R. A. Hodgkin
Introduction
Robin Allason Hodgkin
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Articles, Lectures, Speeches
4. Photographic Material
5. Museum Objects
6. Newspaper Cuttings
7. Miscellanea
8. Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: R. A. Hodgkin
Dates of creation: 1934-1996
Extent: 3 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: R. A. Hodgkin
Language: English

Robin Allason Hodgkin

(1916-2003)

1939-1946Tutor, Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum
1946-1949Translation and Publications Bureau, Institute of Education (Bakht er Ruda), Ed Dueim
1949Managing Editor, Publications Bureau, Khartoum
1949-1950Inspector, Institute of Education (Bakht er Ruda), Ed Dueim
1950-1955Principal and Assistant Director of Education, Institute of Education (Bakht er Ruda), Ed Dueim
1955Retired from Sudan


Arrangement

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

Accession details

Presented by Hodgkin, 1986-2000

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.896/10/1-4
1948 Nov 16
Typed memorandum by Hodgkin [RAH], on “the initiation of the Dueim Literacy Campaign”, for the Director of Education [C.W. Williams], Khartoum. Details the preparation carried out by Shaykh Mahjub Abasher, Awad Effendi Satti and Shaykh Babikr, and the cooperation of the Boys Club. Describes the 'Halagas' or literary circles and administrative problems encountered.
SAD.896/10/5
[n.d.]
Rough typescript estimates of budgets for a boarding elementary school and a day school. Details covered include staff required, salaries, costs of transport, building maintenance, light and water, furniture and repairs.
SAD.896/11/1-56
1953 Jul 29 – 1955 Dec 6
File of correspondence chiefly relating to the running of Bakht er Ruda, the staffing of the school, the appointment of RAH's successor as Principal, and a number of letters of testimonial by RAH on behalf of staff seeking jobs in England and Nigeria in the wake of Sudanese independence. Some letters, especially from V.S. 'Taffy' Griffiths and Basil [B.W. Lee, Deputy Director of Education] contain more personal information. Includes a letter from Muhammad al-Arabi on the staff and running of the school at Dilling (SAD 896/11/5-7); RAH to Awad Effendi Satti on a recent visit of the Minister for Education to Bakht er Ruda (SAD 896/11/12-13); and RAH to T. Shillingford, Education Department, Kaduna, Nigeria, about staff leaving Sudan who may seek work in Nigeria (SAD 896/11/39); certificate of service with the Sudan Government in respect of RAH (SAD 896/11/40)
SAD.896/12/1-3
1969 Jul 4
Minutes of the annual general meeting of the Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association held in St. Andrew's Hall, Park Place, St. James's, London. Includes a report by the Chairman, Sir William Luce, on recent delays in the payment of pensions and on a visit to Sudan in February; and a report by Sir Angus Gillan, Chairman of the Trustees, on the finances of the Society.
SAD.896/12/4
1969 Jul 28
Circular letter from the Chairman of the Sudan Government British Pensioner's Association concerning the financial difficulties of the Association
2. Personal Papers
SAD.896/13/1-63
1939 Nov 18 – 1940 Dec 26
Letters home from RAH in the Sudan to family, chiefly his mother (Mrs Mary Smith), arranged by RAH in 1995, with interleaved notes entitled “A teacher in the Sudan: wartime letters”, supplying brief biographical details and explanatory material. The letters cover a wide variety of subjects, including RAH's first days in Sudan, the impact of the Second World War, his work and personal life throughout the period, as well as treks, school-trips and excursions taken around the Sudan. Includes descriptions of Gordon College (SAD 896/13/4); an annual tribal gathering of the Hadanduwah in Kassala Province (SAD 896/13/6-8); visit to Suakin (SAD 896/13/9); excursions with Jean Pierre Greenlaw and others to Sabaloka (SAD 896/13/20,22); work as temporary ADC in Western Kordofan (SAD 896/13/30-33,38-43); trip to Darfur including a walk over Jabal Marra (SAD 896/13/34-37); the move to new college buildings in Omdurman (SAD 896/13/44-45); air-raids over Khartoum (SAD 896/13/46); photograph from a magazine of Jabal Kassala, taken from the town (SAD 896/13/49)
SAD.896/14/1-52
1941 Mar 11 – 1945 Nov 23
Continuation of letters home from RAH, mainly to his mother arranged by RAH in 1995, with interleaved notes. Content is chiefly personal, with details of social excursions, and some observations on his work and on news of the war, including period of leave in Kenya and Uganda, spent climbing (SAD 896/14/4-8); period of leave in Erkowit (SAD 896/14/11-12); further spell of duty in western Kordofan (SAD 896/14/13-20); opening of El Obeid town council (SAD 896/14/15-16); relations between Political Service and Education staff (SAD 896/14/22); writing “The Sudan town and the future” [q.v. SAD 904/5/7-14 below] (SAD 896/14/23-24); meeting to plan a geography syllabus (SAD 896/14/25); reports of the Erkowit Study Camps (SAD 896/14/27,29,31); account of the Sudan Cotton Syndicate and work for a sub-committee of Omdurman Town Council (SAD 896/14/30); exploring Meroitic ruins at Sabaloka (SAD 896/14/32); description of Bakht er Ruda and Umm Gerr alternative scheme, and plans for a publications bureau (SAD 896/14/33-35); discussions with Albert Hourani (SAD 896/14/36); the death of Douglas Newbold (SAD 896/14/38); conference to discuss the reorganisation of post-primary education (SAD 896/14/40-41); visit to Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi on Aba Island (SAD 896/13/52); locust control work near Shendi (SAD 896/14/43-55); Sudanese opinion with regard to the future of the Sudan (SAD 896/14/50)
