Collection MEYE - Harry Meyer Collection

Portrait of Harry Meyer View of coprolite mills complex, Bassingbourn Mill, Kneesworth Cambridge Ind Press Fantail, Elmer's Mill, Woolpit Elmer's Mill, Woolpit Fantail, Elmer's Mill, Woolpit Fantail, Elmer's Mill, Woolpit Mill field view Hawridge Common Mill, Cholesbury Hawridge Common Mill, Cholesbury, under repair Nixey's Mill, Brill, preserved Nixey's Mill, Brill, derelict Tower mill, White Roding, derelict Tower mill, White Roding, in working order Under repair with roof rafters removed Ploughing, Gibraltar Mill, Great Bardfield "Never say die windmill" Ashby's Mill, Brixton Smock mill, Upminster Ashby's Mill, Brixton
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Harry Meyer Collection


  • 1930s-1950s (Creation)

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Extent and medium

8 boxes and 4 albums


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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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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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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