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Inventory of the Board of Control Records
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The records of the Board of Examiners consist of 104 bound volumes created from 1856-1910. These bound folios were assigned identification numbers F2429 and F3349. These record groups are organized into nine series consisting of Minutes, Record of Claims, Appropriations, Public Accounting, Orphans and Abandoned Children, Coyote Claims, Contingent Fund Ledger, Form Book, and Correspondence. The records of the Board of Control consist of seventy bound volumes and nineteen cubic feet of textual material.
The California Legislature established the Board of Examiners in 1856 to examine the books of the State Controller and State Treasurer and to oversee the money in the treasury (Chapter 85, Statutes of 1856). The Board's membership consisted of the Governor, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General. The Legislature enacted another law in 1858 revising the role of the Board to include ruling on claims against the State for which appropriations had been made, counting the money in the state treasury, and examining the books of the Controller and Treasurer. (Chapter 257, Statutes of 1858)
174 volumes and 19 cubic feet
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