SAD.904/1/1-31
1946 Jan 9 – Dec 17
Letters home from R.A.H., mainly to his mother. Includes descriptions of a journey by air to Egypt and back (SAD 904/1/1); his work on publications with Jean Pierre Greenlaw (SAD 904/1/3); a discussion at the Public Relations Advisory Committee on “the unofficial colour-bar which maintains at many official functions” (SAD 904/1/5); student demonstrations at Gordon College (SAD 904/1/8); the Erkowit study camp (SAD 904/1/9-10); discussion with students on Sudanisation (SAD 904/1/11); views on a Congress party delegation to Cairo (SAD 904/1/13); several letters written while in England on leave (SAD 904/1/15-21); work preparing magazines and pamphlets (SAD 904/1/23,25); a letter with a sketch map by RAH of Bakht er Ruda school (SAD 904/1/24); reaction to the Bevin-Sidki talks (SAD 904/1/25); production of the first edition of El Sibyan magazine (SAD 904/1/28-29).
SAD.904/2/1-49
1947 Jan 2 – 1948 May 4
Letters home from RAH, mainly to his mother, with some letters from Elizabeth Hodgkin (née Hodgson). Covers the period of RAH's and Elizabeth's engagement and wedding, and these letters are more personal and less concerned with work-related matters than the earlier files. Includes reflections on Jungian psychology and Eastern philosophy (SAD 904/2/1,3); descriptions of the problem of newsprint supply for El Sibyan (SAD 904/2/2); accident in the Alps when two of his climbing companions were killed (SAD 904/2/6); Elizabeth, from the Girls' Training College, Omdurman re preparations for the wedding and personal contacts with Sudanese (SAD 904/2/18-20); news of the wedding, enclosing a copy of the Order of the Marriage Service (SAD 904/2/23-24); honeymoon in Suakin (SAD 904/2/25-26); early married days in their house at Omdurman (SAD 904/2/27-31); inspection trip by Elizabeth to Berber and Atbara (SAD 904/2/32-34); trip to Rufa'a, Hantoub and Wad Medani (SAD 904/2/40); the railway strike in Atbara and production of the first issue of El Nur (SAD 904/2/44); and a tea party for the Sudanese teachers (SAD 904/2/46-47).
SAD.904/3/1-26
1949 Feb 19 – 1954 Jan 8
Letters home from Elizabeth and RAH to his mother. Coverage is sparser for this period; there are no letters at all from 1950. Includes a description of an inspection visit to Dilling Training Section (SAD 904/3/1); reports on the progress of their children Adam, Christopher and Catherine (passim); rock paintings at Jebel Arashkol (SAD 904/3/10); a visit from Herington from Nigeria, advising about rural education and trip to the Gezira including a description of Henry Wellcome's boulder house at Jabal Moya (SAD 904/3/12); RAH's visit to Nigeria to visit teacher training centres and other schools (SAD 904/3/14); RAH's garden hut burnt down by lightning, with loss of Bakht er Ruda files and papers (SAD 904/3/15); humorous poem by RAH entitled “Lament for a boat, named by lottery” (SAD 904/3/18)
SAD.904/4/1-15
1934 Apr 17 – 1985 Mar 27
Assorted personal and family letters:
SAD.904/4/1-5
1934 Apr 17
W.D.C.L. Purves, Governor Halfa to V.L. Griffiths, Education Department concerning the proposal for a subsidiary training centre for elementary school teachers at Merowe, and commenting on Griffiths' “Note on Khalwa policy in Halfa”
SAD.904/4/6-8
1947 Sep 3, 1949 Jan 13
V.L. Griffiths at Bakht er Ruda to Elizabeth Hodgson (later Hodgkin), inviting her to the `Id celebrations and re RAH's decision to accept the headship of Bahkt er Ruda
SAD.904/4/9-11
1948 Oct 6 – 1949 Feb 6
El Nur Ibrahim in London, to Elizabeth Hodgkin concerning his teaching experience in England and his views on female circumcision
SAD.904/4/12-13
[n.d. Aug 17]
Rufus M. Jones in London to Violet Holdsworth (RAH'S Aunt Vi): news of family and friends
SAD.904/4/14
1953 Mar 21
F.C.A. McBarn to V.L. Griffiths with news of Bakht er Ruda
SAD.904/4/15
1954 Jun 30
Ibrahim, staying at Caldey Monastery, to RAH concerning his experiences at the Cistercian monastery
SAD.904/4/16
1960 Jan 14
G.C. Scott at Khartoum, to RAH concerning changes in the social position of girls
SAD.904/4/17-18
1985 Mar 27
Siddig El Nigoumi (Sudanese ceramicist) in Surrey to RAH and his wife, recalling his work for the Publications Bureau in 1950-52
3. Articles, Lectures, Speeches
SAD.904/12/7-14
1942 Nov
“Sudan towns and the future. (A brief study in local geography)” : corrected typescript of an article by RAH on Sudanese towns, with a note written 1987 to the effect that the paper was written for the Omdurman Graduates' Club, with a shortened version submitted to The Sudan Star. Outlines the general population and distribution, the growth of the large central cities, the need for planned development of the small country towns, and the progress of local government within towns
SAD.904/12/5-6
[ca. 1950s]
“Draft for part of Sudan broadcast” by RAH: a short account of his feelings after Sudanese independence
SAD.904/12/15-27
1954
Typescript article by RAH entitled “From dependence to independence”, written at Bakht er Ruda, with related note by RAH in 1988. Treats in a general manner the effects of colonialism on the Sudanese people, and the nature of the emerging society of independent Sudan. Possibly printed in the Quaker magazine Friends Quarterly.
