Thruston, A. B.
Introduction
Arthur Blyford Thruston
Arrangement
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1. Photographic Material
In Egypt with the 52nd, April 1885-March 1886
In India with the 52nd, March 1886-January 1887
With the Egyptian Army, January 1890-August 1893
Suakin, January 1891-January 1893
British East Africa. The road to Uganda, September 1893-April 1895.
British East Africa, 1893
Unyoro [Bunyoro]
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Thruston, A. B.
Dates of creation: 1885-1897
Extent: 1 volume
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: A. B. Thruston
Language: English with some Arabic

Arthur Blyford Thruston

(1865-1897)

November 1882Enters Sandhurst
January 1884Gazetted to the Oxfordshire Light Infantry
March 1884Limerick, Ireland (Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry)
August 1884Gibraltar (Oxfordshire Light Infantry)
April 1885Cairo, Egypt (Oxfordshire Light Infantry)
1885Returns to Great Britain suffering from typhoid
Summer 1885Yachting cruise to Norway, Ireland and Scotland
1885Returns to Egypt (Oxfordshire Light Infantry)
March 1886Bengaluru (Bangalore), India (Oxfordshire Light Infantry)
1887Returns sick to Great Britain
Winter 1886/7[Yachting cruise] to Norway
January 1887Depôt at Cowley Barracks, Oxford (Oxfordshire Light Infantry)
January 1889Parkhurst, Isle of Wight (Oxfordshire Light Infantry); detached for a time to Marchwood magazine, Portsmouth
January 1890Aswan, Egypt (Lieutenant and Bimbashi, 13th Sudanese Battalion, Egyptian Army)
February 1891Suakin (13th Sudanese Battalion)
Summer 1891England
[August] 1891Tokar (13th Sudanese Battalion)
[December] 1891Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (D.A.A.G.) Intelligence, Suakin
January 1893Wadi Halfa (Captain and Bimbashi, 10th Sudanese Battalion)
May 1893Resigns Egyptian Army Commission and returns to England
September 1893Uganda Commission, under Colonel Henry Colvile, Buganda and Bunyoro
April 1895Returns sick to Great Britain
1895Surveying course at Chatham
May 1895Pennal, Wales (Brevet Major)
November 1895Bareilly, India (Oxfordshire Light Infantry)
April 1896Special Service Officer, Dongola Expedition: Camel Corps (Firket); Transport Staff; Tribal Friendlies
November 1896England
April 1897Civil and military commander, Bunyoro, Uganda
September 1897Commander, Uganda Rifles, Uganda
19 October 1897Killed at the fort at Lubwa's, near Jinja, Uganda


Arrangement

1. Photographic Material
Thruston's sketches and watercolours are arranged broadly in chronological order, and document his postings in England, India, Egypt, Sudan, and Uganda, and related journies, and also his recuperation from illnesses on sailing holidays in the North Sea; many are captioned in his own hand, dated, and sometimes also signed with his surname rendered in Arabic. Into this sequence are added photographs, by [Thruston], Colvile, and others, and including many by professional photographers active in Egypt and Sudan in the 1870s-1890s. These professional photographs often probably predate their position in Thruston's arrangement. The original arrangement was disturbed in the early 20th Century by the insertion of some unrelated photographs on pages 4, 13 and 91, captioned in a child's hand; childish sketches of horses are also found on page 112 and on the inside back cover. On pages 13 and 91 items probably in Thruston's arrangement, formerly affixed with sealing wax, have been removed. There is some chronological disorder in Thruston's arrangement, and for ease of reference there follows a list of items in chronological sequence. In only a few cases are his drawings and paintings undated, and it has been possible in most cases to suggest dates for items by consultating Thruston's and Colvile's memoirs, respectively African Incidents (Murray, 1900) and The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895). Chronological sequence:
1885-1893
(Egypt) 3/1, 3/3; (India) 4/1-3, 5; (Gibraltar and Egypt) 23/1-5; (Norway, Scotland) 24/1-2, 27, 28/2-3, 30/1-2; (Egypt) 28/1, 31-33; (India) 35-36; (Wales) 37/1-2, 38/3; (Norway) 26; (England) 38/2, 38/4, 38/1, 37/3; (Wales) 39/1-2; (Egypt) 34/4; (England) 41-42; (Gibraltar, Egypt) 37/4, 63, 69/1-2, 70/1-2, 15, 53-57, 11, 71-72, 79/1-2.
