Scope and Content Note

This series consists primarily of correspondence to and from State Engineer and Surveyor Roy G. Finch. Some earlier correspondence (1924) to and from State Engineer and Surveyor Dwight B. LaDu is also included. Some replies were prepared by the assistant deputy and deputy state engineer. Subjects include sale of state land, transfer of canal land to state parks, land appraisal, requests for information and inspection, sand and gravel permits, state contracts, canal terminal development and location, and development and extension of the Barge Canal and other canals. Correspondents include Conservation Commission officials, boat builders, division engineers, construction contractors, and mill owners.

Included among the correspondence are receipts, blue print maps, summary descriptions of terminal facilities, and property descriptions. Also included is a copy of Barge Canal Contract 65, book 9-J.