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New York State Governor Thanksgiving Day Proclamations by the Governor

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:
This series consists of printed gubernatorial proclamations designating a specific Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. A few bear the actual signature of the governor and the secretary to the governor, but most contain only printed names.
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0.6 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1874-1925
Series Number:
A3286

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Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These are printed gubernatorial proclamations designating a specified Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. A few bear the actual signature of the governor and the secretary to the governor at the bottom, but most contain only printed names. All but the earliest proclamation (1874) were date stamped by the Massachusetts State Library between 1890 and 1925, indicating that the governor's office might have sent these proclamations to the government of Massachusetts as a courtesy.

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Related Materials

Series 13035 Proclamations by the Governor, contains the record copy of gubernatorial proclamations filed with the Department of State.

Custodial History

The Massachusetts State Library collected these proclamations from 1890 to 1925. In 1988, the Massachusetts State Library presented these to the New York State Archives as a gift.

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