Collection DONP - Don Paterson Collection

Abraham Family, smock mill, Upminster Alfred Abraham, smock mill, Upminster Chris Hullcoop, Subscription Mill, North Leverton Exterior Marsh Mill Page's Mill, Debenham, and cottages Tower mill, Norton Subcourse High's Mill, Potter Heigham, in working order Mill and weir Tide Mill, Walton on the Naze, and pond Tower mill, Buxhall, chimney and cottage Stow Mill, Paston, and house Downstream view, Abbey Mill, Tewkesbury Jack and Jill Postcard of the Old Mill, Enfield Postcard of Biscot Windmill, near Luton Postcard of Wimbledon Common Windmill Postcard of Herne Mill showing pond Post mill in Thorpe-le-Soken Postcard of Lytham Windmill and St. John's Church
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Don Paterson Collection


  • c 1900 - 2002 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

Over 30 boxes


Archival history

Transferred to the Mills Archive by Karl Paterson, son of Don, in March 2003. Duplicates of secondary material removed.

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Scope and content

Extensive collection of notes, images and drawings relating to wind and water, with emphasis on North West England and North Wales. Some parts have been given individual catalogue entries, the remainder is listed in the attached PDF.

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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.

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Physical storage

  • Box: DSP 001
  • Box: DSP 002
  • Box: DSP 003
  • Box: DSP 004
  • Box: DSP 005
  • Box: DSP 006
  • Box: DSP 007
  • Box: DSP 008
  • Box: DSP 009
  • Box: DSP 010
  • Box: Don Paterson Index Cards
  • Box: Don Paterson Miscellaneous Box 1
  • Box: Don Paterson Miscellaneous Box 2
  • Box: Don Paterson Notebooks
  • Box: Don Paterson Photos 1
  • Box: Don Paterson Photos 2
  • Box: Don Paterson Photos 3
  • Box: Don Paterson Photos 4
  • Shelf: II1
  • Shelf: U 400
  • Box: Don Paterson Cuttings and Prints
  • Box: Don Paterson Large Items 1