Willis, Charles Armine
Introduction
Charles Armine Willis
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Intelligence Department
(b) Upper Nile Province
2. Personal Papers
3. Diaries
4. Articles, Books (Unpublished)
5. Maps
6. Photographic Material
7. Museum Objects
8. Printed Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Willis, Charles Armine
Dates of creation: 1903-1951
Extent: 4.5 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: Willis, Charles Armine
Language: English

Charles Armine Willis

(1881-1975)

1905-1906Deputy Inspector, Khartoum
1906-1907Deputy Inspector, Kordofan
1907-1908Legal Secretary's Department, Kordofan
1909-1912Junior Inspector, Kordofan
19132nd Inspector, Red Sea Province
1913-19151st Inspector / Senior Inspector, Dongola Province
1915-1919Assistant Director of Intelligence
1920-1926Director of Intelligence
1926-1931Governor, Upper Nile Province
1931Retired from Sudan service


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
(a) Intelligence Department
(b) Upper Nile Province
2. Personal Papers
3. Diaries
4. Articles, Books (Unpublished)
5. Maps
6. Photographic Material
7. Museum Objects
8. Printed Material

Accession details

Presented by Willis, 1961 & Mrs E. Schumacher, 1977

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Intelligence Department
SAD.212/8/5-8
[1925]
Typescript note by Willis on the mutiny of Egyptian troops in Atbara and Khartoum in 1924, covering the political background, including the establishment of the White Flag League, Willis's return from leave on the outbreak of trouble, the assassination of General Stack, the evacuation of the 4th Battalion, the events of the day of the mutiny and the aftermath, including the formation of the Sudan Defence Force
SAD.212/8/9-13
[c. 1924-1925]
Manuscript note by Willis on discussions with Hamdi Saif al-Nasr who objected to an article in The Times which accused him of complicity in the Sudan demonstrations. The discussions covered the outcomes of the disturbances in Khartoum, including the possible recall by Egypt of all Egyptian officials, officers and men, inaccuracies in reporting in the Egyptian and British press, the treatment of `Ali `Abd al-Latif, Hamdi's objection to an army of occupation in Egypt, the influence of King Fu'ad over Egyptian ministries, complaints against Slatin Pasha, and Hamdi's role in urging Zaghlul to go to London for talks
SAD.212/8/14-17
[c. 1924-1925]
Manuscript note by Willis on discussions with `Abd al-Rahman Azzam Bey, an Egyptian politician, on his experiences fighting against the Italians in Tripoli, possible outcomes if Sollum was handed over to Italy against the wishes of Egypt, his views on conditions in Egypt on his return in 1923 after an absence of 4 years, his objection to an army of occupation and the outcome of Zaghlul's talks in London
SAD.212/7/1-10
1926 Jan 6
Handwritten notes by Willis on certain customs of Arab tribes of northern Sudan
SAD.212/2/1-94
1926
Report on slavery and the pilgrimage by C.A. Willis, covering the pilgrims' journey, quarantine, conditions in the Hijaz and slavery, costs and other statistics, and asylum for manumitted slaves. Ts report with mss notes incorporated into the main body of the report (SAD.212/2/87-94).
SAD.212/1/1-85
1926
Second copy of typescript report above on slavery and the pilgrimage
SAD.212/3/1-150
[1926]
Typescript drafts of and manuscript notes, mostly in Willis's hand, for report on slavery and the pilgrimage by C.A. Willis (see SAD 212/2/1-86 above for final version)
SAD.212/7/11-16
[c. 1926]
Handwritten note by Willis on the history and organisation of the Intelligence Department, written in response to Mr Ewart's report on the department and the Governor-General's decision to remove Willis and reorganise the department
SAD.212/7/17-22
[c. 1926]
Handwritten notes by Willis on the duties of the Intelligence Department and his views on the various forms of administration imposed on the Sudan, past and future
SAD.212/8/1-4
[c. 1926]
Typescript note by Willis describing Jiddah (and to a lesser extent Mecca) and covering landscape, housing, adjacent villages, population, flora and fauna, sanitation and lighting, the Quarantine islands, wireless station, trade, justice, local officials, the application of quarantine rules under Ibn Sa'ud and currency
(b) Upper Nile Province
SAD.212/9/15-93
1926 Apr 30-1927 Apr 18
Typescript notes compiled by Willis on taking over the governorship of Upper Nile Province, covering inspections of the major towns and villages, namely Renk, Kodok, Detwok, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts, Gambeila, Daga, Malakal, Akobo, Pibor Post, Melut, Nasser, Gaigar, Tonga, Fangak, Duk Faiwil, Jonglei and Shambe, as well as the missions, agriculture, medical service, chiefs' courts, educational policy and police
SAD.212/9/1-14
1926 Aug 11
Handing over notes by K.C.P. Struvé to C.A. Willis, incoming Governor of Upper Nile Province, with covering letter written by Struvé during a last journey up the Sobat. The notes cover province staff, chiefs, police, districts, departmental personnel, province personnel, merchants and interpreters
SAD.212/10/1-4
[1927 Jun]
Typescript note by Willis entitled “A brief survey of the policy of the Sudan Government in the Upper Nile”
SAD.212/10/5-13
[c. 1927]
Report by Willis on “The present position in the Upper Nile Province”, covering the major tribes: Shilluk, Dinka, Nuer, Anuak, Beir and Burun
SAD.212/5/1-53
1928 May 31
Memorandum by Willis, Governor Upper Nile Province, on the possible effects of the Sudd Project of Irrigation on the local population, comprising chapters on “Characteristics of the area affected by the scheme”, “A brief description of each area and an anticipation of the possible results of the different schemes on them”, “The scheme in relation to Native Admnistration”, “General problems” and “Summary and conclusions”; with covering letter from Willis to the Financial Secretary and part manuscript draft
SAD.212/6/1-51
1931
Series of notes by G. Parker, Inspector General of Irrigation, written in response to the draft report of the Public Works Department committee on the Upper Nile Project, covering the effect of the Viveno-Pibor scheme on the Bahr al-Jabal, losses, construction, design of the canal, dredging and financial, with additional notes by E.S. Waller, Assistant Inspector of Irrigation, Upper White Nile Division, 13 March 1931 (SAD.212/6/3)
SAD.212/11-212/15
1931
Report by Willis on the organisation of Upper Nile Province, with some suggestions for the future:
SAD.212/11/1-34
1931
Introduction, summarising province policy under his predecessor and recent tribal upheavals. Appended are copies of correspondence of 6 August 1927 outlining the general situation and a note of 7 February 1928 setting out a comprehensive scheme for the policy of the province
SAD.212/12/1-40
1931
Chapter 1: Communications, covering A. Land (roads, culverts, wells, rest houses, mechanical transport, animal transport and carriers, store sheds, light lines) B. Water (barges, launches, small boats and feluccas, ferries, banks and landing stages, sudd) C. Air D. Posts and Telegraphs
SAD.212/13/1-59
1931
Chapter 2: A. Administrative staff B. Accounts and stores C. Police and chiefs' police D. Departments and services (Agriculture, Education, Forestry, Irrigation, Lands, Medical, P.W.D., Survey and Veterinary
SAD.212/14/1-271
1931
Chapter 3: District notes, covering A. Renk and Melut (Northern District) (SAD.212/14/1-13) B. Shilluk (SAD.212/14/14-44) C. Nasir (SAD.212/14/45-78) D. Akobo (SAD.212/14/79-99) E. Duk and Bor (SAD.212/14/100-165) F. Yirrol (SAD.212/14/166-188) G. Abwong (SAD.212/14/189-214) H. Zerraf Valley (SAD.212/14/215-223) I. Western Nuer (SAD.212/14/224-251) J. Malakal Town (SAD.212/14/252-263) K. Gambeila (SAD.212/14/264-271)
SAD.212/15/1-24
1931
