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Abstracts and vouchers for Barge Canal and canal terminal expenses

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 contains bills, vouchers, and abstracts of expenditures submitted by resident engineers to the Department of Audit and Control. Each abstract lists amount owed by the state for salaries, wages, expenses, material, equipment, and supplies, and provides the geographic district number or the terminal location. Included are original bills and vouchers documenting claims against the State.
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Quantity:
1.9 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1922-193
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1922-1923, 1936
Series Number:
B0921

Arrangement

Chronological by abstract number.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains bills, vouchers, and abstracts of expenditures submitted by resident engineers to the Department of Audit and Control.

Each abstract lists amounts owed by the state for salaries, wages, expenses, material, equipment, and supplies, and gives the geographic district number or the terminal location. The abstract is accompanied by the original bills and vouchers documenting claims against the state. The abstract gives the geographical district number or, instead, the terminal location.

B0921-02: This accretion documents the functions of the Comptroller's Office with regard to apportioning salaries and scheduling accounts during the construction of the Barge Canal. Volume 1, Payrolls, Canal Bureau and Attorney General; Expense Accounts, Engineer and Surveyor (1922-1923), itemizes salaries of employees of the State Engineer and Surveyor and the Attorney General's Office (the Barge Canal law of 1903 authorized the Attorney General to approve the forms of contracts and contractor securities for work performed on the Barge Canal). Information includes amount of salary, recipient's name, title of position, and schedule of accounts. Volume 2, Abstracts of payrolls of Superintendent of Public Works (1922-1923), documents abstracts of expenditures. The volume is roughly arranged by chapter law and itemizes titles, appropriations for titles, and amounts payable.

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A0013, Abstracts, Check Rolls, and Vouchers for Canal Expenditures, and series B0605, Requistions for Canal Materials and Equipment, contain related records.

Custodial History

B0921-02: The material in this accretion was transferred from the Comptroller's Office in September 2001 and accessioned by the Archives in March 2002. The volumes were maintained by the Office of the State Comptroller for use in exhibitions. Other material included in the same transfer can be found in series B1809, Exhibit material used by the Office of the State Comptroller, 1879-1962.

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