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Non-Governmental Records - Delaware and Raritan Canal


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See also:
Secretary of State - Corporate Filings
Department of the Treasury - Taxation Records (including railroad and canal taxation)


Series:
Camden and Amboy Railroad/Delaware and Raritan Canal Companies
Minutes of the Joint Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, 1831-1872
Control #:
PCAMD001
Format:
3 c.f. (15 vols.); 2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Pennsylvania Central Corporation deposit.
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Series:
Delaware and Raritan Canal Company
Minutes of the Board of Directors and Stockholders, 1830-1872
Control #:
PDELA001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Pennsylvania Central Corporation deposit.
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Series:
Delaware and Raritan Canal Company
Land Records, Construction Contracts and Maps [Canter Collection], 1809-1929
Control #:
PDELA002
Format:
5.5 c.f. (8 boxes and 6 map folders); 3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By geographical section, then date

Series:
Delaware and Raritan Canal Company
Miscellaneous Publications, 1823-1869
Control #:
PDELA003
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes reports regarding formation of company; see list at beginning of reel. Originals at the Canal Society of New Jersey.
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Series:
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Delaware and Raritan Canal Agreements, 1874-1940
Control #:
PPENN001
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes); 4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By region, party, then date
Notes:
Majority of agreements include site plans (usually blueprints).
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Series:
Governor Arthur Harry Moore (1879-1952), 3rd Term (1938 -1941)
Delaware River Water Supply Project Aerial Photographs of Delaware & Raritan Canal and Proposed Pipeline Route, 1938
Control #:
S4600003
Format:
0.5 c.f. (99 photographs)
Arrangement:
By photograph number
Notes:
Includes three index views.
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Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Photographs of the Delaware and Raritan Canal [Henry B. Kummel Collection], 1935-1936
Control #:
SCR00003
Format:
0.25 c.f. (40 photographs)
Arrangement:
Geographical
Notes:
Nearly half of the views show repairs to the Feeder Canal at or near Prallsville Lock in Delaware Twp., Hunterdon County.
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Series:
Delaware and Raritan Canal Commissioners
Reports, 1817 & 1818
Control #:
SZDEG001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (2 vols.)

Series:
Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission
Canal Maps [Blueprints], 1903-1913
Control #:
SZDEH001
Format:
2 c.f. (9 rolled blueprints)
Arrangement:
By map number
Notes:
Most of the maps are not dated; one dates from 1903, and another from 1913.
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Series:
New Jersey Water Supply Authority
Delaware and Raritan Canal Drawings and Maps, 1909-1952
Control #:
SZWAV001
Format:
9.5 c.f. (26 map folders and 1 box)
Arrangement:
By drawing number
Notes:
Draft guide available in the Manuscript Reading Room.
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Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Proposed New Jersey Ship Canal Publications, 1895-1938
Control #:
SCR00004
Format:
0.5 c.f. (5 pamphlets, 1 relief map)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
State Geologist Henry B. Kummel's copies; includes 1912 relief map of the New Jersey Ship Canal Commission.

Series:
Legislature
Petitions and Other Papers relating to Bridges, Canals, Dams, Ferries and Roads, 1765-1835
Control #:
SLE00002
Format:
3.5 c.f. (5 boxes and 3 vols.)

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Annual Reports of Canal and Railroad Companies, 1854-1866 [with gaps]
Control #:
SSTSE101
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Later reports were produced by the Comproller's Office in the Department of the Treasury. Missing 1858, 1861-63.

Series:
Department of the Treasury
Comptroller's Office
Annual Reports of Canal and Railroad Companies, 1872-1915
Control #:
STSCT006
Format:
4.25 c.f. (9 boxes)
Notes:
Earlier reports were produced by the Secretary of State's Office Missing 1873, 1882 & 1895.

Series:
Department of the Treasury
Division of Taxation
Public Utility Tax Bureau
Railroad and Canal Tax Ledgers, 1893-1972
Control #:
STSTA007
Format:
8.5 c.f. (5 boxes and 9 vols.)

Series:
State Board of Assessors
Summary and Valuation of Tax for Railroads and Canals, 1886-1932
Control #:
SZASS004
Format:
1.5 c.f. (4 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
State Board of Assessors
Records of the 1910-1911 Revaluation of Railroads and Canals in New Jersey
Control #:
SZASS005
Format:
21.1 c.f. (32 boxes, 1 portfolio)
Arrangement:
Various

Series:
New Jersey Ship Canal Commission
Reports on the Proposed Sea-Level Canal Connecting Delaware and New York Bays, 1912
Control #:
SZSHI001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 report)

Series:
Committee on Taxation of Railroad and Canal Property
Report to the Legislature, 1934
Control #:
SZTAS001
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 report)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 63.06 c.f. of paper records and 10 reels of microfilm ~

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This page last updated 05/17/2006