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Lists of appointments of assistant engineers and other employees

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 lists of appointments of assistant engineers, clerks, levelers, rodman, chairman, flagman, draftsman, and other engineering employees. The lists are signed by the State Engineer and Surveyor, division engineer, and resident engineer, and provide the name of appointee, nature of work, and compensation.
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Quantity:
4 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1851-1900
Series Number:
A1143

Arrangement

Chronological and by divisions of the canal system (east, middle, west).

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of lists of appointments of assistant engineers, clerks, levelers, rodmen, chairmen, flagmen, draughtsmen, and other engineering employees.

Each entry on a list gives the name of appointees, nature of work, and compensation. The lists are signed by the State Engineer and Surveyor, division engineer, and resident engineer. The appointments were made by the Canal Commissioners pursuant to laws of 1817 and 1829. A law of 1847 directed the Canal Commissioners to give engineers a copy of their appointments. Laws of 1850 and 1862 specified the number and duties of the various engineers.

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