Douglas, I.W.
Introduction
Ian W. Douglas
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Miscellanea
4. Photographic Material
5. Maps
6. Museum Objects
SAD.7. Newspaper Cuttings
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Douglas, I.W.
Dates of creation: 1894-1951 (predominantly 1921-1951)
Extent: 1 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Ian W. Douglas

1922-1931 Audit Inspector, Khartoum
1931-1933 Inspector, Finance Department
1933-1934 Inspector, Payment and Treasury Section
1934-1937 Audit Inspector, El Obeid
1937-1938 Inspector, Personnel and Pensions Section
1938-1946 Inspector of Accounts
1946-1947 Director of Accounts
1947-1951 Auditor General
1951 Retired from Sudan service


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Miscellanea
4. Photographic Material
5. Maps
6. Museum Objects
7. Newspaper Cuttings
8. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.707/5/3
1924 May 15
Letter from F.B. Hardinge containing reassurances about I.W.D's job security
SAD.707/5/4
1937 Jul 28
Letter of thanks for receipt of a copy of accounting regulations
SAD.707/5/1
1940 Apr 27
Notice announcing suspension of leave in Europe
SAD.707/5/2
1951 May 17
Sudan Government identity certificate for I.W.D.
2. Personal Papers
SAD.707/6/1-10
1922 Jul 22 - Aug 18
Letters from F.B. Hardinge to I.W.D. concerning a vacancy for an Audit Inspector in the Sudan
SAD.707/6/11-28
1922 Aug 7 - Oct 13
Letters home from I.W.D. concerning his appointment as Audit Inspector, with details of travelling arrangements and journey to the Sudan and first impressions of Khartoum. Includes also a letter to I.W.D from F.B. Hardinge with advice on what to expect in the Sudan (707/6/19)
SAD.707/7/1-42
1922 Nov 3 - 1923 Mar 2
Letters home from I.W.D. describing his life in the Sudan, both at work and socially, and including descriptions of his colleagues in the Audit Department (707/7/6-7), his messing arrangements (707/7/14,19-22) and a race meeting (707/7/26)
SAD.707/8/1-35
1923 May - Dec
Continuation of letters home, including accounts of a six week tour of White Nile Province visiting Dueim, Kawa, Kosti, Tendelti and Jebelein (707/8/1-12) and a further three week tour of White Nile province visiting Kosti and Tendelti (707/8/24-26); and references to the state of the economy (707/8/13-14), hearing appeals against traders' tax (707/8/18-19), a visit to Nuri to investigate a case of embezzlement (707/8/28-32) and Christmas celebrations (707/8/34)
SAD.707/9/1-46
1924 Jan 9 - 1925 Jun 16
Continuation of letters home including descriptions of a race meeting (707/9/3); discussions on the future of the Audit Department (707/9/3-4); personnel in the department (707/9/4-5); murder of the Governor-General in Cairo (707/9/12-13); mutiny in Khartoum (707/9/13-14); Arabic exam (707/9/17-18); settling into a new house (707/9/22-24,26-27); visit to Shambat (707/9/25); thoughts on Egypt (707/9/38-39); trip to Shellal to exchange worn-out coins (707/9/40-41); resthouse at Atbara (707/9/43-44)
SAD.707/10/1-19
1926 Jan 13 - [Dec]
Continuation of letters home including accounts of the arrival of visitors for the opening of Jabal Auliya dam (707/10/2); Christmas festivities (707/10/15-19); farewell party for Schuster (707/10/16); and checking silver reserves in the Central Treasury (707/10/19)
SAD.707/10/20
1939 Dec 10
Letter from William Platt containing an invitation to an old Marlburian's dinner
3. Miscellanea
SAD.707/11/1-4
Christmas cards from the Sir Robert and Lady Howe, the Sudan Ambassador and Madame Jamal and the Sudan Ambassador and Madame Husain
SAD.707/11/5-7
Guide for the Khalifah's House Museum, Omdurman
