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Oil and Gas Industry and Fields.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Ruble Civil War Letters

Collection Number: A&M 3034

Two letters from Chestnut Run, near Burning Springs, Wirt Co. to Robert Caldweel and Edward Wright of Thompsonville, Washington Co., PA. Ruble inquires whether Caldwell and Wright desire continue drilling for oil on his land. He mentions it would be safe for them to visit, despite the Civil War, since there are many Pennsylvanians working there who move about freely.

Dates: 1861-1862

Clark and Krebs, Civil and Mining Engineers, Miscellaneous Letters and Records

Collection Number: A&M 2565
Overview Letter book from the office of Clark & Krebs, Civil and Mining Engineers, the partnership of Charles E. Krebs, James M. Clark, George R. Krebs, and J. Walter Morgan, of Charleston, WV. Included in the letterbox are land deeds, property inventories, lists of unpaid accounts and land leases, land and mine surveys, equipment bills, reports on the working costs of coal mines and oil production, instructions for the construction of bungalows and a water plant, business contracts, and a letter...
Dates: 1912-1914

Douglas G. Williamson, Drilling Contractor, Miscellaneous Records

Collection Number: A&M 3824
Overview Records of drilling contractor Douglas G. Williamson of "Williamson Brothers", including receipts, tax records, and membership cards. Also includes small catalog for drilling equipment (ca. 1914-1924), deed to land in Pleasants County, West Virginia (1915), and road map for southeastern United States, including West Virginia (1923). Receipts are from vendors located in the towns of Charleston and Parkersburg, West Virginia, for drilling equipment, feed and produce, hardware, and stationary....
Dates: 1910-1924

Ephemera Collection

Collection Number: A&M 2116
Overview Paper ephemera, including: illustrated letterhead titled "Offices of J.W. Wiles" featuring portrait of J.W. Wiles and photo of the "Wiles Block" building in Morgantown, WV; there is also letterhead for the "Star Glass Company" and "Union Realty and Development Co.," both of Morgantown; illustrated envelopes for the "Hotel Morgan" of Morgantown, "The Waldo" of Clarksburg, and "The Ruffner" of Charleston. Signed calling card of J.W. Wiles. There is an extensive collection of greeting cards,...
Dates: ca. 1900-1993; Majority of material found within 1900-1930

Harry Halliday, Author, Early History of Oil & Gas in Calhoun County

Collection Number: A&M 2976

Manuscript entitled "Early History of Oil & Gas in Calhoun County" by Harry Holliday written ca. 1977. The 10 short chapters are a total of 46 pages of text.

Dates: ca. 1977

Herbert P. McGinnis Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2492

Well leases and records, geologic reports, maps, printed material, photographs, and other papers of McGinnis, an oil and gas operator who owned the Tri-State Oil & Gas Co. of West Virginia, and who, after graduating from Marshall University in 1910, became a leading figure in the oil and gas business. Some of his poetry is included in the collection.

Dates: 1908-1967

Hugh Sayre, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2436
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, miscellaneous family papers, nineteenth century school records, ledgers, bank books, and memorabilia of Hugh F. Sayre and family of Parkersburg, Reedy, St. Marys and West Creek, West Virginia. Some material relates to oil and gas leases on the Sayre family farm and Sayre's invention of a scientific alphabet called EBDECORD.

Dates: 1872-1927, 1953

James Edwin Green, Photographer, Glass Plate Negatives and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3460
Overview Photographs by James Edwin Green of the Green family from Foxburg, Pennsylvania (PA) and St. Marys, West Virginia (WV). Includes over 500 glass plate negatives and 1 1/2 inches of film negatives documenting subjects from ca. 1900-1918 including: the James Edwin Green family; Foxburg, PA; St. Marys, WV; the Taylor Farm, St. Marys, WV; agriculture; railroads; oil derricks; Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) reunions; the World War I era, and transportation. There are pictures of the Daniel...
Dates: 1900-1925; Majority of material found within 1900-1918

Kendall Family of Marion County Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3709
Overview Papers of the Kendall Family of Mannington District, Marion County, West Virginia. Family names Hibbs and Cunningham also appear frequently in the collection. Contains the following series: correspondence; financial records; land records; legal records; legal correspondence; election records; funeral records; oil, gas, and coal records; subjects; photograph; and scrapbook. Election records includes a list of voters (1908) and a poll record for a U.S. Presidential election (1928). Oil, gas...
Dates: 1849-1959; Majority of material found within 1900-1945

Leases for Rights to Oil and Gas Properties

Collection Number: A&M 3148

The leases in this collection grant oil and gas rights to companies operating in Tyler County.

Dates: 1889-1912