P. M. Dickens
Introduction
Phyllis M. Dickens
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
2. Diaries
3. Photographic Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: P. M. Dickens
Dates of creation: ca. 1935-1955
Extent: 3 files
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: P. M. Dickens
Language: English

Phyllis M. Dickens

(fl. 1935-1955)

1935-1937Nursing sister, Sudan Medical Service, Khartoum
1937-1942Charge sister, Sudan Medical Service, Juba
1942-1943Charge sister, Midwives' Training School, Omdurman
1944-1946Principal, Midwives' Training School, Omdurman
1946-1955Principal Matron, Sudan Medical Service / Ministry of Health


Arrangement

1. Personal Papers
2. Dairies
3. Photographic Material

Accession details

Presented by Mr D. Marchesi, 2006

Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
SAD.340/8/1
1954 Jul 16
Record of Miss Dickens' Sudan service, 1935-1954
SAD.340/8/2
1955 Jun 23
Order for an annuity or gratuity to be paid to Miss Dickens in respect of her Sudan service
2. Diaries
SAD.340/9/1-46
1955 Mar 8-30
Diary by P.M. Dickens describing her journey home following her retirement from Sudan service, including visits to historical sites in Egypt and Italy
3. Photographic Material
SAD.332/2/1-251
1935-1955
Photograph album of Dickens's service in the Sudan, including:
SAD.332/2/1-6
1935-1955
Family photographs
SAD.332/2/7
1935 Jul
P.M. Dickens on board the SS Burma en route to the Sudan
SAD.332/2/8
1935 Jul
British officials including John Bloss, Medical Inspector for Khartoum, and his wife Cicely, and Mary Henderson, on board the SS Burma. Dickens second from right.
SAD.332/2/9
1935 Jul
Dr John Bloss, Medical Inspector for Khartoum, on board the SS Burma
SAD.332/2/10
1935 Jul
John and Cicely Bloss with street vendor at Port Said
SAD.332/2/11
1935 Aug
Sisters' mess, Khartoum Hospital
SAD.332/2/12
1935 Aug
Dickens, in nursing uniform, with Sudanese patient (Safia)
SAD.332/2/13
1935 Aug
Sudanese nurses, Fatima (right) and Halima preparing for the application of dressings
SAD.332/2/14
1935 Aug
The Umdah, Tuti Island
SAD.332/2/15
1935 Aug
Hospital grounds from the sisters' mess roof
SAD.332/2/16
1935 Aug
Dickens on the verandah of the South Block of Khartoum Hospital (for European patients)
SAD.332/2/17
1935 Aug
Dickens being carried from a sailing boat by two Sudanese men after returning from a visit to Tuti clinic
SAD.332/2/18
1935 Aug
Frances D. Wigmore, Nursing Sister, with the Umdah and shaykh of Tuti Island outside the clinic buildings
SAD.332/2/19-20
1935 Aug
Mary Henderson and her Austin motor car
SAD.332/2/21-22,26
1935 Aug
Eileen Tracey and her horse, “White Boy”
SAD.332/2/23
1935 Aug
Dicken's first car
SAD.332/2/24
1935 Aug
Dickens outside the Sudan Club, Khartoum
SAD.332/2/25
1935 Aug
Commerical traveller selling leatherwork, ivory, copper, silver, etc.
SAD.332/2/27
1935-1955
Sudanese man on donkey
SAD.332/2/28
1936
Frances Wigmore on a donkey during a visit visit to Tuti Island
SAD.332/2/29
1936
Dickens on a donkey during a visit to Tuti Island
SAD.332/2/30
1935
Mary Henderson on a mule
SAD.332/2/31
1943
Sudanese children of pupil midwives at the Midwives Training School, Omdurman
SAD.332/2/32
1955
Dickens purchasing grapefruit from a merchant, Khartoum
SAD.332/2/33
1935-1955
Administrative block of Malakal Hospital. The sisters' office is left back.
