Guide to the West Cache Irrigation Company Secretary's Papers,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: West Cache Irrigation Company (Utah).
Title: West Cache Irrigation Company Secretary's Papers,
Dates: 1894-1919 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4 boxes (2 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 199
Summary: Includes documents relating to founding and construction, assessments and bonds, checks and deposit slips, timecards, resolutions, by-laws, contracts, etc.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Material in English 

Content Description

Papers include some of the first papers from 1894 when Wood gathered a group of West Side land-owners to begin planning the construction of a canal from Bear River to irrigate lands in Cornish, Trenton, Amalga, and Newton, Utah. A block of correspondence with Utah Mortgage and Loan Corporation of Logan explains much of the financing problems of the company. The papers also contain engineer's estimates for various segments of work done on the canal ad pay vouchers showing the disbursement of funds for such construction.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the West Cache Irrigation Company Secretary's Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: West Cache Irrigation Company Secretary's Papers USU_COLL MSS 199, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 199, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by subject matter.

Processing Note :  

Processed in the fall of 1994 by A.J. Simmonds.

Acquisition Information :  

The papers embraced in this collection were received in August 1994 as part of a gift from Walter L. Wood of Trenton, Utah. The papers were those of his father, Charles Gilbert Wood, 1867-1946. C.G. Wood served as founder and founding Secretary-Treasurer of the West Cache Irrigation Company, and the papers embraced in this collection are those papers of the company's Secretary that he retained in his personal possession.

Related Materials :  

This collection should be used in conjunction with COLL MSS 97, The West Cache Irrigation Company Papers, a collection acquired from Utah Mortgage & Logan. Collection 97 are those papers (including right-of-way deeds) that were retained by UM&L as part of its original role in funding the construction of the company and its various refinancing during succeeding years.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Founding Papers. includes 1894 agreement to hire surveyor, correspondence from attorney re: incorporation 1894
1 2 Letters from T.N. Judah, Sec., to Utah's Senators regarding Bear River streamflow and Bear Lake storage by U.P.&L
1 3 Utah Mortgage and Loan Corporation. Correspondence
(largely dealing with financing of canal construction and bond issues)
1899-1905, 1920
1 4 Notes and Debentures 1899-1917
1 5 Trenton Irrigation Company
(Misc. papers and stock certificates)
1911, 1913
1 6 Riverside Pumping District. Letter from Utah Mortgage Loan Corp. declining to fund development of District
(see also, Simmonds, Reluctant Gentile)
1 7 Engineers Estimates, nos. 1-100
(Estimate of construction costs of man and branch canals)
1900 May 16 - 1902 January 15
1 8 Engineers Estimates, no. 102-180 1902 January 20 - 1903 December 22
1 9 Engineers Estimates, nos. 181-178 1907 January - July 3 (lacking 1905)
1 10 Time Cards. Workers on canal construction for both individuals and contractors' employees (fragmentary) 1903-1907
1 11 Time Cards and Books 1908-1910, 1911
1 12 Water Turn Books; Main Canal & Water Rights transferred from original Battle Creek water rights and canal to West Cache Irrigation Company 1911 & 1911-1912

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2 1 Correspondence re: assessments on capital stock 1903
2 2 Correspondence re: assessments on capital stock 1904
2 3 Correspondence re: assessments on capital stock 1905
2 4 Correspondence re: assessments on capital stock, cont. 1905
2 5 Correspondence re: assessments on capital stock, cont. 1905
2 6 Receipt Book. Stock subscription and capital stock assessments 1898-1903
2 7 Receipt Book. Capital stock assessments 1905
2 8 Receipt Books. Promissory Labor (or cash) notes 1903-1904
2 9 Printed Notices. Meetings, capital stock assessments, delinquent payments 1898
2 10 Redeemed Coupons. 1900 bond issue, Illinois Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago
2 11 Redeemed Coupons and Cancelled Bonds. Bond issue. Peoples Bank and Trust Company, Rockford, Illinois
2 12 Redeemed Coupon. 1914 Bond Issue. Cache Valley Irrigation District Undated

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3 1 Checks and deposit slips 1899
3 2 Checks and deposit slips 1900
3 3 Checks and deposit slips 1901
3 4 Checks and deposit slips 1903
3 5 Checks and deposit slips 1904
3 6 Checks and deposit slips 1909
3 7 Checks and deposit slips 1913
3 8 Checks and deposit slips 1915

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4 1 Board of Directors. Resolutions, drafts of by-laws, etc. 1900(?)
4 2 Board of Directors, first drafts of minutes, resolutions, etc. 1901(?)
4 3 Promissory Labor (or cash)notes for canal construction 1901
4 4 Promissory Labor (or cash) notes for canal construction 1903-1904
4 5 Weston Creek and Weston Slough Flumes. Contracts, etc. 1902-1917
4 6 Payment records. Canal construction and professional services (fragmentary) Undated
4 7 Receipts and Disbursements. Trial balances and ticklers (fragmentary) Undated
4 8 Supplies purchased (fragmentary) Undated
4 9 Construction Contracts ca. 1905
4 10 Cache Valley Irrigation District. Resolutions of Board, etc. 1913-1914

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    • Personal Names :
    • Wood, Charles G., 1867-1946--Records and correspondence.
    • Corporate Names :
    • West Cache Irrigation Company (Utah)--Records and correspondence.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Irrigation canals and flumes--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)

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