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Burne, Edward Lancaster (1869-1946), engineer
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Note 'per E.L.B' - Couldson Common Mill

Note entitled, 'per E.L.B.' regarding Coulsdon Common Mill as follows: 'Belonged to a man named Brigden who had a post-mill at Sydenham & a smock (hand winded) at Ewell, Surrey. The mill had two [common] sails & two springs or patents, can't say which. As a lad Brigden's man told me that his boss christened her, which might date the mill to the 50's or early 60's. Went over when a lad about 1884, when I think she had only just finished work'.

Pocket notebook - 1933 or later

A repurposed pocket diary for October 1933 measuring 6.5 cm x 9 cm containing notes on the mills listed at 'Place access points' below. These include more detailed notes about: the toll board and exterior cleats at Llanddeusant, Anglesey; some drawings under the heading, 'Windmills for the Generation of Electricity, Institute for Research in Agricultural Engineering, University of Oxford'; a reference to 'Parsonage Mill' at Eastbourne 'painted by Hine'; a reference to a book of photos as Eastbourne town hall showing mills in the 1870s and referencing, 'E.L.B. 50 years ago'.

Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex

Windmill uses and limitations

Article from The Times Engineering supplement October 1919 describing thr uses and limitations of windmills.

Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex

Research material on wind engines

Correspondence, notes, drawings and photographs relating to Castle Farm Wind Engine, Newent and Halstead Hall Farm Wind Engine.

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

Mill sale

Article from Morning Post 19.08.1935 with photo of Patchem Windmill and note that it is for sale

Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex

Burne's mill, Blackheath

With Kent-type cap, derelict fan and stocks. Open-framed and standing on tall wooden pylon which lower down encloses boarded wooden structure. Site appears to be wood or private garden. Caption appears to date photo to 1989 but this doubtful. Same mill as 1111800.

Gregory, Frank William (1917-1998), mill researcher

Faversham Waterworks, New Pumping Mill

Part of the Rex Wailes collection.
An advertising card for Messrs Hill & Son, Ashford.
Mill erected in 1863. Reverse of card contains hand written technical notes from Mr Lancaster Burne about the sails, the gearing, the pump and the standby engine,


Correspondence with T Lindsay Baker of Texas

Correspondence between J Kenneth Major and Professor T Lindsay Baker of Texas between 24 April 1977 and 23 July 2008. Includes letters, memos and articles about wind engines in England, Europe and the United States. Items sent by Baker with the correspondence and originals of items sent by Major to Baker will be elsewhere in the J Kenneth Major collection. This file contains sorrespondence between staff at the Mills Archive and T Lindsay Baker regarding the biography of J Kenneth Major. Two letters at the end of the file between T Lindsay Baker and Helen Major relate to J Kenneth Major's final illness in June 2009.

Major, J Kenneth (1928-2009), architect


Deans Farm, Caversham; Gelli Groes; Kilcott Mill; North Furzeham, Devon; Fairford Mill; Wray Common, Reigate; Wortley Forge; Lancaster Burnes; midland mills; Churchill and Brampton; Ford Mill, Felin Newydd; Crug y Bar; Waltham Abbey; Kibworth; Brampton and Carlisle; Stainsby; M de la Chaussee; Moulins a Sarasin; Ravenbury Mill.

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