Catalogue description OWEN PAPERS

This record is held by Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre

Details of A97/16
Reference: A97/16

The collection consists of press cuttings, photographs and various pamphlets.

Date: 1919-1958
Held by: Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Owen, Walter Richard, fl 1918-1945, politician and local government administrator

Physical description: 16 Files
Access conditions:


Immediate source of acquisition:

The following item was received from Mrs E. Maltby.


Date of accession: 20 May 1997

Administrative / biographical background:

Walter Richard Owen was Clerk to the Guardians of the Lewisham Union from 1918 until its demise in 1930. He was Lewisham's first Labour Mayor in 1945, and served as Chairman of the LCC from 1948-1949, having been a member since 1934. He was also Chairman of the Management Committee of Lewisham Hospital, as well as holding a number of other posts.

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