Fonds AM63 - Vancouver Waterworks Company fonds

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Vancouver Waterworks Company fonds

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0.08 m of textual records

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The Vancouver Waterworks Company was formed in 1886 by G.A. Keefer and a group of Victoria businessmen to supply Vancouver with water from the Capilano River by means of a pipe laid under the First Narrows. The engineering works were finished and the water first flowed in 1889. In 1891 the rate payers of Vancouver voted to acquire the Company.

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The fonds consists of a share register, estimates register, engineering report, a memorandum, prospectus and vote list of the Vancouver Waterworks Company. The fonds also includes a by-law proposing that the City of Vancouver acquire the assets of the company.

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Presented in part by James Hermon in May 1937, The Water Rates Department in September 1958, Mrs. J.J. Nicksen of Sechelt, and R. Thompson in October 1942.


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