WHEATLEY, Mervyn J.
Introduction
WHEATLEY, Mervyn J.
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Trek Journals
4. Articles
5. Miscellanea
6. Photographic Material
(a) Bahr al-Ghazal, c. 1921-28
(b) Khartoum
(c) Port Sudan
(d) Portrait photographs
8. Newspaper Cuttings
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: WHEATLEY, Mervyn J.
Dates of creation: 1907-1961
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

WHEATLEY, Mervyn J.

(1880 - 1974)

1907 Seconded from the Egyptian Army to the Sudan Government
1907-1911 Dep. Asst. Civil Secretary
1911-1913 Kordofan
1913-1916 Asst. Civil Secretary
1916 Acting Civil Secretary
1917-1920 Private Secretary to the Governor-General
1921-1928 Governor, Bahr al-Ghazal
1928 Retired


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Trek Journals
4. Articles
5. Miscellanea
6. Photographic Material
7. Newspaper Cuttings
8. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.702/11/1-17
1907-1928
Orders and decorations:
SAD.702/11/1
1907 Nov 14
Appointment as Major
Ottoman Turkish
SAD.702/11/2-3
1913
Appointment as Junior Colonel (dated 23 Rabi I 1331)
Ottoman Turkish
SAD.702/11/4-5
1917
Order of Nile, 3rd class (dated 7 Jumada I, 1335)
Arabic
SAD.702/11/6-7
1917 Aug 25
Confirmation of above
SAD.702/11/8
1919 Jan 1
Grant of the dignity of an officer of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire
SAD.702/11/9-10
1921
Promotion to Mir Alay (colonel) dated 23 Jumada II, 1331
Arabic
SAD.702/11/11-13
1922, 1924
Letters re the grant of the Order of the Nahda 3rd class
SAD.702/11/14-15
1925 Jan 19
Appointment as Mir Alay in the Sudan Defence Force
English and Arabic
SAD.702/11/16-17
1928 May 24
Notification of appointment as Commander of the Order of the British Empire
SAD.702/11/18-25
1912 Jul 28 - 1921 Jan 30
Army Orders and War Office Gazettes including references to Wheatley's appointments, promotions and decorations
SAD.702/12/1-46
1924-1928
Correspondence received by Wheatley while Governor Bahr al-Ghazal, with some draft replies. Includes:-
SAD.702/12/1-6; 702/12/9-31
1924 May 14 - 1926 May 5
Re Lee Stack's proposal to appoint Wheatley Commissioner General of the Southern Sudan, with comments by George Schuster, Financial Secretary, C.E. Lyall, Civil Secretary and Sir Geoffrey Archer, the new Governor-General
SAD.702/12/7-8
1924 Oct 18
H.A. MacMichael, Asst. Civil Secretary re the White Flag mutiny
SAD.702/12/32-33
1926 Jan 16 - Feb 23
George Schuster re southern development, with Wheatley's reply
SAD.702/12/24-29
1925 Mar
Memorandum outlining administrative changes proposed by the new Governor-General, Sir Geoffrey Archer
2. Personal Papers
SAD.703/1/1-47
1929-1951
Correspondence received by Wheatley after his retirement from Sudan service, including:-
SAD.703/1/3-5
1945 May 1
Ahmad `Uthman al-Qadi re the birth of the Umma Party
SAD.703/1/13-15; 703/1/27
1949 Jan 4 - Jul 19
R.C. Mayall and J.W. Robertson re Sudanese students studying in Britain
SAD.703/1/29-44
1949 Jul 27 - 1950 Jun 21
Wheatley and W.N. Allan re the development of Equatoria Province
SAD.703/2/1-10
1930 Sep 26 - Dec 24
Letters to Wheatley from Sir R. Wingate, J. Maffey and M.G. Richards re Odette Keun's Story of Fergie Bey
SAD.703/2/11-13
1956-1961
Miscellaneous letters
3. Trek Journals
SAD.703/3/1-65
1911 Oct 31 - 1912 Jun 13
Trek journal covering the period of service in Kordofan and consisting mainly of details of cases heard, numbers of cattle inspected and position and condition of wells. Also includes an account of a patrol against and the eventual death of a faqi who had been inciting the Nuba (703/3/42-49).
SAD.703/4/1-44
1912 Aug 30 - 1913 Mar 12
Trek journal covering the period of service in Kordofan, content similar to journal above (703/3)
4. Articles
SAD.703/5/1-3
[n.d.]
Article on “Missionaries and education in Pagan Africa”, author unknown
5. Miscellanea
SAD.703/5/4
New year's card from Lord and Lady Lloyd
SAD.703/5/5-17
Lists (by district) of Sudanese in the United Kingdom for further education
6. Photographic Material
(a) Bahr al-Ghazal, c. 1921-28
SAD.701/11/1-35; 701/12/1-27; 701/13/1-12
1920's
British personnel, houses and gardens, mostly unidentified but of Wheatley and his wife and also the following:-
SAD.701/11/6-10,20
A.J. Gillan and Mrs. Gillan
SAD.701/11/12
Wheatley and Mrs. Wheatley visiting Mboro, 1927
SAD.701/11/25-26
Harry Kidd in football team
SAD.701/11/28
Sir Robert Archibald
SAD.701/11/29-30
Lord Allenby, Sir Lee Stack and Wheatley outside Wau mudiriyyah 31 Jan 1924
SAD.701/12/4-5
Missionary father
SAD.701/12/13-15
Playing polo
SAD.701/12/17-18
Funeral at the Catholic mission, Mboro
SAD.701/12/19-27
