in Egypt
SAD.854/8/13-15
[c1938-1952]
Egyptian buildings:
SAD.854/8/13
The E.M.C. new boys' school
SAD.854/8/14-15
Unnamed church
SAD.854/8/16-21
[c1938-1952]
Scenery of Egypt
SAD.854/9/1-33
1952
Arab Refugee Camp, Gaza: games and food distribution
SAD.854/11/1-7
[c1954-1959]
Photographs of the Nugent School, Loka:
SAD.854/11/1
Loka mountain
SAD.854/11/2-4
Scouts
SAD.854/11/5
Grays' house
SAD.854/11/6
Gabriel Athong
SAD.854/11/7
Stephen and Anne Carr
SAD.854/11/8-36
[c1954-1959]
Photographs of the Village Teacher Training Centre, Yei:
SAD.854/11/8-9
Students leaving church
SAD.854/11/10
Grays' house at Yei
SAD.854/11/11-12
A shop in Yei town
SAD.854/11/13-27
Schoolgirls and schoolboys weaving grass baskets, carrying things, etc.
SAD.854/11/28
Tea party at Helen Parry's house
SAD.854/11/29-32
Sports day activities
SAD.854/11/33
Untitled photograph: children assisting in building work?
SAD.854/11/34
Morning Dispensary
SAD.854/11/35-36
Cultivation
SAD.854/12/1-52
[c1960-1964]
Photographs of the Girls' Central School, Yei:
SAD.854/12/1
Flag practice
SAD.854/12/2-4
Group photographs of schoolgirls
SAD.854/12/5
The Grays' cook and family
SAD.854/12/6
Three Shilluk girls
SAD.854/12/7-17
Individual photographs of schoolgirls
SAD.854/12/18-19
Farewell party for Sitt Kejia
SAD.854/12/20-27
Building work
SAD.854/12/28-31
Revivalists
SAD.854/12/32-33
Houseman and family
SAD.854/12/34-42
Group photographs of pupils
SAD.854/12/43-44
Wedding of Elizabetta Yacebo and Aggrey
SAD.854/12/45
The C.M.S. bookshop
SAD.854/12/46
Ba Oraba with three children
SAD.854/12/47
Man feeding birds
SAD.854/12/48
Family group
SAD.854/12/49
A tukl
SAD.854/12/50
Dinner outside a dormitory
SAD.854/12/51
Girls crossing the compound after school
SAD.854/12/52
Country dancing
SAD.840/5/1-7
1960
Photographs from the Girls' Central School Yei mounted on a board
SAD.840/5/1-3
Classes I and II
SAD.840/5/4-7
Portraits of schoolgirls
SAD.854/13/1-12
[c1954-1964]
Miscellaneous photographs from the southern Sudan
SAD.854/13/1
954
Railwaymen's cottages viewed from the train from Khartoum
SAD.854/13/2
1958
The Governor Equatoria about to invest chief with robe and sword
SAD.854/13/3
1964
Juba Cathedral
SAD.854/13/4
Sudanese man
SAD.854/13/5
R.W. Gray and friends camping
SAD.854/13/6
Sudanese woman
SAD.854/13/7
Sudanese man
SAD.854/13/8-9
Sudanese children
SAD.854/13/10
Sudanese clergy
SAD.854/13/11
Bishop Oliver Allison and girls at a confirmation
SAD.854/13/12
Sudanese outside church
SAD.854/13/13-19
[n.d.]
Miscellaneous holiday photographs unconnected with the Sudan
SAD.840/6/1-14
[c1976]
C.M.S. photo pack on the Sudan:
SAD.840/6/1
Background notes on the Episcopal Church of the Sudan up to its inauguration as an independent Province
SAD.840/6/2
A church under the trees
SAD.840/6/3
Drilling for water
SAD.840/6/4
Service at Yei
SAD.840/6/5
1976 Oct 11
Inauguration ceremony of the Anglican Province of the Sudan
SAD.840/6/6
Ken Ogden
SAD.840/6/7
Revival meeting at Yei
SAD.840/6/8
Dinkas performing a tribal dance
SAD.840/6/9
The Principal of Juba Bible Training Institute
SAD.840/6/10
Building the new dispensary at Lainya
SAD.840/6/11
A southern village primary school
SAD.840/6/12
Archbishop Elinana Ngalamu
SAD.840/6/13
Bishop Benjamina Yugusuk
SAD.840/6/14
The Dorcas training scheme
(b) Albums
SAD.840/4/1-33
1946
Photographs of the Rodah Island Boys' School in Cairo, including the school (840/4/1), teaching (840/4/2-3,6-7,10-20,24-31), games and scouting activities (840/4/4-5,8-9, 21-23), and the teaching staff (840/4/32-33)
(c) Negatives
SAD.854/10/1-41
[n.d.]
