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Grand River Conservation Commission fonds.
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Operations : H.A. Cameron Files

Series consists of material created and maintained by Hugh A. Cameron from 1942-1973, consisting primarily of daily journals recording details of work done by the writer and others, in the office, on GRCC property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, weather conditions, etc. Also includes correspondence, reports, maps and plans, etc. relating to construction, repairs, equipment, forestry and logging and roads.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Grand River Conservation Commission fonds.

  • SCA206-GA184
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1990, predominant 1938-1966

Fonds consists primarily of records relating to the operation and activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission from 1938 to 1966, mostly records maintained by successive secretary-treasurers, but including some chairman's files (William Philip), and operations files. Includes a wide range of documentation, including correspondence, financial records, minutes, personnel records, reports, maps and plans and environmental monitoring records. Documentation includes construction of the Shand and Conestogo Dams, property acquisition and management, relations and interactions with municipalities and government departments at the provincial and federal levels, flood management and monitoring, implementation and management of health care, unemployment insurance, provincial and federal taxes, rental and leasing of cottage lots and other properties, reforestation and nursery operations, management of motor vehicles and other equipment.

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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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Administration : Chairman's Files : Wm. Philip

Series consists of William A. Philip's files accumulated and maintained primarily during his tenure as Chairman of the Grand River Conservation Commission, and relating to its operations and activities. Includes correspondence (some legal), minutes, reports, ms. notes, plans etc., concerning land acquisition, dam projects, reforestation, flood control, agreements and relations with federal and provincial governments.

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Correspondence.

File consists of material relating to the proposed Waldemar Dam and to the Shand Dam. Includes correspondence and reports re progress on the Shand Dam, reforestation, etc. Includes correspondence and a 2 p. ts. by W.W. Breithaupt on "Grand River Conservation." Includes a ts. carbon letter from T.H. Hogg and L.V. Rorke to the Minister of lands and Forests for Ontario on the topic of Grand River Drainage, dated Feb. 11, 1932. Includes charts, reports, ms. notes and draft correspondence by Wm. Philip.

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P17.

File consists of "P" correspondence to and from E.F. Roberts. Correspondence include the town of Preston. Includes completed copy of the "Companies Information Act Return to the Provincial Secretary, Information and Particulars as of March 31, 1946." This lists the commissioners, officers etc. of the GRCC.

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Report : Mackintosh and Morris : allotment to municipalities, Feb. 23, 1939 [i.e. April 18, 1934].

Contains ts. report (3 p.), relating to work done by James. L. Morris, Engineer for the Dept. of Lands and Forests, and James Mackintosh of the Ontario Hydro-Electric Engineering staff to allot proportions of costs for improvements on the Grand River. This is dated April 18, 1934. The date Feb. 23, 1939 does not appear in the contents of the file.

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Employees.

File consists of correspondence: one application to W. Philip for a position, one regarding compensation for loss of business, one re property rental and a copy of the 1934 Mackintosh-Morris report on assessing costs to municipalities.

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Correspondence.

File consists of material relating primarily to drainage and drains. Includes correspondence to and from Wm. Philip and others and ms. notes.

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Administration : Financial

Series consists of incomplete financial records of the Grand River Conservation Commission from 1936 to 1965. Includes bank books, cash journals, journals, cheque registers, ledgers and cost studies.

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Administration : Board Minutes : Secretary-Treasurer's Files

Series consists of successive Secretary-Treasurer's copies of GRCC minutes and supporting documentation. Files contain in addition to minutes all pertinent correspondence sent and received by the Secretary-Treasurer, some copies of executive minutes, ms. notes and drafts of correspondence and documents. Annual meeting files contain lists of commission members for the year commencing, also correspondence form the various municipalities re attendance, members, etc.

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Property.

File consists of material relating to 1941 taxes for property owned by the GRCC. Includes ms. list of buildings by R.H. Smith, ts. carbon lists of properties and taxes, ms. list of land purchases, ts. list of options passed at Commission meetings and one insurance agreement.

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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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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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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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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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Galt.

File consists of correspondence to and from E.F. Roberts and the City of Galt relating to Commission business and cost assessments.

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Mac and Mc miscellaneous folder.

File consists of "Mac" and "Mc" correspondence to and from F.P. Adams. Includes land purchase agreements accompanied by blueprint property plan, correspondence with individuals, suppliers and government officials on a variety of topics.

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Cohen, Abraham, K.C., Toronto.

File consists of correspondence relating to legal matters dated July 16 to Oct. 31 1938 between Abraham Cohen, Barrister, Solicitor, and F.P. Adams, Secretary Treasurer of the GRCC, specifically to drainage of property owned by Beverly Holdings Corporation Ltd.

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Creager, William P.

File consists of correspondence between F.P. Adams and Mr. William P. Creager, Hydraulic Engineer, Buffalo, N.Y. re consulting. Includes mention of W.H. Breithaupt.

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Fergus.

File consists of correspondence between the Village of Fergus and F.P. Adams, Secretary Treasurer of the GRCC relating to assessment of costs to Fergus.

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Hydro Electric Power Commission : O. Holden and J. Mackintosh.

File consists of correspondence between the GRCC and the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario. Includes material relating to assessment of costs and subsequent appeals, services and expenses of Hydraulic Dept. staff, report by the HEPC on investigation into alternative dam sites on the Grand River above Fergus dated June 15, 1938.

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Rayner Construction Ltd.

File consists of correspondence to and from Rayner Construction Ltd., F.P. Adams and the GRCC relating to all aspects of the former's construction work done at the Shand Dam site. Includes tender documents and lists of men employed on the dam.

