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Pequegnat, Marcel
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Marcel Pequegnat fonds.

  • SCA209-GA188
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1869, [ca. 1887]-1987, predominant [ca. 1887]-1961

Fonds consists of records accumulated by Marcel Pequegnat in his professional roles as superintendent of the Kitchener Water Commission, vice-chairman of the Grand River Conservation Commission, and president of the Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company; and records collected by him relating to the history of these bodies.

Records relating to the Kitchener Water Commission and its predecessor, the Berlin Water Works Company, span from ca. 1887 to 1961, and are mainly from 1898 to the 1930s. Records relating to the Grand River Conservation Commission cover the period from 1939 to 1943. Includes correspondence, contracts and other legal documents, reports, minutes, architectural and technical drawings, photographs and other visual material, press clippings, ephemera, and advertising material.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : H.

File consists of 11 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "H". Includes receipts and tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : G.

File consists of 11 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "G". Includes receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : E.

File consists of four pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "E". Includes an invoice.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : D.

File consists of 12 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "D". Includes tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : C.

File consists of 25 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "C". Includes tenders and a telegram.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : B.

File consists of 12 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "B". Includes boiler inspection reports, tenders, and a flier.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Local History

Series consists of two issues of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, commemorating Canada's centennial and Kitchener's 125th anniversary.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Berlin water works plans.

File consists of a plan of the Berlin water works at Shoemaker Avenue, showing the proposed outlet of the dam; and a plat of the land of the Berlin Water Works Company. Plat shows land owned by Alexander Shoemaker, Jane Ann Shoemaker, James Potter, Berlin Water Works Company, and Moffett, Hodgkins, & Clarke.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1903 : S.

File consists of 3 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "S". Includes a tender.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1903 : R.

File consists of 8 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "R". Includes tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1903 : N, O.

File consists of 15 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "N" and "O". Includes receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1903 : K, L.

File consists of 4 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "K" and "L". Includes a tender.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1903 : G.

File consists of 5 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "G". Includes a receipt and an invoice.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1903 : E, F.

File consists of 4 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "E" and "F". Includes receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Marcel Pequegnat : Personal

Series consists of material relating to the Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship established by the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation. Includes a letter to Pequegnat and an issue of the Grand River Conservation Authority's newsletter, On the Grand.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Property agreements.

File consists of three agreements relating to the transfer of the property at Frederick and Weber Streets in Kitchener (53 to 61 Frederick Street) from Michael Massel to Arthur Pequegnat in 1907, the lease of the building owned by The Berlin and Racycle Manufacturing Company on the property to Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited (1953), and the transfer of the property to the City of Kitchener in 1964. The latter agreement is a photocopy.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1903 : C.

File consists of 34 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "C". Includes receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1903 : B.

File consists of 3 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "B". Includes boiler inspection reports and a tender.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1902 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of approximately 80 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "I" to "Z". Includes receipts, invoices, and tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1902 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of approximately 70 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "A" to "H". Includes receipts, invoices, tenders, and boiler inspection reports.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : W.

File consists of 11 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "W". Includes a telegram and tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : T, U, V.

File consists of 12 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "T", "U", and "V". Includes a telegram and receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : R.

File consists of 8 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "R". Includes a receipt, tenders, and a catalogue page.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Visual Material

Series consists of photographs and other visual materials relating to the Kitchener Water Commission and the Grand River Conservation Commission. Photographs relating to the Kitchener Water Commission depict construction of water works facilities, pump houses, and pumping equipment mainly at the Shoemaker (now Greenbrook) and Strange Street pumping stations. Some photographs include the water commissioners. Photographs relating to the GRCC depict the the construction of the Shand and Conestogo dams.

Series also includes a mid-19th century portrait and cartes-de-visite of unidentified women and men, perhaps friends or relatives of the Pequegnat family.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Press clippings and ephemera.

File consists of press clippings relating to the history of The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company and members of the Pequegnat family. Includes clippings from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record and photocopied articles from the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. File also includes ephemera relating to exibitions of Pequegnat clocks at the Joseph Schneider Haus (Kitchener, 1984) and the National Museum of Science and Technology (Ottawa, 1975).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : P, Q.

File consists of 6 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "P" and "Q". Includes receipts and a flier.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : N, O.

File consists of 8 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "N" and "O". Includes receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : M.