Various negatives for which no positives have been made: miscellaneous scenes of schoolchildren, and of the Grays with friends and colleagues
6. Maps
SAD.862/11/1 [MP]
1950
North-Eastern Sudan
scale:   1mm to 2km
Size: 46 x 61 cm
SAD.862/11/2 [MP]
1951
Southern Sudan
scale:   1mm to 2km
Size: 67 x 45 cm
SAD.862/11/3 [MP]
1953
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, showing the administrative districts
scale:   4cm to 160km
Size: 50 x 58 cm
7. Miscellanea
SAD.861/13/6-41
1950-1991
Various notes, ephemera, appeal leaflets etc., including:
SAD.861/13/6
1964
Subjects of prayer for the southern Sudan
SAD.861/13/7
1991
List of southern Sudanese residing in Britain
8. Museum Objects
SAD.861/13/42
A 25-piastre note
SAD.853/1
Thumb harp
Size: 126x186mm
SAD.853/2
Decorated cane tray
Size: 160x165mm
SAD.853/3
Cane model of baby's bonnet
Size: 120x100mm
SAD.853/4
Small cane bowl
Size: 140x130mm
SAD.853/5
Small cane bowl
Size: 170x120mm
SAD.853/6
Small cane bowl
Size: 155x140mm
SAD.853/7
Sisal netting
Size: 820mm
SAD.853/8
Small open cane bag
Size: 150x90mm
SAD.857/1-2
Two prayer mats
Size: 270x220mm
SAD.857/3
Bag with straps
Size: 300x250mm
SAD.857/4
Bag with straps
Size: 210x170mm
SAD.857/5
Bookmark
Size: 190x55mm
SAD.857/6,8
Two Scout badges
Size: 50x60mm
SAD.857/7
Badge of the Girls' Central School, Yei
Size: 55x55mm
SAD.857/9
Handmade belt
Size: 1490x60mm
SAD.857/10
Purse
Size: 140x180mm
SAD.857/11
Purse
Size: 330x245mm
SAD.857/12
Satchel
Size: 640x415mm
SAD.858/1
Teapot
Size: 135x180mm
SAD.858/2
Gourd
Size: 145x130mm
G//S 1008/1
Shopping basket
Size: 440x310mm
G//S 1036/1
Tablecloth
Size: 1500x1500mm
9. Newspapers Cuttings
SAD.861/7/1-60; 861/8/1-31
1955-1979
Cuttings concerning a violent crime in which O.A. Gray cared for the wounded, education in the southern Sudan, the expulsion of missionaries in 1964, the Civil War, the protest at General Abbud's visit to Britain, the fall of Abbud, and the Queen's visit to the Sudan
Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Books for Africa (Christian Literature Council, London 1962)
Brown, Rev. D., Morning prayer, collects, the Holy Communion (in colloquial Arabic) (Juba)
Carden, John, Lest we grow hard (London, 1962)
Church Missionary Society: Changing Africa and facts that make us think)
Church Missionary Society: The Church Missionary Society. A manual outlining its history, organization and commitments (London, 1961)
Church Missionary Society: C.M.S. at work in the Sudan (London)
Church Missionary Society: C.M.S. Nugent School Magazine 1952, Loka (Juba, 1952)
Church Missionary Society: In Brief 76/36, 78/32 (C.M.S. Information Service, 1976, 1978)
Church Missionary Society: Sharing with the Sudan (London)
Church Missionary Society: The southern Sudan then and now. Adventures of Faith series no.12 (London)
Elder, E.E.: Arabic grammar inductive method (American University at Cairo, 1937)
Equatoria Daily News Bulletin Press issue nos.1002- 1004, 1284-1286, 1430 (Juba, 1962-63)
1001 facts about the Sudan as on 1-1-52 (Public Relations Office, Khartoum, 1952)
Future v.9 no.1; v.10 no.2; v.9 nos.3-4; v.10 no.4; v.11 no.1 (Juba, 1958-60)
Kapliwatzky, Jochanan: Arabic language and grammar part 3 (Jerusalem, 1953)
Kuku and the boy, first Arabic reader
Light. A Christian magazine for the Sudan v.1 no.6; Nov 1958; v.5 no.6; (Dec-Jan 1959)
Message. News of the Arabic Literature Mission no.298 (1969)
News bulletin of the Near East Christian Council, (Feb 1957, Apr 1958, Summer 1958, Advent 1959)
News bulletin, 25 Sep 1956 (Khartoum)
Overseas Calling nos.7, 9 (London 1964, 1965)
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London series A containing papers of a mathematical or physical character v.188 (London, 1896)
Pictorial education v.32 nos.9-12; v.33 nos.1-3,5-9 (1958-59)
Price, Ena: Those who say YES (London, 1965)
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: Todinet na kagalak [catechism in Bari] (Cairo, 1940)
Southern Sudan mail bag nos.13,17; v.2 nos.1,3,4,7 (1950-53, 1955)
Spiro, Socrates, An English-Arabic vocabulary of the modern and colloquial Arabic of Egypt (Cairo and London, 1897)
Sterling, R., A grammar of the Arabic language (London, 1904)
Stuart, Mary, Land of promise. A story of the church in Uganda (London, 1958)
Sudan Almanac 1959 (Khartoum, 1959)
Sudan weekly news 16 Oct 1954)
The Sudan Diocesan Review v.6-7 nos.17-18; v.8 nos.22-23; v.9 no.24; v.11 nos.30-32; v.12 nos.33,35; v.13 no.38; v.15-24 nos.42-57, 59-60, 63, 65-69 (1953-73)
Sudan Church Review v.24-28 nos. 71-72, 74-79 (1974-79)
Sudan Church Review Centenary issue v.30 no.3 (1990)
Sudan Church Association: Focus on Sudan)
Sudan Church Association: Notes and comments 1975-80, 1991)
Report of the Commission of Enquiry into the disturbances in the southern Sudan during August 1955 (Khartoum, 1956)
Sudan, Ministry of Education, Southern Provinces: Future v.9 no.1, Apr 1958 (Juba)
Thatcher, G.W., Arabic grammar of the written language (third edition: Heidelberg, 1927)
Thatcher, G.W., Key to the Arabic grammar of the written language (fifth edition: London, 1955)
Wittenbach, H.A., Missionaries are our business C.M.S. popular report no.2 (London, 1963)
Yes, Church Missionary Society magazine (Feb-Mar 1992)