1893-1895
Route of first journey to Buganda (early September-11 November 1893): Mombasa, Tsaro River, Kibwezi, Athi River, Kikuyu Forest, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elmenteita, Lake Nakuru, Mau plateau, Lake Victoria, Lubwa's (near Jinja), Kampala 84/1, 29/2-3, 77/1, 77/3, 29/4, 80/3, 29/1, 78/1-3, 80/1-2, 81/1-3, 83/1, 82/1-3, 83/3, 83/2, 84/2, 100
War party to Bunyoro (December 1893-February 1894): 108, 34/4, 3/2, 25/1-4, 79/3, 99, 95, 106/2
Expeditions to Mahaji Saghir (Mahagi on Lake Albert, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Ayara (White Nile, Uganda) (March-April; May 1894): 105/1, 102, 96, 106/1, 107, 93, 101
Expedition to Wadelai, Uganda (June 1894): 88
Expeditions to Mahaji Saghir (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Semliki River (Lake Albert), Insabé (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (June, July, October 1894): 92, 89, 86
Bunyoro (September 1894): 94, 85, 87
Raid on Mashudi, Bunyoro (November 1894): 90
Relieved (January 1895), and returns to Mombasa, East Africa Protectorate (Kenya) (end March 1895): 79/4, 98, 97, 105/2

Related Material

Wylde Family Papers (WYL): letters from or concerning A.B. Wylde (Suakin) and Everard G.M. Wylde (Uganda), 1876-1901.

Pennal Tower Estate Records (PENNALTOWER), Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales, 1501-1922.

Thruston Family Papers, Pennal (Z/DAD), Gwynedd Archives Service - Meirionnydd Record Office / Gwasanaeth Archifau Gwynedd, Archifdy Meirionnydd, 1684-1927.


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Purchased, 26 November 2018

Catalogue
1. Photographic Material
SAD.A100
1885-1897
Album of watercolours, sketches, and photographs documenting the life and military career of Arthur Blyford Thruston (1865-1897), including some photographs and sketches by Colonel Henry Edward Colvile, KCMG, CB (1852-1907). The album covers Thruston's military postings in Egypt, India, Uganda, and England, his excursions to Norway and Scotland, and his home of Pennal Towers in Wales. Thruston served in the Dongola expedition in 1896, seeing action at Firket on 7 June. He spent two periods in Uganda, first between 1893 and 1895 in Bunyoro kingdom (from 1894 a Protectorate) with the Uganda Commission under Colvile, and then again in 1897 as the civil and military commander in Bunyoro and then briefly the Commander of the Uganda Rifles in the Protectorate of Uganda. He was killed in a mutiny of Sudanese troops at Fort Lubwa's on 19 October 1897, formerly troops in the service of Egypt who had served under Sir Samuel Baker, Gordon, and Emin Pasha in Equatoria, and elements of which force had been recruited into the Uganda Rifles. Thruston wrote a memoir of his service in Sudan and Uganda (1893-1895 posting) that was published as “African Incidents” (John Murray, 1900) by his brother Edmund H. Thruston, and his sister Olwen Thruston prepared a memoir for the regimental chronicle of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry. A sequel chapter by Edmund Thruston describes his brother's second posting in Uganda, and the events leading up to his killing. A map of Thruston's journies is included in African Incidents.
Binding: stamped “A.B. Thruston.” on the front cover. Inserts are affixed with sealing wax and adhesive.
Size: 37 x 28 cm
Black leather-bound gilt-stamped album
SAD.A100/1
[October 1895]
Caricature by Spy (Leslie Ward), [“Odger”, Vanity Fair], of Colonel Sir Henry Edward Colvile, KCMG, CB (1852-1907), Grenadier Guards, Commissioner for Uganda. Magazine cutting.
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Print
SAD.A100/2/1
[c. 1871]
Arthur Blyford Thruston (1865-1897) with his brother and sister Edmund H. Thruston (mounted on pony) and Marion J. Thruston as children, with groom, probably in the gardens at Pennal Towers, Machynlleth. Photographic print.
Size: 112 x 87 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/2/2
1895
Thruston, seated in a wooden chair, wearing a light suit. Photographic print.
