Collection JKMC - J Kenneth Major Foundation Collection

"Negs of watermills up to 1963" "Watermills negatives vol II" "Watermill negatives vol III" Windmill negatives Animal engine negatives Mill negatives Danzey Green Worcestershire, Opening Ceremony Tail pole and wheel, Danzey Green Worcestershire Danzey Green Worcestershire, drive to governors Danzey Green Worcestershire, brake wheel Danzey Green Worcestershire, Vincent Pargeter Berkswell windmill,Warwickshire Berkswell windmill, Warwickshire, sails Berkswell windmill, Warwickshire, brake wheel Berkswell windmill, Warwickshire, bevel wheel Berkswell windmill, Warwickshire, back of brake wheel Berkswell windmill, Warwickshire, brake band Berkswell windmill, Warwickshire, cast iron gear Berkswell windmill, Warwickshire, brake lever Berkswell windmill, Warwickshire, stone nut
Results 1 to 20 of 1333 Show all
Original Digital object not accessible

Reference code



J Kenneth Major Foundation Collection


  • 1773-2008 (Creation)

Level of description


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.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Scope and content

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

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

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

Related descriptions

Alternative identifier(s)

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Archivist's note

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

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places