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Appropriation records

Identifier: 2200.005
Scope and Contents The Appropriation ledgers document the monthly obligations taken on by each department and how these obligations were paid for, including general drafts, payroll drafts, and special drafts. They also present the initial total amount provided by appropriation for each department as well as any additional amounts obtained through other means (e.g. loans) to meet the year-end total departmental obligations.
Dates: circa 1840-1960 with gaps

Auditing Department annual reports and publications

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2200.019
Scope and Contents Includes copies of the Auditor's Reports which are annual reports of the receipts and expenditures of the City. Also includes miscellaneous publications of the Auditing Department. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.
Dates: 1821-2001 with gaps

Bills and Receipts for Payment

Identifier: 2200.002
Scope and Contents Includes bills and receipts for services and materials purchased by the City of Boston, circa 1822-1870. The records are generally grouped by department and date and record the materials or services purchased, the cost and a signature or note approving the purchase.
Dates: 1813-1921 with gaps (bulk, 1822-1870)

Suffolk County records

Identifier: 2200.013
Scope and Contents The Auditor for the City of Boston also serves as the Auditor of Suffolk County. The Suffolk County auditing records consist of receipts and expenditures, expense journals, account ledgers, payment records, court and county medical examiner financial records, as well as county payroll records.
Dates: circa 1829-1946

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