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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Western Division Engineer's Office Report and Letter Book

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 volume was used very briefly by the Erie Canal Western Division Engineer's Office to record copies of outgoing reports and correspondence addressed to the State Canal Board or Canal Commissioner James Jackson, Jr. Acting Division Engineer B. M. Hawks authored the reports in response to requests from the Canal Board or Commissioner Jackson for information regarding various canal projects or existing canal structures.
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0.3 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1875
Series Number:
B0740

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This volume was used very briefly by the Erie Canal Western Division Engineer's Office to record copies of outgoing reports and correspondence addressed to the State Canal Board or Canal Commissioner James Jackson, Jr. Acting Division Engineer B. M. Hawks authored the reports in response to requests from the Canal Board or Commissioner Jackson for information regarding various canal projects or existing canal structures. For example, Hawks reported on contracts let, final accounts, and progress relating to a project to deepen and improve the Erie Canal from Slip No. 3 in the city of Buffalo to the head of Black Rock Harbor. Hawks also reported on the condition of the Palmyra Aqueduct and the Mount Morris Dam across the Genesee River.

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