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Grand River Conservation Commission fonds.
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Holden : report : Hydro Electric Power Commission Hydraulic Department, Aug. 13, 1938.

File consists of mimeograph copies of correspondence from O. Holden, Chief Hydraulic Engineer at the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, listing the plans and hydrographs submitted to the Commission for their use. Includes attached tables summarizing flow data at Fergus and Galt from 1914 to 1936.

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Minutes and notices of meetings, Kitchener, Ont., 1938-1939.

File consists of minutes, meeting notices and related correspondence. The "first regular meeting of the Grand River Conservation Commission was called by the Hon. Colin Campbell, Minister of Public Works, on Wednesday June 27th, 1938 at 2:30 p.m. at the residence of Commissioner Hugh Templin, Fergus, Ontario."

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Grand Valley Authority, Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 3, 1944.

File consists of agenda, minutes, supporting documents and related correspondence. Includes ts. originals of some items. Includes newspaper clippings and ms. notes. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss with other county and township councils the "advisability of organizing a conservation association throughout the territory bordering the Grand River and tributary streams and in Grey County to the north for the purpose of carrying out conservation in all its branches." Includes a memorandum from J.R. Dymond, Secretary, concerning the "Guelph Conference," forwarded to E.F. Roberts by Wm. Philip with note: "This is your baby, Roberts. "

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Commission meeting, Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 14, 1945.

File consists of annotated agenda, supporting documents and related correspondence. Includes ts. carbon Chairman's report and ts. original Secretary-Treasurer's report, a motion on organizing a general conservation authority dated Nov. 14, 1945 and an untitled 5 p. ts. on conservation.

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Annual meeting, Brantford, Ont., Feb. 17, 1953.

File consists of minutes, agenda, supporting documents and related correspondence. Includes a later report dated April 17, 1953: "Report of a meeting called by the Chief Conservation Engineer, Dept. of Planning and Development, of the Executive, Grand River Conservation Commission, and a Committee appointed by the Grand Valley Conservation Authority" Includes ms. notes.

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Commission meeting, Galt, Ont., Oct. 6, 1958.

File consists of minutes, supporting documents and related correspondence, some original, for a special meeting held to "inform the Commission concerning the results of the Special Committee's meeting with the Minister, Department of Planning and Development, subsequent correspondence and a personal meeting the Chairman had with the Minister regarding the use of lands owned by the Commission in the Conestogo Area."

Includes correspondence between Chairman M. Pequegnat and W.M. Nickle, Minister of the Dept. of Planning and Development, concerning the Commission's legal authority to lease cottage lots. At this meeting Ilmar Kao was appointed as Manager and Assistant Secretary as of Oct. 15, 1958. Includes ms. notes.

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Commission meeting, Brantford, Ont., Sept. 16, 1960.

File consists of agenda, minutes and supporting documents. Includes original correspondence to the Commission from Chairman Geo. E. Fisher and a 4 p. ts. carbon report by E.F. Roberts: "Water supply to municipalities and other users within the Grand River watershed." Includes ms. draft minutes by I. Kao. Also in this file are copies of a "Memorandum to the County Road Committee of the County of Wellington re: the Conestogo project of the Grand River Conservation Commission" dated July 30, 1956 and marked "Exhibit A." Its presence in this file is unaccounted for.

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Inspection tour, July 10, 1963.

File includes material relating to the GRCC Annual Inspection Tour. Includes correspondence to and from I. Kao, list of members and guests, signatures of attendees, ms. schedule and instructions by I. Kao.

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Commission meeting, Fergus, Ont., Nov. 24, 1964.

File consists of agenda, supporting documents, minutes and related correspondence to and from Ilmar J. Kao, government officials and others. This meeting was called to discuss and act upon the executive "Report on the resources management, present & future, in the Grand River watershed," Nov. 24, 1964, concerning amalgamation of the GRCC and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. This file also contains minutes of executive and general meetings from June to November 1964. Contains ms. draft correspondence and ms. notes.

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Acres Conestogo.

File consists of material relating to the Conestogo Dam project, including correspondence to and from Wm. Philip and others and reports from H.G. Acres Co., Consulting Engineers. This general file covers all aspects of the project from land expropriation, engineering, government support, etc. Includes ms. notes by Wm. Philip as well as ms. draft letters by E.F. Roberts.

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Annual and other meeting agendas and minutes.

File contains minutes and financial statements of the GRCC, annual meeting agendas and supporting documents and reports for several years between 1942 and 1959, some marked by Wm. Philip. Includes Wm. Philips ms. notes on assessments to municipalities. Includes a separate group of material relating to setting up a county forest, submitted by I.C. Marritt, Zone Forester.

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Correspondence.

File consists of unrelated correspondence found loose, some with the Ontario Government. Includes information about the Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River. Includes ms. drafts by W.P.

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Grand River and Johnston.

File consists of legal correspondence between Sims, McIntosh, Schofield & Sims and C.C. Fairchild, Ontario Land Surveyor, relating to lands acquired by the GRCC. Includes description of property and ms. notes.

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Grand River and McDougal.

File consists of material relating to acquisition of land by the GRCC. Includes land transfer documents, four blueprint surveys and one original pen and ink survey by C.C. Fairchild, Ontario Land Surveyor.

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Luther.

William Philip's copies of material relating to the Luther Marsh Dam project. Includes correspondence, reports, an agreement, map [Lake Superior showing northern Ontario, including Sault Ste. Marie, and northern Michigan] and minutes. Includes notes by William Philip on some correspondence.