SAD.904/12/28-43
[1993 Jun - Nov]
Typescript article by RAH entitled “A national curriculum for the Northern Sudan: the attempt by British and Sudanese teachers at Bakht er Ruda to reform education in the years before independence”. A reflective piece on education in the last years of the Condominium, covering the background to reform, book-production by the Publications Bureau in the 1940s, and efforts to spread the reforms, with an evaluation of the successes and weaknesses of the move to reform.
SAD.904/12/1-4
1986 Oct
Article by RAH entitled “A memory of Jamal Mohammed Ahmed and the early days of the Sudan's Publications Bureau”. A brief memoir of the years from 1946, covering the foundation of the Publications Bureau (an offshoot of the Bakht er Ruda school) and the publication of El Sibyan magazine, with a character sketch of Jamal, who died in 1986. Prepared at the request of Sirr el Khatim Abdel Karim (formerly an artist at the Publications Bureau) for an intended publication.
4. Photographic Material
SAD.899/6/1-80
[ca. 1944 Sep – Nov]
Selected prints taken from an album of b/w photographs which is still in the possession of the Hodgkin family. Photographs are arranged here in the same order as in the album. Caption information supplemented by RAH in interview with L. Forbes.
SAD.899/6/1-4
First impressions of Omdurman including view across the city (SAD 899/6/1,3), man riding a donkey (SAD 899/6/2), and two gyassas (SAD 899/6/4)
SAD.899/6/5-7
Views of the house and garden in Omdurman of District Commissioner J. Longe
SAD.899/6/8
A group of prisoners working in the garden, possibly at the above house
SAD.899/6/9-12
Street scenes in Omdurman suq showing market stalls and boys selling pigeons to eat (SAD 899/6/10)
SAD.899/6/13
Girls doing laundry at the Girls' Training College
SAD.899/6/14
Girls' Training College classroom, showing a painting of camels by a river hung on the wall
SAD.899/6/15-16
Female servants at the Girls' Training College
SAD.899/6/17-18
A play being performed at Wadi Seidna School
SAD.899/6/19
Three male servants at the Girls' Training College
SAD.899/6/20
Schoolgirls in white dresses walking in a line, with teachers in the background
SAD.899/6/21
Group of men by the river at Omdurman, with pile of wood in the background and bundles of straw or rushes
SAD.899/6/22-25
Scenes in Omdurman: woman carrying a basket on her head (SAD 899/6/22), man driving a cart pulled by two horses (SAD 899/6/23), horse attached to a cart in front of a stack of wood (SAD 899/6/24), small boy with wood stacks in the background (SAD 899/6/25)
SAD.899/6/26
Cow standing in front of palm trees
SAD.899/6/27
Saqiyah
SAD.899/6/28
Crowds scrambling up the river-bank coming from the Khartoum ferry at Moghren
SAD.899/6/29
View of the river bank at Omdurman
SAD.899/6/30-31
Shaduf
SAD.899/6/32-33,35
Sawing wood by the river at Omdurman
SAD.899/6/34,36
Men and donkeys on the foreshore at Omdurman
SAD.899/6/37-40
In Omdurman suq, including man and boy on a donkey (SAD 899/6/37), a beggar in the suq (SAD 899/6/38) and men building a house (SAD 899/6/39)
SAD.899/6/41-44
Sailing boats on the White Nile
SAD.899/6/45
M. Legge (left), J. Bright (right) on board a boat
SAD.899/6/46-47
Birds in Khartoum zoo
SAD.899/6/48-49
Camels, near Khartoum
SAD.899/6/50
Dead Sea fruit bush
SAD.899/6/51
(L. to R.): E. Richards (who later married L. Brown), W. Creighton and E. Stiles (whose widow later married J. Bright)
SAD.899/6/52
Picnic party sitting on a verandah: (L. to R.) unknown; G. Wood, E. Richards, unknown, RAH, Patricia Burns (later married J. Owen); G. Dale; 2 unknown
SAD.899/6/53
Sudanese men with goats outside Omdurman
SAD.899/6/54-56
Camels, near Omdurman
SAD.899/6/57,59-60
Street scenes at Omdurman
SAD.899/6/58
Lily-like flowers blossoming on poisonwood tree
SAD.899/6/61-63