SAD.332/2/34
1951-1955
Miss W. Sumpter, Charge Sister and later Matron of Wad Medani Hospital, in her office
SAD.332/2/35
1955
Sitt Hawa Muhammad Salih dictating a letter during her takeover as Principal Matron, Ministry of Health, Khartoum from Dickens, prior to Dickens' departure
SAD.332/2/36
1944-1946
Principal's house, Midwives Training School, Omdurman
SAD.332/2/37
1935-1955
Sisters' mess, El Obeid
SAD.332/2/38
1935-1955
British nurses (probably including Dickens) in the garden of the sisters' mess, Malakal
SAD.332/2/39
1935-1955
Interior of the sisters' mess, Wad Medani
SAD.332/2/40-41
1935-1955
View of the 3rd cataract on the River Nile at Saras
SAD.332/2/42
1935-1955
Early morning on the Dongola reach, with the Kerma hills in the background
SAD.332/2/43-44
1935-1955
View of the Nile and palm trees from Delgo rest house
SAD.332/2/45
1935
The sluice gates operating room, Jabal Aulia Dam
SAD.332/2/46
1935
View of Jabal Aulia from the dam
SAD.332/2/47
1935
Dredger clearing river mud during the construction of Jabal Aulia Dam
SAD.332/2/48
1935-1955
Syce with horse (Little John)
SAD.332/2/49
1935-1955
Sudanese boy herding goats
SAD.332/2/50
1936
Police escort to ante-natal clinic at Gereif, 5 miles outside Khartoum
SAD.332/2/51-52
1936
Hadanduwah man in front of euphorbia, Erkowit
SAD.332/2/53-54
1936
Hadandowah man with children, Erkowit
SAD.332/2/55
1936
Hadanduwah man with child (Hasan and `Ali) carrying a picnic basket, Erkowit
SAD.332/2/56-57
1936
Dickens and colleague on camelback during local leave at Erkowit, making a 5.30am start for Kitty's Leap
SAD.332/2/58
1936
Mary Henderson at the summit of Jabal Sela
SAD.332/2/59
1936
Mary Henderson and Dixie Dean at the summit of Jabal Sela
SAD.332/2/60
1936
Mary Henderson and Dickens at the summit of Jabal Sela
SAD.332/2/61
1936
Mary Henderson on camelback with Jabal Sela in the distance
SAD.332/2/62
1939 Dec
Latuka man with shield and spears during a tribal dance, Equatoria Province
SAD.332/2/63
1939 Dec
Latuka tiger dance, Equatoria Province
SAD.332/2/64,67
1939 Dec
Latuka tribal dance, Equatoria Province
SAD.332/2/65
1939 Dec
Latuka witch doctor dancing, Equatoria Province
SAD.332/2/66
1939 Dec
Latuka crocodile dance, Equatoria Province
SAD.332/2/68
1935-1955
Suakin street scene
SAD.332/2/69
1935-1955
External staircase in Suakin house
SAD.332/2/70
1935-1955
Rail and river depot, Wadi Halfa
SAD.332/2/71
1935-1955
Sudanese midwife
SAD.332/2/72
1935-1955
Dickens relaxing in a tukl
SAD.332/2/73
1935-1955
Sudanese men transporting motor car over the River Nile on a ferry
SAD.332/2/74-78
1935-1955
Sudanese midwives
SAD.332/2/79
1935-1955
Sudanese sailor on board a boat on the River Nile
SAD.332/2/80
1935-1955
Sudanese midwife
SAD.332/2/81-82
1935-1955
Saqiyah
SAD.332/2/83-85
1935-1955
Nurses attending the delivery of a baby
SAD.332/2/86
1935-1955
Sudanese nurse and midwife treating a woman following the delivery of a baby
SAD.332/2/87
1935-1955
Sudanese midwives getting into the back of a lorry
SAD.332/2/88
1935-1955
Chameleon on Erkowit golf course
SAD.332/2/89
1937-1942