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Administration : Financial : Accounts : Conestogo

Series consists of material relating to the capital and land clearing accounts for financing and construction of the Conestogo Dam Project, including gauge stations. Each folder contains quarterly financial statements for a particular account, accompanied by correspondence, receipts, invoices, tax notices, ms. notes, etc.

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Conestogo operating accounts : no. 4, October, November, December, 1958.

File consists of material relating to the Conestogo operating accounts for the fourth quarter of 1958. Includes summaries of amounts passed at meetings, accompanied by correspondence, receipts, and invoices. Includes tax notices for properties owned by the GRCC in the Township of Peel, accompanied by a ts. summary list. Includes ms. notes.

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Conestogo operating : R. Osgathorpe, 1959.

File consists of material maintained by I. Kao relating to Conestogo Dam operations supervised by R. Osgathorpe, such as supplies, equipment, maintenance, vehicles, personnel, lessees, signage, etc. Includes correspondence forwarded and notes to I. Kao by E.F. Roberts for his handling, ms. notes, sketches, memoranda and inter-office correspondence to and from I. Kao and R. Osgathorpe. Includes legal correspondence and 4 b&w photographs of signs advising danger due to flooding.

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Mechanical and Maintenance Department, 1959.

File consists of material relating to operation of the Mechanical and Maintenance Department. Includes correspondence, memoranda and notes to and from I. Kao, manager, H.A. Cameron, E.F. Roberts and others concerning repairs, equipment, etc. Includes product ephemera, sketches.

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Salvage account, 1957.

File consists of GRCC account balances, summaries and invoices for deposit of amounts for such items as hay, gravel, logs, copper wire, machinery, etc. and appears to be E.F. Rogers file. Includes ms. notes to and from E.F. Rogers.

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Correspondence : A.

File consists of "A" correspondence to and from Frank P. Adams, Secretary, Grand River Conservation Commission on a variety of topics, including bids and tenders for construction of the Shand Dam, employment inquiries and land purchases from individuals.

Includes an article by S.W. Archibald, Consulting Engineer, "Ontario stream control : an investigation of the application of the drainage acts of the Province of Ontario to the problem of flood control and damage prevention" (no publication information).

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D miscellaneous folder.

File consists of "D" correspondence to and from F.P. Adams. Correspondents include Dominion Bridge Co. re sluice gates, Dominion Engineering Co. and others re tenders, also correspondence re information requests and property purchases.

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G miscellaneous folder.

File consists of "G" correspondence to and from F.P. Adams, the GRCC and others on a variety of topics, including requests for general information, land purchase, suppliers, complaints, etc. Correspondents include government officials, contractors, suppliers and individuals.

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Ontario Municipal Board : Grand River assessment appeals.

File consists of material relating to appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board from municipalities concerning costs assessed against them by the GRCC. Includes ts. copies of appeals from individual municipalities, and supporting documentation including: "Summary assessment reports of Messrs. James Mackintosh and J. Morris", April 18, 1934 and Feb. 23, 1939; "GRCC, Assessment of costs: details"; correspondence from the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests surveys branch concerning assessment costs dated Feb. 23, 1939, Mackintosh and Morris' report dated April 18, 1934;
*"Copy of report on Grand River Conservation Project, prepared by T.H. Hogg ..., L.V. Rourke, Surveyor general of Ontario.

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Preston.

File consists of correspondence to and from F.P. Adams, the GRCC and the Town of Preston . Includes a carbon copy of "Ontario. The Ontario Municipal Board. In the matter of the Grand River Conservation Act 1938 : reasons for appeal of the Corporation of the Town of Preston," dated 29 Aug. 1939.

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Shand Dam.

File consists of material relating to the construction and opening of the Shand Dam. Includes lists of allowances and salaries, ts. carbon lists of invitees to the sod turning ceremony for the Shand Dam held July 11, 1939, documents relating to the employment of local labour and to "Foundation exploration: instructions for the drilling inspector."

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Sterne, E.T.

File consists of correspondence to and correspondence copies by Frank P. Adams, Secretary, Grand River Conservation Commission and E.T. Sterne, of G.F. Sterne & Sons, Chemical Manufacturers, Consulting Chemical Engineers, Brantford, Ont.

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Untitled file.

File consists of material removed from original files at some later date for an unknown purpose, also material found loose as a result of file box damage. Includes correspondence to Frank P. Adams, Secretary, Grand River Conservation Commission and others. letters include H.G. Acres concerning properties and clearing in the Shand flowage; W. Philip to W.L. Mackenzie King, June 11, 1940(ts. carbon). Includes a drawing with title "P.W.C. : Shand Dam, Ont. : construction 1939-1940", which includes inset sections, some hand colouring.

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Belwood Lake : roads.

File consists of material relating to roads, road diversions and closings. Includes correspondence relating to a cottage lot road access request, as well as several ts. carbon pages of extracts from executive meeting minutes, 1939-1940.

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H.A. Cameron

File consists of correspondence to and from E.F. Roberts and H.A. Cameron and others relating to GRCC business and operations, including personnel, land buildings and services. Includes a letter dated March 12, 1945 from H.G. Acres to E.F. Roberts concerning operating procedure at the Shand Dam and the timing of raising the lake level, with the comment that "facilities for keeping track of the operations at Shand are still rather primitive on account of the lack of recording gauges..."

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C3.

File consists of "C" correspondence to and from E.F. Roberts. Includes correspondence with suppliers, and an unsolicited application for a position.

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