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Financial and administrative records of canals

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These records document the operation of canals, including: rough tallies of cargo loaded on canal boat “Sovereign” at various ports; auditor’s warrants for payments from Canal Fund through the Manhattan Company; and section contracts for enlargement of the Cayuga and Seneca canal, 1859; inventory of furniture in possession of collector of canal tolls at Lockport, 1866; and statements of publication of notices by Commissioners of the Canal fund.
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0.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1838-1880
Series Number:
A0819

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Scope and Content Note

Records documenting operation of the canals include: rough tallies of cargo loaded on canal boat "Sovereign" at various ports, 1838; statements of publication of notices by Commissioners of the Canal Fund, 1841, 1844, 1846; statements of tolls submitted to the Canal Commissioners for reimbursement, 1842-1844, with receipts for tolls paid; vouchers issued by Commissioners of the Canal Fund, 1843-1846; receipts for payment of certificates issued by Canal Board for Erie, Champlain, and Chenango Canals, 1844-1846; auditor's warrants for payments from Canal Fund through the Manhattan Company, 1850-1852, with receipts; section contracts for enlargement of the Cayuga and Seneca Canal, 1859; inventory of furniture in possession of Collector of Canal Tolls at Lockport, 1866; a few routine letters to the Canal Board, 1874-1875; and estimates of cost of repairs to the Erie, Champlain, Oswego, Cayuga and Seneca, and Chenango Canals, 1880, submitted by section superintendents to the Superintendent of Public Works, with warrants to the Auditor of the Canal Department to pay. Documents were originally folded, endorsed, and tied in bundles corresponding to category of document and year.

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