Tame kudu in the garden of the sisters' mess, Juba
SAD.332/2/90
1935-1955
Zebra, Khartoum Zoo
SAD.332/2/91
1935-1955
Lion and lioness
SAD.332/2/92
1935-1955
Dickens boarding a train
SAD.332/2/93
1935-1955
Dickens drinking tea next to a train
SAD.332/2/94
1935-1955
DIckens with a group of Sudanese workers
SAD.332/2/95
1935-1955
Sudanese men on board the Stack Pasha
SAD.332/2/96-98,101
1935-1955
Sudanese children
SAD.332/2/99
1935-1955
Sudanese boys wearing jallabiyahs and turbans, one holding a sword
SAD.332/2/100
1935-1955
Sitt Batul Muhammad Isa, staff midwife at the Midwifery Training School, with children
SAD.332/2/102,104-105
1935-1955
Sudanese sailors
SAD.332/2/103
1935-1955
Boats moored at riverbank, including the Stack Pasha
SAD.332/2/106
1935-1955
Sudanese women, probably staff at a medical hospital
SAD.332/2/107
1935-1955
Sudanese nurses changing sheets at a medical hospital
SAD.332/2/108
1935-1955
Sudanese nurse with children
SAD.332/2/109
1935-1955
Student nurses receiving instruction
SAD.332/2/110-111
1935-1955
Sudanese nurses outside Omdurman Civil Hospital
SAD.332/2/112
1935-1955
Sudanese nurse/midwife in Omdurman Civil Hospital
SAD.332/2/113
1935-1955
Dickens with Sudanese nurse/midwife in hospital operating theatre
SAD.332/2/114
1951
Sudanese men preparing sweet potatoes for the midday meal, Yei Hospital
SAD.332/2/115
1951
Outdoor classroom, Yei
SAD.332/2/116
1951
Medical Assistant Lijizo Jumbo (later Zachariah) listening to a patient's medical complaint, Southern provinces
SAD.332/2/117
1951
Mothers and children receiving treatment at the Save the Children Fund mother and baby clinic at Torit
SAD.332/2/118
1951
Sudanese man on rock at Kajo Kaji, pointing towards the Ugandan border
SAD.332/2/119
1951
Sudanese village in the Liria valley, Torit District
SAD.332/2/120
1951
Pool in the Imatong Mountains, Torit District
SAD.332/2/121
1951
Aza Falls, Yei District
SAD.332/2/122
1951
British doctor (?) in conversation with Sudanese medical workers
SAD.332/2/123
1951
Sudanese man sitting under a shower, S. Sudan
SAD.332/2/124,126-127
1951
Sudanese men riding elephants
SAD.332/2/125,128
1951
Landscape showing fallen trees
SAD.332/2/129
1935-1955
Sudanese nurse and child patient in a hospital ward
SAD.332/2/130
1935-1955
Sudanese child in a hospital cot
SAD.332/2/131
1935-1955
Sudanese nurse examining a child patient in hospital
SAD.332/2/132
1935-1955
Sudanese doctor and nurse examining a child patient in hospital
SAD.332/2/133-137
1935-1955
Scenes in a hospital ward
SAD.332/2/138
1935-1955
Sudanese midwives
SAD.332/2/139
1935-1955
Dickens and her Sudanese servant
SAD.332/2/140
1935-1955
Sitt Batul Muhammad Isa, staff midwife at the Midwives Training School in Omdurman
SAD.332/2/141-145
1935-1955
Sudanese midwives
SAD.332/2/146
1935-1955
Sudanese men on camelback, with Jabal Kassala in the background
SAD.332/2/147
1935-1955
Sudanese medical staff stepping on board an aeroplane
SAD.332/2/148
1935-1955
Sudanese nurse in conversation with a British woman
SAD.332/2/149
1935-1955
Children of foreign workers (Egyptian?)
