CollectionC.P. Davies
TitleC.P. Davies
Extent44 m/1,491 items
DescriptionA unique archive consisting of press cuttings, photographs and manuscript notes, arranged in over 100 boxes in the basement store. It centres on Kent and Sussex mills, but there is also a substantial coverage of other UK and European mills. The collection also contains about 200 books on mills and milling, which are not yet catalogued.
PhysicalDescriptionCuttings, photographs, albums, letters, pamphlets, scrapbooks, negatives, glass plate negatives and books and trade catalogues
Admin historyC.P. Davies worked for many years as Reference Librarian at Folkestone and carefully arranged the material as he acquired it. He spent a lot of time contacting millers themselves and placed their letters in the collection. A substantial part of the collection is 46 boxes of material on Kent mills, 14 on Sussex mills and 18 boxes covering the rest of the British Isles, plus photograph and postcard albums (13+), and many records (19th & 20th century) of the milling family from Dover the Mannerings.
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