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Ledger of cargo cleared at Boonville on the Black River 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 ledgers maintained by the toll collector at Boonville on the Black River Canal. The ledgers contain date; number of clearances for the year; name of boat; place of hailing; where loaded; destination; master's name; cargo description; quantity, miles traveled and monthly and yearly totals of the number of miles by boats cleared through Boonville. Included are records of Clinton Richards.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (3 vols.)
Inclusive Dates:
1886-1889
Series Number:
B1730

Arrangement

Chronological by date of clearance.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of three ledgers maintained by the toll collector (Clinton Richards) at Boonville on the Black River Canal from October 15, 1886 through September 30, 1889. The ledgers contain the following information: date, number of clearances for the year, name of boat, place of hailing, where loaded, destination, master's name, description of cargo, quantity, and miles traveled. The ledgers also contain monthly and yearly totals of the number of miles by boats cleared through Boonville (e.g. 151,888 miles for 1885).

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Custodial History

The provenance of these ledgers is unclear. They may have been part of a large transfer of canal-related records acquired in 1983 from the Department of Transportation that contained series B0249-83, Accounts of property first cleared and left at Boonville on the Black River Canal. However, it is also possible that they may have been included in the 1985 transfer of a large body of canal-related material stored by the Department of Transportation at the old Canal Museum formerly located in Syracuse.

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