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Periodical Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York

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Title

  • Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York

Names

  • New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Created / Published

  • Albany : Printed by E. Croswell, 1831-1918.

Headings

Genre

  • Periodicals

Notes

  • -  54th session, vol. 1 (1831)-141st session, v. 31 (1918).
  • -  Vol. 25 for 1899; v. 30 for 1900; v. 24, 33 for 1901; v. 12-13 for 1904; v. 16 for 1911; v. 28 for 1913; v. 10, 26 for 1914; v. 17 for 1915; v. 15, 26 for 1916; v. 19 for 1917 not published.
  • -  Also issued online.
  • -  Also issued in electronic format.
  • -  Merged with: New York (State). Legislature. Senate. Documents of the Senate of the State of New York; to form: New York (State). Legislature. Legislative document.
  • -  American Memory Volume 6 Note: This Report documents the early stages of one of the first state-level conservation efforts in America, New York's movement to restore and preserve the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls. Written by James T. Gardiner, Director of the State Survey, and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who was chiefly responsible for framing the Report's proposals, the Report analyzes the Falls' scenery, describes its deterioration in words and photographs, and proposes that New York State come to the rescue by purchasing critical parcels of land in the immediate vicinity and restoring them to their former beauty, thereby fulfilling a "sacred obligation to mankind" (p. 16). The Report also includes a supporting Memorial to the governor signed by more than a hundred prominent individuals, including several associated in various ways with conservationism. The idea of preserving the Falls through public ownership had first been proposed publicly by Lord Dufferin, Governor-General of Canada, in 1878; however, the artist Frederic Edwin Church had broached the idea privately some years earlier, and by 1869 several Americans, including Church, Olmsted, and architect Henry Hobson Richardson, had begun working privately to build support for such a measure. In 1879, the New York Legislature had responded to a request from the State's own governor, Lucius Robinson, by instructing the Commissioners of the State Survey to investigate the matter and issue this Report. The public campaign that followed the submission of the Report led to the establishment of the State Reservation at Niagara in 1885. (For further details, see Laura Wood Roper, FLO: A Biography of Frederick Law Olmsted [Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973], pp. 378-81.)
  • -  SERBIB/SERLOC merged record
  • -  New York (State). Legislature. Senate. Documents of the Senate of the State of New York (DLC) 54045850 (OCoLC)1695914
  • -  New York (State). Legislature. Legislative document (DLC) 54017932 (OCoLC)1760167

Medium

  • volumes : illustrations, maps ; 24-28 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • J87 .N7 date q
  • JN87 .N7

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 54045851

OCLC Number

  • 1644708

Online Format

  • pdf
  • online text
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

New York . Legislature. Assembly. Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York. Albany: Printed by E. Croswell, to 1918, 1831. Periodical. https://www.loc.gov/item/54045851/.

APA citation style:

New York . Legislature. Assembly. (1831) Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York. Albany: Printed by E. Croswell, to 1918. [Periodical] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/54045851/.

MLA citation style:

New York . Legislature. Assembly. Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York. Albany: Printed by E. Croswell, to 1918, 1831. Periodical. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/54045851/>.