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Index to laws and court decisions affecting the comptroller

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:
The series consists of an informal, handwritten subject index to laws pertaining to responsibilities of the state comptroller. Laws dating from 1784 to 1915 are referenced. The creation date is unknown, but entries are by several hands, perhaps added over time, and represent a working copy. Subjects are wide-ranging and in keeping with this historically important office. Quite often there is a precis of the legislation with its citation. News clippings appear occasionally.
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Quantity:
.1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1916
Series Number:
A1461

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject of law. Court decisions are listed separately in no apparent order.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of an informal, handwritten subject index to laws pertaining to responsibilities of the state comptroller. Laws dating from 1784 to 1915 are referenced. The creation date is unknown, but entries are by several hands, perhaps added over time, and represent a working copy. Subjects are wide-ranging and in keeping with this historically important office. Quite often there is a precis of the legislation with its citation. News clippings appear occasionally.

Duplicate pages 87-106 at the end of the series form a partial index of towns by county (New York to Rockland) separate from the bulk of the index. Following is an undated list of "leading decisions" giving citation and name of parties to the court action. There is no indication of the scope or unifying theme of the list. The final page holds black-and-white portrait photographs of three unidentified men. The photos are neither dated nor attributed.

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