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Negatives of windmills in Kent.

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

Notebook - 1967 to 1968

A Reporters Notebook labelled 'Bath Nov 1967, Group 9 Reading Feb 1968, Kent & Staffs 1968', the contents being itemised on the front and back covers.
The 'Bath' section of the notebook begins with 43 pages of notes which appear to have been taken at a conference on industrial archaeology and possible means of preserving its heritage, including discussion of open-air museums. Notes are taken from talks by: Angus Buchanan - 'The Status of Industrial Archaeology; 'The Techniques of Industrial Archaeology, Part I and II' - Michael Rix and Frank Atkinson, respectively; and a paper given by Kenneth Hudson, giving particular reference to the approach adopted by museums in Scandinavia.
The 'Reading' section is marked 'Group 9, CBA' and features notes on lectures given at a further symposium on: the farm estate at Buscott Park (John Grayson) - at one time considered to be the most industrialised in the country; the Bucklebury Foundry ([Mc]Combe); and S. & E. Collier's gravel and brick-works [in Reading] (Ken Major).
The remainder of the notebook records visits to various industrial buildings and works in Kent (including a waterworks, two breweries and a wheelwrights) and numerous sites in Staffordshire, including several concerned with the china and earthenware manufacturing industry and surrounding canal network. Mills visited are listed at 'Place access points' below. Unindexed watermills were visited at: Park Mill, High Offley, Eccleshall; Wetley Rocks; and Cookshill, Caverswall, as was an unidentified mill called Logwood [Logwodd] Mill about which, Wailes notes, a film was made by the BBC .

Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex

"New sites - mechanical"

Information on industrial windmills. Includes references to copper mill, Alderley Edge; brass mill, Macclesfield; Stockport cotton mills; E Lancaster Burne's electricity generating windmill, Newent, Gloucestershire; sawmill, Lamberhurst, Kent; Arundel cement mill.

Legal papers relating to the sale of Herne Bay windmill.

An array of legal correspondence, papers, drafts and accounts associated with the parties to the sale of the windmill at Herne Bay in July 1879. The papers date between 13 July 1878 to 16 October 1880 and relate to: correspondence regarding the payment of succession duty on the deaths of Henry Stanley and James Alexander; a dispute as to responsibility for paying for the previous miller's fixtures (the miller, Thomas Wootton having been given notice to quit upon the sale of the windmill); ascertaining details as to the birth and death dates/ burial locations of various members of the Alexander family and other individuals previously having an interest in the mill (such as Edward Charles and Henry Stanley); queries regarding progress on the administration of James Alexander's estate. Some of the correspondence from the Alexander family is written on black-edged mourning paper.

Will of Edward Charles relating to a windmill at Herne Bay

1 page of paper measuring 44 cm x 33 cm and folded in two comprising a copy of the will of Edward Charles in which he makes various bequests to his children, Charles, Edmund and Eliza. His bequest to his daughter of the "mill bake house lodge stable and premises situate in the Parish of Herne" is made to her "for her sole and separate use free from marital control". Earlier references in the will are to bequests being made to Eliza "for her own sole & separate use and benefit absolutely without being in any manner subject to the debts engagements or control of any husband with whom she may happen to intermarry".

Agreement for the sale of Herne Bay windmill.

One piece of paper measuring approximately 33 cm x 41 cm, folded in two, and recording the agreement between the eight Alexander brothers (Joseph and James, both farmers of Lower Garrington, Littlebourne acting as agents for the others) to sell the windmill at Herne Bay to Joseph William Horne "otherwise William Collard," licensed victualler of Richmond Inn, Herne Bay. The property sold comprises, "all that windmill and all that messuage or tenement and bakehouse with the outbuildings thereunto belonging and the land adjoining thereto situate lying and being at Herne Bay..... late in the occupation of Alfred Taylor and now Thomas Wootton Together with all the machinery tackle fixtures fittings and gear in and about the said windmill....". The agreement provides for the vendors who inherited the property from their late father, James Alexander, as "coheirs in gavelkind", to provide an abstract of title tracing ownership back to Edward Charles of Reculver.

Research notes

Collection of undated research notes on:

  • an analysis of Suffolk post mills (72 pages);
  • winding gear (15 pages);
  • Robertson's windmill, Virginia (17 pages);
  • Cranbrook mill (11 pages);
  • a draft paper on the development of windmills, bearing similarity to sections of Wailes' 'Windmills in England' (published 1948) as well as a section on horse gear (24 pages);
  • drawings/tracings of mill mechanisms, particularly bell alarms and sack hoists (3 pages);
  • Suffolk windmills begining with 'W' listed at 'Place access points' below (3 cards);

Also a bundle of loose notes mostly focusing on Suffolk mills, some being undated, those that are ranging in date from 6 October 1928 to 29 April 1932.

Pages from a loose-leaf notebook - 1926 to 1929

Assorted brief 'aide memoire' and more detailed notes on a variety of milling matters including: notes taken from books/papers and maps (e.g. 'Dynamics of Windmills' - J.A. Griffiths, the 'English Encyclopedia', 1802, Merian's 'View of London', 1638 and 'The Miller, 1900 and 1916); lists of milling journals, articles, reports and academic papers (including electricity generation); more detailed notes and drawings on the mills listed at 'Place access points' below; a June 1926 typed packing and kit list for a trip to Suffolk and expenses incurred; mileage and logbooks for a trip in June 1928 and again for Wailes' Easter trip to Anglesey in 1929; notes taken from a visit to the Sussex Archives Collection including an account of the relocation of an entire Brighton windmill in 1797; a list of Lancashire mills in working order; and an anecdote about an interaction between a miller and the King of Prussia.

Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex

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