Capitol Grounds Commission Account ledger
Dates: i 1888-1896.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
In 1888 the Board of Commissioners on Capitol Grounds was created to improve grounds designated as a territorial capitol site, construct a reservoir to provide water for the site, and obtain plans for a capitol building. This account book documents appropriations by the legislature for those purposes and the expenditures made by the commissioners.
The first part of the book is a chronological listing of receipts and expenditures. The left hand pages list appropriations or receipts, such as some funding from the Salt Lake City Council. The right hand pages list expenditures for supplies, grading, wages, per diem, fencing, landscaping, trenching and reservoir work, etc.
The second part of the book is sectioned into various types of accounts: bills payable, building, fence, reservoir, water works, per diem, miscellaneous, etc. Each entry contains date, payee's name, nature of expenditure, and amount.
Glued into the front of the book is a bank book showing funds deposited and checks written on an account of the commission with the Utah Title Insurance & Trust Co., 1893-1894.
Numerical by account number, thereunder chronological
Minute book from the Capitol Grounds Commission, Series 1131, contains financial statements made to the legislature, discussion of expenditures, and information on the reconstruction and audit of this account book.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Indexes: An alphabetical index at the front of the volume gives the page numbers for the individual accounts which constitute the second half of the book,.
- Utah Title Insurance and Trust Co.
- Public buildings—Salt Lake City (Utah).
- Utah—Capital and capitol—Planning.
- Capitol Hill (Salt Lake City, Utah)—Water-supply.
- City Creek Reservoir (Utah).
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.