Collection FREN - Michael French Collection

Farm Account Book 1887 Chesterton Windmill and Roller Mill Pampisford Watermill - View 3 Two men on a bridge over stream Harold, William and Edwin French William French Hildersham Windmill - View 2 Daily Payment Records Book 1903 Hildersham Windmill - View 1 Arthur Pratt French, Funeral notice of Nancy French's Memories Vic Rowse, Felicity French and Bill Mead Bill Mead with his delivery bicycle Group photograph of William French's Golden Wedding Arthur Pratt French Biographies of the millers of the French family Collection of Newspaper Cuttings Arthur Pratt French and Edwin French Edwin French in his office Edwin French and Major
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Michael French Collection


  • 1887-2014 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box, 1 album, 12 glass negatives and 1 large drawing

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Archival history

Donated to the Mills Archive by Michael French in 2012. Additional donations in 2014, 2017 and 2019.

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Photographs and documents inherited and collected by Michael French relating to the French family of millers and their mills.

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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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Archivist's note

Catalogued by Colin Mitchell and Guy Boocock. Collection level description revised by Nathanael Hodge, July 2012. 2012 and 2014 accessions catalogued by Anne Harrison, Jan-March 2018. 2019 accession catalogued by Nathanael Hodge, February 2019.

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