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Charles Neufeld in Jibba and chains, and a fellow prisoner, 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042C/168

Scope and Contents

114 x 134 mm. A view showing Neufeld and an unidentified Sudanese prisoner sitting in chains in the prison courtyard at Omdurman. Neufeld was captured by Mahdist forces in 1887 while accompanying a caravan of arms into the Sudan. He remained in prison, often in chains as seen here, until the relief of Omdurman in 1898. The photograph is stuck on to an album page entitled 'Omdurman'.


  • Creation: 1898


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

This is a cropped copy of Y3042C/179.

Related Materials

The Sudanese prisoner can also be seen in Y3042C/169, 171 and 179.


Neufeld wrote an account of his captivity: Neufeld, C (1899), A prisoner of the Khaleefa : twelve years' captivity at Omdurman, London: G Bell. Certain elements of his story are open to question.



Finding aid date

2003-11-14 14:31:13+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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