File SHOR-1118205 - Detailed notebook of Mills by County Part Two

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Detailed notebook of Mills by County Part Two


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(Oct/Dec 1881 – 16 April 1961)

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Thomas James Mason was born in Lambeth, Surrey to Thomas James Mason, wheelwright [1], and Mary Jane Dugan Newlyn [2]. On the 1911 England Census he is noted as a Letter Sorter [3]. He married Eugenie Maud L Whiting in Camberwell, London in 1906 [4] and had 2 children; Leslie Thomas, born 1907 [5], and Ronald Edgar, born 1912 [6].

He was a friend of Syd Simmons who gave him copies of his windmill and watermill postcards.TJ Mason constructed a list of Syd’s postcards, using the latter’s numbering system, in a notebook. He also had original black and white ink drawings by Karl Salsbury Wood listed in the same notebook. The notebook [SHOR-1118066], postcards and Karl Wood drawings were given to his nephew, Martin Thomas Mason.

He died at Farnborough Hospital, Kent on 16 April 1961 [7].


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The second detailed notebook of Mills by county. This notebook includes mills from Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Huntingdonshire and Bedford.

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This material may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • Box: Michael Short Notebooks