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John Holman Collection of Mill Memorabilia

Brief list of material

  • 1 folder containing Kentish Gazette for 22/06/1929, and Daily Mail for 21/06/29
  • 1 folder undated letters from W. Coles Finch to John Holman (1930s)
  • 1 folder dated letters from W. Coles Finch to John Holman (1930-1933)
  • 1 folder letters from Thurston Hopkins to John Holman (1930s)
  • 1 envelope letters, & post cards from S.P.A.B. to John Holman + S.P.A.B. reports.
  • 1 envelope containing 2 pen & ink sketches by Ernest Christie, & letters from him to John Holman (1930s)
  • 1 envelope containing letters to Holman Brothers 1907-1910
  • 1 envelope containing letters, postcards, photographs & a yearbook, all on Dutch Mills
  • 1 folder of newspaper cuttings mounted on A4 paper, late 1940s-1960, some undated
  • 1 folder of letters to John Holman, 1929-1933, in alphabetical order of sender, with a list of their names.
  • 1 folder with various diagrams of mill workings, lists & notes on mills in Kent, various magazines with articles on Windmills in Sussex
  • 1 scrapbook of newspaper cuttings on mills in Kent, 1932/3, with photograph of Aldington Mill, 1882.
  • 1 scrapbook of newspaper cuttings on mills (not Kent) 1929- early 1930s, with 2 flour bags stuck into the back.
  • 1 scrapbook of newspaper cuttings on mills (mostly not Kent), many undated, some 1929-early 1930s, but with cutting from Illustrated London News, 1858 (Windmill at Jerusalem) pasted in the back
  • 1 scrapbook of newspaper cuttings of mills all over England, some undated, others 1935/6.
  • 1 scrapbook newspaper cuttings, and stories from magazines on mills in Kent & elsewhere,mostly 1932/4
  • 1 scrapbook newspaper cuttings, and stories from magazines on mills in Kent & elsewhere,mostly 1929/30
  • 1 photograph album with post cards & photographs of mills, most identified but undated.
  • 3 green photograph albums of snaps of Kent Mills taken by John Holman
  • 2 brown photographs albums of unidentified snaps of mills taken by John Holman
  • 1 brown photograph album containing only 9 snaps taken by John Holman
  • 1 photograph album containing photographs of construction of mill at St Margaret's Bay, 1929
  • 1 grey photograph album containing snaps of identified, but undated mills taken by various donors
  • 1 hardbacked notebook containing John Holman's windmill notes
  • 1 softbacked notebook containing John Holman's measurements of windmills
  • 1 hardbacked notebook containing details & prices of mill repairs from October 1883- (Holman Bros.)
  • 1 tin containing identified negatives in alphabetical order
  • 1 tin containing mostly unidentified negatives in envelopes.
  • "Chartered Mechanical Engineer" for March 1961, with article by Rex Wailes on "Windmills, their rise & decline"
  • "Windmills in Kent", by Rex Wailes & John Russell- excerpt of Trans. Newcomen Society, v. XXIX, 1953-4, 1954-5.
  • 1 framed photograph of Vale Mill in Guernsey, + unframed, but mounted photograph of same mill
  • 3 mounted photographs of Harbledown Mill, July 1913 before & during being dismantled.
  • 1 mounted photograph(damaged) of Swingfield Minnis Windmill
  • 1 mounted photograph of Swingfield Minnis Old Mill- debris
  • 1 mounted pen & ink sketch of Headcorn Mill.

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