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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
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  • ARCHON code (for CUL materials): Royal Commonwealth Soc. (GBR/0115) X
  • Names: Powell, Wilfred, 1853 - 1942 (explorer and consular official) X
  • Subject: Samoa Islands (island group) X
  • Subject: Europe (continent) X