Slatin, R. von

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 33 SAD[436]
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      26 boxes, 14 albums

Scope and Content

17 boxes of correspondence filed under name of correspondent, mainly personal, including letters from his wife Alice and to his daughter Anne-Marie, and letters of condolence on Alice's and Slatin's deaths; orders and diplomas; 1,978 photographs including construction of Aswan Dam, 1902 , Southern Sudan and Lado Enclave 1902 , Kordofan 1900  and Roosevelt's visit to Khartoum, 1910 ; 26 diaries, 1896-1916 , 1929-1932 ; report of the mission to Lake Tsana 1920-1921 ; rough drafts of intelligence reports, 1895-1896 and 1905 ; report on Somaliland mission 1909 ; al-Rātib of Muḥammad Aḥmad to 'Abd Allāh al-Mahdī, copied 1911 ; 72 files of Bohemian manuscripts, mixture of Czech, German and Latin languages, 17th century (family papers); drafts of published works and lectures including Fire and sword in the Sudan and Auf der Flucht; press cuttings, 1899-1907 ; Mahdist flags, jibbah, leg iron

Administrative / Biographical History

Finance inspector under Gen. Gordon, 1878-1879 ; Governor of Dara, 1879-1881 ; Governor of Darfur, 1881-1884 ; captive of the Mahdī, 1884-1895 ; Inspector-General of the Sudan, 1900-1914

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs A. Ponsonby (long-term loan)


Part of : Sudan Archive

Other Finding Aids

Draft catalogue

Related Material

Numerous letters from Slatin to Wingate in the Wingate Papers (see index of correspondents), in particular in Wingate's personal correspondence, a series of letters 1913-1936


Slatin, Rudolf Carl, Fire and sword in the Sudan: a personal narrative of fighting and serving the Dervishes, 1879-1895, trans. F.R. Wingate (London, 1896)  Hill, Richard, Slatin Pasha (Oxford, 1965)

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