Some suggestions for the future of the province, covering native administration, labour, alcohol, the economic problem, trade, arms, the future of the districts, education and the future organisation of the province
2. Personal Papers
SAD.210/12-12a
1904 Feb 22-29
Cuttings from The Times concerning the Oxford University boat race in which Willis participated
SAD.209/2/1-72
1908 Dec 29-1911 Dec 27
Personal letters home from Willis in Kordofan to Miss O.M. Willis, Miss D.S. Willis and his mother with accounts of his daily routine as Junior Inspector, including settling disputes, tax asessments and collection, his reading material on trek and more specifically descriptions of province staff, supply of water and distribution of tribes (SAD.209/2/1-4); Slatin's promise to transfer him back to the Civil staff in charge of the Western District and the collection of taxes from the Misiriyah (SAD 209/2/5-8); his views on universal suffrage and prevention of the spread of cattle plague (SAD.209/2/12-14); rumours that Gorst will replace Wingate in the Sudan and viewing iron smelting (SAD.209/2/15-16); destruction of tukls at Nahud by fire (SAD.209/2/17-18); trouble with his new ma'mur (SAD.209/2/19-21); difficulties in admnistering Western District (SAD.209/2/24); his thoughts on getting a job in Egypt (SAD.209/2/29-31); the state of his personal finances (SAD.209/2/44-46); the distribution of alms to the poor (SAD.209/2/47-48); his dissatisfaction with the work (SAD.209/2/52-53); progress of the railway to El Obeid (SAD.209/2/54-55); the need to get rid of soldiers from the civil administration (SAD.209/2/58-59); a dispute with Savile (SAD.209/2/65-67,70)
SAD.209/3/1-16
1912 Jan [4]-Mar 20 and Nov 19
Personal letters home from Willis in Abu Zabad and Nahud to Miss O.M. Willis and Miss D.S. Willis concerning family news, the daily routine of his life in Kordofan, hearing cases, his future service, reading materials and more specifically a letter with a sketch map of Dar Misiriyah (SAD.209/3/2); his continuing dispute with Savile (SAD.209/3/7-12); the visit of Sudanese shaykhs to London for an audience with the King (SAD.209/3/12); his views on Kitchener's abilities (SAD.209/3/15-16)
SAD.209/4/1-41
1913 Feb 3-Nov 12
Personal letters home from Willis in Port Sudan and in Cairo to Miss O.M. Willis and Miss D.S. Willis largely concerning family news and personal finances but also describing his new job as 2nd Inspector, Red Sea Province and contacts with the Hadanduwah, descriptions of province staff and more specifically a regatta in honour of the Khedive's birthday (SAD.290/4/14-15); a visit to Sinkat (SAD.209/4/19-20); prospects for promotion (SAD.290/4/22-26); the journey back from leave by sea (SAD.290/4/34-35)
SAD.209/5/1-24
1914 Jan 16-Dec 30
Personal letters home from Willis in Dongola Province and Khartoum, with one from leave in Ireland, to Miss O.M. Willis, Miss D.S. Willis and his mother referring to family news and personal finances and describing his life as 1st Inspector Dongola Province and after transfer to Khartoum. There are references to difficulties over the price of grain (SAD.290/5/1-3); from Kildare to his mother regarding rising tensions in Ireland (SAD.209/5/6-7); the rising price of grain due to the outbreak of war (SAD.209/5/8-9); criticism of the province governor (Jackson Pasha) (SAD.209/5/12-14); locust control in Kerma Basin (SAD.209/5/15-16); prospects for marriage (SAD.209/5/19-22); thoughts on his reading material (SAD.209/5/23-24)
SAD.209/6/1-38
1915 Jan 2-Dec 10
Personal letters home from Willis, mainly from Khartoum, to Miss Olive M. Willis describing his work as Assistant Director of Intelligence and prospects for his marriage, and including his views on Mrs Crowfoot (SAD.209/6/1,9-11); prospects for after the war (SAD.209/6/5-6); unrest in the Nuba Mountains (SAD.209/6/7-8,12-14); the use of gas by the Germans (SAD.209/6/19-20); discussions with the nazir of the Misiriyah (SAD.209/6/21-22); his views on Pearson (SAD.209/6/23-24); Doris Willis to her sister Olive with her impressions of Khartoum, meeting the Wingates etc (SAD.209/6/26-27); his financial difficulties (SAD.209/6/29-30); Elsie in Trinidad to Olive Willis regarding private family matters (SAD.209/6/31-38)
SAD.209/7/1-32
1916 Apr 25-Dec 28
Personal letters home from Willis, mainly from Khartoum to his sister Olive, covering his daily routine and the impossibility of taking up active service and developments in Darfur (SAD.209/7/1-3); the future of Egypt, Sudan and Uganda (SAD.209/7/7); plans for his long awaited leave in Egypt (SAD.209/7/8-9); from Alexandria before travelling to Cairo (SAD.290/7/10-11); the award of a temporary commission (SAD.209/7/12-13); his views on Col Wilson (SAD.209/7/14-17); progress of the Darfur campaign (SAD.209/7/18-19); affairs in Abyssinia (SAD.209/7/20-21); his thoughts on the future government of Sudan as two separate countries, with the south attached to Uganda (SAD.209/7/28-29); the new administration under Stack (SAD.209/7/30); the death of his father (SAD.209/7/31-32). The file also includes a letter from Clare [Hamilton, later Mrs Willis] to her mother describing her experiences as a nurse during the troubles in Dublin ((SAD.209/7/4-6).
SAD.209/8/1-68
1917 Jan 1-Dec 27
Personal letters home from Willis in Khartoum to his sister Olive and from Clare [Hamilton, later Mrs Willis] en route to and from the Giza Red Cross Hospital near Cairo. Willis writes about his daily routine, his reading material, his prospects for advancement and dissatisfaction at the award of honours for the Darfur campaign (SAD.209/8/3); the labour shortage (SAD.209/8/6-7); the reluctance of administrative staff to serve south of Khartoum and the start of Sudan Notes and Records (SAD.209/8/9-10); work of the Kitchener Memorial Fund committee (SAD.209/8/14-15); Clare Hamilton writes to Syb[il] describing the journey out to Egypt via Rome and Malta (SAD.290/8/16-31); and from Giza Red Cross Hospital describing the hospital and the work there, her social life, meeting Captain Willis and sight seeing in Cairo (SAD.290/8/32-40,48-53,57-65); visit to the bazaar in Cairo (SAD.209/8/43-44,45-47); dinner at the Residency (SAD.209/8/54-56); Christmas celebrations (SAD.209/8/66-68)
SAD.209/9/1-47
1918 Jan 10-Jun 30
Personal letters home, mainly from Clare [Hamilton, later Mrs Willis] at the Giza Red Cross Hospital in Cairo to Sybil and to her mother, and a small number from Willis to his sister Olive. Clare writes about the daily routine at the hospital, her patients and their treatments, her social life, visiting sites of antiquities and museums and trips to Alexandria (SAD.209/9/1-15,17-19,24-25,28-30,40-45), news of the impending closure of the hospital (SAD.209/9/26-27), detailed account of a trip to Jerusalem (SAD.209/9/31-39); and Willis writes from Khartoum about repercussions of the death of the King of Amhara, Waldo Georgis (SAD.209/9/16), reorganising the department finances and news from Arabia (SAD.209/9/20-21), misunderstanding about the work of the Intelligence Department and the use of cinema for propaganda work (SAD.209/9/22-23), news from Abysinnia (SAD.209/9/46-47).
SAD.209/10/1-41
1918 Jul 8-Dec 29
Personal letters home from Clare [Hamilton, later Mrs Willis] at Giza Red Cross Hospital in Cairo, Palestine Internees' Camp, Helouan and 71st General Hispital, Giza to Syb[il] (SAD.209/10/1-3,5-6,9-22,28-30,32-39) and from Willis in Khartoum to his sister Olive (SAD.209/10/4,7-8,23-27,31,40-41). Clare writes about the setting up of and work at the Internment Camp for German and Asutrian women and children, her social life, visits to sites of antiquities, progress of the war, renewing her acquaintance with Captain Willis, work at the 71st General Hospital, Giza. Willis writes about the daily routine, news from Abyssinia (SAD.209/10/7-8), a trip to Cairo for discussions with intelligence officers (SAD.209/10/23-27), attack on the fort at Kassala by a band of Hadanduwah and measures for dealing with the Fallata (SAD.209/10/40-41).
