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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Card File Index to Records of Surveys and Maps of State Lands

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 indexes Series A4016, Records of Surveys and Maps of State Lands. The index has multiple alphabetical sequence, includes various topical entries such as islands, surnames, geographical place names, certificates, lakes, and municipalities; and special subject categories such as county and town bounds, forfeited lands, lands under water, patents and grants, reservations, warrants to survey and return of surveys.
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Quantity:
2 cubic feet (9 card file boxes)
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1686-1892]
Series Number:
B1858

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content Note

These cards index: State Engineer and Surveyor Series A4016, Records of Surveys and Maps of State Lands, ca. 1686-1892. The index is arranged in more than one alphabetical sequence and includes various topical entries such as islands, surnames, geographical place names, certificates, lakes, and municipalities. The file is repetitive, somewhat disorganized, and confusing to use.

The index also includes many special subject categories such as county and town bounds, forfeited lands, lands under water, patents and grants, reservations, warrants to survey and return of surveys. Part of the index is arranged by book number and covers only volumes 1-4, 6, and 8-10.

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A4016 Records of Surveys and Maps of State Lands, ca. 1686-1892, is indexed by this series.

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Custodial History

This accession resulted from a project by State Archives staff in 2004 to identify, describe, and accession previously unaccessioned indexes.

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