Papers of R Leonard Fagg

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The deposit is currently unlisted but includes Fagg's unpublished autobiography, photographs and various publications of the Post Office Engineering Federation and the Post Office Engineering Union.

Administrative / Biographical History

Leonard Fagg (1896-1974) left school at thirteen and worked as a houseboy and labourer before joining the Royal Navy in 1912. In 1923 he joined the Post Office Engineering Department as a labourer, becoming a foreman and then an inspector. From 1924-1937 he was secretary of Kent Coastal branch of the Post Office Engineering Union and, subsequently, chairman. He was also a National Executive Councillor 1929-1937.

Fagg was a member of the Labour Party from 1919 and held positions as chairman and secretary of Pembury local party 1945-1959. He was also a parish councillor during the same period and stood as a prospective parliamentary candidate in 1955 and 1956. He retired from the Post Office in 1961.

Reference: Unpublished autobiography

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Archivist's Note

This deposit compliments that of the Post Office Engineering Union (MSS.135)

An authority file exists for this individual (GB 152 AAR1151).

Custodial History

The papers were collected from Mrs Fagg by Janet Druker, February 1976.

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