E Lancaster Burne Correspondence

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence and other documents on the subject of wind and watermills and the use of wind power to generate electricity.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Lancaster Burne (1869-1946) was an engineer and early member of the Newcomen Society. He designed a system to use windmills to generate electricity. For a longer biography of E Lancaster Burne, see the Profiles section of our website.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to all readers by appointment at The Mills Archive, Reading. We are open Monday to Friday from 10am-3pm.

Archivist's Note

Collection catalogued May 2011; revised by Nathanael Hodge May 2012.

Custodial History

Part of a large amount of archival material in the possession of the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, which was transferred to The Mills Archive in February 2004.

Related Material

A memoir by his daughter of E Lancaster Burne's work on windmills, together with family photographs is held at the Surrey History Centre (Ref. No. 6837).

Several photographs of windmills taken by E Lancaster Burne are held in the Kenneth G Farries Collection at the Mills Archive.