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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Work Force Book for Section 13 of the Erie Canal

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 a volume that tracks the work force accounts of laborers working on section 13 of the Erie Canal. These work force accounts include the number and types of laborers working on projects, as well as special equipment needed to complete these projects. This volume also includes the type and amount of work completed each day.
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0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1898
Series Number:
B0684

Arrangement

This series is arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a volume that tracks the work force accounts of laborers working on section 13 of the western division of the Erie Canal between February 6, 1898 and April 30, 1898. This volume was created to track the work force on section 13 which include the number and types of laborers working on projects, as well as special equipment needed to complete these projects. Types of laborers include timekeepers; foremen; stone cutters; masons; carpenters; blacksmiths; laborers; engineers; watchmen; and waterboys. Also included is the type and amount of work completed for the day and the number of laborers working on specific projects. Types of work being done on this section include building walls; excavation; delivery of stone; grading; planking; and other similar projects. Pages often include notes describing daily weather conditions.

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