SAD.707/11/8
Envelope with National Bank of Egypt seals
4. Photographic Material
SAD.701/26/1-3
[c. 1950]
Photographs of I.W.D. in levée kit (For collar and cuffs of this uniform, see Museum Objectsbelow)
SAD.701/26/4-30
Photographs of Khartoum:
SAD.701/26/4-5
Skyline at dusk, from the roof of the ‘Yellow Peril' (officials' house)
SAD.701/26/6-7
Blue Nile bridge
SAD.701/26/8
Blue Nile bridge at sunset
SAD.701/26/9
Camel-drawn cart in street
SAD.701/26/10-12
I.W.D.'s house as Auditor General (exterior views)
SAD.701/26/13-14
Interior views of I.W.D.'s house
SAD.701/26/15-17
Habub approaching Khartoum
SAD.701/26/18
Gordon's statue
SAD.701/26/19
Railway engine at Khartoum
SAD.701/26/20-27
Khartoum zoo
SAD.701/26/28-30
Khartoum race meeting
SAD.701/27/1-2
Photographs of the Mahdi's tomb at Omdurman
SAD.701/27/3-10
Photographs of Nile scenes:
SAD.701/27/3-4
Feluccas under sail
SAD.701/27/5
Feluccas moored at river's edge
SAD.701/27/6-7
Sailboats on the Nile
SAD.701/27/8-10
Nile steamers with barges
SAD.701/27/11-16
Photographs of the Auditor General's car in rural areas:
SAD.701/27/11
Parked by tree, with campbed in foreground
SAD.701/27/12-14
Parked by tree
SAD.701/27/15
On dirt road
SAD.701/27/16
Stuck in sand
SAD.701/27/17-19
Photographs of Jabal Auliya dam
SAD.701/27/20-22
Photographs of Kassala Province:
SAD.701/27/20
Jabal Kassala
SAD.701/27/21
Red Sea Hills with euphorbia in foreground
SAD.701/27/22
Red Sea Hills
SAD.701/27/23-29
Photographs of railways:
SAD.701/27/23
No.6 railway station on desert line
SAD.701/27/24-28
Engines with carriages in desert
SAD.701/27/29
Draft camels and car drawn up in front of train
SAD.701/27/30-31
Photographs of Camel Corps at a station and on the march
SAD.701/27/32-39
Miscellaneous photographs:
SAD.701/27/32
Camels laden with fodder
SAD.701/27/33
Tennis courts with mosque in background
SAD.701/27/34
SDF sentry in front of doorway
SAD.701/27/35
Tukls
SAD.701/27/36
Group of Sudanese talking to British couple
SAD.701/27/37
Villagers by side of river
SAD.701/27/38
Eucalyptus tree
SAD.701/27/39
Group of Sudanese men, possibly servants
SAD.701/28/1-11
1938-1939
Photographs taken by I.W.D.'s sister, Miss J.M. Douglas, during a visit to the Sudan in the winter of 1938/39. The photographs were taken on a trip north-east from Khartoum to view the ruins at Antigna, as described in an accompanying letter:
SAD.701/28/1
View of typical terrain, with family travelling by camel
SAD.701/28/2-3
Local people encountered on the way, examining the car
SAD.701/28/4
Picnic at Antigna
SAD.701/28/5-10
Views of the antiquities
SAD.701/28/12
Postcard of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Khartoum
5. Maps
SAD.707/12/1 [MP]
1921 Dec
Map of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, compiled in the Geographical Section, General Staff, 1914, revised 1921
scale:   1in to 47.35 miles
Size: (39 x 29.5 ins)
SAD.707/12/2
1930 Oct
Handkerchief map: Africa series, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan sheet 66-G, Kurmuk
Survey Office, Khartoum
scale:   1 to 250,000
Size: (31 x 22 ins)
6. Museum Objects
SAD.707/13/1-3
Collar and cuffs for levée uniform
SAD.7. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.707/14/1
1894 Nov 17
Plans for the Aswan dam, Irish Times, quoted in the Drogheda Conservative
SAD.707/14/2
1895 Mar 5
“The temples at Philae”, from the Irish Times
SAD.707/14/3
1895 Nov 15
“Geological survey of Egypt”, from the Irish Times
SAD.707/14/4
1899 Jun 24
“The future of the Soudan”, from the Daily Graphic
Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Hillelson, S., Sudan Arabic: English - Arabic vocabulary (Sudan Government, London, 1925)