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.
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).
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Listed as no. 493 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplement, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1971).
Mathews | Hubert Frank | 1885-1964 | Political and Anthropological Officer in Nigeria
Anthropologists | Nigeria
Nigeria | Officials and employees