Fonds consists of a photo album created by William Smaill, Superintendent of the Winnipeg Aqueduct Construction Company, Ltd. The album contains photographs of the aqueduct’s construction, company men and their families, recreation, camps and homes used during construction, the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway, and the surrounding landscape (Shoal Lake, Whitemouth River, Indian Bay, Birch River). There are also several photos of Winnipeg during Decoration Day 1914, photos of Mayors T.R. Deacon, Thomas Sharpe, and R.D. Waugh, and two photos of an Anishinaabe camp at Kekekoziibii Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.
The photos are heavily annotated. The annotations consist of names, locations, descriptions, and sometimes the section or specific mile of the aqueduct. A few photos appear to be missing and there are several loose pages with similar content. The photos are arranged somewhat chronologically – photos from 1914 generally precede photos from 1915 – but there are many exceptions.
The records consist of minutes, by-laws, agreements and correspondence of the Tuxedo Park Company, Limited for the years 1913 through 1930. The records were contained in a scrapbook, which has been disassembled due to its poor condition. The first page of the scrapbook contains By-Law Number 116 dated July 2, 1913. This and all subsequent by-laws in the scrapbook document the purchase and transfer of ownership of land from the Company to new owners, including legal description. By-law numbers are 116 through to 153, which is dated May 2, 1928. The records are in chronological order.
Tuxedo Park Company, Ltd.
The records consist of correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, annual reports and balance sheets, and legal agreements documenting the sale of land in and around the Town of Tuxedo from 1905 to 1956.
South Winnipeg (1923) Limited
The Greater Winnipeg Water District fonds contains the records of the GWWD Administration Board and the GWWD Board of Commissioners.
The fonds also contains some records relating to water supply prior to the incorporation of GWWD.
The fonds is arranged into six series: Minutes and Reports; Communications; Financial Reports and Information; Agreements and Contracts; By-laws; and Photographs.
Series 66: Minutes, 1914-1960
Series 67: Communications and Reports, 1912-1960
Series 68: By-laws, 1913-1960
Series 69: Agreements, and Contracts, 1914-1923
Series 70: Financial, 1914-1962
Series 175: Photographs, 1913-1919
Additional records from Water and Waste received in 2015 are available.
Greater Winnipeg Water District
Fonds consists of council minutes and by-laws, secretary-treasurer’s correspondence (including elector’s lists), financial records, legal records relating to local improvements and by-law development, assessment and tax rolls. Series are:
Series 1: Council Minutes and By-laws
Series 2: Secretary-Treasurer’s Correspondence
Series 3: Legal Services
Series 4. Financial Records
Series 5: Tax and Assessment Records
Series 6: Contract Documents
Series 7: Photographs
North Kildonan (Man.)
Old Kildonan (Man.)
East Kildonan (Man.)