Size: 88 x 139 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/2/3
[c. 1891]
Mohamed Tewfik Pasha (1852-1892), Khedive of Egypt, at the Battle of Toski monument with Egyptian and British attendants (cropped). The inscription on the grave (shahid) reads:
واقعة توشكى سنة 1306 هجرية
. The names and titles of the accompanying officers are:
ملحم بك شكور (وكيل مدير مكتب السودان)
Milhem Bey Shakur (Director of the Sudan Office)
محمد ماهر بك (وكيل محافظة الحدود)
Muhamad Maher Bey (deputy of the borders governorate)
القائمقام حسين بك رمزي (ياور)
Kaem Maqam Hussein Bey Ramzy (Yawir)
الخديوى توفيق باشا
Khedive Tewfik Pasha
وود هاوس باشا (قومندان الحدود)
Wodehouse Pasha (Commander of the borders)
جونسون باشا (مفتش بوليس وجه قبلي)
Johnson Pasha (Police Inspector of Upper Egypt)
القائمقام علي بك حيدر (قومندان 50 جى أورطة)
Kaem Maqam Aly Bey Haydar (commander of 50 G Wurta)
اليوزباشى عبد العزيز عزت (ياور)
Yuzbashi Abdel Aziz Izzat (Yawir)
سيتل باشا (مدير اللوازمات الحربية)
Settle Pasha (Director of Military Affairs). [Photographer: Photog & Art G. Lekegian.] Photographic print.
For more complete copies of this photograph see HIL/348/1-2, 8.
Size: 73 x 116 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/3/1
[1885]
Thruston, in uniform, mounted on a camel, with attendant Umar Abu [?Hend], standing. Photographic print.
Size: 140 x 197 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/3/2
[1893 x 1895]
[Bagandan chief with] seated group of men, beside tent and cropped bananas. [Photographer: Colvile.] Photographic print.
Thruston's 1896 drawing SAD.A100/113 appears to be an imaginative reinterpretation of this image, drawn while he was serving elsewhere.
Size: 152 x 104 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/3/3
[1885]
Sunset view of the pyramids at Giza. Watercolour, by [Thruston].
Size: 212 x 129 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/4
[1897]
List of Thruston's postings from March 1884-January 1897, with notes of military rank.
SAD.A100/4/1
[1886 x 1887]
Punch [?horse], two dogs, and the syce (groom) of E.D. White, 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot, Bengaluru (Bangalore). Photograph given to Thruston by White in January 1887. Photographic print.
Size: 95 x 74 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/4/2
[1886 x 1887]
Bungalow at Bangalore, belonging to E.D. White. Photograph given to Thruston by White in January 1887. Photographic print.
Size: 85 x 58 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/4/3
[1886 x 1887]
The Sikh (horse), with groom. Photograph given to Thruston by White in January 1887. Photographic print.
Size: 100 x 72 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/4/4
[early 20th century]
“Maira Florey” [Miraflores] canal lock, [Panama Canal], viewed from the prow of a vessel. Photographic print.
Size: 107 x 75 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/4/5
[early 20th century]
“Speed trial”. View astern from a large sea-going vessel undergoing speed trial. Photographic print.
Size: 85 x 60 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/5
June 1886
“My Bungalow at Bangalore.” Sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 255 x 137 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/6
1882
Suliman D[aoud Pasha] [caption illegible, cropped]. “Execution at Alexandria, 1882.” Albumen print.
Colonel Suleiman Sami Ibn Daoud was executed at Alexandria, 9 June 1883.
Size: 200 x 258 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/7
[1885]
Gate and street scene, Cairo. Print by R.M. Artist's signature illegible. Magazine cutting.
Size: 112 x 207 mm
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Print
SAD.A100/8
1885
No. 34 Route de Jerusalem à Kaplara. Photographers: Zangaki Brothers. “Group of Bedouin on the Suez canal, 1885.” Three armed men mounted on camels, with an unsaddled camel, beside the Suez Canal. Albumen print.
Size: 276 x 217 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/9/1-2
[1885]
Mosques and street scenes, numbered 6 and 7. [Cairo]. Prints by R.M. Artist's signature illegible. Magazine cuttings.
Size: 77 x 188 mm; 64 x 147 mm
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Print
SAD.A100/10
[1885]
18. L'entrée de la grande Pyramide a Chéops. No. 84. Photographer: Hippolyte Arnoux. Entrance of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Albumen print.
Size: 218 x 273 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/11
December 1891
British administrative staff group photo, seated before a building with single wood-columned doorway, at Tokar. Back row (l to r): Captain Reginald Salmond Curtis (1863-1922), Thruston, James Ross O'Connell (1863-1925), Chitty (Finance). Front row (l to r): Sir Horace George Proctor-Beauchamp (1856-1915), William Edmund Garstin (1849-1925) (Irrigation), Archibald Hunter (Governor, Red Sea Littoral), Sir Elwin Mitford Palmer (1852-1906) (Finance), Major George Glencairn Cunningham (1862-1943). Photographic print.
Size: 149 x 110 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/12
1885
No. 202 Vue generale du tombeaux des Kalifes, Caire. Photographers: Zangaki Brothers. View of the tombs of the Caliphs, the Citadel in the distance, Cairo. Albumen print.
