MC:P2/3 Dodds-Parker in the Sudan (and elsewhere) in the 1930s
On leaving Oxford, Dodds-Parker worked with the Sudan Political Service during the 1930s, working in several different areas. From 1931–1934, he was Assistant District Commissioner in Kordofan Province, in 1934–1935 he was Assistant Private Secretary to the Governor-General in Khartoum, in 1935–1938 he was Assistant District Commissioner of the Fung District, in the Blue Nile Province, and finally in 1938–1939 he was a Member of the Public Security Department at Khartoum. Dodds-Parker’s own memories of this time may be found in Setting Europe Ablaze, pp.8–26.
The papers in this section include many photographs of Dodds-Parker’s time in the Sudan, as well as several documents dating from after 1939. There are also important sections on a visit made by Dodds-Parker in the spring of 1939 to Ethiopia under Italian occupation, at the request of the Viceroy, the Duca d’Aosta, and on a journey made by Dodds-Parker and an MP, Richard Pilkington, to America in the summer of 1937 (both these episodes are discussed inSetting Europe Ablaze).
In addition to these papers, see MC:P2/15/1J/8–10 for some of Dodds-Parker’s engagement diaries from this period.
This section of the catalogue is divided into the following series:
MC:P2/3/1MS Notes on Sudanese matters before 1939
MC:P2/3/1P Sudanese photographs before 1939
MC:P2/3/1X Printed Ephemera before 1939
MC:P2/3/1N Lists of Members of the Sudanese Government
MC:P2/3/1J Diaries written while in the Sudan
MC:P2/3/2MS Notes on Sudanese matters after 1939
MC:P2/3/2P Sudanese Photographs after 1939
MC:P2/3/4MS Notes on Ethiopia, 1939
MC:P2/3/4P Photographs of Italian-occupied Ethiopia
MC:P2/3/4N Publications relating to Ethiopia
MC:P2/3/4X Ephemera relating to Ethiopia
MC:P2/3/4M Maps of Italian-occupied Ethiopia
Return here to the introduction to this catalogue.