SAD.209/11/1-65
1919 Jan 3-1926 Apr 22
Personal letters home from Clare [Hamilton, later Willis] to Syb[il] and to her mother, from 71st General Hospital, Cairo and, after her marriage to Willis, from the Sudan (SAD.209/11/1-3,17-43), and from Willis to his sisters Olive and Doris from different locations in the Sudan (SAD.209/11/4-16,44-47,49-65). Clare writes about her social life in Cairo, including a visit to a race meeting at Heliopolos (SAD.209/11/1-3), travels trough Germany, Austria and Italy on leave, including a meeting with Slatin's nephew (SAD.209/11/17-21), Christmas at Singa (SAD.209/11/22-23), a trip to the Nuba Mountains, stopping at Dilling, Kadugli, Talodi and El Obeid (SAD.209/11/24-28), trip to Kassala Province, stopping at Goz Regeb, Kassala and a tribal gathering at Khashm el Girba (SAD.209/11/29-33), the assassination of Sir Lee Stack, her journey back from leave with their son Pat and Stack's memorial service in Khartoum (SAD.209/11/34-37), events in Khartoum during the 1924 mutiny (SAD.209/11/38-41), taking on administrative work in the aftermath of the mutiny, the appointment of Archer as Governor-General and the trial of the mutineers (SAD.209/11/42-43). Willis writes about his award of an O.B.E. (SAD.209/11/4-5), anti-British sentiments spread by Egyptians stationed in the Sudan and discovery of a cure for bilharzia by Dr Christopherson (SAD.209/11/9-11), a visit to Makwar and the failing economy (SAD.209/11/15-16), tension in the new Secretariat in the Palace, the dismissal of Kenny by Archer and the difficult question of Nile control (SAD.209/11/52-53), his trip to Jiddah (SAD.209/11/54-56), preparations for the move to Malakal and efforts against domestic slavery (SAD.209/11/58-59,62-63), progress with his reports on the pilgrimage and slavery (SAD.209/11/64-65).
SAD.209/11/12-14
1919 Nov
List of guests for party at Willis's wedding to Clare Hamilton with itemised list of Clare's trousseau
SAD.209/12/1-42
1926 May 2-1928 Dec 2
Personal letters home from Willis as Governor of Upper Nile Province to his sister Doris and his mother, with one letter from Clare to Dolly. Willis gives his impressions of the province and describes life there, in particular difficulties in completing his reports and the expected resignation of Archer (SAD.209/12/1), visit from Arnold Hodson, Consul at Maji in Abyssinia and coping with mosquitoes (SAD.209/12/6-7), visit to the American Mission (SAD.209/12/11), life on trek (SAD.209/12/13-16,17-19), the death of Gwek Wonding of the Lau Nuer and difficulties in producing his annual report (SAD.209/12/32-34), the journey back from leave up the Nile (SAD.209/12/35-36), a trip by steamer up the Zeraf river (SAD.209/12/37-38,39-40). Clare describes life on trek among the Dinka and Nuer (SAD.209/12/20-22).
SAD.209/13/1-73
1929 Jan 3-1931 May 2
Personal letters home from Willis, with a small number from his wife Clare, to his sister Doris and to their respective mothers describing daily life as Governor of Upper Nile Province, the difficulties of the work, the social life, his financial worries, etc, and including a visit from Maffey, the Governor-General (SAD.209/13/1-2); the capture of Dwal Diu (SAD.290/13/20-21); working on his handing over report (SAD.209/13/33-34); the trial of the men who killed Fergusson Bey (SAD.290/13/35-36); his decision to take an M.A. (SAD.290/13/39); Clare regarding arrangements for their return to England (SAD.290/13/41); trips to Bor, holding chiefs' meetings en route, and to Rumbek and Wau(SAD.209/13/48,49-50,52-54,55-57); final packing up, farewells to province staff and handing over to Pawson (SAD.209/13/60-63); the journey home (SAD.209/13/66-73)
SAD.209/14/1-37
1936 Mar 18-1951 Apr 7
Personal letters from Willis to his sisters Doris and Olive concerning his appointment to the Mui Tsai Slavery Commission in 1936, describing the journey out via Port Said, Bombay, Colombo, Singapore and Canton to Hong Kong and back via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak, Thailand and India, and the difficulties facing the Commissioners. At the end of the file are two letters from Willis to Doris on a return trip to Khartoum in 1951 and from Uganda the same year.
SAD.210/12/129
[1795]
Antique line engraving by Roberts which was published by Alexander Hogg in The Antiquities of England and Wales in 1795.
SAD.210/4/1-41
1913 - 1935
Empty stamped envelopes, originally containing letters from Willis to his sisters, Miss O.M. Willis and Miss D. Willis.
3. Diaries
SAD.210/1/1-148
1907 Dec-1908 Dec
Small pocket diary kept by Willis while working for the Legal Secretary's Department in Kordofan. Daily entries apart from when he was on leave, covering his life and work in El Obeid and on trek, hearing cases, overseeing the work of ma'murs and sub-ma'murs, inspecting suqs, agricultural land and cattle, as well as his social and sporting life. He also records meetings with local shaykhs and other province staff, the death of Hallam (SAD.210/1/35v); murder of Scott Moncrieff and his ma'mur (SAD.210/1/64v-65); the journey home on leave (SAD.210/1/83-93); and personal finances (SAD.210/1/142-146).
SAD.210/2/1-126
1909 Mar 1-1911 May 3
Small pocket notebook recording daily diary entries by Willis while Junior Inspector, Kordofan. He describes his daily routine and work in the office at El Obeid but mostly on trek, hearing cases, collecting fines and tribute, inspecting boundaries and cattle, shooting game, settling tribal disputes, particularly involving the Dinka and Rizayqat, and overseeing the work of ma'murs and sub-ma'murs. He mentions province staff and meetings with local shaykhs and more specifically an investigation of the administration of the Misiriyah (SAD.210/2/1-18); meeting with Musa Madibbo (SAD.210/2/29v-3); visits to Khartoum (SAD.210/2/77-78,123-124); Nuba unrest at Tagoi (SAD.210/2/93); and a visit from Slatin (SAD.210/2/96-97v).
SAD.210/3/1-107
1911 Aug 2-1913 May 18
Small pocket notebook recording daily diary entries by Willis while Junior / 2nd Inspector, Kordofan, and from January 1913 in Port Sudan. He describes in some detail the work undertaken on trek around the province, hearing cases, collecting fines and tribute, inspecting agricultural land and livestock, He mentions the often difficult relationships between province staff, particularly between him and Savile, meetings with local shaykhs and ma'murs, town inspections, his personal finances and more specifically the journey from London to El Obeid (SAD.210/3/1-2v); Stuart Wortley's dismissal from the Civil Service (SAD.210/3/8-9); visit to El Obeid to lay his case before the Governor-General (SAD.210/3/51v-55v); discussion with Slatin over military v civilian staff (SAD.201/3/88v); visit to Khartoum en route to Port Sudan (SAD.210/3/92v-93); first impressions of Dongola Province (SAD.210/3/94v-96); There are no entries between 27 April and 4 August 1912 when Willis was on leave.
SAD.212/4/1-16
1914 Jan 3-Nov 15
Trek notes kept by Willis during his service as 1st / Senior Inspector, Dongola Province, covering his travels throughout the district, mainly by gyassa, ferry and camel, to inspect crops, gardens and pests, assess taxes, inspect stores, saqiyahs and suqs, hear court cases and petitions, supervise work of ma'murs and sub-ma'murs and oversee canal construction. He also notes archaeological remains, movements of province personnel, discussions with local shaykhs and `umdahs and investigation of reports of a Bedai raid (SAD.212/4/8v-9v) and locust control (SAD.212/4/15). Daily entries apart from May to late August when he was presumably on leave.