Sudanese girls from one of the Three Towns schools dancing and singing in Omdurman
SAD.899/6/64-66
Views of a dam, possibly Jabal Auliya
SAD.899/6/67
Trees on a river bank, with one felled palm in the foreground
SAD.899/6/68-71
Students writing and sewing at desks at a girls' school outside Khartoum, late 1944
SAD.899/6/72
Sacks of charcoal surrounded by piles of wood in front of a tent
SAD.899/6/73
Three Sudanese riding camels
SAD.899/6/74
Sudanese schoolgirls and teachers, possibly at Omdurman
SAD.899/6/75-78
Mud-brick buildings with minarets in background, possibly at Khandaq, Northern Province
SAD.899/6/79
Waterlily, the province steamer moored (un)loading stacks of wood
SAD.899/6/80
Shaduf
SAD.904/5/1-24
1994
Photocopy of original photograph album SAD 899/6/1-80 above, showing the position of the photographs
SAD.899/7/1–118
1944 Dec – late 1946
Selected prints taken from an album of photographs which is still in the possession of the Hodgkin family. Photographs are arranged here in the same order as in the album. Caption information supplemented by RAH in interview with L. Forbes.
SAD.899/7/1-2
Northern Province: small boat on Nile
SAD.899/7/3-5
Northern Province: markaz lorry and policemen crossing river by ferry
SAD.899/7/6-12
Girls' school near Roseires
SAD.899/7/13-14
Ingessana man, near Roseires
SAD.899/7/15 -17
People at Kassala, with mountains in backgound
SAD.899/7/18-20
Girls' school at Port Sudan (?)
SAD.899/7/21
The Wakala or Caravanserai and Magidi mosque in distance, Suakin
SAD.899/7/22
The Shata or Kitchener's gateway, Suakin
SAD.899/7/23-24
Gordon's gateway taken from causeway side and town side, Suakin
SAD.899/7/25
View of the Wakala and Magidi mosque taken from the mainland, Suakin
SAD.899/7/26
Man, possibly RAH, standing in front of a gateway, Suakin
SAD.899/7/27
First floor roshan, elaborately carved wooden casement window at Suakin
SAD.899/7/28
Bija tent, possibly at Suakin
SAD.899/7/29-30
The Hanafi mosque, Suakin, taken from an elevated position
SAD.899/7/31-32
Boys' school in the Gezira
SAD.899/7/33
Sudanese man, possibly a teacher at the Gezira
SAD.899/7/34
Headmaster, possibly of school at the Gezira, flanked by two young girls
SAD.899/7/35
Girls wearing rahats, Gezira
SAD.899/7/36-37
A girl spinning cotton, Gezira
SAD.899/7/38
Camel laden with goods, led by a boy
SAD.899/7/39
Government house surrounded by trees, Omdurman, ca.1945-46
SAD.899/7/40
Seated camels carrying bricks, with Sudanese men building walls around them
SAD.899/7/41-42
Saqiyah
SAD.899/7/43-45
Sudanese girls with tribal scarring, near Khartoum
SAD.899/7/46
Governor General's Palace, Khartoum after the wedding of Patricia Burns and J. Owen, 1946
SAD.899/7/47
EMH's room at Girls' Training College, late 1946
SAD.899/7/48
Girls' Training College living accommodation, built 1946 and designed by T. Doughty, Education Engineer
SAD.899/7/49-50
Sudanese men hoeing in Omdurman
SAD.899/7/51-52
Maulid al-Nabi celebrations, Omdurman
SAD.899/7/53
Jean Donaghy, wife of a lecturer at the Girls' Training College, at the Sudan Club, in bikini
SAD.899/7/54
Two men and a woman swimming at the Sudan Club
SAD.899/7/55-60
In the Nuba Mountains, visited with Ina Beasley (Controller of Girls' Education), including tukls, Nuba woman carrying bundle of grass, men on a hillside, and a portrait of a Nuba man
SAD.899/7/61
Sudanese bride and groom
SAD.899/7/62
British staff taking tea outside a Girls' Training College accommodation block, with E. Richards on left and R. Shaw far right
SAD.899/7/63-71
Sailing at Shendi and Sabaluka
SAD.899/7/72
Sudanese with luggage entering passport office with European man at the rear, Northern Province
SAD.899/7/73
Desert with group of children in foreground
SAD.899/7/74-76
Travelling overland via Sennar to Atbara. Show broken railway line and flooded roads
SAD.899/7/77-78
