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Letterpress copybooks of purchase orders

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 copies of purchase orders for goods sent to vendors by the Syracuse State Institution for Feeble-Minded Children. Entries show order date, company/vendor name, description of goods and cost. Copies that were poorly pressed are hard to read. Also included is an alphabetical name index at the end of each volume.
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Quantity:
0.3 cu. ft. (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1906-191
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1906-1907, 1911-1912
Series Number:
B1678

Arrangement

Chronological by date of order.

Scope and Content Note

The series apparently consists of copies (made by the letterpress method) of purchase orders for goods sent to vendors by the Syracuse State Institution for Feeble-Minded Children. Entries are in manuscript (blue or black ink) and show date (of order), company/vendor name, description of goods (quantity and type) and cost. Many are signed "W.B. Farrington" and some bear a stamp mark "Make bills in duplicate."

Copies that were poorly pressed are hard to read. An alphabetical name index at the end of each volume clarifies vendor names. The index is organized with sections labeled "A," "E," "I," "O," "U," and "Y" under each letter of the alphabet. Although these vowels presumably refer to other (unknown) volumes, names appearing under various vowels are present in the volume indexed.

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Volume list.

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