Fonds F 2160

J. A. Jamieson fonds

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J. A. Jamieson fonds
Dates of Creation
1888-1931, 1961
Physical Description

3 centimetres of textual records

6 architectural drawings

23 technical drawings

4 photographs

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of architectural and technical drawings by J. A. Jamieson, as well as correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, patents specifications and photographs pertaining to J.A. Jamieson's work and his family.

Two of the drawings are of a grain elevator for the Northern Canadian Railway, located in Ontario (linen; 30 x 27 in.). The other four drawings show grain elevators to be built for the same company in Collingwood, Ont. (linen; 26 x 37 in., 19 x 44 in., 9 x 15 in.). The drawings were made before 1914.

The technical drawings show wheat processing and elevator devices designed by Jamieson, They are appended to test and calculation reports and to requests for and specifications of patents submitted by Jamieson.

The other records that comprise this fonds include correspondence, contracts and agreements between Jamieson and clients, photographs of grain elevators and equipment, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Jamieson's work and his son.

Fonds also includes Jamieson's Grain Pressure in Deep Bins: A Paper Presented before the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, December 10th, 1903 (Montreal: Witness Print Shop, 1906) and a Report on the St. Lawrence Waterway Project, submitted by Jamieson and his associate Henry Holgate to the Montreal Board of Trade (1929).

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

J. A. Jamieson (1859-1940) was a mechanical engineer, inventor and contractor, practising in Montreal, who designed and built grain elevators around the Great Lakes.

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Jamieson, J.A. (James Alexander), 1859?-1940

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Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to Archives of Ontario by the donor. There are no restrictions on reproduction . Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of this fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by Joanne Mazzoleni in 1999. An accrual to this fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by C. Robert Ivey in 2002.

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