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Form for engineers' field notes to be filed with Comptroller

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This “Form for entering field notes, quantities, etc. for a book of records to be deposited in the Comptroller’s office" provides sample field notes for natural ground and for excavations of various types, along with diagrams and formulas for computing the cubic footage of excavation.
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0.1 cu. ft.(1 item)
Inclusive Dates:
1842
Series Number:
A1199

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A "Form for entering field notes, quantities, etc. for a book of records to be deposited in the Comptroller's office," is dated June 25, 1842.

The document provides sample field notes for natural ground and for excavations of various types, along with diagrams and formulas for computing the cubic footage of excavation. At the end are explanations of various terms and procedures referred to in the document. Field notes of engineers were required to be filed by a law of 1850, but no previous statute is found concerning field notes.

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