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Record of ores mined by prison labor

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 documents ores mined by prison labor under contract to the firms of Burton Davison and Co. and Thorne and Watson. Entries include the date and pounds of ore with sub-totals for each page, and recapitulations for each month.
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Quantity:
0.3 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1871-1877
Series Number:
B0108

Administrative History

Laws of 1844 and 1847 authorized the agent of Clinton Prison to carry on mining and manufacturing of iron. A law of 1865 provided for an orderly end to the contract system of mining and manufacturing iron, but it did permit the prison inspectors to enter into further contracts if they saw fit. Iron manufacturing ended at Clinton Prison in 1877.

Scope and Content Note

This volume documents ores mined by prison labor under contract to the firms of Burton Davison and Co. (1871-1877) and Thorne and Watson (1873-1875). The entries provide the date and pounds of ore with sub-totals for each page, and recapitulations for each month.

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