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Letter books

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 mostly of administrative correspondence about the Erie and Barge Canals sent by the General Inspector's Office. Subjects include payment vouchers, supplies, and instructions to canal superintendents. Many copies are faded. Some are illegible.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (13 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1895-1905
Series Number:
B0328

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains carbon copies of outgoing letters sent by General Inspector J. Nelson Tubbs. Letters are mostly administrative in nature, and almost entirely relate to the subject of the Erie and Barge Canals. Correspondence regarding payment vouchers, supplies, and instructions to canal superintendents make up the bulk of the volumes. Many copies are faded, some to the point of illegibility.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0329, Letter books, contains similar records that were created by the Assistant Superintendent's Office.

Other finding aids

Most volumes have their own name/subject index.

Volume list.

Access Terms

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Volume
1895 October 31- 1985 April 27 Letter Books 1 1
1895 November 2-1896 January 15 Letter Books 1 2
1896 January 15-1896 June 10 Letter Books 1 3
1896 June 10-1896 September 25 Letter Books 1 4
1896 September 25-1897 January 29 Letter Books 1 5
1897 September 10-1897 December 20 Letter Books 1 6
1897 December 2-1898 February 19 Letter Books 1 7
1898 Apri 25-1898 October 14 Letter Books 1 8
1898 October 14-1899 March 8 Letter Books 1 9
1899 March 8-1899 June 19 Letter Books 1 10
1899 October 10-1899 December 22 Letter Books 2 1
1901 August 21-1901 December 7 Letter Books 2 2
1901 December 7-1905 January 31 Letter Books 2 3