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New York State Commissioners of the Land Office Minutes

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:
The Commissioners of the Land Office were appointed to direct the disposition and granting of unappropriated state lands. This series consists of minutes documenting the approval, rejection, or direction of other actions concerning land grant applications and related land matters.
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Quantity:
1.9 cubic feet; 6 microfilm reels; 6 volumes
Inclusive Dates:
1784-1796, 1807-1892
Series Number:
B1870

Arrangement

Chronological.

Administrative History

The Commissioners of the Land Office were appointed, beginning in 1786, to direct the disposition and granting of unappropriated state lands.

Scope and Content Note

These minutes document the approval, rejection, or direction of other actions concerning land grant applications and related land matters.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm: 6 reels; 35 mm.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A0177 Commissioners of the Land Office Original Minutes, 1785-1798, contains the rough minutes from which these minutes were transcribed.

Other finding aids

Microfilm roll list is available at the repository.

Location of Original MaterialOriginals held by New York (State). Office of General Services.

Acquistion Information

B1870-18: These records were transferred to the New York State Archives under RDA 20202.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Volume

Accretion: B1870-18
1870-1875 Land Office Minutes volume 15 1
1875-1880 Land Office Minutes volume 16 2
1881-1884 Land Office Minutes volume 17 3
1885-1888 Land Office Minutes volume 18 4
1889-1891 Land Office Minutes volume 19 5
1891-1892 Land Office Minutes volume 20 6