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Arthur C Smith Collection

  • ACSC
  • Collection
  • 1969-1990

Black and white photographs and 35mm slides depicting windmills in 17 UK counties. Field notes, windmill descriptions, magazine articles and cuttings, original text and photos for the County Windmills series, correspondence.

Smith, Arthur C

Bodley Foundry Workshop Drawings

  • BFWD
  • Collection
  • 2003 (originals mid 19th - mid 20th centuries)

Workshop drawings, sketches and pattern shop instructions for waterwheels gearing and associated matters.

Bodley Brothers and Company

Brian Eighteen Mill Collection

  • EIGH
  • Collection
  • 1834-2015

Material on watermills in the Reading area, on the Thames, Kennet and Loddon rivers.

Eighteen, Brian (1930-2015), local historian

Cornwell Family Collection

  • CORN
  • Collection
  • c 1900 - 2015

Items created or collected by the Cornwell family relating to their work as millers.

Cornwell, Guy (d 2016)

Deeds of New Mill, Lydd

  • DNML
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1905

The collection of Covenant deeds and Abstracts of Title relating to the new Corn Mill of East Ryppe, Lydd shed light on the ever changing terms and conditions of the status and ownership of the mill for the period between 1801 and 1905.

New Mill, Lydd

Derek Ogden Collection

  • OGDE
  • Collection
  • 1932-2012

Files of reports, correspondence and other documents relating to UK millwrighting projects between 1965 and 1980 and US millwrighting projects between 1976 and 2012. Includes working drawings and photographs

Ogden, Derek, millwright

Derek Stidder Collection

  • STID
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Images of Surrey and Sussex watermills, many of which have appeared in books by Derek Stidder.

Stidder, Derek (1950-2017)

E M Gardner Collection

  • EMGC
  • Collection
  • 1930s-1960s

Images and documents of English watermills. Includes many photographic prints and some handwritten notes.

Gardner, E M (d 1959)

Frank W Gregory Collection

  • FWGC
  • Collection
  • c 1800 - 1998

Very large collection of documents and images, including original handwritten notes and drawings, relating to wind & water mills from many countries (mainly UK).

Gregory, Frank William (1917-1998)

Friends of Upminster Windmill Archive

  • FUWA
  • Collection
  • 1837-2014

Selected images from the digital archive of the Friends of Upminster Windmill. The full archive is maintained by the Friends; a copy is also held by the Mills Archive.

Gelder and Kitchen Mill Files

  • GELD
  • Collection
  • 1890s-2016

Architectural drawings of roller flour mills.

Gelder and Kitchen, architects

Geoff Holman Collection

  • HOLM
  • Collection
  • 19th century - 2014

Records of Holman Brothers Ltd, including ledgers, wage books, photographs, trade catalogues, correspondence, plans and other documents dating from the 19th century to 1975. These relate largely to ploughing and threshing, but also to millwrighting. To this Geoff Holman has added material he created or collected from the late 20th century to the 2000s relating to his research into the firm and his wider interest in wind and water mills. This includes photographs of mills, digital and paper drafts of a book on Holman Brothers and related research, and digital files on mills, mainly those in Kent.

Holman, Geoffrey Richard (1937-2011), photographer and mill enthusiast

H E S Simmons Collection

  • HESS
  • Collection
  • 1930s-1970s

Photographs of UK windmills and watermills on postcards.
Research notes on mills, both originals and photocopies produced by the Science Museum.

Simmons, Herbert Edward Sydney (1901-1973)

Heage Windmill Society photographic archive

  • GIFF-HWS
  • Collection
  • 1791 (digital copy) - 2007

Photographs relating to the history of Heage Windmill, mainly relating to the restoration carried out in 2000-2002.

Gifford, Alan

J Kenneth Major Foundation Collection

  • JKMC
  • Collection
  • 1773-2008

Images and documents on UK and foreign mills, amassed over a lifetime of research and recording. Emphasis on water-powered sites in the UK.

Major, J Kenneth (1928-2009), architect

James Venn Collection

  • VENN
  • Collection
  • 1894-2017

Manuscripts, research notes, documents and photographs relating to UK wind and watermills, principally Buckinghamshire. Incorporates the collection of Stanley Freese, which was bequeathed to James Venn and added to by him.

Venn, James (1921-2014)

Ken Preece Collection

  • PREE
  • Collection
  • 1842 (later copy) - 1989

Albums of UK windmill photos. Photo of Ken Preece and short biography.

Preece, Ken, photographer

Michael Dufau Collection

  • DUFA
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century

Photographs of UK mills. Drawings of Higher Bebington Windmill. Two spindles from cotton mills.

Dufau, Michael

Michael Dunn Collection

  • DUNN
  • Collection
  • 1930s to 1970s

Images and correspondence regarding UK windmills, with an emphasis on East Anglia.

Dunn, Michael (1916-1993)

Mildred Cookson Foundation Collection

  • MCFC
  • Collection
  • 18th century - present

UK and foreign Mills. Emphasis on wind-powered sites in the UK, Europe and North America.

Cookson, Mildred M, miller

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