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Simmons, Herbert Edward Sydney (1901-1973)
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Photos and notes on Derbs, Leics and Notts windmills

Substantial photographic, technical, and newspaper information on windmills in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. The material appears have been collated by P J H Baker and then passed to Rex Wailes. Photographs were taken by several people, including Rex Wailes, Sid Simmons, and Richard Neville.

Baker, Paul H J

FWG 03566 - Individuals and general

Correspondence with Ken W. Hamlin; J. Kenneth Major; Archie S. Palmer; H.E.S. Simmons; Lawrence Stevens; Rex Wailes; Gerrard Young and other individuals. Indexed by Ken Kirsopp during stage 2 of Frank Gregory Online.

Watermills typescript

Includes introduction not present in first draft. This is a complete version of the partial text given as Appendix I in the 2007 printed volume. Part three (Thames tributaries south of the Chilterns) is loose in the front of the ring binder along with correspondence from H E S Simmons, R S Rothwell, Buckinghamshire County Museum (1967, re. deposit of manuscript) and Lorna Cassidy, as well as notes and sketches.

Freese, Stanley (1902-1972), town planner and artist

"Record of our lost treasures"

Article in the 'East Anglian Daily Times' about the photographic record of our mills heritage which H.E.S.Simmons built up and which is now available at the Science Museum.

Notebook listing Simmons postcards and Wood pictures

The notebook contains handwritten lists of H E S Simmons postcards, photos from the Ratcliffe collection and drawings by Karl S Wood. These are presumably lists of the material collected by T J Mason. The handwritten list of Simmons cards contains gaps, but a complete typescript list of the watermill cards, perhaps by Simmons himself, has been pasted over the handwritten list.
T J Mason's collection passed to Martin Mason, and was then sold; letter 46 in FWGC/1106833 from Stephen Buckland to Frank Gregory describes the sale of the Martin Mason collection, referring to a large amount of Simmons postcards, presumably those listed in this book. Frank Gregory's collection when catalogued at the Mills Archive was found to contain many Simmons postcards, now in the Simmons Collection (HESS). It also contained the Karl Wood drawings listed in this book, now catalogued as the Karl Wood Collection (WOOD); notes in T J Mason's hand were found with them.

Mason, Thomas James (1881-1961)

"Sussex Windmills"

Piece from the 'Eastbourne Gazette' noting the articles by H. E. S. Simmons that have appeared recently in the 'Sussex County Magazine', attempting an inventory of windmills.

Windmill, Bidston Hill

This image is undated; however it cannot be later than 1933 as this copy of the postcard bears a postmark of that date.

Message on reverse from Stanley Freese to H E S Simmons reads "Dear Mr Simmons, I started a little trip to the north on Tuesday, and am now at Carlisle. Went over v interesting mill (motor-driven now) at Upton Pk Chester, and sketched several in the Wirral and north of Liverpool. Have found a derelict mill near here. Didn't know there were any in Cumberland. Weather fine, except Tuesday and Thursday. Yrs Sincerley, Stanley Freese."

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Yaxley tower mill, Huntingdonshire

Black and white photograph of Yaxley tower mill, Huntingdonshire shown here with no sails.
"Fig (35). Yaxley, Hunts. (H E S Simmons photograph, 25 June 1932)".

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

Mills, Millwrights and Directories Notebook

A notebook compiled by Peter Dolman, sometime around 1985 that focuses mainly on various different mills, millwrights and notes from Kelly's Directory. Subjects include: Scottish watermills; Harry Meyers' Album; Lincolnshire trip; Simmons Notes; Notes from Len Osborne; Barton Millers; Notes from Milling Archive Files; Euston Mill; Millwrights; Numerous Kelly's Directories.

Dolman, Peter C J (1955-2002), miller

Suffolk Notes, Censuses and Directories

A notebook compiled by Peter Dolman containing notes mainly on Suffolk, dating between 1985 to 1987 with notes censuses and directories prominent. Contains notes on: Stanton; SPAB Mills Meetings; Tiptree Mill; A.G.M's; Thelnetham work restoration; Cambridge Chronicle; Trade directories; Censuses; Collection of lantern slides; Simmons Notes and Martin Watts Historical Sails.

Dolman, Peter C J (1955-2002), miller

Miscellaneous Notebook

A notebook by Peter Dolman containing miscellaneous notes on a variety of items including mills, meetings, family history, drawings and others. Items include: Pakenham; Whitmore and Binyon firm/family history; Horsford; Rex Wailes visit; Campsey Ash; Norwich library references; Thelnetham; H.E.S. Simmons notes; Holland; SPAB trips/meetings; Nottinghamshire; Windmills of Scotland/South Wales; Duffields and Great Thurlow.

Dolman, Peter C J (1955-2002), miller

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