Sudanese on camels at Baraka Delta, Kassala
SAD.899/7/79-81
Sudanese men being carried across the Baraka Delta on a litter
SAD.899/7/82-85
Visit by Girls' Training College students to see an aeroplane at Khartoum Airport, Nur Ibrahim on steps
SAD.899/7/86
Abu Bakr Osman (house master at Gordon College and advocate of girls' education) and his two daughters on a Nile steamer going to Kosti
SAD.899/7/87-91
Bakht er Ruda, 1946 including school buildings designed by J. P. Greenlaw (SAD 899/7/88,91) and a shaduf (SAD 899/7/89)
SAD.899/7/92
V.L. Griffiths' servant with his pet monkey
SAD.899/7/93-94
Sudanese man, raising water from well
SAD.899/7/95
Wife and child of V.L. Griffiths' servant
SAD.899/7/96
Mother and two children at Umm Gir
SAD.899/7/97
Group of Sudanese and donkeys outside school at Umm Gir
SAD.899/7/98
Sudanese boy sitting on the ground at Umm Gir
SAD.899/7/99
Children in classroom at Umm Gir
SAD.899/7/100-101
Head of Umm Gir school, Shaykh Tayib Idris (later Professor of Arabic at Kano), with members of his household
SAD.899/7/102
Cattle and mud-brick buildings at Umm Gir
SAD.899/7/103
Shearing a sheep at Umm Gir
SAD.899/7/104
Men and boys threshing grain, Umm Gir
SAD.899/7/105-109
Hasaniyah men and women standing by tents and huts with cattle in background, including a woman cooking (SAD 899/7/110)
SAD.899/7/110-112
Hasaniyah women cooking in pots
SAD.899/7/113-114
Women making zibda from milk
SAD.899/7/115-117
Women weaving, sewing and doing basketwork under a scheme organised by E. Richards
SAD.899/7/118
A teaching assistant of E. Richards in her adult class
SAD.904/5/25-57
1994
Photocopy of original photograph album SAD 899/7/1-118 above, showing the position of the photographs
SAD.900/1/1–138
[ca. 1945]
Selected prints taken from an album of photographs which is still in the possession of the Hodgkin family. Photographs are arranged here in the same order as in the album. Caption information supplemented by RAH in interview with L. Forbes.
SAD.900/1/1
Two Sudanese girls building sandcastles
SAD.900/1/2
Possibly the El Obeid Girls' School
SAD.900/1/3-4
Teachers at El Obeid Girls' School, with tribal facial scarring, L. to R. “Amna S. M.””, Zaynab Sulayman and Fatima Idris
SAD.900/1/5
Cattle grazing, with mud-brick buildings in the background, El Obeid
SAD.900/1/6
Three Sudanese men, with qubbah in the background, El Obeid
SAD.900/1/7
Women carrying boxes on their heads, with qubbah in background, El Obeid
SAD.900/1/8
Man riding bull in the street, El Obeid
SAD.900/1/9
Man leading donkeys at El Obeid
SAD.900/1/10
Men riding cattle, in the suq at El Obeid
SAD.900/1/11
Women traders, El Obeid suq
SAD.900/1/12-13
Group of Sudanese men and camels extracting water from a tabaldi tree, on the road to Dilling
SAD.900/1/14
Travelling faqi with a sacred message written on a plaque hanging from a stick held over his shoulder
SAD.900/1/15
Camel attached to a pole, Nuba Mountains
SAD.900/1/16
Group of Sudanese standing in the shade of a tree with a stone building in the background, Nuba Mountains
SAD.900/1/17
A tabaldi tree
SAD.900/1/18
Group of Sudanese in the back of a car with the Nuba Mountains in the background
SAD.900/1/19
View of the Nuba Mountains
SAD.900/1/20
Sudanese women wearing a rahat or leather skirt, near Dilling
SAD.900/1/21
Sudanese woman walking past tukls and grain store, near Dilling
SAD.900/1/22
Group of Nuba men sitting on rocks, with a grain store in the background
SAD.900/1/23-24
Nuba women, half portrait, one wearing a rahat, both wearing bracelets, beads and a cowrie shell necklace
SAD.900/1/25-29
Girls at Dilling School, sitting at desks writing or sewing, many with tribal scarring
SAD.900/1/30-31
School girls wearing white dresses and head scarves, possibly at Dilling School
SAD.900/1/32
Sudanese women dancing
SAD.900/1/33