Patrol 101, 1925, including field hospital
SAD.701/13/2-3
Mess building, Wau
SAD.701/13/4-9
Governor's house, Wau
SAD.701/14/1-34; 701/15/1-32
Sudanese, including the following:
SAD.701/14/1
Shilluk man
SAD.701/14/2
Equatorial Corps (?) bandsman
SAD.701/14/3
Ndogo tribe at Mboro
SAD.701/14/10
Chief Ting at Adok
SAD.701/14/11
Chief Twil of the Nuer
SAD.701/14/12-19
Nuer men and women
SAD.701/14/20
Group of headmen and chiefs at Jorr
SAD.701/14/28,31
Dinka girls and boys at Kajok
SAD.701/15/20-22
Road building at Adok, Nov 1926
SAD.701/15/23-31
Dinka gathering
SAD.701/16/1-4; 701/17/1-29
Schools and missions, including the following:
SAD.701/16/1
Mons. Antonio Stoppani
SAD.701/16/2-3
Distribution of prizes at the end of the school year, Wau
SAD.701/16/4-5
Stack Memorial School, Wau, 1927
SAD.701/16/6
Father Ribero at Bandere, 1927
SAD.701/16/7-10
Missionary Fathers, neophytes and catechumens, Wau
SAD.701/16/11-16
Missionary Sisters and their pupils, Wau
SAD.701/16/17
Father Bartolo Fabris, Wau, 1927
SAD.701/16/18-41
External and internal views of school, possibly Stack Memorial School, Wau
SAD.701/17/1-7
Unidentified
SAD.701/17/8-10
Mopoi Mission, 1927, including N.B. Hunter, Inspector of Education
SAD.701/17/12-13
The new church, at Mbaridi, 1926-27
SAD.701/17/14
Interior of St. John's Church, Yambio, 4 Apr 1920
SAD.701/17/15-16
Artisan Mission school
SAD.701/17/17-20
Dinka Mission, Kajok, 1924
SAD.701/17/21-22
Cleveland Mission Station, 1924
SAD.701/17/23-25
Kayango new church, 1927
SAD.701/17/26
Mboro Catholic Mission
SAD.701/17/27
Missionaries on motor cycle outside Beka rest house, south of Mopoi Mission, 1927
SAD.701/17/28
Outside Wau Workshops, 1925
SAD.701/17/29
Catechumens at Deim Zubeir
SAD.701/18/1-25; 701/19/1-18
River views, including barges, steamers and canoes, also the following:
SAD.701/18/8-9
The new causeway at Jorr
SAD.701/18/10-11
The sudd
SAD.701/19/2
Adok
SAD.701/19/5
View of the river from the Governor's house, Wau
SAD.701/19/8
Khor Ward, 12 miles inland from Adok
SAD.701/19/13-14
The Lady Baker hospital ship
SAD.701/19/16
The Pio XI, 1926
SAD.701/20/1-9
Transport - motor, air and rail
SAD.701/21/1-20
Village life including:
SAD.701/21/2
Shop at Adok
SAD.701/21/4
New merchant's shop at Jorr
SAD.701/22/1-11
Rural scenes including grass fires (701/22/1-2)
SAD.701/23/1-9
Animals and birds
(b) Khartoum
SAD.701/24/1
Gordon College
SAD.701/24/2
The Palace
(c) Port Sudan
SAD.701/24/3
Quay and harbour, Port Sudan
(d) Portrait photographs
SAD.8/53/1
1927
Rudolf Slatin
SAD.8/53/2-3
[c.1927]
Anna Marie Slatin
SAD.8/53/4
1919
S. Skirmunt, Sudan Government Forest Service
SAD.8/53/5
1909 May
P.R. Phipps with his horse, Nyam-Nyam
SAD.8/53/6
Wheatley (in retirement)
SAD.701/24/4
Maj. Gen. Sir Lee Stack
8. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.703/5/18
1912 Apr 2
“Camel Corps in action. Religious fanatic and followers killed in the Sudan”, from The Daily Graphic
SAD.703/5/19
1912 Apr 12
“Burdens of administration in the Sudan. Details of recent fighting”, an account of the suppression of a faqi and his followers in Kordofan, by Wheatley from The Morning Post
SAD.703/5/20
1914 Jan 31
“The taxation of trading profits in the Sudan”, including comments on the ‘premature introduction of civilian officialdom', from The Sudan Herald
SAD.703/5/21
1919 Mar 28
Announcement of Wheatley's retirement from the London Gazette
SAD.703/5/22-25
1928 Jan 7
The Sudan Herald. Includes articles on the opening of the Stack Memorial School, Wau, by Wheatley and the progress of the patrol against the Lau Nuer
SAD.703/5/26
[n.d.]
Extract from the Journal of the African Society on a conference on “The Christian Mission in Africa”
SAD.703/5/27-28
[n.d.]
Criticism of English missionary education
Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Supplement to the African World. Gordon Memorial fund appeal 2 Feb 1929
Gelsthorpe, A.M., Introducing the diocese of the Sudan [c.1946]
The Sudan's progress towards self-government 1951-52. Supplementary to Reference Paper R 2214 “The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan” (Great Britain, Central Office of Information, Reference Division: London, 1952)
The Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association: Rules London (Dupl)
Quarterly list of the Sudan Government for the quarter beginning 1 Oct, 1927 ... 1 Jul 1928 ... 1 Jul 1929 3v. dupls. (Khartoum, 1927-29)
Background to Sudan News: The main political parties in Khartoum, October, 1951 (London, 1951)
1001 facts about the Sudan as on 1.1.52 (Khartoum dupl.)
Report of the Rejaf Language Conference, 1928 (London, 1928 dupl.)
Sudan Political Service, 1899-1956 (Oxford [196-?] dupl.)