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New York State Comptroller's Office Obsolete Index to Canal Records

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 index cards apparently related to Comptroller's canal records transferred to the State Archives from the New York State Library. The records indexed by the cards were subsequently divided into separate series rendering this index obsolete.
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Quantity:
0.5 cu. ft.ca. 2600 index cards.
Inclusive Dates:
n.d
Series Number:
B1886

Arrangement

Varies by type of record or name of canal

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of ca. 2600 index cards apparently related to Comptroller's canal records transferred from the New York State Library in the late 1970s. The records indexed by the cards were subsequently divided into separate series rendering the index obsolete.

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A1125, Contracts and Accounts for Construction and Repair

series A1899, Contract Documents for Canal Enlargement and Repairs

and series A1057, Statements of Tolls on Canal Passenger Boats, may have been formerly indexed by this series.

Custodial History

The index was most likely transferred by the State Library to the State Archives in 1977 but somehow became alienated from the initial transfer. The index was subsequently identified and accessioned by State Archives staff in 2005 as part of a project to integrate or describe estrayed or unidentified records.

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