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New York State Department of State Record of Commissions by the Governor and the Senate

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:
The secretary of state's office was responsible for records in these commissions which appointed the secretary as the clerk to the Council of Appointment. This series consists of bound volumes of copies of commissions of office, the original of which was sent to the appointee. The volumes record commissions pertaining to a variety of offices.
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Quantity:
55 cubic feet (53 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1823-1927
Series Number:
A1852

Arrangement

Chronological.

Administrative History

The secretary of state's office was responsible for records in these commissions which appointed the secretary as the clerk to the Council of Appointment. The council was abolished in 1822 with the ratification of the 1821 constitution and its powers transferred to the governor whose appointees were confirmed by the senate.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of 53 bound volumes of copies of commissions of office, the original of which was sent to the appointee. The volumes record commissions pertaining to a variety of offices. They usually (but not always) provide the name of the appointee, county of residence, office of appointment, date and names of the governor, secretary of state or deputy secretary of state (in clerk's handwriting). The volumes are arranged in chronological order with many of them containing an index that is accessible by both person and county name.

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A1850 Index to commissions for public offices, contains related records

Series A1848 Registers of state, county, and city appointed and elected officials, contains related records.

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Volume list is available at the repository.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Volume

Accretion: A1852-78
1823-1826 Record of Commissions 1 1
1826-1831 Record of Commissions 2 2
1831-1835 Record of Commissions 3 3
1835-1839 Record of Commissions 4 4
1839-1841 Record of Commissions 5 5
1842-1852 Record of Commissions 6 6
1853-1859 Record of Commissions 7 7
1859-1862 Record of Commissions 8 8
1863-1865 Record of Commissions 9 9
1868-1870 Record of Commissions 10 10
1870-1872 Record of Commissions 11 11
1872-1874 Record of Commissions 12 12
1874-1876 Record of Commissions 13 13
1876-1877 Record of Commissions 14 14
1877-1879 Record of Commissions 15 15
1878-1879 Record of Commissions 16 16
1880-1881 Record of Commissions 17 17
1881-1882 Record of Commissions 18 18
1883-1884 Record of commissions 19 19
1884-1886 Record of commissions 20 20
1886-1887 Record of commissions 21 21
1887-1889 Record of commissions 22 22
1889-1891 Record of commissions 23 23
1891-1892 Record of commissions 24 24
1892-1894 Record of commissions 25 25
1894-1895 Record of commissions 26 26
1895-1896 Record of commissions 27 27
1896-1897 Record of commissions 28 28
1898 Record of commissions 29 29
1899 Record of commissions 30 30
1900 Record of commissions 31 31
1901 Record of commissions 32 32
1902 Record of commissions 33 33
1903 Record of commissions 34 34
1904 Record of commissions 35 35
1905 Record of commissions 36 36
1906 Record of commissions 37 37
1907 Record of commissions 38 38
1908 Record of commissions 39 39
1909 Record of commissions 40 40
1910 Record of commissions 41 41
1911-1912 Record of commissions 42 42
1913 Record of commissions 43 43
1914 Record of commissions 44 44
1915 Record of commissions 45 45
1916 Record of commissions 46 46
1917-1918 Record of commissions 47 47
1919 Record of commissions 48 48
1920 Record of commissions 49 49
1921 Record of commissions 50 50
1922 Record of commissions 51 51A
1922 Record of commissions (Notaries Public) 51 51B
1923-1927 Record of commissions 51 52