SAD.332/2/150-151
1935-1955
Sudanese children
SAD.332/2/152
1935-1955
Dickens with small British child
SAD.332/2/153
1935-1955
Dickens, British child on donkey and two Sudanese men
SAD.332/2/154
1935-1955
British child
SAD.332/2/155-160
1945 Dec
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists,President's report on his visit to the Sudan (December 1945)
SAD.332/2/161-162
1935-1955
Sisters' mess, El Fasher
SAD.332/2/163
1937-1942
Sisters' mess, Juba
SAD.332/2/164
1935-1955
Rest house, Equatoria Province
SAD.332/2/165
1935-1955
Province Medical Officer's house, Li Rangu
SAD.332/2/166
1936 Dec 25
Congregation leaving Khartoum Cathedral on Christmas morning
SAD.332/2/167
1936
Left to right: Dixie Dean, W. Tyzack, S. Groom and Mary Henderson (latter not visible) at Kitty's Leap, Erkowit
SAD.332/2/168
1936
Mary Williams and Frances Wigmore at the Sudan Club swimming pool, Khartoum
SAD.332/2/169
1936
Soldiers' dance at the Clergy House, Khartoum
SAD.332/2/170
1935-1955
Crowd of British and Sudanese officials at a bazaar, probably Khartoum
SAD.332/2/171
1935-1955
Large crowd of people, probably Khartoum
SAD.332/2/172
1935-1955
Sudanese men playing a game on the ground
SAD.332/2/173
1935-1955
Betty Tucker on the SS Martinez at Malakal
SAD.332/2/174
1952
Small terrier in motor car
SAD.332/2/175
1935-1955
Dr. Janet Machie and Miss Bagallay of the World Health Organisation at Gereif, on their way home from the Central African Nursing Conference in Uganda
SAD.332/2/176
1935-1955
Ian McLaren, Marjorie Labrun and Dickens's father in a glass bottomed boat at Port Sudan
SAD.332/2/177
1937
British officials on board a Sudan Government steamer to Juba
SAD.332/2/178
1937
Sudan Government Steamer Omdurman passing through the Jabal Aulia Dam
SAD.332/2/179
1937-1942
Tukl, Southern Sudan
SAD.332/2/180
1937-1942
Sudanese woman with baby, Southern Sudan
SAD.332/2/181
1938
Group on a shooting picnic, Southern Sudan, including Suzanne, Jenny Hart, Bob Campbell, Crichton Lochie, Dickens and Sudanese house servant
SAD.332/2/182
1937-1942
Sudanese men re-thatching Mrs Fraser's house, Lui Mission Station
SAD.332/2/183,185
Patients waiting for treatment at Lui outpatients dispensary
SAD.332/2/184
1937-1942
Sudanese children, mostly orphans, at Lui Mission Station
SAD.332/2/186
1935-1955
Fire in the bush near the sister's house, Juba
SAD.332/2/187
1935-1955
Cattle returning for milking, Juba
SAD.332/2/188
1935-1955
Azande patients making bark cloth clothes at Sources Yubu sleeping sickness colony
SAD.332/2/189
1940
Sister Anastasia and G. Woodman administering medicine to a Sudanese patient
SAD.332/2/190
1935-1955
Nurses administering medicine to Sudanese out-patients, outside Juba Hospital
SAD.332/2/191
1935-1955
Azande men wearing bark cloth clothes at the sleeping sickness colony, Sources Yubu
SAD.332/2/192
1935-1955
Minister of Health, al-Sayyid Amin Al-Sayyid delivering a speech to mark the opening of the Midwives' Training School, Wad Medani
SAD.332/2/193
1935-1955
Sitt Howa `Ali al-Bassir (?), Superintendent Nursing Office, delivering a speech of welcome at the opening of the Midwives' Training School, Wad Medani
SAD.332/2/194
1935-1955
