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Letters from Austrian consuls in Africa, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/10

Scope and Contents

Letters in German from Austrian Consuls-General at Cairo and their agents at Khartoum dealing with events in Southern Sudan, including the work of the Vicariate of Central Africa, consular returns from Khartoum and provisional instructions for the Consulate at Khartoum, c. 170 pages. The letters were transcribed from originals in the Östereichisches Staatsarchiv in Vienna by Richard Gray for his 'A history of Southern Sudan' (1961).


  • Creation: 1959


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Biographical / Historical

Dr Richard Gray (b. 1929) was Professor Emeritus of African History at the University of London, and lectured for several years at the University of Khartoum.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 42

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), pp. 83.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr Richard Gray, c. 1959.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes further transcriptions made by Gray for 'A history of Southern Africa', RCMS 113/9.


For further information about the letters see Richard Gray, 'A history of Southern Sudan' (1961).


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.


Gray, Richard, b 1929, Professor of African History

Finding aid date

2004-01-16 14:36:10+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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