A Morgantown based investment company that acquired and leased land in the oil and gas fields of north central West Virginia. The contents of the record book are chiefly stockholder meeting reports about audits, leases, royalties and agreements. Prominent company members named in the volume are Charles S. White, I. C. White, R. T. Cunningham, A. F. Ramsay, William S. Stevenson, T. M. Jackson, Clarence B. Dille and J. Lewis Williams. Although not the company president, I. C. White, an eminent geologist, was instrumental in its creation and operation. White, a renowned specialist in oil, gas and coal geology, initiated the anticlinal theory of oil and gas deposits and on its basis speculated correctly that there were ample deposits in the Mannington region. The company attained land holdings and leases in an oil and gas producing region encompassing Monongalia, Wetzel, Marion, Harrison, Doddridge and Lewis counties. The minutes also mention associated companies such as the Eureka Pipe Line Co., South Penn Oil Co. and the Fisher Oil Co.
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A&M 3064, Telluric Company, Investment Company Record Book, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/1249 Accessed January 28, 2020.