- c 1900 - 1986 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
110 boxes and albums of varying size
Name of creator
On his death in 1986, the majority of Rex Wailes's collection was donated to the National Monuments Record (now the Historic England Archive) and the Science Museum. A large amount of material however remained in Rex's shed, and was retrieved by Alan Stoyel and kept by him until transfer to The Mills Archive in 2004 and subsequently. Other material had been given to the SPAB Mills Section or to other researchers - when these collections came to The Mills Archive, Rex Wailes material was identified and moved to the Rex Wailes collection. The Rex Wailes collection at the Science Museum was transferred to the Mills Archive in July 2019.
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Scope and content
Images and documents on windmills and watermills in various regions of the UK, Europe and the USA. Includes material on the sugar mills of Barbados. Some parts of the collection have been given individual catalogue entries; the remainder is listed in the attached PDF.
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Conditions governing access
This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.