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Canal Fund Letters

An inventory of its letters at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: New York (State). Commissioners of the Canal Fund
Title: Canal Fund Letters
Inclusive Dates: 1843-1874
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Two letters concerning New York canal issues
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Nelson K. Hopkins was New York State Comptroller and Commissioner of the Canal Fund from 1872 to 1875.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of two letters concerning canal issues. The first, dated 3 Nov 1843, is from James Earll, Jr. in Syracuse to S. Sidney Bruse in Scanandoa and concerns the diversion of the waters of the Scanandoa creek. The other, dated 11 Mar 1874, is from Carroll E. Smith in Syracuse to Nelson K. Hopkins, also of Syracuse, and concerns a potential conflict of interest posed by Senator Word being coadjutor of the "Canal Ring."

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Bruse, S. Sidney
Earll, James, Jr.
Hopkins, Nelson K.
Smith, Carroll E.

Corporate Bodies

New York (State). -- Commissioners of the Canal Fund


Canals -- New York (State) -- History.
Transportation -- New York (State)


Erie Canal (N.Y.)
New York State Canal System (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Canal Fund Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2006.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 8 Feb 2007
Revision history:

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SC 184 Earll, James Jr. to S. Sidney Bruse 3 Nov 1843
SC 184 Smith, Carrol E. to Nelson K. Hopkins 11 Mar 1874

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