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Powell, Wilfred, 1853 - 1942 (explorer and consular official)

 Person

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Lantern slides of Samoa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993A(LS)
Scope and Contents A collection of 60 lantern slides, which Wilfred Powell had made from photographs in Y309993A with the addition of 11 slides for which there are no photographic prints: Y30993A(LS)/1, 11, 21, 30, 32, 34, 37-38, 44, 46 and 55. The lantern slides have a separate numbering sequence, although each catalogue entry records the number of the corresponding photographic print. The photographers:Y30993A and Powell’s other photograph collection reflecting his time in Samoa, Y309B,...
Dates: 1889 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Newscuttings on the Boer War

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 336
Scope and Contents

Five volumes of newscuttings from 'The Daily Mail', 'The Daily Telegraph', The Morning Post' and 'The Times' regarding the Boer War, including a few maps, and a volume of general newscuttings relating to areas where Powell worked during his career.

Dates: 1883 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Photographs of [England], Samoa and Hawaii from the Powell Collections

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309B
Scope and Contents An album containing mounted photographs of various sizes, generally uncaptioned. Inside the front cover of the album is written: 'Taken by Wilfred Powell, Deputy Commissioner for the Western Pacific of Samoa,' but the photographs were probably also taken by members of his family - and by the commercial photographer J. Davis of Apia, who died in 1903. Davis’s shop appears in Y309B/50. Little information is given with regard to locations and events, and many of the captions composed must be...
Dates: 1885 - 1890
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Photographs of Samoa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309993A
Scope and Contents A collection of 54 photographs, in two sizes measuring approximately 200 x 135 mm and 240 x 180 mm, most briefly captioned on the reverse. These captions have been reproduced. The photographs fall under five main headings:1-23 Samoan people, crafts, scenery and life24-26 The hurricane of 188927-41 Scenes and people connected with the Samoan Civil War of 189942-45 Robert Louis Stevenson and friends46-53 Scenes in Pago Pago (Tutuila Island, American Samoa)54 ...
Dates: 1899 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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Oceania (continent) 3
Samoa (nation) 3
Samoa Islands (island group) 2
American Samoa (dependent state) 1
British Isles (island group) 1

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