Size: 274 x 219 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/13/1
[early 20th century]
King Edward Cove, South Georgia. Photographic print.
Size: 137 x 87 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/13/2
[early 20th century]
Antafogasta, Chile. Photographic print.
Size: 137 x 87 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/13/3
[early 20th century]
Old Fort, Grenada. Photographic print.
Size: 132 x 85 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/13/4
[early 20th century]
Glacier forming, [King Edward Cove, South Georgia]. Photographic print.
Size: 137 x 87 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/14
1885
730. Tombeaux des Mameluks. Photographer: Hippolyte Arnoux, Port-Said. Mamluk tombs in the City of the Dead, Cairo. Albumen print.
Size: 227 x 280 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/15
September 1891
Marsa Elai, Halayeb. Pencil drawing [by Thruston] of jetty and fortification (flying Ottoman flag), a sailing vessel and small craft in the foreground and Jebel Elba in the distance.
Size: 230 x 146 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/16
1885
118. Caire, village arabe. Village, Cairo. Photographer: Bonfils. Albumen print.
Size: 285 x 226 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/17/1-3
22 May-2 June 1895
Three landscape scenes near Pennal, Machynlleth, 1895. One pencil and watercolour, two sepia watercolour wash, by [Thruston].
Size: 180 x 100 mm
SAD.A100/18
1885
No. 163 Pyramide de Chaffra, Caire. Pyramid of Khafre, Giza. Photographers: Zangaki Brothers. Albumen print.
Size: 278 x 217 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/19/1
21 June 1896
The Nile at 'Akasha, Sudan. Pencil drawing with sepia wash on lined paper, by [Thruston].
Size: 228 x 150 mm
SAD.A100/19/2
[1896]
Sketch illustrating colonial troops assaulting a fortress, [?Firket (Ferka), 7 June 1896]. Reproduction of an annotated drawing by the American artist-correspondent Charles Monroe Sheldon (b. 1866). Cutting [from “Black and White” magazine.]
Size: 128 x 175 mm
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Print
SAD.A100/20
1885
No. 103 [?Palmes] du Nil, Egypte. Photographers: Zangaki Brothers. “Palm grove on the ruins of Ancient Memphis.” Albumen print.
Size: 274 x 220 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/21
[1880s]
Painting of an unidentified race horse by Adrian Jones (1845-1938). Cutting from “Land & Water” magazine.
Size: 327 x 249 mm
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Print
SAD.A100/22
[1870s x 1880s]
107. Le Caire, Pyramide de Chéfren. Pyramid of Khafre, Giza. Photographers: Bonfils. Albumen print.
Size: 277 x 216 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/23/1
November 1884
Gibraltar, viewed from the Straits, with sailing vessels in the foreground. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 126 x 76 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/23/2
November 1884
The straits from my room. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 74 x 49 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/23/3
[1885]
Obelisk at Heliopolis, “the oldest in Egypt”. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 81 x 130 mm
SAD.A100/23/4
[1885]
View of a church above a small port. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 133 x 81 mm
SAD.A100/23/5
[1885]
Fellah, seated figure. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 133 x 80 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/24/1
August 1885
Entrance to Hardangerfjord. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 229 x 118 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/24/2
[August 1885]
Hardangerfjord, looking seawards. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 229 x 120 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/25/1-4
1894
The Residency, [its windows glazed with celluloid photographic film], and views at Entebbe, Lake Victoria. Photographer: Colonel Sir Henry Edward Colvile, KCMG, CB (1852-1907), Grenadier Guards, Commissioner for Uganda. Photographic prints.
A Swantype illustration adapted from one of these photographs was reproduced in Colvile's book, The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895), facing p.308.
Size: 142 x 102 mm (2); 145 x 89 mm; 152 x 106 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/26
January 1887
Lighthouse at Stravanger, Norway. “First sight of Norway.” Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 355 x 224 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/27
August 1885
Sognefjorden, Norway. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 355 x 243 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/28/1
December 1885
S.S. “Deccan” assisting the S. “Palgrave”, 80 miles south of Queenstown. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 353 x 253 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/28/2
August 1885
Mountains in Hardangerfjord. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 227 x 135 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/28/3
August 1885
Terö, Hardangerfjord. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 227 x 146 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/29/1
[1893]
[Forest pathway]. Photographer: Colonel Sir Henry Colvile. Photographic print.
Size: 104 x 149 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/29/2
[September x October 1893]
Two Wakamba (Kamba) men, standing before a crowd. Photographer: Colonel Sir Henry Colvile. Photographic print.
A Swantype illustration adapted from this photograph was reproduced in Colvile's book, The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895), facing p.11. The adaptation removes two clothed figures.
