Suakin [i.e. Sawakin] 1885
||Suakin [i.e. Sawakin] 1885
|Extent and Medium
||72 images in 1 album; Some prints are badly faded and the pages are brittle.
||Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
|Content and context|
Album of albumen prints lettered on the cover 'Photographs taken by the Royal Engineers with the Suakin Field Force 1885'. It contains photographs taken by Royal Engineer photographers during the Suakin campaign of 1885 and shows the coral architecture of the town of Suakin, portraits of the General's staff, Indian troops and lancers and the ill-fated Suakin-Berber Railway (abandoned on Wolseley's orders, who dubbed it the line 'from nowhere to nowhere'). Captions appears on the photographs. The album was originally presented by Major General Sir Andrew Clarke, Inspector General of Fortifications to Colonel J. Bevan Edwards, Commanding Royal Engineer. His only child, Elinor, married Admiral Murray Sueter.
Presented by Admiral Murray Sueter in 1949.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, Suakin [i.e. Sawakin] 1885, Y3042A
This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 16-17. The entire collection was photographed by the Imperial War Museum in 1973.
To view an image from this collection:
Y3042A/18 - Commissariat Staff Officers
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