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Monthly reports on Barge Canal terminal construction

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These volumes contain monthly reports, with cover letters from a deputy State engineer. They are arranged chronologically and contain information on Barge Canal terminal construction such as contract number; contractors; location of terminal; summary of work done; schedules with total value of work under contract done to date, done during month of report, and percentage done to date.
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2 volumes.
Inclusive Dates:
1913-1920
Series Number:
A1273

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These are volumes of monthly reports with cover letters from a Deputy State Engineer to the State Comptroller.

The first volume contains reports of April 1913 to December 1916; the second covers January 1917 to December 1920. Laws of 1903 and 1909 provided for construction and improvements on canals, specified contracting procedures, and outlined the duties of the State Engineer and Surveyor in regard to such construction. The reports give information on the construction including: contract number; location of terminal; contractors; summary of work done; estimate of percentage of work done; and schedules giving total value of work under contract, done to date, done during month of report, and percentage done to date. The reports are signed by a deputy state engineer or terminal engineer.

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