Collection JKMC - J Kenneth Major Foundation Collection

Painting Old Mill, Swanage, pond and church Uplyme Mill, Lyme Regis Uplyme Mill, Lyme Regis End view, Uplyme Mill, Lyme Regis Town Mills, Gillingham Town Mills, Gillingham, by night Town Mills, Gillingham, and House Bindon Mill, Wool, and cows Painting Uplyme Mill, Lyme Regis White Mill, Sturminster Marshall Downstream view, Sturminster Mill, Sturminster Newton Mill and Roman Walls Mill pond and steps, Old Mill, Swanage Mill pond, Old Mill, Swanage Lordsmead Downstream view Upwey Mill, Upwey Abbotsbury Mill, Abbotsbury, and distant chapel
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J Kenneth Major Foundation Collection


  • 1773-2008 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

125 boxes, 35 albums, 298 architectural drawings


Archival history

Progressively transferred to the Mills Archive from 2002 onwards. Book collection added to the Mills Archive Library.

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

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This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • English

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A set of trade catalogues collected by J Kenneth Major is held at the Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading.

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Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.

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