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Villiers Barcham Vaughan Powell was born in 1904 and educated at Christ's College, Christchurch, New Zealand; and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England.
In 1927 he was appointed as Superintendent of Education in Nigeria; he became Principal in 1944. Whilst in Nigeria, Powell also worked with Nigerian sports teams, this included being (sometime) General Team Manager of the Nigerian Olympic Team.
Reports, diaries, correspondence, photographs and press cuttings relating to various international tours made by Nigerian sports teams, 1948-1964, including participation in Olympic Games, as sometime General Team Manager.
Deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Colonial Records Project.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.
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Listed as no. 1387 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Powell | Villiers Barcham Vaughan | b 1904 | Education Officer Olympic Team Manager Nigeria
Sports teams | Nigeria