Fonds - Nanaimo Electric Light, Power and Heating Company fonds

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Nanaimo Electric Light, Power and Heating Company fonds

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CA NCAI

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  • 1898-1930 (Creation)
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    Nanaimo Electric Light, Power and Heating Company

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13 cm of textual records

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The Nanaimo Electric Light, Power and Heating Company operated a coal-powered electric plant in Nanaimo built in 1888, primarily for lighting streets and homes. In 1904, the company, then owned in Victoria, built a hydro-electric plant and dam on the Millstone River. In 1907, No. 2 dam was built at Westwood Lake. The company was sold in 1926 to the International Utilities Corporation. William Lewis started as bookkeeper and collector for the company in 1897, and was manager of the Nanaimo operations until 1931.

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The fonds consists of an account book listing names of customers and monthly accounts (1898-1904), rough journals of work, including newsclippings and notes about events, weather and electrical services (1904-1908), and correspondence, notes and service pamphlet (1918-1930).

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-72

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