Thomas, G.F.

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 33 SAD[455]
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      0.5 box

Scope and Content

119 photographs covering the Mahdīyah and the reconquest of the Sudan, Sudanese personalities including Sayyid 'Abd al-Raḥmān al-Mahdī, President Numayrī and Sayyid 'Alī al-Mīrghanī, and the move towards independence; printed material

Administrative / Biographical History

Sudan Government Service, 1950-1954  including appointments in Ahlia Secondary School, Omdurman and Labour Department, Civil Secretary's Office

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Thomas, 1985-1995. Additional material purchased, 1999


Part of : Sudan Archive

Other Finding Aids

Online catalogue for gifts, 1985 & 1991. Summary list (1992-1999 material), which includes diaries of Thomas & his wife, Ismay Thomas, letters from Sir James Robertson, political profiles, etc.


Thomas, G.F., Sayed Abd El Rahman Al Mahdi: a pictorial biography 1885-1959 (Lama, 1986)  Thomas, G.F. (ed.), The Sudan journal of Ismay Thomas (The Book Guild Ltd, 2000)