Henry G. Acres

Title: Henry G. Acres fonds

Date(s) of creation: 1900-1903

Physical description: 1.0 metres (43 items) of graphic records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: Henry G. Acres was born in Paris, Ontario on May 1, 1880.  He was a student in the School of Practical Science from 1900-1903 and received a degree in mechanical and electrical engineering in 1916.  In 1924 he received a doctorate in science.  He was associated with the Ontario Hydro Commission at its inception. In 1906-07 he was engineer in charge of a general water power survey of Ontario and in 1908 was engineer in charge of surveys and location of the 110,000 volt lines in the Niagara system.  In 1911 he became Hydro’s chief hydraulic engineer and became famous as the builder of the Queenston-Chipawa development.  He later went into private practice as a consulting engineer with headquarters at Niagara Falls.  He died September 4, 1945.  The company bearing his name, Acres International, still operates today.

Scope and content: Ink and watercolour drawings by Henry G. Acres as a student in mechanical and electrical engineering at the Ontario School of Practical Science from 1900-1903. Each drawing is signed “H.G. Acres” and dated.

Access/Use: Open

Finding aids: Finding aid available in Reading Room

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Accruals:   Further accruals not expected.

Corresponding accessions: B2002-0013