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Administration : Secretary Treasurer's Files : 1938-1941 : F.P. Adams

Series consists of files belonging to F.P. Adams, Secretary Treasurer of the Grand River Conservation Commission, dating from 1938 until 1941concerning all aspects of the organization, administration and operations of the Commission. Includes finance and accounting; personnel; land acquisition and management; dam project records; relations with municipalities, government departments and ordinary citizens. Includes correspondence, financial records, minutes, reports, clippings, blueprints, sketches and ephemera.

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Commission meeting, Feb. ?, 1939.

Contains material assembled by F.P. Adams for meeting of the Commission to be held Feb. ?, 1939. Includes "Estimated expenditures to Dec. 38, 1938"; telegram receipt, copies of "Municipalities' share of the total expenditures on Grand River project" with cover note to F.P. Adams from Wm. Philip; ts. carbon copy of a letter from H.G. Acres to Hugh Templin marked "confidential", containing advice on answering inquires re Shand Dam location; ts. carbon copy of a letter from H.G. Acres to Kenneth McLeod dated Jan. 20, 1939 and ts. carbon expense summaries.

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Darling, E. H., Consulting Engineer.

File consists of correspondence between F.P. Adams and E.H. Darling concerning the latter's application for a position as consulting engineer.. Includes newspaper article by E.H. Darling and one severely damaged photograph.

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Sudbury Diamond Drilling Co. Ltd.

File consists of correspondence between the Sudbury Diamond Drilling Co. and F.P. Adams, Secretary Treasurer of the GRCC relating to core and surface drilling done by the former. Includes accounts and tender.

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Reports and financial reports : accounts, Mr. F.P. Adams.

File consists of memoranda, financial statements and other documents distributed by F.P. Adams, including "Duties of Executive," "Duties of Chief Engineer," "Banking resolution passed at meeting of the Commission, July 26th, 1938," as well as an announcement of the appointment of H.G. Acres as Chief Engineer.

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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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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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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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Grand River and Alex Rodger.

File consists of legal correspondence to and from Sims, McIntosh, Schofield & Sims relating to lands acquired by the GRCC. Includes descriptions of properties, reports and an agreement. Includes ms. notes. Correspondents include C.C. Fairchild, Ontario Land Surveyor.

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Grand River and Frank Hanna.

File consists of correspondence between Sims, McIntosh, Schofield & Sims and C.C. Fairchild, Ontario Land Surveyor relating to lands acquired by the GRCC. Includes descriptions of properties.

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Grand River Board of Engineers : Stapleton farm.

File consists of material relating to the valuations of several properties, primarily the Stapleton farm. Includes correspondence, reports, hand drawn map of land plots, ms. notes and receipt. The file appears to have belonged to C.C. Fairchild, Secretary, Board of Engineers, GRCC.

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Ontario Dept. of Health : A.E. Berry.

File consists of material relating primarily to water quality on the Grand River. Includes correspondence between F.P. Adams, Secretary Treasurer of the GRCC and A.E. Berry, Director of the Sanitary Engineering Division of the Ontario Dept. of Health. Includes chemical analyses of sewage from various municipalities and a report of an investigation done in the Brantford area in 1956. Also includes material relating to the appeal of municipalities against their assessment for the Grand River Project.

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The Ontario Municipal Board, Toronto.

File consists of correspondence to and from the Ontario Municipal Board, Frank P. Adams, the GRCC and others concerning the GRCC application for approval of salaries and expenses officers and members of the commission, also concerning the hearing before the OMB of appeals by municipalities against the GRCC assessment of their costs.

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S : Miscellaneous folder.

File consists of "S" correspondence to and from F.P. Adams. Includes correspondence with individuals, contractors and government officials on a variety of topics including land purchases.

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Shand Dam project.

File consists of material relating to the Shand Dam project. Includes correspondence to and from F.P. Adams relating to land purchases, information relating to the Fort Peck Dam in Montana, correspondence relating to insurance.

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Mackintosh Morris report : original assessment, 1939.

File consists of correspondence to F.P. Adams, Secretary, G.R.C.C. relating to a review of the report done in 1934 by James. L. Morris, Engineer for the Dept. of Lands and Forests, and James Mackintosh of the Ontario Hydro-Electric Engineering staff to allot proprtions of costs for improvements on the Grand River to municipalities. Includes 32 p. ts. original "detailed report on the assessment of municipalities" dated July 31, 1939 forwarded in parts by James Mackintosh.

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N miscellaneous folder.

File consists of one letter to F.P. Adams from the Provincial Secretary declining the invitation to be present at the turning of the first sod on the Grand River Conservation Project at the site of the Shand Dam, July 11, 1939.

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Shand Dam.

File consists of , ts. carbon agreements and specifications relating to test pits and testing at the Shand Dam by G.F. Sterne and Sons Ltd. Includes original and carbon copies of GRCC financial statement for 1938

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Young, C.R., Consulting Engineer.

File consists of material relating to soil analysis investigation work on the Shand Dam site to be carried out by C.R. Young. Includes correspondence with F.P. Adams. Includes also an 8 page ts. carbon set of specifications for digging test pits at the dam site,.

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Department of Lands and Forests : Hon. Peter Heenan and Dr. J.L. Morris.

File consists of correspondence between F.P. Adams, Secretary, Grand River Conservation Commission and Dr. J.L. Morris of the Surveys Branch of the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests concerning the appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board from municipalities concerning costs assessed against them by the GRCC. Morris was one of the authors of the original report or 1934 and of the revised report done in 1939. Includes one letter to the Minister of Lands & Forests, Hon. Peter Heenan.

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