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Telluric Company, Investment Company Record Book

Collection Number: A&M.3064


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.


  • 1891-1954


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Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


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West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:


Telluric Company, Investment Company Record Book, 1891-1954
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US