Sudanese in the shade of trees, with basket making in the foreground, possibly Dilling
SAD.900/1/34
Two Nuba women carrying pots on their heads
SAD.900/1/35
Sudanese men carrying bundles of wood on their shoulders
SAD.900/1/36-41
Groups of girls at Rashad School, including Asha Tidros, teacher (SAD 900/1/40)
SAD.900/1/42
Sudanese men and children at El Obeid
SAD.900/1/43
Cattle under trees, El Obeid
SAD.900/1/44
Sudanese girl standing with stick over her shoulder and cattle to her left
SAD.900/1/45
Camels and cattle at a watering hole after the rains, near El Obeid
SAD.900/1/46
Man carrying basket full of maize on his head, El Obeid
SAD.900/1/47
Watering animals
SAD.900/1/48
Women and children with baskets, near El Obeid
SAD.900/1/49-56
Scenes taken from the suq lorry en route to Darfur
SAD.900/1/55
Lorry by a rest house being loaded up with luggage
SAD.900/1/56
Tabaldi trees and vegetation
SAD.900/1/57-61
Views of the house of the governor of Darfur, formerly the palace of Sultan `Ali Dinar at El Fasher
SAD.900/1/62
Donkeys laden with straw, El Fasher
SAD.900/1/63
Man, clipping a donkey in the shade of trees, El Fasher
SAD.900/1/64-65,68-69
Panoramic views of El Fasher from the top of the governor's house
SAD.900/1/66-67
Suq in El Fasher
SAD.900/1/70
Single-storey building, El Fasher
SAD.900/1/71-72
Landscape in Darfur
SAD.900/1/73
A teacher and students inside a classroom at a school in El Fasher
SAD.900/1/74-78
Outside the school at Fasher, showing girls running and dancing
SAD.900/1/79
Men making bricks at Zalingei
SAD.900/1/80
Small girl, the daughter of one of H. Boustead's servants, Zalingei
SAD.900/1/81
A policeman attached to H. Boustead, Zalingei
SAD.900/1/82-89
People at various markets in Zalingei, including selling grain and sugar cane
SAD.900/1/90
Goats grazing, Jabal Marra
SAD.900/1/91
Men standing on rocky part of Jabal Marra
SAD.900/1/92
Group of Sudanese wearing robes and turbans, with District Commissioner
SAD.900/1/93
Looking down from a height at a number of stone structures, Jabal Marra
SAD.900/1/94-96
Men riding camels
SAD.900/1/97
C. de Bunsen who ran an experimental fruit farm at El Geneina
SAD.900/1/98
Papaws growing at the farm
SAD.900/1/99
Repairing a lorry, laden with luggage, in the Geneina area
SAD.900/1/100
Boys running towards parked lorry, in the Geneina area
SAD.900/1/101-102
Cattle in the Geneina area
SAD.900/1/103
Horses eating hay
SAD.900/1/104
Government officials (one European) and policeman
SAD.900/1/105-108
Women planting onions, El Fasher to Nyala road
SAD.900/1/109-111
Donkeys, horses and sheep between El Fasher and Nyala
SAD.900/1/112-114
Men drawing water from a birr near Nyala
SAD.900/1/115
Cattle drinking from a trough with a mark of ownership carved on it
SAD.900/1/116
Women carrying baskets on their heads
SAD.900/1/117
Suq lorry stuck on the road from El Fasher to Umm Keddada
SAD.900/1/118
Group of Sudanese men dressed in jallabiyahs, with an elderly man seated in front of them
SAD.900/1/119
Two bulls, one being ridden
SAD.900/1/120
Camel standing in front of tukls, en route to Jabal Marra
SAD.900/1/121
Sudanese man herding donkeys, en route to Jabal Marra
SAD.900/1/122
Sudanese men walking away from a village, including a policeman with rifle, en route to Jabal Marra
SAD.900/1/123
Two Sudanese men on horseback, in the Jabal Marra area
SAD.900/1/124-138
Views of Jabal Marra, including cultivation terraces
SAD.900/1/131
Three Sudanese men sitting on the ground
SAD.904/6/1-40
1994
Photocopy of original photograph album SAD 900/1/1-138 above, showing the position of the photographs
SAD.900/2/1–95
[ca. 1946-1948]
Selected prints taken from an album of photographs which is still in the possession of the Hodgkin family. Photographs are arranged here in the same order as in the album. Caption information supplemented by RAH in interview with L. Forbes.