4. Articles, Books (Unpublished)
SAD.209/1/1-14
[c. 1910]
Manuscript draft of satirical magazine entitled “The Remark”, written, according to Willis, by Senior Medical Officer H.A. Crouch in Malakal (1925-1930), but appears to have been written in El Obeid in 1910
SAD.97/4/1-143
1914 Jul 29
Muhammad Ahmad b. `Abd Allah, al Mahdi. The Ratib [Book of Devotion] of the Mahdi, lithographed 6 Ramadan 1332.
SAD.212/16/1-8
[1930s]
Draft article entitled “Initiation”, author unknown, but probably by W.N.G. Sherratt, Assistant District Commissioner Malakal, describing his role in carrying out the death sentence in 1931 on a Nuer convicted of the killing of V.H. Fergusson in 1927, with some background to the case
SAD.212/16/9-13
[c. 1950s]
Draft article, author unknown, entitled “Defender of the Faith”, concerning Egyptian - Sudanese relations
SAD.646/1/1-172
[c. 1950s]
Unpublished memoir by Willis entitled “Sidelights on the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan”, covering 19th and early 20th century Sudanese history, the origins and work of the Sudan Political Service, and an account of Condominium rule, with reference to his own career
5. Maps
SAD.211/1
1909
Map of Gezira cadastral survey : Arbaggi registration section. Key map. [s.l.] : [s.n.]. Map of numbered plots within 36 larger numbered areas on west bank of Blue Nile. Unclear if part of a series; presumably accompanies survey. Date from statement on map "Registered 1909", presumably printed in Sudan or Egypt. In Arabic with some English translation.
scale:   1:20,000
Size: 45 x 70 cm
SAD.211/2-21
1911-1927
Africa 1 : 250,000 series maps of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Khartoum : Compiled & zincographed at the Survey Office (unless otherwise stated). All are linen backed or printed on linen.
scale:   1:250,000
Size: 47 x 65 cm
SAD.211/2
1925 Nov
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Meshra el Rek. Sheet 65-P.
SAD.211/6
1925 Nov
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Meshra el Rek. Sheet 65-P. Dissected, linen backed, folded. Top of map with title etc. cropped off, and stuck on to outer cover of map seller Sifton, Praed & Co Ltd.
SAD.211/7
1919 Oct
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Renk. Sheet 66-B. Dissected, linen backed, folded. Top of map with title etc. cropped off, and stuck on to outer cover of map seller Sifton, Praed & Co Ltd.
SAD.211/19
1927 Sep
Sudan : Melut. Sheet 66-F.
SAD.211/12

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Lake No. Sheet 66-I. Dissected, linen backed, folded. Top of map with title etc. cropped off, and stuck on to outer cover of map seller Sifton, Praed & Co Ltd.
SAD.211/17
1925 Jan
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Malakal. Sheet 66-J. Dated January 1924, with 4 overprinted 5 in red.
SAD.211/9
1920
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Kirin. Sheet 66-K. Dated Jan. 1918, corrections November, 1920.
SAD.211/5
1922 May
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Hillet Nuer. Sheet 66-M.
SAD.211/10
1922 May
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Hillet Nuer. Sheet 66-M. Dissected, linen backed, folded. Top of map with title etc. cropped off, and stuck on to outer cover of map seller Sifton, Praed & Co Ltd.
SAD.211/13
1923 Feb
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Nasser. Sheet 66-O. Dissected, linen backed, folded. Top of map with title etc. cropped off, and stuck on to outer cover of map seller Sifton, Praed & Co Ltd.
SAD.211/14
1911
Africa : Gorei. Sheet 66-P. Southampton : Printed by the Ordnance Survey. GSGS ; No. 1764. Compiled by Sudan Survey and printed by War Office, 1900; corrected to December 1911. Dissected, linen backed, folded. Top of map with title etc. cropped off, and stuck on to outer cover of map seller Sifton, Praed & Co Ltd.
SAD .211/18
1927 Nov
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Tonj. Sheet 77-D.
SAD.211/21
1924 Aug
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Shambe. Sheet 78-A.
SAD.211/16
1924 Dec
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Khor Geni (Upper Nile). Sheet 78-B.
SAD.211/15
1924 Dec
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Akobo. Sheet 78-C. Dated June 1921, corrected to December 1924. -- Dissected, linen backed, folded. Top of map with title etc. cropped off, and stuck on to outer cover of map seller Sifton, Praed & Co Ltd.
SAD.211/4,20
1924 Dec
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Atwot. Sheet 78-E.
SAD.211/8
1924 Dec
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Atwot. Sheet 78-E. Dissected, linen backed, folded. Top of map with title etc. cropped off, and stuck on to outer cover of map seller Sifton, Praed & Co Ltd.
SAD.211/11
1924 Dec
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Pibor Post. Sheet 78-G. Dissected, linen backed, folded. Top of map with title etc. cropped off, and stuck on to outer cover of map seller Sifton, Praed & Co Ltd.
SAD.211/3
1927 Aug
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan : Mongalla. Sheet 78-J.
6. Photographic Material
SAD.210/10/1-47
[c. 1900-1931]
Photographs, mainly taken on trek in Kordofan, during Willis's early service in the Sudan:
SAD.210/10/1
1905-1912
Mosque at Nahud
SAD.210/10/2
1900-1910
Soldiers, possibly 9th Sudanese Battalion, posing in kit and uniforms, Khartoum. Photo by R. Turstig.
SAD.210/10/3
1900-1910
Camels pulling a wagon in front of a brick building under construction, Khartoum. Photo by R. Turstig.
SAD.210/10/4
1900-1910
Soldiers leading a parade of people carrying flags and banners with Arabic inscriptions, possibly during a religious festival, Khartoum. Photo by R. Turstig.
SAD.210/10/5
1900-1910
Steamer sailing on the Nile decorated with flags and banners, with the Governor-General's palace, Khartoum, in the background. Photo by R. Turstig.
SAD.210/10/6
1900-1910
View of the gardens from the terrace of the British officers' club in Khartoum. Photo by R. Turstig.
SAD.210/10/7
1900-1910
Family at a camp, possibly near Khartoum. Photo by R. Turstig.
SAD.210/10/8
1900-1910
View of Omdurman. Photo by R. Turstig.
SAD.210/10/9
1900-1910
Cannons, rifles and spear-heads in the entrance to the armoury of the Governor-General's palace in Khartoum. Photo by R. Turstig.
SAD.210/10/10
1900-1910
Statue of Gordon, Khartoum. Photo by R. Turstig.
SAD.210/10/11
1905-1931
Rowing boats on a river, possibly lined up for a race on the Nile near Khartoum
SAD.210/10/12
1905-1931
Man, possibly C. A. Willis, standing in front of large pipes, possibly at a pumping station or power station
SAD.210/10/13
1905-1931
Pipes leading into an unidentified brick building, possibly a pumping station or power station
SAD.210/10/14
1905-1912
Postcard of the mudiriyah at Port Sudan
SAD.210/10/15
1905-1912
Postcard of local men transporting water in large tin containers on a light railway wagon, Port Sudan
SAD.210/10/16
1909
Postcard of final heat in the tug-of-war competition at a Christmas sports event at Port Sudan, with the dabtiyah and sports club hut in the background
SAD.210/10/17
1905-1912
Postcard of Camel police at Port Sudan
SAD.210/10/18
1905-1912
Postcard of vegetable seller standing next to his donkey-drawn cart, Port Sudan
SAD.210/10/19-20
1905-1912
Unidentified landscapes, northern Sudan
SAD.210/10/21
1905-1912
Young elephant in captivity, possibly at Khartoum zoo
SAD.210/10/22
1906-1912
Willis's camels drinking at a pool on the road to Nahud, after trekking without water for six days
SAD.210/10/23
1906-1912
Two men, possibly Baqqarah, travelling on bull and donkey-back with long-bladed spears, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/10/24
1906-1912
Young boy, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/10/25
1906-1912
Group of Hawazma dancing girls, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/10/26
1906-1912
Pool of water, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/10/27
1906-1912
Tower and gateway to El Obeid
SAD.210/10/28
1906-1912
Dhahabiyah, probably on the Nile
SAD.210/10/29
1905-1912
Unidentified brick building, possibly the government mess building at El Obeid
SAD.210/10/30
1906-1912
Group of Fur tribesmen presenting a selection of horses to the Sudan Government as a gift from 'Ali Dinar, Sultan of Darfur, during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/10/31
1906-1912
Animals and people gathered at Abu Haraz wells
SAD.210/10/32
1906-1912
Man and children filling water skins at Abu Haraz wells
SAD.210/10/33
1906-1912
Tents pitched under a tree at Abu Haraz
SAD.210/10/34
1906-1912
School boys playing football, with the Inspector's house in the distance, Abu Zabad
SAD.210/10/35
1906-1912
Young women drawing water at Abu Zabad wells
SAD.210/10/36
1906-1912
Animals and people gathered at Abu Zabad wells
SAD.210/10/37
1906-1912
Haraz tree at Abu Haraz
SAD.210/10/37
1906-1912
Tabaldi tree at Targannu
SAD.210/10/39-40
1906-1912
Tents pitched in front of a tabaldi tree at Targannu, between Abu Haraz and Es Sa'ata
SAD.210/10/41
1906-1912
Girls filling water skins at Abu Haraz wells
SAD.210/10/42
1906-1912
Crowd of people at a gathering, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/10/43
1926-1931
Crowd of warriors with shields and spears at a gathering, possibly Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/10/44
1926-1931
Thatched hut, possibly Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/10/45
1926-1931
British official, possibly Willis, in southern Sudan
SAD.210/10/46
1926-1931
Landscape between Tonj and Wau
SAD.210/10/47
1926-1931
Landscape, southern Sudan
SAD.210/8/1-41
[c.1905-1915]
Unidentified negatives, mostly of scenes in Omdurman, Kordofan and at Abu Simbel. A number of them are negatives of prints which appear in SAD.210/9 and SAD.210/10.
