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Non-Governmental Records - Morris Canal


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See also: Secretary of State - Corporate Filings
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Ledgers, 1867-1904
Control #:
PLEHM001
Format:
5 c.f. (10 vols.); 7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Microfilm is incomplete.
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Journals, 1868-1922
Control #:
PLEHM002
Format:
2 c.f. (6 vols.); 6 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Cash Books, 1871-1898
Control #:
PLEHM003
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Balance Sheets, 1890-1922
Control #:
PLEHM004
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.); 0.5 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Blotters, 1896-1910
Control #:
PLEHM005
Format:
0.5 c.f. (4 vols.); 1.5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Record of drafts and vouchers.
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Book of Clearances of Reuben W. Messinger, Collector at Lake Hopatcong, 1899-1905
Control #:
PLEHM006
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Maps and Drawings, 1916-1922
Control #:
PLEHM007
Format:
7.5 c.f. (3 map boxes and 1 map folder)
Notes:
H and O maps were filmed as part of the series Morris Canal and Banking Company/ Maps and Drawings.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Minutes of the Board of Directors and Standing Committees, 1828-1973
Control #:
PMORS001
Format:
2.5 c.f. (14 vols., 2 folders, 1 card file); 5.66 reels (4.66 reels 35-mm; 1 reel 16-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Maps, Field Notes, Estimates and Appraisals, 1828-1834
Control #:
PMORS002
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Title Papers Files, 1820s-1950s
Control #:
PMORS003
Format:
10 c.f. (10 boxes); 9 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By canal tract number
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Register and Weight of Boats on the Morris Canal, 1836
Control #:
PMORS004
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.); 0.25 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
By boat number
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Miscellaneous Legislation, 1836-1871
Control #:
PMORS005
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 folder); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Trust Stock Certificate Book, 1837
Control #:
PMORS006
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
By certificate number
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
General Correspondence Files, ca. 1840-1974
Control #:
PMORS007
Format:
9 c.f. (18 boxes); 14.5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by subject
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Stock Transfer Certificates, 1844-1954
Control #:
PMORS008
Format:
12 c.f. (46 vols. and 1 box); 19 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Stock Transfer Ledgers, 1844-1954
Control #:
PMORS009
Format:
2.5 c.f. (8 vols.); 6 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Statistical Tables and Statements, 1845-1881
Control #:
PMORS010
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box [dismantled vol.]); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Records of Sales of Canal Lands by the State of New Jersey, 1845-1960s
Control #:
PMORS011
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes); 6.33 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Preferred and Consolidated Stock Certificate Books [incomplete], 1850-1954
Control #:
PMORS012
Format:
7 c.f. (22 vols.); 9 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By certificate number
Notes:
Several certificate books were missing at the time of accession.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Stock Certificate Registers, 1850-1954
Control #:
PMORS013
Format:
0.6 c.f. (2 vols.); 0.5 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
By certificate number
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Correspondence Relating to Property Retained by the State, 1850-1970
Control #:
PMORS014
Format:
5 c.f. (10 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by subject
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Stock Dividend Records, 1854-1911
Control #:
PMORS015
Format:
5 c.f. (18 vols. and 1 folder); 5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Survey of New York Lands Flooded by the Damming of Long Pond (Greenwood Lake), 1855
Control #:
PMORS016
Format:
0.2 c.f. (2 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Stock Transfer Registers, 1861-1921
Control #:
PMORS017
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Record of Canal Bridges, 1918-1921
Control #:
PMORS018
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Boat Loan Records, 1866-1886
Control #:
PMORS019
Format:
2 c.f. (6 vols.); 2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Stock Day Books, 1879-1923
Control #:
PMORS020
Format:
0.6 c.f. (2 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Transit Books, 1885-1889
Control #:
PMORS021
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes); 2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By book letter
Notes:
Microfilm is incomplete.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Abstracts of Deeds, 1825-1887
Control #:
PMORS022
Format:
1 c.f. (7 vols.); 0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Ledgers of Reuben W. Messinger, Gatekeeper, Lock Keeper, and Collector, 1887-1936
Control #:
PMORS023
Format:
0.3 c.f. (3 vols.); 0.25 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
1890 Bond Transfer Book, 1897
Control #:
PMORS024
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.); 0.5 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Only one page of this volume was used.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Record of Agreements, 1836-1927
Control #:
PMORS025
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Attorney General's Opinions, 1905-1951
Control #:
PMORS026
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box); 0.25 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
By subject
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Voting List of Stockholders, 1910
Control #:
PMORS027
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.); 0.25 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Annual Reports of the Board of Trustees to the Stockholders and other Publications, 1836-1871
Control #:
PMORS028
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Transcripts of Testimony in Chancery, Morris Canal and Banking Co. v. North Jersey District Water Supply Comm., 1920
Control #:
PMORS029
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.); 0.33 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Miscellaneous Photographs, 1921-1922
Control #:
PMORS030
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box); 0.25 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Notes:
Only items 1 and 2 have been filmed.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Scrapbook, 1922-1927
Control #:
PMORS031
Format:
2 c.f. (3 boxes); 0.33 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological
Notes:
Contains newspaper clippings.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Lease Cards, ca. 1921-ca. 1931
Control #:
PMORS032
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Abstracts of Titles, 1923
Control #:
PMORS033
Format:
1 c.f. (3 vols.); 3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By tract number
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Correspondence of Aaron H. Vough, Supervisor at Phillipsburg, 1923-1926
Control #:
PMORS034
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 folder); 0.33 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Agreements and Leases Notebooks, 1923-1930s
Control #:
PMORS035
Format:
0.5 c.f. (3 vols.); 3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Financial Statements, 1923-1937
Control #:
PMORS036
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.); 0.25 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Photographs of the Canal [Henry B. Kummel Collection], 1923-1937
Control #:
PMORS037
Format:
0.5 c.f. (118 photographs)
Arrangement:
Geographical
Notes:
Includes photographs taken during 1923 commission study, dismantling of canal, and improvement of retained property.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Report of Cornelius C. Vermeule relating to Adjustment of a Discharge from Lake Hopatcong, 17 February 1925
Control #:
PMORS038
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 item); 0.33 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Payroll Records, 1923-1929
Control #:
PMORS039
Format:
2 c.f. (3 boxes); 1.33 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Microfilm is incomplete.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Final Report of Cornelius C. Vermeule Jr., Consulting and Directing Engineer, 1929
Control #:
PMORS040
Format:
0.2 c.f. (3 vols.); 0.33 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Relates to the dismantlement of the canal by the State of New Jersey.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Correspondence of Benjamin B. Metz, Superintendent, 1923-1933
Control #:
PMORS041
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes); 0.33 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By subject
Notes:
Microfilm is incomplete.
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Hercules Company Reports and Hearings, 1940-1948
Control #:
PMORS042
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By type of record
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Miscellaneous Financial and Personnel Records, 1945-1957
Control #:
PMORS043
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes); 1.83 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By subject
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Indexes to Records, ca. 1923-1971
Control #:
PMORS044
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box); 0.25 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Notes:
Includes various superceded indexes/lists relating to land papers, etc.

Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Miscellaneous Records of the Superintendent, Phillipsburg, ca. 1873-1934
Control #:
PMORS045
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 box)
Notes:
Includes material from the Morris Canal Division of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company.

Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Record of Detentions of Boats on the Canal, 1893-1915
Control #:
PMORS046
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 item)

Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Maps and Drawings, 1820s-1970s
Control #:
PMORS047
Format:
76 c.f. (9 map boxes, 81 folders, card box); 11 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By folio/box and item numbers
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Series:
Morris Canal and Banking Company
Canal Regulations Broadside, 1868
Control #:
PMORS048
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 broadside and 2 reprints)

Series:
Commission to Investigate and Report upon the Abandonment of Navigation of the Morris Canal
Reports and Photographs, 1903
Control #:
SZMOR001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box); 0.3 reel (part of 2 reels, 35-mm)
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Series:
Morris Canal Investigation Committee of 1912-13
Records, 1863-1921
Control #:
SZMOS001
Format:
2 c.f. (5 boxes); 2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
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Series:
Morris Canal Commission of 1923
Records, 1923-1924
Control #:
SZMOT001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box); 0.33 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Microfilm includes minute book only.


Related records:


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 213.47 c.f. of paper records and 128.51 reels of microfilm ~

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This page last updated 05/17/2006