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New York State Commissioners of the Land Office Lands Under Water Application Files

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 applications to the Commissioners of the Land Office for grants to lands under water. Each file typically consists of an application and accompanying map. Information on the application includes: applicant name; date; attorney's name; notes related to the final determination of application; date patent was ordered to be issued; patent date; and signature of the attorney.
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Quantity:
17 cubic feet (Includes electronic records- 11 CD-R discs; 1969 files, 6.37GB)
Inclusive Dates:
1802-1885
Series Number:
B2321

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of applications to the Commissioners of the Land Office for grants to lands under water. Each file typically consists of an application and accompanying map. Each application gives name of applicant; date; name of attorney for the applicant; notes related to the final determination of application; date patent was ordered to be issued; date of patent; and signature of the attorney general certifying that the application was made in accordance with the provisions of related statutes and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Commissioners of the Land Office.

Each application also typically includes an affidavit of publication; affidavit of posting notices on court houses; affidavit of applicant; affidavit of county judge or supervisor; affidavit of town clerk or assessors; affidavit of twenty years possession; and map of the grant applied for.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Scanned images of maps contained in this series are available at the New York State Archives.

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Name index available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This series includes 1,969 digital files that comprise 6.3 gigabytes of data and which can be made available on CD-R or DVD+R discs. The 1,968 image files are encoded in Joint Photographic Experts Group Format (JPEG) and may be viewed with Windows Photo Viewer, Apple Preview, Adobe Photoshop, and many other image viewing and editing applications. The other digital file is a database encoded in Microsoft Access 2000 format. It may be accessed with Microsoft Access 2000 or higher; it may also be possible to access it with newer versions of MDB Viewer Plus and other database viewing and editing applications.

Acquisition InformationThis series was transferred to the New York State Archives by the Office of General Services, Bureau of Land Management, in June 2011.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B2321-11
1802 February 13-1831 November 12 Application Files 1
1832 March 7-1851 December 26 Application Files 2
1852 February 7-1856 June 17 Application Files 3
1857 February 20-1861 December 11 Application Files 4
1862 February 3-1866 December 27 Application Files 5
1867 January 9-1869 October 23 Application Files 6
1869 April 24-1870 December 29 Application Files 7
1871 January 4-December 29 Application Files 8
1871 December 6-1872 December 16 Application Files 9
1873 February 15-December 30 Application Files 10
1874 January 5-1875 December 31 Application Files 11
1876 January 5-1879 December 11 Application Files 12
1879 December 11-1881 November 15 Application Files 13
1881 November 22-1883 April 19 Application Files 14
1883 April 19-1884 June 18 Application Files 15
1884 May 6-1885 April 22 Application Files 16
1885 January 10-December 10 Application Files 17