Balfour, F.C.C.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Official papers, relating to Berber, Nuba Mountains & Mongalla, including the rising at Kadugli, 1915; correspondence and memoranda re Mesopotamia including the Najaf rising; letters home from the Sudan & Mesopotamia; copy letters from Gertrude Bell to Balfour and to Sir Valentine Chirol, 1892-1923 ; articles & speeches; newspaper cuttings; printed material

Administrative / Biographical History

Public Works Department, 1906-1912 ; Sudan Political Service, 1912-1917 , 1921-1924 , 1926-1931  in Berber, Nuba Mountains, Kassala and Mongalla provinces; Iraq, 1917-1920 ; Madras, 1924-1925

Conditions Governing Access

Letters of Gertrude Bell containing material of an “emotional or personal nature” may not be copied.

Acquisition Information

Papers presented by Balfour, 1962 and the printed material by E. Balfour, 1976


Part of : Sudan Archive

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