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|Abstract||Charles Edward Waddell (1877-1945) was a consulting engineer for government and industry and a builder of steam and hydraulic power plants on the eastern seaboard and western North Carolina. The collection includes bound typescript reports containing project descriptions, correspondence, and other papers relating to municipal electric and water facilities chiefly in North Carolina, generating plants for industries, World War I defense and conservation surveys, and other projects in which Waddell was involved.|
|Creator||Waddell, Charles Edward, 1877-1945.|
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Charles Edward Waddell (1877-1945) was a consulting engineer for government and industry and a builder of steam and hydraulic power plants on the eastern seaboard and western North Carolina. Waddell was the son of Francis Nash Waddell and Ann Ivey Miller Waddell of Hillsboro, N.C. He was educated at the Bingham School, the shops of General Electric Company, and had the degree of Doctor of Science conferred upon him by North Carolina State College in 1925. He was married to Eleanor Sheppard Belknap of Kentucky in 1904, and was the father of Charles E. Waddell Jr., and of Mrs. George M. Stephens. He lived and practiced in Asheville, N.C., from 1883.
Professionally, Waddell was designer and builder of the system for North Carolina Electric Power Company, 1903-1923; involved with United Electric Securities of Boston, Mass, 1912; consulting engineer to George W. Vanderbilt for "Biltmore"; involved with the State Board of Engineering Examiners, 1921-1926; member of Governor Morrison's Port and Ship Authority; State Ship and Water Transportation Committee, 1923-1924; commissioner of Biltmore Forest, 1923-1927; consulting engineer to the City of Asheville, N.C.; to the North Carolina State Corporation Commission, 1932-1934; and to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), 1936-1938.Back to Top
The collection includes bound typescript reports containing project descriptions, correspondence, maps, diagrams, and other papers relating to municipal electric and water facilities chiefly in North Carolina, generating plants for industries, World War I defense and conservation surveys, and other projects in which Charles Edward Waddell was involved. The clients include both private enterprises and government boards.Back to Top
Report to W. W. Wells, Chief Engineer of Construction, Southern Railway Co., Washington, D.C., on a study to determine the effect on the flow of the Dan River caused by the bridge at Danville, Va.
Report to the representatives of power companies in the southeastern states, who met in Atlanta, Ga., in March 1918, to be used in their report to the War Department and Council on National Defense, concerning the power available for war work needs an their plans for cooperation. Charles Edward Waddell was secretary of the group.
Report to R. C. Norfleet, State Fuel Administrator, from Waddell as state director of Conservation for the United States Fuel Administration. The report concerns conservation work undertaken in the state of North Carolina, efforts to enlighten the public to conserve fuel and to encourage use of hydro-electric power instead of steam power; includes information about power being used in individual industrial plants.
Volume 4: Correspondence, June 1919-March 1920 #03881, Series: "Charles Edward Waddell Papers, 1914-1934." Folder 4
Correspondence relating to a project of Falls Manufacturing Co. of Granite Falls, N.C., namely, an arch dam on the Middle Little River in Alexander County near Hickory, N.C.
Volume 5: Contract and specifications, September 1919 #03881, Series: "Charles Edward Waddell Papers, 1914-1934." Folder 5
Contract and specifications for the Falls Manufacturing Co. arch dam project on the Middle Little River in Alexander County, N.C.
Report to A. E. Watts, North State Cotton Mill Co., Taylorsville, N.C., The report is an evaluation of a power site on Lower Little River in Alexander County, N.C., for development.
Report to A. A. Shuford, Shuford Mills at Granite Falls, N.C., containing instructions and explanations for building a concrete road for motor transport system to serve the mills at Granite Falls.
Report to E. F. Watson, Secretary of Burnsville Electric, Co., Burnsville, N.C., on the power site on Cane River in Yancey County, N.C., the feasibility of completing the plant, and whether it can supply sufficient power for Carolina Felspar Mills.
Report to L. B. McBrayer on a proposed water system for the Sanatorium in Hoke County, N.C., including a report on the water supply and recommendations for a new mechanical plant.
Volume 10: Report, January 1923 #03881, Series: "Charles Edward Waddell Papers, 1914-1934." Folder 10
Report to Charles Edward Waddell, consulting engineer, by W. J. Kline, contract sales engineer of American District Steam Co. of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and E. M. Jones of Waddell's company, on the feasibility of installing district steam heating in certain districts of Asheville, N.C., and proposed underground steam mains and central heating plant near the Battery Park Hotel.
Report to R. W. Rigsby, City Manager of Durham, N.C., on Flat River as a possible source of power and as a municipal water supply.
Volume 12: Instructions to Bidders, Specifications, Proposal, Contract, and Contract Bond, North Carolina State Highway Commission, 1926 #03881, Series: "Charles Edward Waddell Papers, 1914-1934." Folder 12
Includes extensive manuscript revisions.
Report to R. M. Mead of Cleveland, Ohio, on the Blowing Rock (N.C.) Light and Power Company, including information about the specific property, with a view to establishing rural light and power, and information also to acquaint outsiders with facts and figures about this section of North Carolina.
Volume 14: Report, February 1929 #03881, Series: "Charles Edward Waddell Papers, 1914-1934." Folder 14
Report to Buncombe County (N.C.) Commissioners from the Trustees of the South Buncombe Water and Watershed District, at the time that the system was being turned over to the County.
Volume 15: Report, December 1932 #03881, Series: "Charles Edward Waddell Papers, 1914-1934." Folder 15
Report to the North Carolina Commission in connection with rate conferences, rate studies, reductions, and schedules.
Proposal for water works extensions for the Town of Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, N.C., from information received from the town engineer and the Public Works Administration (PWA) engineer for North Carolina.
Volume 17: Report, October 1934 #03881, Series: "Charles Edward Waddell Papers, 1914-1934." Folder 17
Report to North Carolina Utilities Commission related to Carolina Power and Light Company, including the history of the company, its organization, financial condition, rates, and other information.
Volume 18: Report, October 1934 continued #03881, Series: "Charles Edward Waddell Papers, 1914-1934." Folder 18
Continuation of Volume 17, report to the North Carolina Utilities Commission, mainly on the interchange contracts of Carolina Power and Light Company.
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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
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