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Special Deputy State Engineer's monthly reports

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 canal construction reports and cover letters from the Special Deputy State Engineer to the State Engineer and Surveyor. The reports include contract number; location of construction; contractors; summary of work done; and percentage of work done.
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Quantity:
0.2 cu ft.(1 volume).
Inclusive Dates:
1917-1920
Series Number:
A1275

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Chronological.

Administrative History

Under the 1903 Barge Canal Law (Chapter 147), a Special Deputy State Engineer was charged to directly supervise the entire Barge Canal project. The Special Deputy State Engineer was appointed by and responsible to the State Engineer and Surveyor and carried out these duties until 1922.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of canal construction reports and cover letters from the Special Deputy State Engineer to the State Engineer and Surveyor.

Laws of 1903 and 1909 provided for construction and improvements on canals, specified contracting procedures, and outlined the duties of the state engineer in regard to such construction. The reports include: contract number; location of construction; contractors; summary of work done; and percentage of work done.

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