SAD.210/9/1-65
[1906-1912]
Photographs, probably taken by Willis, during his service in Kordofan:
SAD.210/9/1
[1906-1912]
Government official or dignitary getting out of a motor car at a gathering, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/2
[1906-1912]
Group of warriors, some holding sticks and spears, possibly at a gathering, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/3
[1906-1912]
Laden camels at rest in village, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/4
[1906-1912]
Crowd of people, possibly at a gathering, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/5
[1906-1912]
Laden camel at rest in front of tukls, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/6
[1906-1912]
Group of men and camels during a rest on trek, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/7
[1906-1912]
Loading up camels during a trek, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/8
[1906-1912]
Group of government officials on the steps of a brick building, possibly the mess building at El Obeid
SAD.210/9/9
[1906-1912]
Group of government officials, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/10
[1906-1912]
Group of women and children standing outside a thatched hut, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/11
[1906-1912]
C. A. Willis's horse, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/12
[1906-1912]
View of Jabal Ain
SAD.210/9/13
[1906-1912]
Scrub land, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/14
[1906-1912]
Brick built buildings, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/15
[1906-1912]
Crowd of women, possibly awaiting the distribution of grain on a festival day, Khartoum
SAD.210/9/16
[1906-1912]
Young woman in tobe, dancing, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/17
[1906-1912]
Group of men at gathering, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/9/18-19
[1906-1912]
Group of Shuweihat women performing a diluka, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/20
[1906-1912]
Group of women carrying zirs of water into a government building, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/21
[1906-1912]
Brick built building, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/22
[1906-1912]
XVth Sudanese battalion guard of honour, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/23,35
[1906-1912]
Band of the XVth Sudanese battalion performing at gathering, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/24-25
[1906-1912]
March past by soldiers of the Camel Corps, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/26
[1906-1912]
Spectators lining a street during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/27
[1906-1912]
Government officials standing by a flag, probably during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/28
[1906-1912]
March past by soldiers of the Camel Corps, during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/29
[1906-1912]
Triumphal arches, flags and banners decorating a street during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/30
[1906-1912]
March past by an artillery column, during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/31
[1906-1912]
Sir Reginald Wingate, Governor-General, and J. R. O'Connell, Governor, Kordofan, talking to a group of Fur tribesmen standing next to horses presented to the Sudan Government as a gift from 'Ali Dinar, Sultan of Darfur, during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General
SAD.210/9/32
[1906-1912]
Group of people dancing during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/33
[1906-1912]
Triumphal arch decorated with a sign reading 'Long live Wingate Pasha', during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/34
[1906-1912]
Camel Corps soldier carrying Egyptian flag in front of group of local people, probably during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/36
[1906-1912]
March past by soldiers of the XVth Sudanese Battalion, during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/37
[1906-1912]
March past, possibly by soldiers of the XVth Sudanese Battalion, during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/38
[1906-1912]
Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate, on horseback at a parade ground, during a visit to El Obeid; British and Egyptian flags flying
SAD.210/9/39
[1906-1912]
Spectators by side of road, probably waiting on the Governor-General during a visit to El Obeid
SAD.210/9/40
[1906-1912]
Square decorated with flags and banners for a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/41
[1906-1912]
Charge past on horseback, possibly during a visit to El Obeid by the Governor-General, Sir Reginald Wingate
SAD.210/9/42
[1906-1912]
Soldier standing next to a camel, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/43
[1906-1912]
Soldier on horseback, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/44
[1906-1912]
Suq, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/45-47
[1906-1912]
Street scene, possibly el Obeid
SAD.210/9/48
[1906-1912]
Saqiyah, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/49-50
[1906-1912]
Mud building, possibly fortress
SAD.210/9/51
[1906-1912]
Ruins of small unidentified temple
SAD.210/9/52
[1906-1912]
Columned facade of unidentified ruined temple
SAD.210/9/53
[1906-1912]
Ruins of fortress
SAD.210/9/54
[1906-1912]
Loading up camels during a trek, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/55
[1906-1912]
Camel caravan, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/56
[1906-1912]
Soldiers standing behid mud wall
SAD.210/9/57
[1906-1912]
Unloading camels during a trek, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/58
[1906-1912]
Woman wearing beads around her neck and plaited into her hair, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/59
[1906-1912]
Hawazma tribesmen
SAD.210/9/60
[1906-1912]
Village scene, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/9/61
[1906-1912]
Head of Willis's camel at Jabal Taloshi
SAD.210/9/62
[1906-1912]
Camels at rest during trek
SAD.210/9/63
[1906-1912]
C. A. Willis's camels resting outside a rest house at Jabal Abu Sinun during a trek
SAD.210/9/64
[1906-1912]
View of Jabal Abu Sinun
SAD.210/9/65
[1906-1912]
Willis's dog watching a chameleon
SAD.210/11/1-35
[1900-1910]
Portrait photographs of Sudanese people, taken by R. Turstig
SAD.210/11/1
1900-1910
Portrait of a young woman with tribal scarring on her cheeks, closely plaited hair decorated with beads and wearing bead necklaces, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/2
1900-1910
Portrait of a young woman with closely plaited hair, wearing bead necklaces, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/3
1900-1910
Side portrait of a young woman with a mushat hairstyle, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/4
1900-1910
Side portrait of a woman with a mushat hairstyle, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/5
1900-1910
Side portrait of a young woman with a mushat hairstyle, wearing bead necklaces, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/6
1900-1910
Portrait of an elderly woman, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/7
1900-1910
Side portrait of a man wearing a white waistcoat, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/8
1900-1910
Side portrait of a young man wearing a white shirt, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/9
1900-1910
Side portrait of a young man wearing a white shirt, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/10
1900-1910
Portrait of a young man wearing a white shirt, possibly a soldier, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/11
1900-1910
Portrait of an elderly woman with a mushat hairstyle and tribal scarring on her cheeks, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/12
1900-1910
Portrait of a man with tribal scarring on his forehead, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/13
1900-1910
Portrait of a man, possibly Shilluk, with an elaborately shaped hairstyle, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/14
1900-1910
Side portrait of a young man with tribal scarring on his cheeks, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/15
1900-1910
Half-length portrait of a woman holding a baby, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/16
1900-1910
Portrait of a young woman with mushat hairstyle, wearing bead necklaces, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/17
1900-1910
Side portrait of a young man wearing a white shirt with tribal scarring on his cheeks, possibly a soldier, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/18
1900-1910
Portrait of an elderly man wearing white robes and turban with tribal scarring on his cheeks, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/19
1900-1910
Portrait of a young woman with mushat hairstyle and tribal scarring on her cheeks, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/20
1900-1910
Portrait of a girl with closely-plaited hair, tribal scarring on her cheeks and wearing a bead necklace, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/21
1900-1910
Full-length portrait of a young woman wearing a tobe and carrying a burma on her head, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/22
