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New York State Governor Registers of Applications for Office

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:
This series serves as a central record of applicants for offices to which the Governor made appointments or nominations. The volumes generally provide the name of the office or position at the top of each page and then list, for each applicant name; date application filed; residence (town and/or county, state if outside New York, and country if outside the United States); by whom recommended (governor, mayor, or other prominent individual); and date appointed (1865-1870 only).
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Quantity:
5.1 cubic feet (17 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1859-1911
Series Number:
A0624

Arrangement

A0624-78: Chronological by year. Internal arrangement of volumes varies; most are arranged by office/position; therein, some are chronological by application date, and others are alphabetical by first letter of last name, then chronological by application date.

A0624-96: Arranged by institution, agency, or position.

Scope and Content Note

This series serves as a central record of applicants for offices to which the Governor made appointments or nominations. The volumes generally provide the name of the office or position at the top of each page and then list, for each applicant: name; date application filed; residence (town and/or county, state if outside New York, and country if outside the United States); by whom recommended (e.g. governor, mayor, or other prominent individual) (occasionally, starting in 1899 - Volume 9); and date appointed (1865-1870 only, Volumes 2-3).

Applicants sought appointment to numerous offices or positions, such as: commissioner of deeds; county clerk; manager or trustee of state institution (e.g. Craig Colony for Epileptics); agriculture commissioner; railroad commissioner; state commissioner of prisons; port warden; member of Board of Mediation and Arbitration; state commissioner in lunacy; judge; State Board of Health commissioner; Forest, Fish and Game commissioner; examiner of horse shoers; canal appraiser; health officer; notary public; and loan commissioner.

The entries in these volumes make no reference to other series of records of appointments made by the Governor.

A0624-96: This accretion consists of one register (1911) documenting officials appointed to office by Governor John Alden Dix. Information is arranged by institutional position and includes names, residences, and dates of appointment and expiration for each current office holder. Legal citations governing each position are also included. Information included for each new appointee includes date of nomination to office; position; name and address; date of confirmation; and date of expiration of term.

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Access Restrictions

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

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Other finding aids

A0624-78: Volume list is available at the repository.

A0624-96: General index by name of institution or position is available at the repository.

Processing Information

Volume 1 was previously misfiled as volume 7 of old collection #630. Volumes 14, 15, and 16 were previously misfiled as Volumes 6, 15, and 16 of old collection #630.

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