Clayton, G.F.

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 33 SAD[237]
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      7 boxes

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Clayton and General Sir Reginald Wingate 1908-1916 ; official papers relating to service in Cairo, 1913-1916 , chiefly re developments during the war; papers re military operations in the Hijāz 1916-1917 ; affairs in Palestine 1917-1925; Ministry of the Interior, Egypt, 1917-1922 ; negotiations between Britain and Trans-Jordan 1922-1923 ; missions to 'Abd al- 'Azīz Al Sa'ūd of Najd, 1922-1926 , 1926-1927  and 1927-1928 ; mission to Yaḥyā ibn Muḥammad Ḥāmid al-Dīn of the Yemen, 1924-1926 ; negotiations between Britain and Italy 1926-1927 ; appointment as H.C. Iraq 1928-1929 ; personal papers relating to Clayton's career; diaries of Clayton's missions to Najd and Yemen; articles & speeches; 3 maps; newspaper cuttings; memoranda of the Information Committee for British Mission, 1919 ; printed material

Administrative / Biographical History

Egyptian Army service, 1898-1910; Private Secretary to Governor-General 1908-1913 ; Sudan Agent & Director of Military Intelligence, Cairo, 1913-1916 ; Military Operations Hijāz, 1916-1917 ; Military Governor Palestine, 1917-1918 ; Adviser to Egyptian Ministry of the Interior, 1919-1922 ; Chief Secretary & Acting High Commissioner, Palestine, 1922-1925 ; Special Envoy, 1925-1928 ; H.C. Iraq, 1929

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Lady Clayton, 1963, by Sir Gilbert's son, S.W. Clayton, 1974, & his daughter Mrs Patience Marshall, 1999


Part of : Sudan Archive

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

For copies of Clayton's early letters home from the Sudan, 1898-1903, including re the Battle of Omdurman, the papers of R.O. Collins


Clayton, G.F., An Arabian diary, ed. Robert O. Collins (1969)