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Family History Communications

  • FHIS
  • Collection
  • c 1980 - 2013 (includes copies of older images and documents)

Letters and emails to the Mills Archive about the family history of the correspondents, with copies of related images and documents.

The Mills Archive

Jenny West Collection

  • WEST
  • Collection
  • 19th-20th century

Photographs of Kent windmills taken by Jenny and her husband Richard, and other research material. Copy of BA dissertation 'The Watermills of the Hogsmill River', 1982.

West, Jenny

Mick Fuller Collection

  • FULL
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Images, research documents and field notes relating to Kent watermills; typescripts of three interviews with millers; copies of A Wells' Kent watermill sketches

Fuller, Mick J

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)

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

Harry Meyer Collection

  • MEYE
  • Collection
  • 1930s-1950s

Images and cuttings, mainly of windmills with some material on watermills, covering most UK counties. Parts of the collection have been given individual catalogue entries. The remainder is listed in the attached PDF.

Meyer, Harry (1900-1982), carpenter and mill photographer

Jim Woodward-Nutt Collection

  • JWNC
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Survey and images of mills in Scotland, mainly Aberdeenshire.

Woodward-Nutt, James, known as Jim

Don Paterson Collection

  • DONP
  • Collection
  • c 1900 - 2002

Extensive collection of notes, images and drawings relating to wind and water, with emphasis on North West England and North Wales. Some parts have been given individual catalogue entries, the remainder is listed in the attached PDF.

Paterson, Don (d 2002)

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)

P N Wilson Collection

  • PNWC
  • Collection
  • c 1800 - 1980

Collection of slides, photographs, documents and correspondence on UK and US water-powered sites.

Wilson, Lord Paul Norman, Baron of High Wray

T B Paisley Collection

  • PAIS
  • Collection
  • Early/mid 20th century

Images of UK windmills.

Paisley, Thomas Brownlee

Michael Short Collection

  • SHOR
  • Collection
  • 1785 - late 20th century

Images, correspondence, presscuttings, leaflets, notebooks and legal deeds relating to English windmills. The collection includes material created by Martin T Mason and T J Mason.

Short, Michael

Richard Hills Collection

  • RHSC
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century

Slides, postcards, photographs and cuttings of windmills. Slides of watermills. Slides, photographs and notes used for lectures and books.

Hills, Richard L

Paul Baker Collection

  • BAKE
  • Collection
  • 1940s-1960s

Negatives of UK windmill photographs and newspaper cuttings. Only Nottinghamshire images have been catalogued.

Baker, Paul H J

Geoff Holman Collection

  • HOLM
  • Collection
  • 19th century - 2012

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

Tony Yoward Collection

  • TYRN
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century - 2003

Research notes on Dorset and Hampshire watermills.

Yoward, Tony, industrial archaeologist

Ray Harlow Collection

  • RAYH
  • Collection
  • 2003 (including scans of originals from 1946, 1967 and 1999)

Photographs of Chillenden Windmill before and after its collapse. Two photographs by Rex Wailes (Gedney Dyke tower mill and Kitching's Mill, Friskney).

Harlow, Ray

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)

Douglas Pluck Collection

  • PLUC
  • Collection
  • Late 20th century

35mm slides of UK windmills and watermills.

Pluck, Douglas (d 1994)

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