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Research materials, photocopies and clippings

Stored with Nicholl's formal reports and correspondence on Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, these research materials comprise:
(1) a photocopy of a late 18th c. to early 19th c. return listing enslaved persons working on Scawen Kenrick Gibbon's estate, the Morgan Lewis sugar plantation.
(2) a faxed copy of a page from a late 19th c. order book showing an order for "Morgan Lewis, Est Barbados" for two "vertical roll 23 ¼ x 35" in 1880 and 1881 and an order for "Windmill gear" dated 1892.
(3) a short booklet on the Morgan Lewis Sugar Windmill produced by the Barbados National Trust (undated).
(4) 4 editions of "Our Heritage", the Newsletter of the Barbados National Trust (March 1994, September 1995, June 1996 and September 1997), all of which referencing the Morgan Lewis restoration programme.
(5) 3 newspaper/magazine clippings/copies relating to the progress of the Morgan Lewis restoration programme (1997-1998).

Nicholls, David, (1938 - 2020) millwright

Project in progress - photographs

6 images of the restoration project in progress (c.1994), 4 of which printed onto standard A4 paper and 2 printed onto A4 photographic paper. The final image (again, printed onto standard A4 paper) is of the aftermath of a storm in 2008, after which the sails were taken down and restored in 2009.

Nicholls, David, (1938 - 2020) millwright

Technical drawings - various authors

Various technical drawings, sketches and plans from a variety of authors/draftsmen, all of which relating to the Morgan Lewis sugar mills. These comprise:
(1) SGB International's technical drawing for access scaffold (4 September 1997)
(2) Chiltern Partnership's drawing of Greenheart Arms (July 1996)
(3) 2 technical drawings for the Morgan Lewis Boiling House by Guy C. Grant Jr. (7 February 1995) and D.H. Weeks (27 January 1995)
(4) Copies of 2 technical drawings marked "Morgan Lewis, Survey, Elevations" (March 1971) and "Preliminary Factory Layout" (August 1972) both by Roderick Ward Associates
(5) A drawing of a Neck Plate Band by Colin Webster (undated)
(6) 10 of Nicholl's own drawings, plans and sketches for the restoration project, some of which are labelled, "sprattle beam details", "cap frame", "Nancleara [w] shaft", "spindle base", "cast steel", "footstep bearing", "collar detail", "tail tree top", "cap frame/curb details" and "elevation/section at tail beam and tail-pole outline", (those that are dated ranging from January 1994 to 22 January 1997).

Nicholls, David, (1938 - 2020) millwright

Records relating to an intended conversion of Sleepy Mill to residential use

Plans by Nick Joyce, architect , dated 2001. (1) large format drawing no 572-01: survey plan; (2) large format drawing 572-02: survey elevation. (3) A3 size drawing 572-03: proposed lower ground floor plan and elevation; (4) A3 size drawing 572-04: proposed ground floor plan; (5) A3 size drawing 572-05: [proposed] first floor plan and elevations.
Letter 12th June 2007 Nick Joyce Architects to John Bedington; Copy letter 20th July 2007 John Bedington to Nick Joyce; Copy document by John Bedington – Sleepy Mill – Millwrights work.

Bedington, John, mill enthusiast

Legal papers relating to the sale of Herne Bay windmill.

An array of legal correspondence, papers, drafts and accounts associated with the parties to the sale of the windmill at Herne Bay in July 1879. The papers date between 13 July 1878 to 16 October 1880 and relate to: correspondence regarding the payment of succession duty on the deaths of Henry Stanley and James Alexander; a dispute as to responsibility for paying for the previous miller's fixtures (the miller, Thomas Wootton having been given notice to quit upon the sale of the windmill); ascertaining details as to the birth and death dates/ burial locations of various members of the Alexander family and other individuals previously having an interest in the mill (such as Edward Charles and Henry Stanley); queries regarding progress on the administration of James Alexander's estate. Some of the correspondence from the Alexander family is written on black-edged mourning paper.

Legal papers relating to the sale of Herne Bay windmill.

Solicitor's papers, drafts and accounts relating to the sale of "a freehold house windmill land at Herne Bay" by the Alexander family to "Horne otherwise Collard". The documents include: a very clear schedule of "title deeds & writings relating to a messuage windmill land & hereditaments at Herne Bay in the County of Kent"; the Alexander family's solicitor's draft responses to requisitions on title raised by the purchaser's solicitor, Walter Furley of Canterbury; the cash account of the Alexander family's solicitors (Emmerson & Co of Sandwich), showing the shares received by each of eight Alexander brothers and the succession duty paid;

Legal papers relating to the sale of Herne Bay windmill.

Solicitor's papers, drafts and accounts relating to the Alexander family's instructions to sell their 'family property' at Herne Bay for £1,400 to Mr Collard 'alias Horne'. The papers include a draft 'Schedule of Title Deeds and Writings relating to a messuage Windmill and lands at Herne Bay' dating from 1824 through to 1879, the property having been sold by the Charles brothers (Edmund and Charles) and Henry Stanley (Eliza's widower) to [James] Alexander on 31 August 1869. The firm of solicitors is Emmerson & Co, Sandwich, Kent.

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