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Durham University

Special Collections

Sudan Wood Bequest project


Papers of J.G.S. Macphail: District Commissioner (1923-1945)

The papers of James Macphail cover his various roles in the Sudan Political Service amongst the tribes of Northern and Southern Sudan.
The collection includes:

  • Reports and correspondence on how the British administered the Sudanese population at a local level
  • Material relating to tribal court cases and other disputes which document the daily lives of Sudanese tribespeople
  • A large number of photographs showing various aspects of tribal life in the Sudan

Online catalogue


General Sir Reginald Wingate