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Resident, division and assistant engineers' correspondence

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists mostly of outgoing correspondence of resident, division, and assistant engineers involved with the construction of the Barge Canal. It provides information on the progress of construction; construction practices employed; location of the canal; land appropriations; and contract alterations, specifications, and estimates. Also included are some incoming correspondence, progress reports on contracts, final estimates, yearly and monthly reports, monthly expenditures and estimates, State property inventories, and detailed construction estimates.
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1.3 cu. ft.(17 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1904-1915
Series Number:
B0250

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of seventeen bound volumes that contain mostly duplicate copies of outgoing correspondence generated by various resident, division, and assistant engineers involved with the construction of the Barge Canal. Also include in the volumes in smaller quantities are incoming correspondence, progress reports and contracts, final estimates, yearly reports, monthly expenditures and estimates, state property inventories, monthly reports and detailed construction estimates.

The correspondence, for the most part, deals with the Supervision of work on various Barge Canal contracts. Contracts dealt with by the series include Contract Nos. 4, 18, 44, 50 and the Canaseraga Creek Improvement project. The correspondence often provides information on progress of construction; construction practices employed; the location of the canal along with dams, dikes and other structures; land appropriations; and contract alterations, specifications, and estimates. Also included are routine administrative matters such as the renting of office space, employee vacations and absences, purchase of office supplies and the submission of reports.

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