1900-1910
Portrait of three young women wearing tobes and carrying burmas on their heads, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/23
1900-1910
Full-length portrait of a young girl wearing a rahat and beads and amulets around her neck, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/24
1900-1910
Full-length portrait of a young Fallata woman kneeling on the ground wearing a rahat and amulets
SAD.210/11/25
1900-1910
Full-length portrait of a young woman with a mushat hairstyle, sitting on the ground wearing a rahat, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/26
1900-1910
Full-length portrait of a girl wearing a tattered tobe, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/27
1900-1910
Full-length portrait of a young Ja'aliyin woman wearing necklaces and an amulet, posing to show the tribal scarring on her torso
SAD.210/11/28
1900-1910
Full-length portrait of a young woman with mushat hairstyle, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/29
1900-1910
Portrait of a young woman wearing a rahat, long bead necklaces and with a mushat hairstyle decorated with beads, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/30
1900-1910
Full-length portrait of a young girl wearing a tobe, holding a bowl and a small boy's hand, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/31
1900-1910
Class of young pupils holding reading materials at a boys' school, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/32
1900-1910
Three young boys from Omdurman suq. From left to right: Danaqla, Ja'aliyin, Ta'aisha
SAD.210/11/33
1900-1910
Group of women drawing water from a well, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/34
1900-1910
Group of men on camelback, probably Omdurman
SAD.210/11/35
1900-1910
Young woman wearing an amulet and beads in her hair and around her neck
SAD.210/13/1-63
[1905-1932]
Photographs taken during Willis's service in the Sudan:
SAD.210/13/1
1906-1912
Group of Arab men performing a mock battle with swords and shields, accompanied by a drummer at a gathering, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/2
1906-1912
Group of Arab men performing a mock battle with swords and shields, accompanied by a drummer at a gathering, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/3
1906-1912
Camel wearing a decorated hawdaj at a gathering, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/4-5
1906-1912
Camels wearing decorated hawdajs at a gathering, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/6-7
1906-1912
Arab warriors wearing chain mail armour and riding horses wearing padded horse armour at a gathering, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/8
1906-1912
Man standing upright on a camel, at a gathering, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/9
1906-1912
March past on camelback at a gathering, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/10-12
1906-1912
March past on camelback at a gathering, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/13-14
1906-1912
Views of unidentified river
SAD.210/13/15-16
1906-1912
Animals watering at a well, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/17
1905-1932
View of Jabal Kassala
SAD.210/13/18
1906-1907
Major C. H. Leveson and J. R. O'Connell, Governor, Kordofan, standing on the verandah of a brick building
SAD.210/13/19
1906-1907
Goup of Arab warriors including Muhammad al-Fagir, nazir of the Misiriyah, holding spears on horseback, probably El Obeid
SAD.210/13/20
1906-1907
J. R. O'Connell, Governor, Kordofan, on horseback
SAD.210/13/21
1906-1912
Tukls in a village, Dilling
SAD.210/13/22
1906-1912
Children playing, with Jabal Dilling in the background
SAD.210/13/23
1906-1912
Landscape, Talodi
SAD.210/13/24
1906-1912
Group of women, possibly Nuba, at Dilling
SAD.210/13/25
1906-1912
Group of people standing in an opening in a fence, Dilling
SAD.210/13/26
1906-1912
Landscape, Talodi
SAD.210/13/27
1906-1912
View from the polo ground at Talodi
SAD.210/13/28
1906-1912
View of Jabal Ghulfan, Kordofan
SAD.210/13/29
1906-1912
Landscape, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/13/30
1906-1912
Village at the foot of a hill, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/13/31
1906-1912
C. A. Willis sitting in a horse-drawn trap, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/13/32
1926-1932
C. A. Willis, Governor, Upper Nile Province, and his wife
SAD.210/13/33
1906
Group of district government officials dining in El Obeid Mess. Featuring: B. W. Y. Danford, R. S. Wilson, H. D. Beamish and A. J. B. Percivall, with serving attendants Koko, Mustafa, Nasir and abu Tawil, standing in the background
SAD.210/13/34-35
1906-1912
Government official talking to Sir Reginald Wingate, Governor-General, possibly during a visit by the Governor-General to Kordofan
SAD.210/13/36
1906-1912
Portrait of man wearing a suit and hat, probably C. A. Willis
SAD.210/13/37
1906-1912
Head and shoulders of man standing under a tree, possibly C. A. Willis
SAD.210/13/38
1906-1912
Shaykh wearing white robes, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/13/39
1906-1912
Group of men preparing to play a polo match, probably Kordofan
SAD.210/13/40
1906-1932
Group of unidentified government officals standing on the deck of a steamer
SAD.210/13/41
1920-1925
Crane excavator working on the Sennar dam during construction
SAD.210/13/42-48
1920-1925
View of the Sennar dam during construction
SAD.210/13/49
1906-1932
Group of southern Sudanese villagers standing under trees
SAD.210/13/50
1905-1931
Dignitaries planting the first tree in the public garden, Port Sudan
SAD.210/13/51
1915-1926
Corner of a room in C. A. Willis's house, showing chairs and a writing bureau, possibly Khartoum
SAD.210/13/52
1915-1926
Corner of the drawing room in C. A. Willis's house, showing chairs and other furniture, possibly Khartoum
SAD.210/13/53
1915-1926
View of C. A. Willis's house facing south, possibly Khartoum
SAD.210/13/54
1915-1926
C. A. Willis's wife and child with a group of their household servants, possibly Khartoum
SAD.210/13/55
1915-1931
Man, possibly C. A. Willis, on horseback
SAD.210/13/56
1915-1931
Man on donkeyback, the 'umdah of a village near Wad Medani
SAD.210/13/57
1915-1931
Group of children standing next to a tukl, El Obeid
SAD.210/13/58
1915-1931
Kitchener School of Medicine, Khartoun
SAD.210/13/59
1915-1931
Tower and gateway to El Obeid
SAD.210/13/60
1915-1931
Chief Londyman of the Turkana, with his bodyguards, west of Lake Rudolf
SAD.210/13/61-63
[1913?]
Street houses in Suakin
SAD.210/14/1-249
[1905-1932]
Photographs and negatives taken during Willis's service in the Sudan and at home on leave, mostly unidentified.
SAD.210/14/2-35
[1905-1932]
Unidentified negatives, Egypt and the Sudan
SAD.210/14/36-105
[1905-1932]
Unidentified negatives, on leave in England and in the Sudan
SAD.210/14/106
[1926-1932]
Willis boarding a steamer, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/107
[1905-1932]
Negatives of house, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/14/108
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk police (?)
SAD.210/14/109,119,128-129
[1926-1932]
Negatives of flying boat on river
SAD.210/14/110
[1926-1932]
Group of people attempting to free a car stuck on a mud bank, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/111
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk (?) with goats
SAD.210/14/112-113
[1926-1932]
Wood station, possibly in Shilluk country (Shilluk shield on wood pile); soldiers or wood cutters dancing Agar Dinka dance, possibly Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/114
[1926-1932]
Soldiers, officials and merchant at wood station, possibly Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/115
[1926-1932]
Shilluk (?) wardance, possibly Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/116
[1926-1932]
Shilluk (?) dance, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/117
[1926-1932]
Willis with Shilluk men and merchants, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/118
[1926-1932]
Shilluk warrior wearing horseshoes around his neck and holding a spear, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/120
[1926-1932]
Negative of Nuer or Dinka around cooking pot, probably UpperNile Province
SAD.210/14/121
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk gathering, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/122
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk with spears and shields
SAD.210/14/123
[1926-1932]
Negative of large group of Shilluk with spears and shields, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/124-125
[1905-1932]
Negative of a group of Muslim pupils and teachers at a northern Sudan school
SAD.210/14/126
[1926-1932]
Negative of row of tukls, possibly shops, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/127
[1926-1932]
Negative of large tree adjacent to Nuer or Dinka hut and cultivation
SAD.210/14/130-131
[1926-1932]
Negative of Governor's house at Malakal
SAD.210/14/132
[1926-1932]
Negative of village scene: group of Shilluk / Dinka children outside fenced compound
SAD.210/14/133
[1926-1932]
Negative of row of rectangular mud houses; men in shorts and jallabiyahs (police / army lines, Malakal?)
