Thomas, G.F.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 33 SAD[455]
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      7 boxes

Scope and Content

Personal correspondence, mostly with British and Sudanese political leaders, 1942-1993; papers of human rights and political groups in Sudan; diaries, 1950-1987; articles, speeches and conference papers; papers relating to the Mahdi family; 124photographs 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, the move towards independence, andpost-independence; newspaper cuttings; miscellanea; and printed material

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Access Information

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

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


Part of : Sudan Archive

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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)