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Photocopies of The Helen M Wilson windmill collection

8 folders of photocopies of photographs and postcards from the Helen M Wilson windmill collection held at the Science Museum, London (, and photocopies and originals of Stephen Buckland's notes on the images, identified using the Science Museum reference codes. The reverse of the photocopied images have Stephen's comments in pencil.
The folders are numbered as: IA; IB; II; IIIA; IIIB; IIIC; IV; V.

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

Negative albums

Negative albums containing negatives of windmills and watermills in individual sleeves, and indexes of the subject matter.

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

L C Chapman Collection

  • LCCP
  • Collection
  • 20th century

130 photographs, notebooks, newspaper cuttings and other material on English windmills. Includes the collection of L C Chapman's friend, Wilfred Banyard.

Chapman, Leslie Charles (1908-1992)

A surrender relating to a Corn Mill at Easthorpe, Bottesford

1 sheet of vellum measuring 69cm x 57cm comprising a surrender of a mortgage concerning an estate at Easthorpe, Bottesford and signed and sealed by The Reverend John Furniss Ogle and John Scrimshaw, miller. £417 and four shillings is paid in consideration for the surrender which includes a Corn Windmill at Easthorpe, "together with the Dressing Mill, Flour Mill, Mill Stones, Binns, Sails, Sail Clothes, Ropes, Tackle and all the other Materials, Utensils and Implements whatsoever..."

A year's lease for a watermill at Mill Bridge, Liversedge

1 sheet of vellum measuring 62cm x 39cm comprising a lease from Thomas Greenwood and Benjamin Wood of a corn mill at Mill Bridge, Liversedge to Elizabeth Kershaw. The description of the demised property includes, "All that Mill or building situate and being at Mill Bridge aforesaid used as a Corn mill with the water wheel, steam engine, engine house, drying kiln, machines, hoppers, Mill stones and all other implements, fixtures, geerings and things belonging to the said mill...". The indenture is signed and sealed by Wood and Greenwood.

Two 18th century documents relating to mills at Haughton and Thoresby Park, and to tree planting in the parkland of the Duke of Kingston (the Pierrepont Family)

1 folded sheet measuring 38cm x 31cm recording an agreement between the agent of the Duchess of Kingston and Thomas Thorpe (miller) relating to the diversion of the water supply to Haughton Mill and a weekly lease of new corn mill at Thoresby Park, the Duchess' corn and malt to be ground free of charge. For further content click on the link to the document transcription. A second folded sheet measuring 41cm x 31cm gives, "An Account of all the Trees taken out of the Nurserys and Planted in the Parke to 31 December 1762", seeming to relate to tree planting at either Thoresby Park or Holme Pierrepont Hall.

Extract of the will of John Scarbrough, farmer and miller, Lincolnshire

2 sheets of paper measuring 25cm x 40cm and extracted from registry of the Archdeaconry of Stow showing the last will and testament of John Scarbrough of Ashby, Bottesford, Lincolnshire. Bequests include land in Ashby called "Mill Hill" and giving "to my son John Scarbrough all that my corn wind mill with mill stones, sails, tackle, apparel, going geer......situated on Mill Hill".

Grant of Probate of the Will of John Jupp, Miller, Surrey

Probate document is on 1 sheet of vellum measuring approximately 24cm by 32cm and bearing the seal of the Court of Probate which grants probate to John Jupp's widow, Mary Jupp (Executrix) and Edward Scott (Executor). Attached is a copy of the Will of John Jupp "of Outwood in the Parish of Horne in the County of Surrey Miller" who died at Horne, Surrey, on 26 June 1860. The copy Will comprises 2 sheets of vellum measuring approximately 67 cm x 54 cm and was made on 5 November 1858.

Grant of Probate of the Will of Robert Robson, Miller, Hexham, Northumberland

Probate document is on 1 sheet measuring approximately 25cm x 14cm, bearing the seal of the Prerogative Court, York, and grants probate to Sarah Robson (widow) as Administratrix. Attached is a copy of the Will of Robert Robson, Miller, Hexham Northumberland, made on 9 December 1823 and which includes bequests relating to land at West Mill Lane, Hexham. The copy Will comprises 1 sheet of vellum measuring approximately 48cm x 74 cm.

Max Hoather Collection

  • MAXH
  • Collection
  • c 1930 - c 1990

Photographs of UK mills, correspondence.

Hoather, Max (c 1930 - c 1990)

Scrapbook of postcards, photographs and cuttings

Scrapbook of postcards of English mills. Photographs of Lacey Green Windmill, St Leonards Mill, Wincheslea, and Smock mill, Rye. Newspaper and magazine cuttings on mills and mill people in the United Kingdom. Stephen Buckland's scrapbook number 69.

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

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