SAD.900/2/1
RAH and M. Legge looking at rock erosion on a bat hunting trip, near Wadi Seidna late 1946
SAD.900/2/2
Elizabeth Hodgson in Chevrolet car
SAD.900/2/3
RAH at Jabal Ashkol
SAD.900/2/4
M. Legge playing a squeeze box during a picnic at Sabaloka, 1946
SAD.900/2/5
Photograph of portrait of Jamal Muhammad Ahmad, painted by Bastawi Baghdadi, an art teacher at Bakht er Ruda, 1946
SAD.900/2/6
Half portrait of RAH
SAD.900/2/7-8
Wedding of RAH and Elizabeth M. Hodgson [EMH] at Khartoum Cathedral, with R. Shaw and the sister of J.G. Mavrogordato on the right (900/2/7), and L. to R.: Ina Beasley, C.W. Williams (Director of Education), E. Richards, RAH, EMH, J. Hulme and J. Longe (900/2/8), Dec 1947
SAD.900/2/9
RAH seated with a book
SAD.900/2/10-12
On board the province sailing boat, moored at Sabaloka
SAD.900/2/13
RAH climbing up a boiler
SAD.900/2/14-28,31-8
RAH and EMH on honeymoon at Suakin, Dec 1947, including views of buildings and streets, Gordon's gate (900/2/17); the Hanafi mosque (SAD 900/2/18-19); the Magidi mosque (SAD 900/2/20); the gateway to the muhafaza (SAD 900/2/23); the muhafaza (SAD 900/2/25-26)
SAD.900/2/29-30
Sudanese boy reading from an early literacy reader
SAD.900/2/39-40
Elderly Sudanese man stretching wet strips of leather to make laces or ties for sandals
SAD.900/2/41
RAH and Sudanese man aboard a boat
SAD.900/2/42-43
Sailing boats
SAD.900/2/44-48
Sudanese sailors, probably Suakin
SAD.900/2/49
Large steam ship, a pilgrim boat, at Suakin with people boarding from small rowing boats
SAD.900/2/50
Pilgrims disembarking into rowing boats from the large ship
SAD.900/2/51
Suffragi `Abd al-Rahman at the Girls' Training College
SAD.900/2/52
M. Legge standing next to a Chevrolet car
SAD.900/2/53
RAH
SAD.900/2/54-55
RAH in the garden of their house at the Girls' Training College
SAD.900/2/56
Teaparty in the garden of J. Longe, Governor of Khartoum, 1947; H. Corlass centre right
SAD.900/2/57-63
Leaving party for Maisie Beevers at the home of a senior Sudanese official in Omdurman; guests include Dr Ali Badri, Judge Shingeti, the Shawki brothers (head of Stores and Ordnance)
SAD.900/2/64
Sudanese gardener tending plants at the Girls' Training College
SAD.900/2/65
Policeman in charge of prisoners
SAD.900/2/66
House and garden at the Girls' Training College
SAD.900/2/67
Passengers disembarking from ferry at Omdurman
SAD.900/2/68-69
On the banks of the Nile at Omdurman, including drying laundry on the beach
SAD.900/2/70
Sailor climbing mast of sailing boat, Omdurman
SAD.900/2/71
M. Legge, science teacher at Wadi Seidna Scondary School
SAD.900/2/72
EMH in her sitting room at the Girls' Training College, with furniture made in Darfur
SAD.900/2/73-74
Views of Omdurman, with Mahdi's tomb in distance
SAD.900/2/75-86
Pupils at the Girls' Training College, possibly at the end of the year, 1948
SAD.900/2/87-92
Girls at the Girls' Training College kuttab (primary school)
SAD.900/2/93
Hussein Kamal with Adam Hodgkin in Edinburgh, where he was doing a PE course
SAD.900/2/94
Nasri Hamza visiting RAH at Bamburgh Castle
SAD.900/2/95
Three children looking at Adam Hodgkin in his cot with a mosquito net over the top
SAD.904/7/1-25
1994
Photocopy of original photograph album SAD 900/2/1-95 above, showing the position of the photographs
SAD.900/3/1–28
[ca. 1947]
Selected prints taken from an album of photographs which is still in the possession of the Hodgkin family. Photographs are arranged here in the same order as in the album. Caption information supplemented by RAH in interview with L. Forbes.
SAD.900/3/1
Pupils in front of Bakht er Ruda mosque
SAD.900/3/1-6
Games at Bakht er Ruda during `Id celebrations, including riding on trailers and motorbikes
SAD.900/3/3
V.L. Griffiths dressed up as a shaykh
SAD.900/3/7-8
Sudanese boys playing recorders and drums and a policeman playing bagpipes, Ed Dueim
SAD.900/3/9
RAH on Sibyan duty, getting reactions from group of school boys
SAD.900/3/10-11
Boats used for character-building exercise, carrying 3-4 people on trips for a few days
SAD.900/3/12
Group of Sudanese teachers on a Bakht er Ruda teacher training course with RAH and R. Morgan (psychology teacher)
SAD.900/3/13
Group of Sudanese, L to R: Mekkana (Azande), Mukhtar (factotum), Sid Ahmad (cook), Muhammad (no. 2 to Mukhtar), Izhat (gardener)
SAD.900/3/14
Tukls on corners of walled area, which held RAH's papers
SAD.900/3/15
Shaykh Babikr Badri sitting in a chair
SAD.900/3/16-20
Garden party at the Hodgkin's house for primary school head teachers at the start of a course
SAD.900/3/21-28
Preparation for expedition to Jabal Arashkol by RAH and Nasr al-Hajj, the Vice Principal, including loading up camels, collecting water, and cooking
SAD.904/7/26-32
1994
Photocopy of original photograph album SAD 900/3/1-28 above, showing the position of the photographs
SAD.900/4/1–34
[ca. 1947-1952]
Selected prints taken from an album of photographs which is still in the possession of the Hodgkin family. Photographs are arranged here in the same order as in the album. Caption information supplemented by RAH in interview with L. Forbes.