Size: 102 x 145 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/29/3
[1893]
Column of porters moving through scrubland, [Kenya]. Photographer: Colonel Sir Henry Colvile. Photographic print.
Size: 144 x 99 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/29/4
[1893]
Lake shore, [Kenya / Uganda]. Photographer: Colonel Sir Henry Colvile. Photographic print.
Size: 152 x 104 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/30/1
August 1885
Rosendal, Hardangerfjord. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 228 x 135 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/30/2
September 1885
Holy Island, Scotland. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 226 x 136 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/31
December 1885
Desert near Cairo. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 355 x 208 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/32
[1885 x 1886]
Pyramid of Khafre, Giza. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 355 x 222 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/33
[1885 x 1886]
Village beside the Nile, near pyramid. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 350 x 255 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/34/1
1896
Portrait of [servant], wearing tarboosh. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 122 x 160 mm
SAD.A100/34/2
[1895]
Profile portrait of [servant] (1893-1895); with Arabic inscription. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 84 x 85 mm (oval)
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Drawing
SAD.A100/34/3
[January 1890 x February 1891]
House at Aswan. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 167 x 98 mm
SAD.A100/34/4
21 December 1893
West Ugandan landscape, with tents in foreground. Pencil drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 178 x 102 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/35
April 1886
Gooty (Ravadurg) Fort, Andhra Pradesh. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 354 x 220 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/36
November 1886
Jungle near Tumkur, Mysore. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 350 x 233 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/37/1
[1887]
Tal-y-llyn, North Wales. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 172 x 96 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/37/2
1880s
Gellylog, North Wales. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 172 x 96 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/37/3
1889
Parkhurst Forest, Isle of Wight. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 172 x 97 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/37/4
1890
Gibraltar. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 162 x 98 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/38/1
July 1887
Magdalen College church tower and bridge, viewed across the water meadows. Watercolour by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 173 x 96 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/38/2
June 1887
Cowley Barracks. Watercolour by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 170 x 97 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/38/3
1887
Cader Idris, Wales. Watercolour by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 175 x 97 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/38/4
June 1887
View from Shotover Hill of Oxford and Cowley barracks. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 175 x 97 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/39/1
[1890s]
Pennal Towers house. Photographic print.
Size: 203 x 127 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/39/2
[1890s]
View from the garden at Pennal Towers. Photographic print.
Size: 203 x 127 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/40
[1890 x 1893]
Pair of soldiers on the Egyptian Army Camel Corps, one mounted on camel. Albumen print.
Size: 171 x 232 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/41-42
February 1890
Two views of the garden at Pennal Towers, painted by G & R. Watercolours.
Size: 250 x 188 mm; 252 x 166 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/43
[26 April 1872]
View of Mount Vesuvius from the sea, small fishing craft in the foreground, an eruption in progress. Captioned by Thruston February 1890, but captures the eruption on 26 April 1872. Photographic print.
Size: 203 x 145 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/44
February 1890
View of Mount Vesuvius, with Italian warships moored in the foreground. Albumen print (damaged).
Size: 255 x 145 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/45
[1880s]
169. Capri da massa. View of the Isle of Capri from the mainland. Photographer: [Roberto Rive, fl. 1860s-1880s]. Captioned: February, 1890. Albumen print.
Size: 255 x 194 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/46
[1885 x 1892]
S.A. le khedive à la revue des Troupes à Assouan. 48. Khedive [M. Tawfiq] on horseback reviewing troops at Aswan. Figures identified in captions: Sir Francis Grenfell (1841-1925) Sirdar (1885-1892), Sir Josceline Wodehouse (1852-1930), Shudi Pasha, and another [illegible]. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 275 x 216 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/47
[1885 x 1892]
No. 9. Le khédive à Korosko. Khedive M. Tawfiq on horseback with attendants and Sirdar Sir Francis Grenfell at Korosko. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 236 x 168 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/48
[1885 x 1892]
Le khedive à Wadi Halfa, no. 22. Khedive M. Tawfiq with the Crown Prince of Sweden on horseback at Wadi Halfa. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 230 x 165 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/49
[1885 x 1892]
Faïrouz (Yacht khédiviale) No. 24. The khedivial yacht “Ferouz” approaching Wadi Halfa. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print (damaged).
Size: 234 x 169 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/50
[1880s]
Painting of the racehorse Ormonde (foaled 1883). Photographic print.
Size: 315 x 253 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/51
[1880s]
Painting of the racehorse Merry Hampton (foaled 1884). Photographic print.
Size: 343 x 248 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/52
[1880s]
Racehorse Melton (foaled 1882), with groom. Magazine cutting.
Size: 318 x 251 mm
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SAD.A100/53
October 1891
The Diwan at Sinkat, Sudan. Watercolour by Thruston.
Size: 248 x 135 mm
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SAD.A100/54
October 1891
At Erkowit, near Suakin, Sudan, 3,000 ft. Watercolour by Thruston.
Size: 252 x 142 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/55
October 1891
Suakin hills, between Erkowit and Sinkat. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 248 x 142 mm
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SAD.A100/56
October 1891
Suakin Hills, [from] Erkowit. Watercolour by Thruston.
Size: 253 x 135 mm
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SAD.A100/57
October 1891
Wooded and mountain scene at Erkowit. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 249 x 140 mm
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SAD.A100/58
[1890s]
Toski 3d Aug 1889. Sir F. Grenfell directing the assault of the Derwish position. Photograph of a painting by D. Donne (1890). Photographer: G[abriel] L[ekegian] & Co. Photographic print.
Size: 214 x 172 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/59
[1880s x 1890s]
... Egyptien (S... à dromodaire) No. 313. Group of eight Egyptian Army Camel Corps soldiers and their camels. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 275 x 213 mm
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SAD.A100/60
[1880s x 1890s]
No. 1077. Egyptian cavalry. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 223 x 170 mm
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SAD.A100/61
[1880s x 1890s]
No. 1078. Egyptian garrison battery. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 230 x 166 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/62
[1880s x 1890s]
Soldat Chaïkiéh à Halfa. 25. Captioned by Thruston: “Irregular Camel Corps.” Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 230 x 171 mm
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SAD.A100/63
[1890 x 1891]
No. 3. 13th Sudanese Battalion at Aswan. Palmer, Cunningham, Thruston, and an Egyptian officer identified in captions. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co, photographer to the British Army of Occupation. Albumen print.
Size: 273 x 208 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/64
[1880s x 1890s]
Soldats Chaïkiéh à Halfa. No. 24. Captioned by Thruston: “Irregular Camel Corps.”. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 230 x 168 mm
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SAD.A100/65
[1880s x 1890s]
Group of eight Egyptian Army Camel Corps soldiers and their camels. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 275 x 210 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/66
[1880s x 1890s]
No. 1075. Horse battery. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 273 x 210 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/67
[1880s x 1890s]
No. 1074. Field battery. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 273 x 210 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/68
[1880s x 1890s]
Souakim. Bab-el-Sifa (Bab al Shifa or Gordon's Gate). Captioned by Thruston: “Causeway connecting Suakin with the mainland, erected by General Gordon.” Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 273 x 210 mm
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SAD.A100/69/1
[1891 x 1892]
Disibl (Dissibil) on the Berber road, 48 miles from Suakin. Pen and ink drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 180 x 115 mm
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SAD.A100/69/2
[1891 x 1892]
Wurriba mountain, the home of the jamilab tribe. Pen and ink drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 180 x 115 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/70/1
[1891 x 1892]
Oshid, on Berber road, 54 miles from Suakin, established 14 July 1892, abandoned at the approach of Osman Digna on 2 November, destroyed by him on 10 November. Pen and ink drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 180 x 115 mm
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SAD.A100/70/2
[1891 x 1892]
Tambuk (T'Hambuk), 26 miles on the Berber road. Fort built after evacuation of Oshid. Pen and ink drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 180 x 115 mm
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SAD.A100/71
1892
Portrait of Hamid, in profile. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 127 x 178 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/72
[1892]
Portrait of Mohamed Simerai, wearing rose turban. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 146 x 228 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/73
[1880s x 1890s]
no. 527 Jeune soldat Soudanais, [?4th Battalion]. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 208 x 272 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/74
[1880s x 1890s]
(Souakim) Fort Foula. Fulah Fort, Suakin. Captioned by Thruston: “Sudanese negresses washing their clothes” (foreground). Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 274 x 209 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/75
[1880s x 1890s]
(Souakim) Sharia el-Pacha. 1510. Suakin. Photographer: Gabriel Lekegian & Co. Albumen print.
Size: 274 x 207 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/76
[1880s x 1890s]
(Souakim) Bazar. Suakin Bazaar. Photographer: [Gabriel Lekegian & Co.]. Albumen print.
Size: 274 x 210 mm
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SAD.A100/77/1
[1895]
Tents and a [building under construction] at Kenani, [Kenya]. Photograph of an 1895 drawing by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] from a sketch by Colonel Sir Henry Colvile. Photographic print.
