Research

Financial and legal records filed with the Canal Department

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:
These records relating to canals include power of attorney filed with the Canal Auditor or the controller for many different purposes. Most furnished evidence of assignment of contracts for work on canals by the original contracted their party; assignments of state canal stock; transfers of claims against the state; and chattel mortgages on canal boats.S
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0.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1841-1885
Series Number:
A1160

Arrangement

Roughly chronological.

Scope and Content Note

Records relating to canals include: powers of attorney filed with the Canal Auditor or the Comptroller for many different purposes: most furnish evidence of assignment of contracts for work on canals by the original contractor to another party; assignments of state canal stock; transfers of claims against the state; and chattel mortgages on canal boats.

Use of Records

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

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