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Title:R.E.H. Baily's Diary of the Sudan Crisis, October, 1924-March, 1925
Author:Daly, M.W.
Periodical:Northeast African Studies
Geographic term:Sudan
diaries (form)
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43660117
Abstract:The disturbances in Khartoum and elsewhere in the Sudan in 1924 were a high point in secular opposition to the British-dominated Condominium regime. After the assassination in November of Sir Lee Stack, the sirdar of the Egyptian Army and governor-general of the Sudan, in Cairo, these disturbances culminated in armed conflict between British and Sudanese troops. A useful source for the study of these events and of the temper of the times is the diary, written by R.E.H. Baily, who as acting governor of Khartoum Province was intimately involved in the events he describes. Baily's diary is noteworthy not only because of the events it records (many of the details of which do not appear elsewhere) but also because it provides evidence of the mood and attitudes of the British establishment in Khartoum during and after the crisis. Baily's ideas regarding the causes and nature of political activity in 1924 are significant too, because he sat on the Ewart committee which reported on them in 1925. A photocopy of extracts from Baily's diary was deposited in the Sudan Archive, University of Durham, in 1965. In that time he added notes to the text, some of which have been retained in the text presented here. Notes.