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Boundary line agreements and photographs

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 series consists of memoranda of agreements, drafts of legislative bills, tracings, and photographs of New York State and county boundary lines. The agreements provide exact location for boundary lines, the date of agreement and, in some cases, seals of offices involved with the agreement. The proposed legislative bills related to authorizing an appropriation for the surveying, mapping and monumenting of the New York-Pennsylvania boundary line. The photographs are images of boundary monuments.
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0.3 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1896-1911
Series Number:
B0244

Arrangement

Chronological by date of agreement for agreements and legislative bills; photographs arranged by number.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of memoranda of agreements, typed drafts of legislative bills, tracings, and positive photographs concerning New York State and county boundary lines. The boundary agreements were determined according to specific legislative acts or resolutions outlined within each agreement. Copies were then filed with the State Engineer and Surveyor, since this was part of his duties as outlined by the Constitution of 1846.

The agreements provide the exact location of boundary lines, the date the agreement was signed, signatures of officials and, in some cases, seals of offices involved with the agreement. The proposed legislative bills appear to be duplicate copies (five) of a bill authorizing an appropriation for the surveying, mapping and monumenting of the New York-Pennsylvania boundary line. The thirteen positive photographs are images of boundary monuments. The photographs are not identified by location, but ten of the thirteen contain a numerical designation that is presently undecipherable.

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Series A0473, New York-Connecticut boundary line maps, contains related records.

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