Spectators waiting for the presentation of certificates to the first pupils to be trained at the Midwives' Training School, Wad Medani
SAD.332/2/195-197
1952 Feb
Eclipse of the sun, Khartoum
SAD.332/2/198-201
1935-1955
Construction of a building, probably a hospital
SAD.332/2/202
1935-1955
Sudanese workmen sawing planks of wood
SAD.332/2/203
1935-1955
Construction of a tukl, Southern Sudan
SAD.332/2/204
1935-1955
Street scene, Omdurman
SAD.332/2/205
1940
A.E. Lorenzen, M.O.H. Khartoum, in the Imatong Mountains, during a trip to Kapoeta
SAD.332/2/206,208
1941
Children's Christmas party on the playground at the sisters' mess, Juba Hospital
SAD.332/2/207
1941
Sitt Amina (Dr `Ali Muhammad Khair's wife) seated in the garden
SAD.332/2/209
1941
Madame Shafika (V.A.D. Juba Hospital) on a swing, with the hospital head clerk
SAD.332/2/210
1949
Wedding of Bishop Gelsthorpe and Elfrida Whidborne at Khartoum Cathedral, including (from l-r) Archdeacon Harper, Evelyn Davies, Bishop Gelsthorpe, Elfrida Whidborne, Elfrida's niece. The child train bearers at the front are Leila Attiatallah and Ann Martin.
SAD.332/2/211
1935-1955
Guests at the wedding of E. Balfour and Ivy Potter, including Dr. Richards (later Director of the Sudan Medical Service) greeting the bride and groom, and R.C. Wakefield
SAD.332/2/212
1935-1955
Ivy Balfour talking with Sitt Latifa, Sitt Batul and Sitt Howa at her wedding reception in the Wakefield's garden
SAD.332/2/213
1935-1955
British official in conversation with Sudanese medical orderly and patient
SAD.332/2/214
1935-1955
Sudanese woman outside tukl on stilts, probably a grain store
SAD.332/2/215
1935-1955
Sudan Government Steamer, the Lady Baker
SAD.332/2/216
1935-1955
Sudanese midwives
SAD.332/2/217-218
1935-1955
P.M. Dickens and her motor car on board a Sudan Government steamer
SAD.332/2/219-220
1935-1955
P.M. Dickens and Sudanese sailor on board a sailing boat
SAD.332/2/221-222
1935-1955
Tea party with Sudanese midwives
SAD.332/2/223
1935-1955
British and Sudanese medical staff in conversation beside a train carriage
SAD.332/2/224
1935-1955
British and Sudanese medical staff in front of train
SAD.332/2/225
1935-1955
Motor car at end of tree-lined road
SAD.332/2/226
1935-1955
British officials and family
SAD.332/2/227
1935-1955
P.M. Dickens relaxing with female friend and Sudanese official
SAD.332/2/228
1935-1955
View of waterfront houses from a steamer
SAD.332/2/229
1935-1955
View of jabals from a horse and cart
SAD.332/2/230
1935-1955
View of jabals with motor cars and verandah in the foreground
SAD.332/2/231
1935-1955
Ancient ruin [possibly Temple of Philae, Egypt]
SAD.332/2/232
1935-1955
Ancient Egyptian mural
SAD.332/2/233
1935-1955
Ship, the Benicasim, in harbour
SAD.332/2/234-235
1935-1955
Passengers on board a ship
SAD.332/2/236-237
1935-1955
Hauling goods onto a ship
SAD.332/2/238
1935-1955
Passenger on board a ship, in clerical robes
SAD.332/2/239
1935-1955
Group of medical staff, probably England
SAD.332/2/240
1954 Aug 6
Menu for La Haye restaurant in Holland
SAD.332/2/241-244
[ca. 1950s]
Gertrude and Mabel Wolff, former midwives in the Sudan Midwifery Service, taken in England, one with a Sudanese midwife (SAD 332/2/241)
SAD.332/2/245-251
[ca. 1950s]
Unidentified photographs taken in England