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Sister Teresa Gregolini with her baby and Greek husband Kokorombo. She was Lady Superior of the Convent at El Obeid and captured there in 1883, 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042C/172

Scope and Contents

153 x 96 mm. A view showing the couple with their child in Omdurman after their release in 1898. Sister Teresa was at the Convent in Dilling, five days march south of El Obeid and was captured by Mahdist forces under Mek Omar in September 1882. During her captivity in Omdurman, the Khalifa ordered that all women should be married. Unlike most of the other nuns, Sister Teresa obeyed this injunction and married a Greek named Kokoromba, by whom she had two children. She remained in the Sudan for some time after her release in 1898, eventually returning to Verona where she died in 1931 (Farwell 1967, p.208-209 and 327). The photograph is stuck on to an album page entitled 'Omdurman'.


  • Creation: 1898


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition.


For more information on Sister Teresa see: Farwell, Byron (1967), Prisoners of the Mahdi: the story of the Mahdist revolt from the fall of Khartoum to the reconquest of the Sudan by Kitchener fourteen years later, and of the daily lives and sufferings in captivity of three European prisoners, a soldier, a merchant and a priest, London : Longmans.



Finding aid date

2003-11-14 14:48:43+00:00

Includes index.

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