Collection MEYE - Harry Meyer Collection

Portait of Harry Meyer Hertfordshire scrapbook Crosstrees in trench, The Mount, Sandon Excavators in trench, The Mount, Sandon Crosstree end, The Mount, Sandon Overgrown mound, The Mount, Sandon Crosstree intersection, The Mount, Sandon Cromer Mill, Ardeley, in working order Corey's Mill, Stevenage Watermill, Ickleford Tower mill, Goff's Oak, derelict Hertfordshire windmills letter 2 Hertfordshire watermills 1 Hertfordshire watermills 2 Hertfordshire windmills letter 1 Oare Mill, Luddenham Smock mill, Herne, after repair 'Plan to Save the Windmills' 'Windmills Falling into Decay' West Kingsdown windmill to be preserved
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MEYE

Title

Harry Meyer Collection

Date(s)

  • 1930s-1950s (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

8 boxes and 4 albums

Name of creator

(11 August 1900 - September 1982)

Biographical history

Harry Meyer was a photographer and mill enthusiast. He carried out mill visits in partnership with his sister Doris Meyer. Meyer's late ambition was to write a book with Arthur C Smith. He lived in Letchworth, Hertfordshire all his life and died in 1982. For more information see the featured people section of our website: http://www.millsarchive.org/explore/people/biographies/entry/111765/Harry-Meyer

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Archival history

The collection was given to Arthur C Smith on Meyer's death. He donated it to the Mills Archive along with his own collection in 2002.

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Scope and content

Images and cuttings, mainly of windmills with some material on watermills, covering most UK counties. Parts of the collection have been given individual catalogue entries. The remainder is listed in the attached PDF.

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Conditions governing access

This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email visitors@millsarchive.org to arrange an appointment.

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  • English

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The Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery holds 11 boxes of Doris and Harry Meyer archives, including diaries, field records, an Oxlip survey, Meyer's weather records 1953-1980, notes on Norton Common, press cuttings and artworks by Doris.

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Archivist's note

Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.

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