SAD.210/14/134
[1926-1932]
Negative of lone hut on river bank, taken from boat, southern Sudan
SAD.210/14/135-136
[1905-1932]
Negatives of polo match
SAD.210/14/137
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk or Dinka women and children carrying bundles of firewood on their heads, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/138
[1926-1932]
Negative of grassland with acacia trees, southern Sudan
SAD.210/14/139
[1926-1932]
Group of Nuer or Dinka men thatching the roof of a hut, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/140
[1926-1932]
Group of Nuer or Dinka men constructing the roof of a mud hut, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/141
[1905-1932]
Negative of formal meeting in the open air: British officer on horseback, crowd of notables and British officials at long table
SAD.210/14/142
[1926-1932]
Negative of Nuer or Dinka men and women with police / soldiers looking on
SAD.210/14/143
[1905-1932]
Formal review: notables and British officials sitting on chairs; Camel Corps / Mt Infantry guard
SAD.210/14/144,149
[1926-1932]
Negative of portrait of Shilluk man, wearing toga
SAD.210/14/145
[1905-1932]
Negative of merchants in weighing shed
SAD.210/14/146
[1926-1932]
Dinka porters carrying baskets and sacks of supplies, wading through river, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/147
[1926-1932]
Shilluk warriors performing a mock battle with spears and shields, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/148
[1905-1932]
Felucca moored at river bank
SAD.210/14/150,152
[1926-1932]
Negatives of Shilluk village
SAD.210/14/151
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk chiefs seated on the ground
SAD.210/14/153
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk porters
SAD.210/14/154
[1926-1932]
Negative of Mrs Willis and dogs
SAD.210/14/155-156
[1926-1932]
Negatives of C. A. Willis with dogs
SAD.210/14/157
[1926-1932]
Mayan Lam, a government interpreter, sitting with a group of Nuer men, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/158
[1929]
Procession of Nuer people carrying baggage and supplies on their heads during resettlement, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/159
[1926-1932]
Group of Dinka women dancing in front of district government officials, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/160
[1926-1932]
Negative of tent under trees
SAD.210/14/161
[1926-1932]
Negative of Dinka(?) cattle camp
SAD.210/14/162
[1926-1932]
Negative of Nuer(?) women carrying baskets and pots
SAD.210/14/163
[1926-1932]
Group of Dinka women dancing and singing in front of district government officials, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/164
[1926-1932]
Negative of group of Shilluk or Dinka men outside compound of rural outpost
SAD.210/14/165
[1926-1932]
Group of Nuer men clearing a section of road, with two government officials standing in the centre, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/166
[1926-1932]
Group of Dinka men dancing and singing, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/167
[1926-1932]
Negative of women and a baby standing outside a tukl in a village, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/168
[1926-1932]
Negative of woman and baby seated in front of a tukl, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/169
[1926-1932]
Negative of rectangular and circular mud huts: shops in outpost or police / army lines
SAD.210/14/170
[1926-1932]
C. A. Willis, Governor, Upper Nile Province, standing at the entrance to a dmall brick building with a thatched roof, possibly a district government office or accommodation, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/171
[1926-1932]
Sudan Defence Force soldiers loading up pack mules during a trek, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/172
[1926-1932]
Negative of Nuer man with cattle
SAD.210/14/173
[1926-1932]
Negative of Nuer or Dinka men at cattle camp
SAD.210/14/174
[1926-1932]
Negative of large tree
SAD.210/14/175
[1926-1932]
C. A. Willis shaving inside a tent, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/176
[1926-1932]
Negative of Nuer or Dinka people and huts
SAD.210/14/177
[1926-1932]
Negative of market scene(?): Shilluk(?) and merchants
SAD.210/14/178-179
[1926-1932]
Shilluk warriors performing a war dance with shields and flags, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/180
[1926-1932]
Negative of river with birds, probably southern Sudan
SAD.210/14/181
[1926-1932]
Shilluk men competing in a tug-of-war contest, probably Kodok
SAD.210/14/182
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk or Dinka with sacks of grain stacked underneath a thatched roof
SAD.210/14/183
[1926-1932]
Negative of egrets in grass
SAD.210/14/184
[1926-1932]
Negative of view of river
SAD.210/14/185
[1926-1932]
Negative of Murle (Beir) man sitting in foreground; officials in background
SAD.210/14/186
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk seated
SAD.210/14/187
[1926-1932]
Negative of track of light railway, possibly Kodok, with donkey and people carrying loads
SAD.210/14/188
[1926-1932]
Shilluk warriors performing a war dance with shields and flags, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/189
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk wardance at tribal gathering
SAD.210/14/190
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk wrestling at tribal gathering
SAD.210/14/191
[1926-1932]
Negative of river bank with huts in the distance, probably southern Sudan
SAD.210/14/192
[1926-1932]
C. A. Willis, Governor, Upper Nile Province, standing on the tracks of a light railway with a Shilluk guard of honour
SAD.210/14/193
[1926-1932]
Negative of Shilluk with shields and spears at tribal gathering
SAD.210/14/194
[1926-1932]
British officials and Shilluk men under a tree
SAD.210/14/195
[1926-1932]
Shilluk warriors performing a war dance with shields and flags, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/195a
[1926-1932]
Murle man with an elaborately-shaped hairstyle
SAD.210/14/196
[1926-1932]
Negative of baby elephant in zoo, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/197
[1926-1932]
Negative of feeding baby hippo in zoo, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/198
[1926-1932]
Negative of garden of zoo, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/199
[1926-1932]
Negative of storks underneath palm trees, possibly zoo garden at Malakal
SAD.210/14/200
[1926-1932]
Negative of hippo in zoo, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/201
[1926-1932]
Negative of zebra in zoo, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/202
[1926-1932]
Negative of gazelles in zoo, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/203
[1926-1932]
Negative of storks in zoo, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/204
[1926-1932]
Negative of giraffes in zoo, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/205
[1926-1932]
Negative of tebeldi trees along river road, possibly Malakal
SAD.210/14/206-207
[1926-1932]
Group of Nuer chiefs and men sitting outside a government offical's tent (possibly C. A. Willis's), probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/208
[1926-1932]
Negative of row of mud tukls under trees
SAD.210/14/209
[1926-1932]
Negative of small group of people, possibly Dinka, sitting outside large luak and huts
SAD.210/14/210
[1926-1932]
Negative of Murle standing in front of sacks of grain at Akobo (see SAD.210/14/195a above)
SAD.210/14/211
[1926-1932]
Group of Nuer chiefs and men sitting outside a government offical's tent (possibly C. A. Willis's), probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/212
[1926-1932]
Group of Nuer chiefs, one smoking a pipe, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/213
[1926-1932]
Mrs Willis on horseback, probably Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/14/214
[1926-1932]
C. A. Willis, Governor, Upper Nile Province, and his wife
SAD.210/14/215-233
[1905-1932]
Negatives of family photographs taken in England
SAD.210/14/234-238
[1905-1932]
Negatives of exteriors and interiors of house in Sudan (not Malakal)
SAD.210/14/239
[1905-1932]
Negative of horsemen in chainmail at rribal gathering
SAD.210/14/240,244
[1926-1932]
Negatives of river bank, probably southern Sudan
SAD.210/14/241
[1905-1932]
Negative of man watering donkey under trees
SAD.210/14/242
[1905-1932]
Negative of review of Camel Corps
SAD.210/14/243
[1905-1932]
Negative of camels with decorated howdajs
SAD.210/14/245
[1905-1932]
Negative of close-up of camel with decorated howdaj
SAD.210/14/246
[1905-1932]
Negative of British official walking towards camel
SAD.210/14/247
[1905-1932]
Negative of tents in mountains, possibly Kordofan
SAD.210/14/248
[1905-1932]
Negative of village in Nuba Mountains(?)
