San Francisco Bay Area Water Company Maps MS112

Finding aid prepared by Clay Stalls
Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
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2014


Title: San Francisco Bay Area Water Company Maps
Identifier/Call Number: MS112
Contributing Institution: Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 map case drawer
Date (inclusive): 1904-1913
Abstract: This small, artificial collection consists of maps outlining the holdings and the water rights of water companies in the San Francisco Bay Area in the first two decades of the twentieth century.
creator: Dockweiler, J. H. (John Henry), 1864-1941

Conditions Governing Access Note

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Map case and drawer number, San Francisco Bay Area Water Maps, MS112, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Collection Description

This small, artificial collection consists of maps on water supply and holdings in the San Francisco Bay Area, chiefly of the Spring Valley Water Company. Titles are based on those found on the maps themselves. The maps date to the two first decades of the twentieth century.
J(ohn) H(enry) Dockweiler (1864-1942), of a prominent Los Angeles family, prepared the bulk of the maps in the collection, most likely in his work as a consulting engineer during his years in the Bay Area.
The 1904 Dockweiler drawing of the holdings of the Spring Valley Water Company in San Francisco was done on a Punnett Brothers map with the date of 1906. There is no explanation for the discrepancy in dates.

Arrangment

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Company Maps Collection is arranged by individual map. There are no series.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Spring Valley Water Company
Water utilities--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Water supply--Management--California--San Francisco
Water Supply--San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--Maps
Water-supply -- California -- San Francisco

Box and Folder List

Map-case 4, Drawer 1

"Land and Real Estate of the Spring Valley Water Company in San Francisco ... prepared by J. H. Dockweiler--July 1904." On sheet: 55x46 inches. Pen and pencil on original "Punnett Brothers City and County Map of San Francisco." Copyright 1906. A summary of the Spring Valley Water Company holdings is found in tables on a sheet attached to the bottom of the map. 1904, 1906

Map-case 4, Drawer 1

"Map Showing the Watershed Areas in the Vicinity of San Francisco Bay. In Use or Proposed as Sources of Water Supply ... by J. H. Dockweiler Consulting Engineer May 1912." On sheet: 19.25x17.4 inches. Pen and Pencil over original United States Geodetic Survey map. With tables of watersheds and wells. 1912

Map-case 4, Drawer 1

"Key Map to County Properties of the Spring Valley Water Co. to acquired by the City and County of San Francisco." This is the title to the first of seventen sheets originally in binder, but now separated by unknown party. Mechanical drawing, perhaps by J. H. Dockweiler. On sheets: 20.5x12.74 inches. undated

Map-case 4, Drawer 1

" Bay Cities Water Company's Proposed Sierra Nevada Water Supply ... to San Francisco." On sheet: 10.75x7.25 Sheet bears page number of 24. Ink. undated