File consists of 7 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "M". Includes an invoice.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : K, L.

File consists of 14 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "K" and "L". Includes an invoice.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : G.

File consists of 10 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "G". Includes a telegraph, receipts, and invoices.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : E, F.

File consists of 7 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "E" and "F". File also includes handwritten notes.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : C.

File consists of 11 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "C". Includes a telegraph.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1901 : B.

File consists of 13 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "B". Includes tenders and boiler inspection reports.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Grand River Conservation Commission

Series consists of records accumulated and used by Marcel Pequegnat in his role as vice-chairman of the Grand River Conservation Commission. Records pertain to the administration and activities of the Commission. Includes correspondence (including carbon copies) and minutes of regular, annual, and executive committee meetings.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Pequegnat clocks : sign.

File consists of an embossed cardboard sign advertising Pequegnat clocks. Sign reads: Say "Peginaw" / Pequegnat clocks / the clocks with better movements / made in Canada.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : W.

File consists of nine pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "W". Includes a tender.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : U, V.

File consists of 35 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "U" and "V". Includes telegrams and invoices.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : T.

File consists of 12 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "T". Includes receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : S.

File consists of 40 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "S". Includes tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : N, O.

File consists of 11 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "N" and "O". Includes tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : M.

File consists of 39 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "M". Includes tenders and a telegram.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Berlin Water Commission : Correspondence

Series consists of incoming correspondence relating to the operation of the Berlin Water Commission for the years 1899, and 1901-1905. Correspondence is addressed to the water commissioners in general, or to individual commissioners (mainly chairman J.C. Breithaupt) or the superintendent (W. Mahlon Davis and his successor Henry Hymmen).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : I, J.

File consists of five pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "I" and "J". Includes a tender.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : H.

File consists of 30 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "H". Includes tenders. File also includes a sketch of proposed counter railing for the water works office in Berlin.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : G.

File consists of 35 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "G". Includes receipts, a bill of lading, an invoice, and tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : F.

File consists of eight pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "F". Includes a telegram and a tender.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : D.

File consists of 11 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "D". Includes a telegram.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : C.

File consists of 17 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "C". Includes a telegram.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1899 : B.

File consists of 12 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "B". Includes a tender and a boiler inspection report.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Berlin/Kitchener Water Commission

Series consists of records relating to the operation of the Berlin Water Commission, later the Kitchener Water Commission, in the operation and maintenance of the water works and the construction of wells, reservoirs, pump houses, water towers, and other infrastructure. Includes construction project specifications, tenders, contracts and other legal documents, correspondence, reports, blueprints, etc.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Construction and repairs to facilities : tenders and correspondence.

File consists of material relating to the contracting out of water tank and tower repair work and well-drilling by the Kitchener Water Commission. Parties contracted include the Western Waterproofing Company (Toronto, ON), G.E. Hartley (driller of wells), The Canada Gunite Company Ltd. (Montreal, QC), and H. Boehmer & Company Ltd. (Kitchener, ON). Includes correspondence, tenders, guarantees, invoices, and a bond. Most correspondence is with Marcel Pequegnat, superintendent of the commission.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Report for Ontario Department of Health.

File consists of a copy of a report prepared by the Kitchener Water Commission for the Ontario Department of Health. The information in the report was supplied and checked by Marcel Pequegnat.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Dopp vs. City of Kitchener, to prevent erection of St. George Street tower.

File consists of material relating to the case of Charles Dopp vs. The Municipal Council of the City of Kitchener, heard before the Supreme Court of Ontario in May, 1927. Dopp, on behalf of himself and the inhabitants of Kitchener, applied for an injunction to prevent the City from erecting a water tower on St. George Street in Kitchener, which was authorized by the Kitchener Water Commission.

Includes carbon copies of legal documents relating to the case, handwritten notes, press clippings, and a letter. Marcel Pequegnat, superintendent and clerk of the Kitchener Water Commission, received a subpoena as part of the proceedings. The water tower was constructed as planned.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Kitchener land acquisitions : 1921.

File consists of ten plans by S. Sharpe (city engineer) showing property in downtown Kitchener acquired by the City of Kitchener in 1921. File also includes a plan by Chas Knechtel (architect) showing the subdivision of the Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd. in Kitchener, locating semi-detached houses.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Kitchener waterworks extensions : application to Ontario Railway and Municipal Board.