Size: 150 x 97 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/77/2
[1895]
Crossing the Nile at Katungo, above Wadelai, 1 May 1894. Photograph of an 1895 drawing by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] from a sketch by Thruston (see SAD.A100/101). Photographic print.
Reproduced in Thruston's African Incidents (Murray, 1900), facing p.176.
Size: 145 x 78 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/77/3
[1895]
Tents and a pile of stores at Kenani, with British flag and a goat. Photograph of an 1895 drawing by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] from a sketch by Colonel Sir Henry Colvile. Photographic print.
Size: 151 x 103 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/78/1-3
14 October 1893
Kikuyu Fort, and views. Three pencil drawings by [Thruston].
Size: 174 x 85 mm; 183 x 86 mm; 180 x 77 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/79/1
[1893]
Bugler, in blue, red and gold uniform, 10th Sudanese Battalion, Egyptian Army. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 56 x 120 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/79/2
1893
Duroor, Red Sea Province. View of ?khor with mountains in the distance. Watercolour by [Thruston].
Size: 180 x 97 mm
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Watercolour
SAD.A100/79/3
[1894]
Sailing boat [“Alexandra”] under oars nearing the shore at Kibiro, Lake Albert. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 147 x 88 mm
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SAD.A100/79/4
22 January 1895
Banda, Uganda. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 157 x 85 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/80/1
16 October 1893
Kikuyu escarpment. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 181 x 98 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/80/2
18 October 1893
Mount Longonot. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 181 x 78 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/80/3
20 August 1893
Lake Elementaita in the “Meridional Drift” (East African Rift). Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 180 x 82 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/81/1
18 October 1893
Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 174 x 71 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/81/2
19 October 1893
Gilgil, Kenya. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 176 x 88 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/81/3
26 October 1893
The Mau plateau, Kenya. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 185 x 90 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/82/1
3 November 1893
In Kabras, Kenya. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 179 x 88 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/82/2
6 November 1893
From Mumias, in the rain. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 180 x 78 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/82/3
7 November 1893
In Kavirondo. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 181 x 97 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/83/1
1 November 1893
Idalt [?Nandi] Hills. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 182 x 93 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/83/2
14 November 1893
On the Nyanza (Lake Victoria). Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 185 x 96 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/83/3
10 November 1893
Sio Bay, Lake Victoria. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 184 x 102 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/84/1
[1893 x 1895]
Mount Kilimanjaro from Kinani, daybreak. Pencil drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 211 x 118 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/84/2
28 November 1893
View north west from Entebbe. Pencil drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 225 x 113 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/85
15 September 1894
Kaduma on the Uganda frontier. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 267 x 176 mm
SAD.A100/86
20 October 1894
West shore of Lake Albert. View from the fort at Mahaji Kabir. Sepia watercolour wash by Thruston.
A drawing by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] based on Thurston's sketch is reproduced in Thruston's African Incidents (Murray, 1900), facing p.200.
Size: 270 x 211 mm
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SAD.A100/87
16 September 1894
View from Baranywe (Baranwa) of a papyrus swamp looking west up the Kafu River. Sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
A Swantype illustration by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] adapted from this sketch was reproduced in Colvile's book, The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895), facing p.108.
Size: 270 x 211 mm
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SAD.A100/88
13 June 1894
View from Emin Pasha's old fort at Wadelai, White Nile; with Palmyra Palm (Borassus), and antelope. Sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
A Swantype illustration by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] adapted from this sketch was reproduced in Colvile's book, The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895), facing p.205.
Size: 270 x 211 mm
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SAD.A100/89
9 October 1894
View from the abandoned fort at Mahaji Saghir. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 270 x 211 mm
SAD.A100/90
13 November 1894
Ireyta's house at Kikoher, Unyoro. Sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Reproduced in Thruston's African Incidents (Murray, 1900), facing p.230.
A Swantype illustration by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] adapted from this sketch was reproduced in Colvile's book, The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895), facing p.134, and there captioned as Bujenji.
Size: 270 x 211 mm
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SAD.A100/91/1
[early 20th century]
Montreal Bridge. Photographic print.
Size: 131 x 86 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/91/2
[early 20th century]
Paddle steamer at Cascade Locks, with railway in foreground, Columbia River Highway, Oregon. Photographic print postcard. Photographers: Cross & Dimmitt.
Size: 137 x 87 mm
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SAD.A100/91/3
[early 20th century]
Coaling station, Balboa, Panama. Photographic print.
Page caption and material evidence suggests an item in Thruston's arrangement has been removed from this page.
Size: 133 x 89 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/91/4
[early 20th century]
H.M.S. Victory. Postcard. Photographic print.
