Collection ACSC - Arthur C Smith Collection

"Windmill Man" Correspondence 1970 - 1975 Correspondence with Peter Dolman 1973-90 Correspondence 1991 - 1999 Correspondence 1988 - 1990 Correspondence 1976 Correspondence 1979 Correspondence 1977 - 1978 Correspondence 1981 - 1982 Correspondence 1980 Correspondence 1983 - 1987 Tower mill, Hellidon Quinbury End Mill, Blakesley Quinbury End Mill, Blakesley Tower mill, Hellidon Old Dexter's Mill, Easton-on-the-Hill Old Dexter's Mill, Easton-on-the-Hill Tower mill, Silverstone Raunds Tower mill, Sulgrave
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Arthur C Smith Collection


  • 1969-1990 (Creation)

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16 albums and 13 boxes

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Archival history

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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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 to arrange an appointment.

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  • English

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Archivist's note

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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  • Box: ACS 001 slides
  • Box: ACS 002 slides
  • Box: ACS 003 slides