File consists of records relating to extensions of the Kitchener waterworks, including a new pumping plant at Strange Street. Includes carbon copies of typed reports and cost and revenue estimates, correspondence, and an affidavit. Affidavit concerns an application by the City of Kitchener to the Ontario Railway and Municipal Board for the validation of a bylaw relating to this matter. Some material prepared by Marcel Pequegnat.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Bricknell papers.

File consists of material relating to the defalcation of Harvey E. Bricknell, who worked as a cashier for the Kitchener Water Commission and was in default to the commission by $4072.40. Includes carbon copies of correspondence from the commission's accountant, carbon copies of ledgers of customer accounts, and legal documents relating to a parcel of land sold by Bricknell to Henry Hymmen.

Pequegnat, Marcel

American Water Softener Company Proposal

File consists of material relating to a proposal by the American Water Softener Company (Philadelphia, PA) to install a filtration system for water from Shoemaker's Lake. Includes the proposal, operating instructions, and technical drawings of various components of the system.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Addition to Shoemaker pump house : agreement.

File consists of an agreement between S.P. Hinschberger, contractor, and the Berlin Water Commissioners for the construction of a one-storey brick building as an addition to the pump house at Shoemaker Avenue.

Pequegnat, Marcel

L.J. Mensch blueprints.

File consists of two architectural drawings by civil engineer and contractor L.J. Mensch (Chicago, IL) probably submitted as part of a tender. Drawings are entitled: "500,000 gallon tank in reinforced concrete for Berlin, Ontario, Canada" and "Reinforced concrete reservoir for Berlin, Ontario, Canada".

Pequegnat, Marcel

Elevated tower and Mensch contract (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to a contract with L.J. Mensch, general contractor (Chicago, IL), for the construction of a concrete water reservoir and elevated tank on Edward Street (later Duke Street) in Berlin. Includes a tender, agreements, a contractor's bond, and correspondence.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Letterhead.

File consists of two samples of letterhead, one for The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company, and one for a Pequegnat family reunion held on July 1, 1924.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Water works project specifications.

File consists of material relating to the construction of a water tower (on Edward Street, later Duke Street) and a concrete water reservoir and pumping station (at Shoemaker Avenue) for the Berlin water works; sewage disposal works and a trunk sewer extension for the Town of Waterloo; and water works for the Town of Hespler (later Cambridge).

Includes typed specifications and information for bidders (carbon copies), post cards from potential contractors, a proposal (including an architectural drawing), draft and blank contracts, and other documents.

Proposal for water tower from Chicago Bridge & Iron Works; but contract went to L. Mensch (Chicago).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Construction of reservoirs and pumping station : specifications and contracts.

File consists of material relating to the solicitation and acceptance of tenders for the construction of concrete water reservoirs at Glasgow Street and Shoemaker Avenue, a pumping station at Shoemaker Avenue, and the installation of other pumping machinery for the waterworks. Includes information and specifications for bidders, tenders, contracts and other agremeents, and correspondence.

Contracts to: Canadian Rand Drill Comapny (pumps for wells); General Machinery Company (pump engine); Joseph Patterson (Shoemaker Ave. reservoir); David Christner (Glasgow St. reservoir and Shoemaker pumping station).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Coal tender, 1903.

File consists of a tender and a memorandum from R. Boehmer & Co. regarding the delivery of coal to a pump house.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Discharges to workmen, 1899 to 1914.

File consists of material relating to the settlement of claims between workers and the Board of Water Commissioners for accidents sustained by workers. Includes signed forms releasing and discharging the commissioners from further claims and liabilities, and a typed statement by a worker regarding an accident.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Contract for laying water mains, 1899.

File consists of material relating to the laying of water mains in Berlin by contractors Boehmer and Bishop in 1899. Includes project specfications, a tender, and a contract.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Berlin Water Works Company

Series consists of records relating to the operation and activities of the Berlin Water Works Company and the sale of the company to the Corporation of the Town of Berlin. Includes correspondence, reports, contracts and other legal documents, architectural drawings, and other material.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Well drilling contract, 1899 : Harvey.

File consists of two letters addressed to W.M. Davis, superintendent of the water works, from contractors John H. Frazer and Joseph Harvey (Petrolia ON) regarding a contract to drill artesian wells in Berlin. Includes a tender.

Pequegnat, Marcel

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