Size: 138 x 89 mm
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Photograph
SAD.A100/92
20 July 1894
Sailing boat landing at the south end of Lake Albert, Kavalli's mountains (Blue Mountains, Democratic Republic of the Congo) in the distance. Sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 270 x 211 mm
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SAD.A100/93
5 April 1894
Fort Hoima, headquarters of the Unyoro Field Force. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 225 x 123 mm
SAD.A100/94
1 September 1894
Hoima Hill and camp. “My headquarters during 1894.” Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Reproduced in Thruston's African Incidents (Murray, 1900), facing p.154.
A Swantype illustration by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] adapted from this sketch was reproduced in Colvile's book, The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895), facing p.211.
Size: 270 x 180 mm
SAD.A100/95
19 January 1894
Kibero on Lake Albert. Pencil drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 215 x 118 mm
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SAD.A100/96
22 March 1894
View from the west shore of Lake Albert at Mahaji Kabir, a small sailing craft beached in the foreground. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
A Swantype illustration by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] adapted from this sketch was reproduced in Colvile's book, The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895), facing p.211.
Size: 201 x 121 mm
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SAD.A100/97
16 February 1895
View from the Eldama Ravine on the Mau plateau. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 198 x 160 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/98
1 February 1895
View from Kwa Malamba near Wakoli's, Usoga. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
A Swantype illustration by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] adapted from this sketch was reproduced in Colvile's book, The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895), facing p.35.
Size: 198 x 153 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/99
4 January 1891 [recte 1894 or 1895]
Kitanyata landscape, Unyoro. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 221 x 121 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/100
8 December 1893
View from Entebbe, Uganda. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 226 x 130 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/101
1 May 1894
Crossing the Nile at Katungo, above Wadelai, 1 May 1894. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
An illustration by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] based on this sketch by Thruston is reproduced in Thruston's African Incidents (Murray, 1900), facing p.176; see also SAD.A100/77/2.
Size: 221 x 142 mm
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SAD.A100/102
14 March 1894
View of the Kafu River overgrown with papyrus from Fort Baranwa, Unyoro. Pencil drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 202 x 125 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/103-104/1-2
[1896]
Action at Firket (Ferka), 7 June 1896. Reproductions of 3 annotated drawings by the American artist-correspondent Charles M. Sheldon (b. 1866). Cuttings from “Black and White” magazine.
Size: 293 x 228 mm; 405 x 140 mm (fold out); 219 x 122 mm
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SAD.A100/105/1
4 March 1894
View from Kitanwe, Unyoro. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 201 x 96 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/105/2
7 March 1895
Swamp at Minzan, Akamba. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 198 x 160 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/106/1
24 March 1894
Landscape at Mahaji Saghir, on the west shore of Lake Albert. Pencil drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 225 x 132 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/106/2
28 January 1894
The Nile at Magongu, Unyoro, with tents pitched on the riverbank. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
A Swantype illustration by [James Burrell Smith (1822-1897)] adapted from this sketch was reproduced in Colvile's book, The Land of the Nile Springs (Arnold, 1895), facing p.198.
Size: 185 x 78 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/107
3 April 1894
View from Fort Hoima, looking south. Pencil drawing by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 225 x 112 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/108
18 December 1893
View from Fort Singo. The Makwenda [?state] in Uganda. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 225 x 130 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/109
1896
Portrait study of an Egyptian man. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash, with Arabic inscription, by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
Size: 170 x 215 mm
SAD.A100/110
March 1896
View of the Himalayas from the hill station Ranikhet, Uttarakhand State, India. Pencil and watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 230 x 175 mm
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SAD.A100/111/1
April 1896
View of stepped paddy fields near Ranikhet, Uttarakhand State, India. Pencil drawing by [Thruston].
Size: 201 x 158 mm
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Drawing
SAD.A100/111/2
March 1896
View of Nainital Lake at the hill station Nainital, Uttarakhand State, India. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by [Thruston].
Size: 192 x 160 mm
SAD.A100/112
[early 20th century]
Child's sketch of a horse. Pencil sketch.
Size: 350 x 265 mm
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SAD.A100/113
1896
“Wa-Ganda chief at home.” Baganda chief seated in chair, flanked by two men, spears, and a large grass-roofed hut; a single figure kneels in the foreground. Pencil and sepia watercolour wash by Thruston (signed in Arabic).
The drawing appears to be an imaginative reinterpretation of photograph SAD.A100/3/2, taken [?by Colvile] during Thruston's first period of service in Uganda [1893 x 1895].
Size: 335 x 212 mm
SAD.A100 inside back cover
[early 20th century]
Child's drawing of a horse. Pencil sketch.
Size: 340 x 264 mm
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