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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Histories of Various Canal Projects on Western Division of the Erie Canal

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 of bound manuscript and typescript copies of reports compiled by or submitted to the Erie Canal Western Division Engineer's Office in Rochester, New York. Most reports detail the history of canal projects undertaken in or near the city of Buffalo, such as the Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Creek Feeder, Erie and Ohio Basins, Main and Hamburgh Street Canal, and Clark and Skinner Canal.
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0.4 cubic feet (8 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
[circa 1880-1941]
Series Number:
B0681

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of bound manuscript and typescript copies of reports compiled by or submitted to the Erie Canal Western Division Engineer's Office in Rochester, New York. Most reports detail the history of canal projects undertaken in or near the city of Buffalo, such as the Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Creek Feeder, Erie and Ohio Basins, Main and Hamburgh Street Canal, and Clark and Skinner Canal. These in-depth reports trace the history of projects by citing reports of the Canal Commissioners, Canal Board, and State Engineer and Surveyor; minutes of meetings of the Board of Canal Commissioners; legislation enacted by the State Legislature; local government resolutions; canal contracts; property conveyances; and correspondence between state and local officials.

Manuscript reports in the series appear to have been drafted in the 1880s. Typescript copies of several of these, created from the manuscript versions in 1919, are also found in the series. Additional reports appear in typescript format only. Most reports contain bound-in blueprint copies of canal maps and plans.

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Contents Box Volume

Accretion: B0681-85
Manuscript Copy of History of the Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Creek Feeder and Tonawanda Swamp 1 1
Manuscript Copy of History of the Ohio Canal or Slip and the Clark and Skinner Canal in the city of Buffalo 1 2
Manuscript Copy of Histories of the Erie Basin, the Ohio Basin, and the Main and Hamburgh Street Canal in the city of Buffalo 1 3
Typescript Copy: Memoranda Relating to Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Creek Feeder and Tonawanda Swamp; History of the Tonowanda and Oak Orchard Creek Feeder and Tonowanda Swamp; Description of Lands Belonging to Western Division Genesee Valley Canal 1 4
Typescript Copy: History of the Erie Basin, Buffalo; Report of the Canal Commissioners Relative to the Construction of the Wharves, Docks and Piers in Erie Basin on the Erie Canal in the city of Buffalo; History of the Ohio Basin, city of Buffalo; History of the Ohio Canal or Slip in the city of Buffalo; History of the Main and Hamburgh Street Canal in the city of Buffalo; History of the Clark and Skinner Canal in the city of Buffalo 1 5
Typescript: History of the Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Feeder and Tonawanda Swamp in Connection with Report on Claims for Damages in the Year 1916 1 6
Manuscript Copy of Memoranda Relating to Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Creek Feeder and Tonawanda Swamp 1 7
Typescript: Resident Engineer's Report on Work Done under Chapter 190, Laws of 1911, Known as the Black River Survey for the Extension of the Black River Canal from Carthage to Sacketts Harbor on Lake Ontario 1 8