Photographs of windmills and watermills throughout England and in the Netherlands.
E Mitford Abraham Glass Slides
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Administrative / Biographical History
E Mitford Abraham was born in 1882 and lived at Caydale Mill, Yorkshire. He was a Quaker and descendant of Margaret Fell, wife of George Fox. He inherited Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston (then in Lancashire, now Cumbria), home of Margaret Fell and centre of early Quakerism, and lived there from 1940 to 1954, when he sold it to the Society of Friends. Some of his brief notes on windmills were published in Ulverston in 1949. He died at Green House Farm, Colton, Ulverston in 1959.
The glass slides arrived at the Mills Archive in boxes labelled A-F, with the slides in each box numbered. This order has been preserved.
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Collection level description revised by Nathanael Hodge, May 2012.
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E Mitford Abraham gave the collection to the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1956. In 1977 his daughter Margaret Fell James (nee Abraham) gave the Mills Section permission to keep the material and allow access to it. In February 2004 it was transferred to the Mills Archive along with the other collections held by the Mills Section.