Person record: ROWDEN, A.O.  (1877-1960)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameAlfred Oliver ROWDENAlfred Oliver Rowden (1877-1960) in 1936
Relevance of this personphotographer and slide maker 
Main period of activity1910s-40s
Relationships to other peopleassociated with BONHAM   (fl.1910s-20s)
associated with TANNER   (fl.1910s-20s)
corresponded with PALMER, Mervyn, F.R.G.S.  (1882-1954)
1877born atKingston-on-Thames, Surrey, England
1900resident6 Eastgate, Exeter, Devon, England
1900~22memberRAMC Field Club
1901resident29 Well Street, Exeter, Devon, England
31 March 1901~24census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/2042.44.30
– occupation “Dairyman's Assistant”
26 November 1904~27lecturerSome British land and fresh-water shells, Exeter, Devon, England, 26 November 1904
1906-1911resident4 St John's Road, Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, England
2 April 1911~34census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/12609.350
– occupation “Dairy Manager”
29 November 1913~36lecturerExhibition of Nature Study Lantern slides, Exeter, Devon, England, 29 November 1913
1914-1920resident3 Archibald Road, Exeter, Devon, England
27 November 1915~38contributorNature Lantern slides and notes, Exeter, Devon, England, 27 November 1915
29 January 1916~39contributorNature Lantern slides, 29 January 1916
2 April 1921~44lecturerNotes in Mesopotamia and Persia, Exeter, Devon, England, 2 April 1921
26 November 1921~44lantern operatorMy recent Tour in the Pyrenees, Exeter, Devon, England, 26 November 1921
2 January 1926~49lecturerNest-hunting with a camera, Exeter, Devon, England, 2 January 1926
26 February 1927~50contributorA week on Lundy Island, Exeter, Devon, England, 26 February 1927
30 November 1929~52lecturerNightingales: Devonshire records, Exeter, Devon, England, 30 November 1929
1930-1931resident15 Pennsylvania Road, Exeter, Devon, England
5 April 1930~53lecturerVisit to the great starling roost on Gittisham Common, Exeter, Devon, England, 5 April 1930
1932-1960residentRydon Crest, Old Rydon Lane, Countess Wear, Topsham, Devon, England
12 March 1932~55contributorNotes and records, Exeter, Devon, England, 12 March 1932
9 March 1935~58contributorLantern Slides shown by Members, Exeter, Devon, England, 9 March 1935
7 March 1936~59lecturerNature talk with slides, Exeter, Devon, England, 7 March 1936
28 November 1936~59contributorExhibition of nature lantern slides by members, Exeter, Devon, England, 28 November 1936
8 January 1938~61contributorMembers' Lantern Slides, Exeter, Devon, England, 8 January 1938
19 March 1938~61lecturerFragments, Exeter, Devon, England, 19 March 1938
11 May 1940~63lecturerBritish Wasps and Hornets and their Nests, Exeter, Devon, England, 11 May 1940
8 March 1941~64contributor[Members' notes and lantern slides], Exeter, Devon, England, 8 March 1941
18 April 1960~83died atTopsham, Devon, England
19 July 1960archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1960 p.418
Slide images showing this person Group at Lundy -- slide Z.239 of <em>[Rowden Collection: series 'Z']</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 195 slides, n.d.) A.O.R. and Robin -- slide Z.661 of <em>[Rowden Collection: series 'Z']</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 195 slides, n.d.) A.O.R. and Robin -- slide Z.662 of <em>[Rowden Collection: series 'Z']</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 195 slides, n.d.) A.O. Rowden at Ashar Barracks, Basrah -- slide M.19 of <em>[Rowden Collection: series 'M']</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 334 slides, <em>c.</em>1920) A.O.R. washing pyjamas on P.S. boat -- slide M.76 of <em>[Rowden Collection: series 'M']</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 334 slides, <em>c.</em>1920) [A.O. Rowden holding small hand camera] -- slide M.536 of <em>[Rowden Collection: series 'M']</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 334 slides, <em>c.</em>1920) A group of over 42s at Baghdad -- slide M.687 of <em>[Rowden Collection: series 'M']</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 334 slides, <em>c.</em>1920)
Lucerna ID no. 6001615Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 April 2017

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