AYRES, Henry Francis
Introduction
AYRES, Henry F.
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Photographic Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: AYRES, Henry Francis
Dates of creation: 1917-1943
Extent: 2 files
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: Material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

AYRES, Henry F.

(1889-1983)

1912-1932Egyptian Irrigation Service
c. 1918-1919 Assistant Director of Works, Main Nile Division, Atbara, Egyptian Department, Irrigation Service
c. 1919-1920 Assistant Director of Works, Main Nile Division, Dongola, Egyptian Department, Irrigation Service
1920- c. 1923 Director of Works, Main Nile Division, Atbara, Egyptian Department, Irrigation Service
1932Retired from irrigation Service and set up an engineering consultancy service in Cairo
1933-?Agent for Gibson and Pauling Ltd., consulting engineers for the Jabal Aulia dam


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Photographic Material

Accession details

Presented by Mr Ayres, 1971 and by his son Mr J. Ayres in 2013

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.165/7/1-7
1933
Letters of application for employment on the Jabal Aulia dam from Egyptian workers, sent to Ayres when he was the local agent for Gibson, Pauling Ltd, the consulting engineers for the dam
2. Personal Papers
SAD.635/6/1-2
1920-1921
Letters to H.F. Ayres from General H.W. Jackson concerning floods in Dongola and photographs
3. Photographic Material
SAD.632/14/1
1920
Khashm-el-Girba gauge marked on rock face on banks of River Atbara
SAD.632/14/2
1920
River Gash in flood
SAD.632/14/3
1921
Memorial on the battlefields of the Atbara, fought 8 April 1898 with dom-palms and battlefield in background
SAD.833/7/1-33
1917-1921 & 1943
Black and white photographs and one pencil sketch, mounted on looseleaf scrapbook pages; mostly taken by Ayres during his service in the Sudan:
SAD.833/7/1
1917
Construction of a water regulator at Wadi Hamid, Northern Province
SAD.833/7/2
[ca. 1917]
Sudanese men and horses at Wadi Hamid, Northern Province
SAD.833/7/3
[ca. 1917]
British woman (possibly Mrs Ayres) crossing Wadi Hamid, Northern Province, on horseback
SAD.833/7/4
1917
British man and woman, possibly Ayres and his wife, crossing Wadi Hamid, Northern Province, the man on horseback and his wife on a litter carried by Sudanese men
SAD.833/7/5
[ca. 1919]
Group of British officials at Wadi Hamid, including Miss Moberley, A.J.C. Huddleston (Senior Inspector, Berber Province) and H.W. Jackson (Governor Dongola Province)
SAD.833/7/6
1919
Group of British officials at Wadi Hamid. Left to right: A.J.C. Huddleston (Senior Inspector, Berber Province), Mrs Huddleston, Miss Moberley and H.W. Jackson (Governor Dongola Province)
SAD.833/7/7
1919
Group of British officials at Wadi Hamid. Left to right: Miss Moberley, J.W. Crowfoot (Director of Education), next 2 unidentified, H.W. Jackson (Governor Dongola Province) and Cameron (possibly J.N. Cameron of the Department of Agriculture and Forests)
SAD.833/7/8
1920
Bridge on the River Gash, with Jabal Kassala in the background
SAD.833/7/9
1920
River Gash in flood
SAD.833/7/10
[ca. 1919]
View of Jabal Kassala
SAD.833/7/11
[ca. 1920]
British official (possibly Ayres) in open topped car
SAD.833/7/12
1920
F. Cramer-Roberts, Inspector Egyptian Irrigation Service, at Atbara
SAD.833/7/13
1920 Sep 21
Ayres and F. Cramer-Roberts in an open-topped car with driver, Atbara
SAD.833/7/14
1920
Ayres' newly built house at Atbara
SAD.833/7/15
1921
The launch Heron on the Dongola reach of the Nile
SAD.833/7/16
[ca. 1921]
Ayres' puppy ‘Merowe’ , with Arab women and children
SAD.833/7/17-25
[ca. 1920-1921]
Large gathering of Sudanese people, with British and Egyptian flags and mud-brick building in background, possibly for visit by V.I.P.
SAD.833/7/26
[ca. 1921]
The River Atbara at Khashm el Girba
SAD.833/7/27
1921
View of Jabal Kassala
SAD.833/7/28
[ca. 1921]
Memorial to the British Brigade on the field of the battle of the Atbara, fought 8 April 1898, visited by Ayres in the company of General H.W. Jackson who had fought in the battle. (Duplicate of SAD.632/14/3 above).
SAD.833/7/29
1921
Irrigation Department staff on trek at Tokar, with camels and luggage
SAD.833/7/30
1921 Jan
Ayres' pet gazelles in the garden at Dongola
SAD.833/7/31
[ca. 1921]
Feluccas on the Nile at Dongola
SAD.833/7/32
1925 Dec 27
Pencil sketch by Ayres of the west bank of the Nile at Thebes
SAD.833/7/33
1943
Ayres in a rowing boat