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Receipt book for construction of new House of Refuge on Randall's Island

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:
These receipts document expenses for the construction of buildings and related facilities on Randall's Island. Information on receipts include date; amount paid; service for which paid; and signature of payee. Expenditures were for: plans and related architectural work for buildings; surveys and maps; printing of specifications; grading and excavating; building of docks; building sea wall; brick and stone; water pipes; iron work; carpentry; and inspection work.
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0.1 cu. ft.(1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1852-1855
Series Number:
A2082

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Scope and Content Note

These receipts, kept for the accounting purposes of the state and the institution, document expenses for the construction of buildings and related facilities on Randall's Island. The laws of 1851 and 1853 authorizing construction of the new site required that the Managers of the institution submit detailed reports of expenditures for the work done.

The receipts provide: date; amount paid; service for which paid; and signature of payee. Expenditures were for: plans and related architectural work for buildings; surveys and maps; printing of specifications; grading and excavating; building of docks; building sea wall; brick and stone; water pipes; iron work; carpentry; and inspection work.

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

Custodial History

The Dept. of Correction placed these records on loan to the Syracuse University Library from 1960-1977.

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