Guide to Canal Records
Canal Contracting Board
A1127. Proposals and bonds for canal enlargement and
repairs, 1848-1869. 12 cu. ft.
Arrangement: Numerical, closely corresponding to chronological order.
Submitted by contractors to the Canal Contracting Board, these proposals and bonds mainly concern the first enlargement and repair of the State's canal system. The proposals specify the cost of cleaning, excavation, masonry, carpentry, lumber, stone, iron, cement, and other materials necessary for work on locks, culverts, waste weirs, bridge abutments, reservoirs, iron superstructures, aqueducts, or general excavation projects. Each proposal provides the contractor's costs for each category of work. Also included are the canal, lock number, and section number where the work is to be performed.
Finding aids: Container list.
A1364. Outgoing correspondence from the Clerk of the Contracting Board, 1857-1861. 0.3 cu. ft. (1 volume)
This is a bound volume of press copies of letters from the Clerk of the Contracting Board. Topics include contract awards; drafts and vouchers for contracts; and appointments to such offices as Superintendent of Canal Repairs.
Indexes: Alphabetical index in volume.