SAD.900/4/1
RAH with his son Adam, Lewis Brown and a Sudanese man at Hantoub School
SAD.900/4/2
Three Sudanese men walking towards a covered walkway
SAD.900/4/3-5
Display of Bakht er Ruda publications at Umm Gir Agricultural Show, including the Sibyan, with Sudanese looking through copies
SAD.900/4/6
Group of Sudanese at the Agricultural Show
SAD.900/4/7
Group of Sudanese boys playing a game using small discs or pebbles on the ground
SAD.900/4/8
Preparation for a trek
SAD.900/4/9,11
Saqiyah
SAD.900/4/10
Group of schoolgirls in Khartoum
SAD.900/4/12
Group of kuttab school boys lined up with their teacher, at Bakht er Ruda
SAD.900/4/13
Teacher, Taj al-Sirr Sulayman, standing by a blackboard giving a lesson in “Ways of Living” at Bakht er Ruda, 1951
SAD.900/4/14-17
Close-ups of school boys reading and drawing
SAD.900/4/18
A breakfast picnic at Jabal Arashkol, north of Bakht er Ruda
SAD.900/4/19-20
Swimming pool fed by the Nile, at Bakht er Ruda, ca. 1953
SAD.900/4/21,34
J. Bright having hair cut by local barber at RAH's house
SAD.900/4/22
Fancy dress party for children, with Griselda al-Taiyib, at Bakht er Ruda, late 1954
SAD.900/4/23
Burnt out tukl (as seen in SAD 900/3/14) which was struck by lightening 17 Oct 1952. The fire destroyed RAH's papers.
SAD.900/4/24
Engineer who built RAH's house at Bakht er Ruda
SAD.900/4/25
D. Robertson, Agriculture/ Rural Pursuits teacher
SAD.900/4/26
RAH's sons with Jane (Elizabeth Ward), the nanny and the gardener
SAD.900/4/27
Jane with Catherine Hodgkin
SAD.900/4/28
B. Owen, science teacher at Bakht er Ruda
SAD.900/4/29
Reginald Reynolds, writer
SAD.900/4/30-31
Rethatching of tukl after the fire, 1952
SAD.900/4/32
Jane the nanny with Murshida, a welfare worker
SAD.900/4/33
Jane with the Hodgkin, Bright and Williams children
SAD.900/4/34
J. Bright having a hair cut outside the Hodgkins' kitchen quarters
SAD.904/7/33-47
1994
Photocopy of original photograph album SAD 900/4/1-34 above, showing the position of the photographs
SAD.907/1/1-13
1994
Rough notes on the contents of the photograph albums above, and on some of the museum objects, taken by Lesley Forbes in conversation with Robin and Elizabeth Hodgkin
SAD.900/4/35
[1947?]
Loose b/w photograph of a boy reading the Sibyan, taken at Umm Gir Agriculture Show
SAD.872/2
[ca. 1946-1947]
Large mounted b/w photograph of the Publication Bureau staff, L. to R. seated: Babikr (?), unnamed, Awad Satti, RAH, Beshir Muhammad Ahmad, Jamal Muhammad Ahmad and standing Shaykh Jamal Muhammad (?), Sir al-Khatim `Abd al-Kharim, 2 unnamed, Alam Eilsr, Omar Remikh, Shaykh Mustafa
SAD.872/3
1945
Large photograph of the staff of Khartoum Higher Schools, with certain members identified on the reverse: J. Donaghy, G. Wood, RAH, Juliana Hill, J.D. Tothill, G. C. Scott
5. Museum Objects
SAD/G//S 1095/2
[ca. 1940s]
A safarog, or hunting stick, carved from a single piece of wood. From Darfur or the Nuba Mountains. Used for killing small mammals.
(46 x 20cm)
SAD/G//S 1145/1
[ca. 1943-1944]
Watercolour painting of Bakht er Ruda, by Sir al Khatim `Abd al-Karim, student teacher at Bakht er Ruda and pupil of Jean Pierre Greenlaw. Owned by V.L. Griffiths, who died in 1984, and given by him to RAH
Size: 54 x 79cm
SAD/G//S 1095/1
[ca. 1951]
Ingessana beer strainer, fabricated from woven straw. Bought near Roseires.
Size: 31cm long, 10cm diameter
SAD/G//S 1228/1
1989
Burnished earthenware bowl by Siddiq el Nigoumi, a former student at Bakht er Ruda. Decorated with images similar to those on traditional earthenware pots.
Size: 21cm diameter, 5cm deep
6. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.904/4/22
[1942]
“Jebel Kassala climbed at last”, a report from a Sudanese newspaper of a successful climb by RAH and L.W. Brown of the Education Department
SAD.904/4/23
1996 Oct
Obituary for Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist
7. Miscellanea
SAD.904/4/19
[ca. 1951]
Typescript of humorous piece by J.A. Bright and G.C. Scott at Bakht er Ruda, dedicated to RAH on his birthday: “Bow-wow!”
SAD.904/4/20
[ca. 1940s-1950s]
Bakht er Ruda Christmas card
SAD.904/4/21
[ca. 1940s-1950s]
Postcard, printed in Arabic, probably at Bakht er Ruda
8. Printed material
Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC