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Special Collections

Description of Special Collection

Collection Level Description: Clayton, G.F.
University Library

Collection Level Description: Clayton, G.F.


Collection name: Clayton, G.F.
Collection code: GB 0033 SAD
Date range: 1900-1929
Extent: 7 boxes
Language: English
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Part of : Sudan Archive

Contents:
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
About the creator:
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
Provenance:
Presented by Lady Clayton, 1963, by Sir Gilbert's son, S.W. Clayton, 1974, & his daughter Mrs Patience Marshall, 1999
Catalogues:
Online catalogue
Other versions:
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
Bibliography:
Clayton, G.F., An Arabian diary, ed. Robert O. Collins (1969)


Index terms

Clayton, Gilbert Falkington, Sir, 1875-1929.
Wingate, F. R. (Francis Reginald), Sir, 1861-1953.
`Abd al-`Aziz Al Sa`ud, 1880-1953.
Yahya ibn Muhammad Hamid al-Din, ca.1869-1948.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1882-1952.
Arab countries -- History -- Arab Revolt, 1916-1918.
Palestine -- Politics and government -- 1917-1948.
Jordan -- History -- 20th century.
Najd (Saudi Arabia)
Yemen -- History.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Sudan -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Italy -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Iraq -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Correspondence -- 20th century.
Diaries -- 20th century.

Date last modified: 25 November 2008