Collection JKMC - J Kenneth Major Foundation Collection

Unidentified miller Stone dresser 2 Millstone dressing, watermill, Flitwick Biography of E Lancaster Burne Biography of J Kenneth Major 1987 Dorset Tour Notes Waterworks at London Bridge for supply of the City of London with Thames Water 1st Elevation of the Water Engine at London Bridge 2nd Elevation of the Water Engine at London Bridge Old London Bridge from Southwark Old London Bridge from Southwark Letter concerning Mill on Teviot Indenture, Alston, Cumberland Indenture, Bedingham, Norfolk Documents relating to repairs at Bamfmill, Kelso Correspondence with T Lindsay Baker of Texas Small shaft and timber bearing beam, Felton Mill, Felton View of snow-covered outbuildings Waterwheel, bevel gears and vertical shaft, Felton Mill, Felton View with arches indicating location of wheel, Twizel Mill, Cornhill-on-Tweed
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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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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.

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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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Archivist's note

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

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Physical storage

  • Box: Miscellaneous Glass Slides Box
  • Shelf: HH1
  • Shelf: II1
  • Shelf: W 305
  • Box: J K Major Turbine Catalogues
  • Shelf: GG1
  • Box: J Kenneth Major Miscellaneous