Arthur C Smith Collection
- 1969-1990 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
16 albums and 13 boxes
Name of creator
Arthur C Smith travelled throughout the country by bicycle the 1970s and 1980s, locating and recording windmill sites. The results of these investigations were published between 1974 and 1989 in the County Windmills series. For more information on Arthur C Smith, see the featured people section of our website: http://www.millsarchive.org/explore/people/biographies/entry/111733/Arthur-Carlton-Smith.
Donated to The Mills Archive by Arthur C Smith in July 2002. The collection was meticulously arranged, labelled and listed by Arthur C Smith himself. This arrangement has been preserved. A complete set of the County Windmills series of books was included in the collection. These have been placed in the Mills Archive library.
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Scope and content
Black and white photographs and 35mm slides depicting windmills in 17 UK counties. Field notes, windmill descriptions, magazine articles and cuttings, original text and photos for the County Windmills series, correspondence.
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This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012. The whole collection was box listed by Kimberley Neate in May 2013 and catalogued to file level by David Plant, May-July 2015. Arthur C Smith's own list was used as the basis for the arrangement.
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