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New York State Governor Account Book

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 volume records payments made from various accounts of the governor's office. The bulk of the volume lists payments from the following funds or accounts: contingent fund; Executive Mansion fund; postage and express accounts; apprehension of fugitives; executive clemency; publishing account; Theodore Roosevelt, Albany; notarial and clerks' expenses; account for printing state papers; and salaries.
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Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1899-1904
Series Number:
A3356

Arrangement

Arranged by account or fund, then chronological by date.

Scope and Content Note

This volume records payments made from various accounts of the governor's office. The bulk of the volume lists payments from the following funds or accounts: contingent fund; Executive Mansion fund; postage and express accounts; apprehension of fugitives; executive clemency; publishing account; "con investigations" (no indication of what this means; this includes an entry for "Theodore Roosevelt, Albany," with no explanation of the nature of the expense or claim; the date July 7 is given, but no year is listed; it is possible this refers to money owed to Roosevelt for his services as governor from 1899-1900); notarial and clerks' expenses; account for printing state papers; and salaries.

Under each account, entries provide some or all of the following information: date; name; address; nature of claim/expense; amount; when sent to comptroller; when paid; and remarks (very rare; e.g., "void"). The balance in each fund is noted in red at least once on each page.

A partial contents listing in the front of the volume lists some of the accounts and the number of the page on which they start. Following this, a loose typed sheet entitled, "Executive Department: Statement of appropriations available for the fiscal year 1904 and 1905" lists amounts appropriated for salaries, office expenses, Executive Mansion, and other expenses and cites the law by which each appropriation was made.

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Custodial History

Originally accessioned from New York State Library as volume 9 of old collection #630 (series A0630), accession -406.

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