Diary of Edwin Sarsfield-Hall in Egypt

Scope and Content

Manuscript loose leaf diary, relating to his journey from Cairo to the Sudan [14 July-12 August 1917].

Administrative / Biographical History

Edwin Geoffrey Sarsfield-Hall, born 1886, was a barrister, educated at Clifton College, Dublin University and Cambridge University. He served in the Sudan Political Service from 1908. As Lieutenant-Colonel he served in the Egyptian Army in 1916, and on temporary duty with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt/Palestine in 1917. He was awarded the Order of the Nile.

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In English.

Other Finding Aids

Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

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Related Material

Tape 447: interview with ER Sarsfield-Hall (widow) recorded by Peter Liddle in July 1977.

Additional Information

Further papers are held in the Sudan Archive at Durham University Library.