Fonds MSG 1236 - Louis-Gustave Papineau Fonds

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Louis-Gustave Papineau Fonds

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CA RBD MSG 1236

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  • 1901-1905 (Creation)
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    Papineau, Louis-Gustave

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5 volumes

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(1855-1931)

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Louis-Gustave Papineau was a civil engineer. He studied at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. He supervised the construction of the Lachine and Chambly Canals, as well as the Saint-Ours locks. He also participated in the development work of the ports in Montreal and Sorel. He was the son of Augustin-Cyrille Papineau and Louisa Trudeau. He married Juliette MacKay (1863-1943) in 1882.

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Fonds reflects L.-G. Papineau's daily work as an engineer between the years 1901 and 1905. Each volume is a daily diary, covering a year. Daily entries describe the activities of the people in his office. Most entries are technical: daily follow-ups on public works projects, including in the Montreal and Sorel harbours, Hochelaga, and on the Saint-Pierre River, meetings, finished tasks, and the absence of workers. Some are family related or comments on the news (for example, Queen Victoria's funeral on February 4th. 1901). Weather conditions and water levels are reported regularly, as it influences the pace of work on the construction sites.

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Purchased from Dacart Projets Artistiques, April 2019.

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  • French

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  • Box: R-1236-1