Petroleum industry and trade
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2267
Overview Two personal diaries of R.E. McCabe of Charleston, West Virginia, containing notes on trips to Europe (1924) and California (1937). On the California trip he briefly describes Kansas City, Boulder, Denver, Santa Fe, Taos, and Los Angeles, muses on real estate values, and notes oil rigs and pipelines. There is a short genealogy of the Hayward family. The diaries also include references to the Ward, Fleming, Brooks, and Watson families.
Dates: ca. 1770-1937
Collection Number: A&M.1321
Scope and Contents Account book, 1856-1901, of James Wilson Campbell. Includes estate settlement of his father, James L. Campbell, Cattle pedigrees, and various accounts, including some kept in James L.'s hand. Correspondence, 1866-1899 concerns family affairs, business, and there is one letter from a cousin at Marietta College, 1866, telling of geological field trip through the Wood, Ritchie, Pleasants, oil district of W. Va. School notes on mathematics and surveying of James Wilson Campbell, ca. 1854-1859;...
Collection Number: A&M.1674
Overview Military records, business papers, and correspondence of a brigadier general, Kingwood attorney, state legislator, secretary of the West Virginia Horticultural Society, state adjutant general, and state Selective Service director. Other papers include a letter book, West Virginia National Guard, 1903-1907; state Selective Service memoranda, 1940-1947; and a "Historical Record of Selective Service in West Virginia." Other subjects include the Morgantown and Kingwood Railroad, Pierce's coal...
Dates: ca. 1840-1955
Collection Number: A&M.1792
Overview Scrapbooks, mainly of newspaper clippings, maintained by a mining engineer, geologist, and businessman from Charleston. The scrapbooks contain clippings, announcements, and a few letters relating to Krebs' business, Charleston civic affairs, and professional engineering organizations. Topics covered include: the oil boom at Blue Creek in 1912; oil field development in Kanawha and Clay counties; oil and coal shipments on the C.&O.; coal, oil, gas, and coke production figures; report on the...
Dates: 1912, 1935, 1939
Collection Number: A&M.1278
Overview Engineer and pioneer of the Griffithsville oil fields in Lincoln County, West Virginia. Freeman and William H. Yawkey were active in the development of oil and coal lands along the Guyandotte River and in Mason County, West Virginia. Correspondence concerns the Big Creek Development Co., Yawkey and Freeman Co., Ltd., Yawkey and Freeman Drilling Co., and Pond Creek Coal Co.
Collection Number: A&M.1314
Overview Typescripts compiled by a Wellsburg local historian, on the history of Holliday's Cove and the Hancock-Brooke County area. Subjects include prominent settlers, churches, schools, post office, toll roads, oil and gas wells, floods, gristmills, manufacture of gunpowder, iron and brick industries, newspapers, Indians, and the James Campbell and Alexander Morrow family genealogy.
Dates: ca. 1789-1956
Collection Number: A&M.0939
Overview The office files of Charles McCamic of the law firm of McCamic and Clarke, Wheeling, West Virginia. McCamic was president of the Interstate Bridge Company; president and director of the Northeast Mississippi Oil Company; director of the Sehon-Stevenson Company; president and director of the American Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Company; and a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1905. The files contain correspondence, case papers, and business reports of clients; also papers of the...
Collection Number: A&M.1424
Collection Number: A&M.1363
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, maps and printed materials of a French emigre, land speculator, and merchant from Cincinnati and Parkersburg. Subjects include Levassor's extensive landholdings in Kanawha, Lincoln, Jackson, Wood, Wirt, and Monongalia counties, and activities of his land agents; James Swann lands; the coming of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad to Parkersburg; the Panic of 1857 in that city; oil fever in the Wood County area, 1859-1866; and the activities of J.H. Diss...
Collection Number: A&M.1199
Overview Papers of Judge Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) of Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, and papers of his grandson Wilson Lee Camden (1870-1958). Gideon D. Camden was a lawyer, Democratic politician, member of the Virginia Convention of 1850-1851, circuit judge, and state senator (1872-1876). His papers include correspondence, legal and business papers, surveys and plats, and printed material. Subjects include Virginia, West Virginia, and national politics; the railroad, oil, timber, and...
Dates: 1784-1958, undated