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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Records of Sales of State Lands Belonging to Various State Funds

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 volumes recording sales of state lands belonging to the state's general funds, school fund, canal fund, and literature fund. Volumes may provide date of sale; name of tract or township; lot number; acreage; minimum price per acre and per lot; price; amount of bond executed by purchasers for the sale; date of delivery; amount of first payment; page recorded in "General Sales Book" [series A4002]; and date of reversion.
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0.5 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1824-1860
Series Number:
A4004

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of volumes recording sales of state lands belonging to the state's general funds, school fund, canal fund, and literature fund. Volumes provide date of sale; name of tract or township; lot number; acreage; minimum price per acre and per lot (vol. 2); price (vol. 2); amount of bond executed by purchasers for the sale (vol. 1); date of delivery (vol. 1); amount of first payment; page recorded in "General Sales Book" [series A4002, Book of Sales of State Land] (vol. 2); and date of reversion.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A4002 New York State Engineer and Surveyor Books of Sales of State Land, 1786-1927, also contains records of sales of state lands belonging to state funds.

Processing Information

This series was reconstructed by Archives staff in April 1998. The one-volume series B0263, for which no documentation was found, was placed as the missing "Volume 2" of A4004, according to a volume list prepared by Archives staff and dated 2/25/85.

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