New York State Commission of Highways Bureau of Maintenance and Repairs Correspondence and Reports

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This series contains a variety of highway repair and maintenance records created or compiled by Cortland County Assistant Engineer Raymond "Ray" Mott. Mott reported to State Commission of Highways, Sixth Division Engineer William Acheson. The series includes inventories; repair cost estimates; labor, material, and supplies requisitions; highway condition reports; injury and accident reports; correspondence; and traffic censuses.
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This series contains reports of accidents involving State trucks; cost estimates and requisitions for materials and labor used in highway maintenance and repair (equipment and operators, drivers, oil, tar, cement, gravel, lumber, paint, piping, etc.); correspondence between Cortland County Assistant Engineer Ray Mott and Sixth Division Engineer William Acheson and between Acheson and the State Commission of Highways in Albany; inventories of materials on hand in Cortland County; State Department of Labor workmen's compensation forms reporting employee injuries; memorandums and circular letters sent to division engineers by the Commission; reports of conditions of Cortland County roads submitted to the division engineer; foreman's daily record books; and traffic censuses (dated 1924) for Cortland, Cayuga, and Tompkins counties.

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Custodial History

The records in this series were compiled by Cortland County Assistant Engineer Raymond "Ray" Mott.

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