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New York Secretary of State's Letter Books

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The letter books consist of handwritten and typewritten copies of outgoing correspondence sent by the New York Secretary of State. The letters deal with various subjects, including the publication and dissemination of state laws; applications for land grants; resolutions of the Commissioners of the Land Office; state censuses of 1835 and 1905; and elections. Many of the letters are partially faded, and are therefore difficult to read.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot (6 volumes in 2 boxes)
Inclusive Dates:
1831-1905
Series Number:
A0325

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

The letter books consist of handwritten and typewritten copies of outgoing correspondence sent by the New York Secretary of State. The letters deal with various subjects, including the publication and dissemination of state laws; applications for land grants; resolutions of the Commissioners of the Land Office; state censuses of 1835 and 1905; and elections. Many of the letters are partially faded, and are therefore difficult to read.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Indexes to correspondents are available in the front of volumes 3, 4, and 6.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Volume

Accretion: A0325-78
1831 January 20-1842 June 13 Letter Books 1 1
1877 January 11-1879 January 17 Letter Books 1 5
1905 June 23-August 25 Letter Books 1 6
1858 February 1-1860 August 16 Letter Books 2 2
1873 January 6-September 29 Letter Books 2 3
1873 September 30-1880 January 5 Letter Books 2 4