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New York State Office of the Chief Clerk of the Canal Department Canal Toll Collector's Ledgers

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 consists of statements of cargo on canal boats on which toll was not paid, kept by a Canal Toll Collector's Office, location not given. Each entry gives: clearance number; date; name of boat; home port; master's name; articles shipped; where from; where bound; weight of articles; miles traveled; rates; and tolls. There is no indication of how this volume came to Office of Comptroller, but presumably it had to do with collection of accounts due.
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Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1847, 1856
Series Number:
A1080

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Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of statements of cargo on canal boats on which toll was not paid, kept by a Canal Toll Collector's Office, location not given. Each entry gives: clearance number; date; name of boat; home port; master's name; articles shipped; where from; where bound; weight of articles; miles traveled; rates; and tolls. There is no indication of how this volume came to Office of Comptroller, but presumably it had to do with collection of accounts due.

A1080-99: This accretion consists of statements of cargo on canal boats traveling the Champlain (?) Canal upon which tolls were levied. Each entry gives clearance number; date; name of boat; home port; master's name; articles shipped; where from; where bound; weight of the articles; miles traveled; rates; and tolls.

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Access Restrictions

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

Processing Information

In 2014, it was determined that former series B1624, Canal toll collector's ledger, should have been accessioned as an accretion to this series rather than being its own series. This material was subsequently re-accessioned and became accretion A1080-99.

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