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Collection Level Description: Papers of Hubert Frank Mathews

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.783
Title: Papers of Hubert Frank Mathews
Dates of Creation: 1910-1961
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of Creator: Hubert Frank Mathews

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

Hubert Frank Mathews was educated at the City of Oxford High School and Jesus College, Oxford. In 1909 he graduated in Physics and then turned to Anthropology. This led to a career in Nigeria, where he served for the next 20 years, first as a Political Officer in the north and later, after returning to Oxford in 1925 to take a Diploma in Anthropology, as an Anthropological Officer in the south.

Scope and Content

Letters from Mathews to his parents describing his life and work as Political Officer and Anthropological Officer in Nigeria (1910-1929). Also, official correspondence, reports, anthropological notes etc. by Mathews and others (1912-1961).

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 493 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplement, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1971).

Access Points

Mathews | Hubert Frank | 1885-1964 | Political and Anthropological Officer in Nigeria

Anthropologists | Nigeria

Nigeria | Officials and employees


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20 December 2011