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New York State Superintendent of Public Works Claims Submitted by Property Owners for Canal Related Damages

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 duplicate copies of statements of claims, bills of particulars, and blueprint property maps filed with the State Court of Claims by property owners seeking compensation from the State of New York. Most claimants seek compensation for damage to property caused during construction or operation of the state canal system, but claimants in some instances seek compensation for land appropriated by the State for canal purposes.
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2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1898-1908
Series Number:
B0386

Arrangement

Numeric by assigned file number (different from claim number), translating to roughly chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of duplicate copies of statements of claims, bills of particulars, and blueprint property maps filed with the State Court of Claims by property owners seeking compensation from the State of New York. Most claimants seek compensation for damage to property caused during construction or operation of the state canal system, but claimants in some instances seek compensation for land appropriated by the State for canal purposes.

Statements of claims list name of claimant, name and address of claimant's attorney(s), claim number, and date claim was sworn to before notary public. Bills of particulars itemize property damage and amount of monetary compensation sought by claimant in each instance, and also include total amount sought. Each claim envelope lists claim number, name of claimant, amount of compensation being sought, and location of property addressed in claim.

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Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B0386-85
1898-1901 Files No. 1-300 1
1901-1909 Files No. 301-545 2