SAD.210/14/249
[1905-1932]
Negative of tebeldi trees
SAD.210/6/1-2
[c. 1926]
Photographs of the former Mahdist amir,`Uthman ibn Abu Bakr Diqnah {Osman Dignah], seated on a chair and holding a rosary, taken in captivity shortly before his death (SAD.210/6/1) and of Muhammad al-Jaburi standing in front of a tukl (SAD.210/6/2)
SAD.210/9/66-83
[c. 1926-1931]
Unidentified negatives, probably taken at a Shilluk gathering in Upper Nile Province during Willis's service as Governor
SAD.210/12/124-125
1929
Photographs enclosed in a greetings card to Willis from a colleague in southern Sudan:
SAD.210/12/124
1929
Herd of elephants, taken from the air, Upper Nile Province
SAD.210/12/125
1929
Float plane over the Nile between Bor and Yirol
SAD.210/12/126-127
1930 Jul-Aug
Photographs of Central Borneo, taken by D'Arcy Wearherbe, and sent by him in a Christmas card to Willis in 1930
SAD.210/11/36
[1935?]
Photograph of a group of Azande women wearug leaves front and back. Taken by J.W.G. Wyld.
SAD.675/2
[1904]
Large photograph of Oxford University boat crew, including Willis
SAD.210/12/1-102
[1900s-1920s]
Unidentified family photographs and negatives, mostly taken in England and featuring members of the Willis family, including Willis's parents and sisters and his wife and children, and their houses and gardens. SAD.210/12/29-49 feature Willis's infant son in 1924. Interfiled are a number of negatives taken in the Sudan, many of poor quality.
SAD.210/12/103-122
[1900s-1920s]
Unidentified family photographs and negatives, chiefly featuring a male member of the Willis family (possibly Willis himself) with his dog in the garden of his home in England
SAD.210/12/167-200
[1900s-1920s]
Small negatives of unidentified family photographs
SAD.210/7/1-25
[c. 1905-1931]
Tourist photographs of the Alhambra and Generalife in Granada:
SAD.210/7/1
[c. 1905-1931]
View of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada
SAD.210/7/2
[c. 1905-1931]
Gate of Justice, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/3
[c. 1905-1931]
Hall of the Rest, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/4
[c. 1905-1931]
Hall of Justice, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/5
[c. 1905-1931]
Mirador de Lindaraja
SAD.210/7/6
[c. 1905-1931]
Court of the Canal, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/7
[c. 1905-1931]
Hall of Two sisters and Moorish vase, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/8
[c. 1905-1931]
Hall of the Ambassadors, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/9
[c. 1905-1931]
View of the old town, Grenada
SAD.210/7/10
[c. 1905-1931]
Court of Myrtles
SAD.210/7/11
[c. 1905-1931]
Galeria del Generalife, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/12
[c. 1905-1931]
Garden of the favourite Lindaraja, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/13
[c. 1905-1931]
Detail of court of Lions, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/14
[c. 1905-1931]
Garden and tower of Damas, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/15
[c. 1905-1931]
Dressing room of Queen Isabel and view of old town, Grenada
SAD.210/7/16
[c. 1905-1931]
Cypress walk in the Generalife
SAD.210/7/17
[c. 1905-1931]
Dressing room of Queen Isabel and Generalife
SAD.210/7/18
[c. 1905-1931]
Court of Lions, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/19
[c. 1905-1931]
Court of the Canal, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/20
[c. 1905-1931]
Mirador of the Generalife
SAD.210/7/21
[c. 1905-1931]
Hall of the Two Sisters, Alhambra
SAD.210/7/22
[c. 1905-1931]
Balcony of the Hall of the Ambassadors
SAD.210/7/23
[c. 1905-1931]
Comares tower and Generalife
SAD.210/7/24
[c. 1905-1931]
Court of Lions and entrance to the Hall of Two Sisters
SAD.210/7/25
[c. 1905-1931]
View of the Alhambra and Grenada town
SAD.210/5/1-20
[c.1910s-1920s]
Postcards of Islamic Spain, including Toledo (AD.210/5/1-6), the Alhambra in Granada (SAD.210/5/9), Cordoba (SAD.210/5/10-14) and Seville (SAD.210/5/19-20)
SAD.210/12/123
[c. 1910-1920]
Postcard of unidentified port, possibly Italy
SAD.210/12/131-139
[c. 1920-1930]
Postcards of Madeira
SAD.210/12/140-151
[c. 1920-1930]
Postcards of Nürnberg in Germany
SAD.210/12/152-165
[c. 1920-1930]
Postcards of sites of antiquities in Greece
SAD.21012/128,130
[c. 1910-1930
Photographic reproductions of religious paintings
7. Museum Objects
SAD.213/1-213/5
c. 1150-c.1499
5 [?Mamluk] glazed green / turquoise fritware lamps, each formerly with an elongated 'V'-shaped spout, neck and looped handle; all damaged.
Found in Cairo during the First World War. In a letter of 1 August 1961 to Richard Hill, Willis writes “My wife when a VAD in Cairo dug them out of a Coptic midden…they were vetted by the Antiquities people in Cairo who were much interested and dated them, but I have no record…”
Fritware ceramic
SAD.213/1
c. 1150-c.1499
Lamp, light green glaze. Spout, neck and handle damaged.
Size: Height 65, Length 105, Spout L 35, Neck aperture (narrowest) 14 mm
Fritware ceramic
SAD.213/2
c. 1150-c.1499
Lamp, dark green glaze. Spout, neck and handle damaged.
Size: Height 85, Length 145, Spout L 85, Neck aperture (narrowest) 10 mm
Fritware ceramic
SAD.213/3
c. 1150-c.1499
Lamp, dark green glaze. Spout, neck and handle damaged. Fragments of ?packing newspaper remain inside.
Size: Height 63, Length 92, Spout L 38, Neck aperture (narrowest) 18 mm
Fritware ceramic
SAD.213/4
c. 1150-c.1499
Lamp, turquoise glaze. Spout, neck and handle damaged.
Size: Height 63, Length 80, Spout L 21, Neck aperture (narrowest) 12 mm
Fritware ceramic
SAD.213/5
c. 1150-c.1499
Lamp. Spout, neck and handle damaged.
Size: Height 73, Length 88, Spout L 24, Neck aperture (narrowest) 10 mm
Fritware ceramic
SAD.213/6-213/7
[c. 1926-1932]
2 wooden headrests or pillows used by the Shilluk people
SAD.213/6
[c. 1926-1932]
Shilluk wooden headrest, in 3 jointed pieces
Size: Length 180, Height 180; Seat L 180, H 35, Width 63; Base L 143, H 45, W 93; Pedestal H 160 (70 to joints), W 105, Diameter 105 mm
Wood
SAD.213/7
[c. 1926-1932]
Shilluk wooden headrest, carved from one piece of wood, with a cord carrying loop secured through two holes bored at each end of the pedestal. A small piece has been broken off the base on one side.
Size: Length 161, Height 138; Seat L 161, H 10, Width 46; Base L 106, H 18, W73; Pedestal H 90, W 40, Diameter 113; Cord L 215, W 9, Strand W 4 mm
Wood
SAD.213/8
[c. 1910-1919]
Small side-blown ivory war trumpet, used to encourage youths into battle. Section at mouthpiece features lozenges and a human head; mouthpiece pierces one lozenge. Possibly Sudan-Zaire border (or further west?). Purchased about 1918-19 at C.M.S. sale and presented to J.B. Christopherson
Size: Length 440, Width 62 to 26; Carved section L 160, W 35; Lozenges L 78, W 22; Embouchure 30 L, 16 W; Human head L 76, front W 26, profile W 28 mm
Ivory

Former reference SAD.G//S 227/1

8. Printed Material
Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC