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Vouchers and abstracts of disbursements for U.S. Geological Survey expenses

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 series consists of abstracts of account disbursements, vouchers, and receipts for field expenses incurred by members of the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) working in New York State while making a topographic survey and map of the state. Information on the USGS forms includes worker's name, title, voucher number, date, expense designation, and amounts owed and paid. An itemized statement and signed receipt(s) are also typically included.
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Quantity:
0.2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1893-1895
Series Number:
A3234

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Roughly chronological.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of abstracts of account disbursements, vouchers, and receipts for field expenses incurred by members of the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) working in New York State from 1893-1894. Accounts were paid according to provisions of Chapter 287 of the Laws of 1893, which authorized the state engineer and surveyor to cooperate with the U.S.G.S. in making a topographic survey and map of the state, including locating and marking county and town boundary lines. The state engineer arranged the method, order, and details of the work with the director of the U.S.G.S., and sums were allocated to pay for the work by warrant of the comptroller to the order of the state engineer.

The U.S.G.S. appropriation forms show worker's name and title, voucher number, date, expense designation, and amounts owed and paid (with check number and name of bank). They are signed by a U.S.G.S. official and certified by a notary. An itemized statement and signed receipt(s) are also typically included.

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