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Pequegnat, Marcel
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Portrait.

File consists of a portrait of an unidentified woman.

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

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

Carte-de-visite.

File consists of carte-de-visite photographs. Some subjects are identified: Mrs. Dail from Holland Mills, Mary Riddell, Lydia Chaplin, and Thomas [----ston] from Holland Mills.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence and contract at time of construction, 1887-1888.

File consists of records relating to the construction of the Berlin water works system by Moffett, Hodgkins & Clarke (Watertown, NY); the contract between the Berlin Water Works Company and the Corporation of the Town of Berlin for the construction, maintenance and operation of the system; approval of the system by the Provincial Board of Health; and bylaws of the Town of Berlin relating to the construction.

Includes a contract (plus a carbon copy), correspondence (including a telegram), a report, an inventory of water mains and hydrant connections, and other documents.

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

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

Letter to mayor and council, Town of Berlin.

File consists of a letter from Herbert J. Bowman, superintendent of the Berlin Water Works Company, to the mayor and council of Berlin regarding the extension of the water main on Waterloo Street.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence at time of purchase by Berlin : 1898.

File consists of correspondence from the period of March to July, 1898, relating to the negotiations between the Berlin Water Works Company and the Fire and Water Committee of the Town of Berlin about the purchase of the water works by the Town. Correspondence, which includes originals and carbon copies, is among the Berlin Water Works Company, Karl Mueller (chairman of the Fire and Water Committee of Berlin), Willis Chipman (civil engineer and consultant on the case), Bowlby & Clement (solicitors), and others.

File also includes one press clipping.

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 : 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 : T.

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

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 : S.

File consists of 40 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "S". Includes 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 : N, O.

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

Pequegnat, Marcel

Sale of private company to Town of Berlin : 1898.

File consists of records relating to the valuation of the Berlin water works system and the sale of the water works by the Berlin Water Works Company to the Corporation of the Town of Berlin in September, 1898. Includes the offer of sale, drafts of legal documents including a memorandum of agreement, a valuation report by Willis Chipman (civil engineer), correspondence, and a press clipping.

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 : M.

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

Pequegnat, Marcel

Annual reports.

File consists of the first, second, and third annual reports of the Water Commissioners of the Town of Berlin.

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

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

Correspondence : 1899 : C.

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

Pequegnat, Marcel

[Shoemaker's Lake wells?].

File consists of four mounted photographs (plus duplicates) of artesian wells, probably located near the pumping station at Shoemaker's Lake. Two of the photographs show two men near the wells, and one photograph shows 10 men gathered around a well and the drilling rig.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Minutes.

File consists of a leather-bound volume containing the handwritten minutes of the Board of Water Commissioners for the town of Berlin, from the first meeting on January 4th, 1899, to May 30, 1914. Includes three loose leaves inside front cover, one containing statistics about well elevations, and two containing statistics about water meters (photocopy).

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

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

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

Shoemaker's Lake pump house.

File consists of a mounted photograph of 12 men (probably including the water commissioners) standing around an artesian well and drilling rig in front of the pump house at Shoemaker's Lake.

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

Shoemaker's Lake well.

File consists of a mounted photograph of 12 men (probably including the water commissioners) standing around an artesian well and drilling rig at Shoemaker's Lake.

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

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

Edward Street water tower.

File consists of two photographs and a postcard of the Edward Street (now Duke Street) water tower in Kitchener.

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

The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company

Series consists of records relating to the history of The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company and the Pequegnat family, probably collected and kept by Marcel Pequegnat. Includes a photocopy of part of the letters patent for the Berlin and Racycle Manufacturing Company, Racycle and Pequegnat clock advertising material, clock catalogues, press clippings, ephemera, and property agreements.

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

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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

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 : 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 : 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 : 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

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 : 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 : W.

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

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

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 : 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

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 : 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 : 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 : C.

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

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

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

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 : S.

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

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

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 : E.

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

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : R.

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

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : S.

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

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 : N, O.

File consists of 16 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "N" and "O". Includes receipts and tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : T.

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

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : U, V.

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

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 : M.

File consists of 19 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "M". Includes receipts, invoices, and tenders.

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

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