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Guide to the John Henry Dockweiler Papers, Water Resources Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Biography of John Henry Dockweiler
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Series Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John H. Dockweiler Papers, Water Resources Collection
    Creator: Dockweiler, John
    Dates: 1857-1916
    Extent: 19 document boxes and 4 oversize boxes
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
    Special Collections. Honnold/Mudd Library
    Claremont University Consortium
    Claremont, California 91711
    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.
    Collection Number: H19xx.19
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Dockweiler Papers, Water Resources Collection. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquisition of collection is unknown.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Special Collections staff

    Accruals

    No addition to the collection is anticipated.

    Biography of John Henry Dockweiler

    John Dockweiler was a civil engineer in San Francisco, California and 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.

    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.

    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

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    Dockweiler, J. H.
    Long, Percy V. (Percy Vincent), 1870-1953
    Johnson, Albert, 1869-1957
    Schussler, Hermann. Spring Valley Water Works, San Francisco, Cal., Constructed by Hermann Schussler, chief engineer, 1893.
    Spring Valley Water Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Buclimo Mining Company
    Water--Law and legislation--California.
    Massachusetts. Water -- history
    Dams California
    Crystal Springs Dam
    Contra Costa Water District (Calif.)
    City Distribution System (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Western Americana, 1850-1999
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History