Semevsky, John (Ivan)
Introduction
John Semevsky (Ivan Nicholaiovich Leschitz Semevsky)
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Miscellanea
2. Objects
3. Newspaper Cuttings
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Semevsky, John (Ivan)
Dates of creation: 1926-1980
Extent: 4 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English; Russian

John Semevsky (Ivan Nicholaiovich Leschitz Semevsky)

(1893-1980)

1921-1941 Assistant Engineer, Irrigation Department, Wad Medani Division, Blue Nile Province
1941 Assistant Engineer, Irrigation Department, Projects Division, Wad Medani, Blue Nile Province
1942-1943 Assistant Divisional Engineer, Irrigation Department, Abu Ushar Division, Tabat, Blue Nile Province
1943 Assistant Divisional Engineer, Irrigation Department, Wad Medani Division, Basatna, Blue Nile Province
1944-1948 Technical Assistant to the Director, Irrigation Department, Wad Medani, Blue Nile Province
1948 Retired


Arrangement

1. Miscellanea
2. Objects
3. Newspaper Cuttings

Catalogue
1. Miscellanea
SAD.851/9/1
1926
Invitation requesting J. Semevsky to attend the opening of the Sennar Dam
SAD.851/9/2
[c1944-1948]
Card from the Sunday School children of Wad Medani to "Uncle Padre", designed and drawn by Semevsky
SAD.1009/6/1-28
1946
“Shigenogi, the shoemaker”, oriental fable by J. Semevsky, from which a puppet play was adapted by R.C. Maxwell-Darling in 1946 in Khartoum; with photocopy of original manuscript (SAD.1009/6/1-9); with English translation by Polina S. Klyuchnikova (SAD.1009/6/10-12). See SAD.1009/5.
Russian; English 8 small paintings by Semevsky depicting scenes from the fable remain in private hands.
SAD.851/9/5
after 1980
Leaflet for an exhibition of the work of Semevsky
2. Objects
SAD.1009/5/1-8
1946
7 hand puppets (44-56 cm in height) made of ambatch wood and textiles and 1 set of green stage curtains (each 95.5 x 96 cm) painted with a dragon (SAD.1009/5/8), created by J. Semevsky and produced for a children's Christmas entertainment at the Governor-General's Palace in Khartoum hosted by General and Lady Huddleston, 27 December 1946.
SAD.1009/5/1: Meet-You-Eat-You / sea monster
SAD.1009/5/2: Magog / Kiyotada the giant
SAD.1009/5/3: Abracadabra the witch
SAD.1009/5/4: Conductor
SAD.1009/5/5: Shigenogi's grandmother
SAD.1009/5/6: Shigenogi the shoemaker
SAD.1009/5/7: Princess Nogi / Hyacinth

See SAD.851/9/3-4 for newspaper report
3. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.851/9/3-4
1946 Dec 28
Cutting from the Sudan Star on Semevsky's puppet show at the Governor-General's children's Christmas party