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Harold Amery: letters when in the Sudan, 1897-05 - 1912-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 6/4/7

Scope and Contents

Letters to Amery from correspondents including: LSA on the superiority of the British Army in the intelligence field, the use of photographs in field survey work, the Times History of the South African War, keeping languages for practical use, intelligence organisation, the use of native explorers, climbing Mont aux Sources [Basutoland, later Lesotho], suggesting that Amery visit India while on leave and discussing his future (10); Percy Machell [Adviser to the Ministry of the Interior, Egypt] on sending troops [?] to deal with a locust swarm; [George] Julian Ryan; Francis Rhodes on praise for LSA in South Africa and the unpopularity of 1st Lord Curzon as Viceroy; Lewis Nicol (2); Horace Rumbold [1st Secretary, British Agency, Cairo] (3); Roger Owen [Director of Intelligence Department, Egyptian War Office and Sudan Agent, Cairo] (2); Major-General Sir [Francis] Reginald Wingate, Governor-General of Sudan on a proclamation on tobacco and his convalescence (2); Mansfeldt de Cardonnel Findlay, British Agency, Cairo; Katherine, Lady Cromer; 1st Lord Cromer [British Agent and Consul-General in Egypt, earlier Evelyn Baring]; AFA; Catherine, Lady Wingate; Adrian Grant-Duff.

Also includes: texts in Arabic; photographs; map of the area surrounding Khartoum and the White Nile; report on control of the Nuer tribes; some letters from Amery to LSA and Elizabeth Amery [earlier Elizabeth Leitner].


  • Creation: 1897-05 - 1912-01

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 51

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1901-12.

Finding aid date

2004-12-22 11:47:53.217000+00:00


Repository Details

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