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Cape Split Development Company

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The Cape Split Development Company examined the viability of the development of a hydroelectric power plant at Cape Split. Acadia University President George Cutten and faculty member Ralph Clarkson were very much involved with this Company. These records extend from 1915, just prior to the legal existence of the Cape Split Development Company, to the time of the acquisition of its rights by the Nova Scotia Power Commission in 1957. They include: correspondence and shareholder Lists, reports, legal documents, graphic material and technical drawings, and publications.
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Cape Split Development Company

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Dates: 1915 to 1957
Collection: Cape Split Development Company, Archival Catalogue
Description: Finding aid for the Cape Split Development Company fonds.
Type: finding aid

A Report on a 10,000 Horsepower Tidal Power Station and Hydroelectric Development at Cape Split, Nova Scotia with maps and photo

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Dates: 1915
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: Item is a bound notebook that outlines general considerations, the proposed scheme for tidal development, cost estimates, and an estimated return on investment. Included in the appendix are data pertaining to the cost of development, operating costs, transmission lines, rates for power, and submarine transmissions. The last section, entitled miscellaneous data includes correspondence between… more
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/2/1

Articles of Association

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Dates: 1916
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: Item is a booklet that outlines the legal limitations and business transactions for a share-holding company. Included are the signatures of three shareholders in the International Stream Flow Turbine Company, of whom each owned one common share.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/3/1

Blueprints of the Bay of Fundy ice flow

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Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: 2 technical drawings : blueprints ; 58 x 75 cm. File contains two copies of a blueprint illustrating the direction of the ice flow in the Bay of Fundy.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/4/8

Bogart and Pohl reports

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Dates: 1917
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains the original report of consulting engineers Bogart and Pohl, as well as two typed copies. This report assesses the possibility of developing power and electric current at Cape Split by studying market conditions in the area, the physical conditions at Cape Split, and the effectiveness of the Clarkson Current Motor.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/2/3

Cape Split – double cliff

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Dates: unspecified year in 191X
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 20cm, mount 25 x 30cm. Item is a photograph of Cape Split.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/4/3

Cape Split – single cliff

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Dates: unspecified year in 191X
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 21cm, mount 24 x 29cm. Item is a photograph of the highest cliff at the Cape Split. Photograph is covered with annotations, recto, in ink.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/4/4

Cape Split boat landing

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Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 20 cm. Item is a photograph of the boat landing and bathing area at Cape Split. Photo is annotated, recto, in ink: "Boat landing & bathing beach protected by Little Split – good chance here for road up mountain side. Height (sic) at top 360 ft approximately at this point. To the eastward further it is 550ft high". There are many annotations, verso, in… more
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/4/7

Cape Split Development Company Limited and International Stream Flow Turbine Company Limited agreement

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Dates: 1917
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: Item is a signed agreement giving the Cape Split Development Company the right to use the Clarkson Current Motor in the Maritimes.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/3/3

Cape Split Development Company Limited to William L. Archibald, deed

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Dates: 1928
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: Item is a signed document transferring the right to produce power on the Cape Split property from the Cape Split Development Company to William L. Archibald.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/3/5

Cape Split proposed pumping station

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Dates: unspecified year in 191X
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: 3 photographs : b&w ; 16 x 20cm. File contains three identical photographs of an artist's conception of the proposed pumping stations to be built at Cape Split. One is annotated, recto, "proposed changes in first unit". A second is annotated, verso, in pencil and ink, with instructions for the engravers. Note: The first photograph is torn almost completely in two, horizontally.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/4/2

Cape Split with measurements

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Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 21 cm. Item is a photograph of the Cape Split property. It is annotated, recto, in ink with the measurements of the cliffs and water levels and annotated, verso, in ink: "photo 3".
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/4/5

Charles M. Allen reports

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Dates: 1917
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains the original report of Charles Allen, consulting engineer, on the Clarkson Current Motor, which contains a description of the apparatus used, the test results, Allen's conclusion, and the test result blueprints. File also contains two typed copies of this report.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/2/4

Concerning the proposed hydroelectric power development at Cape Split, Nova Scotia

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Dates: 1916
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains two copies of a published circular given to prospective shareholders. Circular gives an account of the goals of the Cape Split Development Company, an explanation of the proposed development, estimated costs, a list of company officers, and a share subscription agreement. One copy also contains a list of prominent shareholders.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/5/3

Correspondence

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Dates: 1955 to 1957
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains correspondence between W. L. Archibald, former Secretary of the Cape Split Development Co., and Morley Taylor, Manager of the Nova Scotia Power Commission. The letters all relate to the transfer of Cape Split Development Company documentation to the Nova Scotia Power Commission that occurred at a time when the NSPC was interested in reviving the power project at Cape Split.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/1/2

Correspondence

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Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains two letters. One is a copy of a letter sent to Archibald from Clarkson, with a copy of the Charles Allen report, outlining the essential results of that report. The other is a letter to the former shareholders of the Cape Split Development Company, written by Archibald, that outlines the reasons behind the company's failure, gives details about the sale of the Cape Split… more
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/1/1

Department of Trade and Commerce Weekly Bulletin

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Dates: 1921
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: Item is a published booklet containing an update on economic and commercial events in the British Commonwealth. A notation is made to a particular article that deals with a proposed power scheme in the west of England, with additional notations made by Walcott and addressed to Cutten.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/5/1

George B. Cutten and Cape Split Development Company Limited agreement

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Dates: 1916
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: Item is a signed agreement giving the Cape Split Development Company the right to use the Clarkson Current Motor.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/3/2

Harnessing the tides of the Bay of Fundy

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Dates: 1918
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains two copies of an article written by Principal W. L. Archibald which was originally an address to the Manufacturer's Association, in which he outlines the plan to use the Bay of Fundy as a source of hydropower. He outlines the commercial and financial benefits of the policy to be pursued, as well as describing the progress already made, and calling for the Manufacturer's… more
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/5/2

List of shareholders

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Dates: unspecified year in 191X
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains two lists that name the preferred shareholders and the ordinary shareholders, and the number of shares owned by each.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/1/3

Patent Assignments – Canada

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Dates: 1917
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains two copies of the assignment of the patent for Clarkson's Current Motor to the International Stream Flow Turbine Company, and two receipts from the Patent Office.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/3/4

Promotional pictures

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Dates: 1955
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: 8 pictures : b&w ; 13 x 14cm or smaller. File contains reproductions of the pictures used in a printed prospectus, stating the page numbers and directions for the use of each picture. These pictures include: two of the Cape Split cliffs, two of the Vancouver Power Company's Lake Buntzen No.2 Plant, one of the proposed pumping station, one of the proposed transmission towers, a map of… more
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/4/1

Report of the Managing Director

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Dates: 1917
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains two copies of a progress report, written by R. P. Clarkson, giving an account of the Cape Split Development Company's progress in fulfilling its purposes and goals.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/2/5

The Cape Split Power Project

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Dates: unspecified year in 191X
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: File contains a report to the shareholders in the Cape Split Development Company on the state of company affairs.
Note: No date or signature is attached to this record.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/2/6

William L. Archibald to Nova Scotia Power Commission, deed

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Dates: 1957
Collection: Cape Split Development Company
Description: Item is a signed deed stating that the right retained by Archibald to pursue all hydropower projects on the Cape Split property had been transferred to the Nova Scotia Power Commission.
Accession Number: 1989.001-CSD/3/6