Part of Rex Wailes Collection
90 pages of manuscript for a paper entitled, 'The Windmills of Suffolk, Part I, Post mills' which begins, 'To paraphrase the well known saying about "All windmills are interesting but some are more so than others", the post mills of Suffolk can fairly claim to be as interesting as any in England'.
The narrative refers to a survey of all the working corn windmills in Suffolk in 1926 (prior to a meeting of the Newcomen Society) and then to subsequent surveys in 1937-1939 for SPAB and the Suffolk Preservation Society. The paper tracks the research noted in REXW-NOT-039-001 and concludes, 'It is hoped to include further notes on Suffolk millwrights in Part II of this paper'. It ends with a list of Suffolk mills visited in 1926 and 1937-1939, tracking the changes in their operational state.