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Resident engineer's notebook

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 notebook kept by the resident engineer at the Utica Canal Office, Information includes estimated costs for enlargements of the Erie Canal and Moses Kill Lock, Champlain Canal; costs of cutting stone for the North Lock of Lock No. 24, Whipples iron bridges and farm bridges; a water color of washers for Whipples bridges; pencil sketches of tunnel cross sections and railroad tunnels; notes on tunneling; and a sketch of pile driving at the Fort Edward Aqueduct.
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0.1 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1841-1866
Series Number:
B1736

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a single bound notebook kept by William B. Cooper, Resident Engineer, Canal Office, Utica. The notebook includes estimated costs for enlargements of the Erie Canal in 1841; costs of cutting stone for the North Lock of Lock No. 24; costs for Whipples iron bridges and farm bridges; a small water color of washers for Whipples bridges; pencil sketches of tunnel cross sections and railroad tunnels; notes on tunneling; various estimated costs for Moses Kill Lock, Champlain Canal; and a pencil sketch of pile driving at the Fort Edward Aqueduct.

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

Custodial History

The notebook was transferred from the State Library to the Archives in 1996 but not accessioned until December 2000.

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