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John Henry Dockweiler papers, Water Resources Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-0267

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains engineer papers from John Dockweiler and legal documents.

Dockweiler's papers also include 19th century court cases such Spring Valley Water Company vs. City of San Francisco.

Dates

  • 1857-1916

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

Biography of John Henry Dockweiler

Civil Engineer, San Francisco, California, was born in Lancaster, New York, February 20, 1864. In 1891 he became City Engineer of Los Angeles, serving four years, until the end of 1894. In 1895 and 1896 he was engaged in general engineering work, and in 1897 again became City Engineer, serving for two years. He represented Spring Valley Water Company, Cuyumaca Water Company, San Francisco's City Distribution System, and Marin County Water and Supply company. He worked on water projects during the early 20th century.

Extent

23 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

John Dockweiler was a consulting engineer for water and power companies in Northern California near the San Francisco area. He represented Spring Valley Water Company, Cuyumaca Water Company, San Francisco's City Distribution System, and Marin County Water and Supply company. He worked on water projects during the early 20th century. Dockweiler's papers also include 19th century court cases such Spring Valley Water Company vs. City of San Francisco.

Series Arrangement

Series 1, San Francisco Water Company

Series 2, Engineer projects not in California

Series 3, California Engineer projects

Subseries 3.1, Los Angeles Engineer projects

Subseries 3.2, Pasadena, California Engineer projects

Subseries 3.3, Buclimo Mining Company

Subseries 3.4, Spring Valley Water Company

Subseries 3.5, Contra Costa Water Company

Subseries 3.6, Cuyumaca Water Company

Subseries 3.7, Engineer Projects -- Books A1 to Y

Subseries 3.8, Marin County Water and Power Company -- Books A-H

Series 4, Court Cases in California

Physical Location

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition of collection is unknown.

Accruals

No addition to the collection is anticipated.

General Physical Description note

19 document boxes and 4 oversize boxes

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Special Collections staff
Title
Guide to the John Henry Dockweiler Papers, Water Resources Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding created by Russell Michalak
Date
August 28, 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

Contact:
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Claremont CA 91711 United States