Black and white photographs and 35mm slides depicting windmills in 17 UK counties. Field notes, windmill descriptions, magazine articles and cuttings, original text and photos for the County Windmills series, correspondence.
Arthur C Smith Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Arthur C Smith travelled throughout the country by bicycle the 1970s and 1980s, locating and recording windmill sites. The results of these investigations were published between 1974 and 1989 in the County Windmills series. For more information on Arthur C Smith, see the Profiles section of our website.
The collection was meticulously arranged, labelled and listed by Arthur C Smith himself. This arrangement has been preserved.
Conditions Governing Access
Available to all readers by appointment at The Mills Archive, Reading. We are open Monday to Friday from 10am-3pm.
Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.
Conditions Governing Use
Printed and high resolution copies of photographs can be made available, subject to a charge. Please see our website for details.
Copyright restrictions may apply.
A complete set of the County Windmills series of books was included in the collection. These have been placed in the Mills Archive library.
Donated to The Mills Archive by Arthur C Smith in July 2002.