Correspondence and other documents on the subject of wind and watermills and the use of wind power to generate electricity.
E Lancaster Burne Correspondence
Scope and Content
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.
Available to all readers by appointment at The Mills Archive, Reading. We are open Monday to Friday from 10am-3pm.
Collection catalogued May 2011; revised by Nathanael Hodge May 2012.
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.