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Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers,1903-1920

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Title

Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers

Date

1903-1920

Repository

University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers, 1903-1920, 63W4, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington

Extent

0.9 cu.ft.

Abstract

Judge Samuel M. Wilson of Lexington, Kentucky served as secretary to the Dudley Oil and Gas Company when it was first established in 1903. This is his collection of papers which document the development and operation of the company. Included are such materials as business records, legal documents, correspondence, and stock books.

Biography/History

The Dudley Oil and Gas Company was first incorporated in 1903 with its main headquarters located in Wilmington, Delaware. According to its Certificate of Incorporation, the company's purpose was "to carry on any business, a part of or relating to the production and sale of oil land or leases, petroleum oil or gas..." Within Kentucky, Dudley Oil and Gas focused much of its activity in Lee County and established an office in the city of Lexington. Judge Samuel M. Wilson of Lexington served as secretary to the company and collected these materials.

The company's existence was brief, with lack of funding the apparent cause of its failure. According to an October 10, 1906 letter from Harry W. David, treasurer of the Delaware Trust Company, to Wilson, "...the Dudley Oil and Gas Company is no longer actively engaged in business..." There is, however, a 1919 prospectus for W.S. Dudley Oil and Gas Company which is included in the papers.

Scope and Content

These materials document the development and operation of the Dudley Oil and Gas Company. Included are various business records, legal documents, correspondence, and stock books.

Subjects

  • Dudley Oil and Gas Company.
  • Delaware Trust Company.
  • Petroleum industry and trade -- Kentucky.
  • Gas industry -- Kentucky.

Collection Inventory

BUSINESS RECORDS AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS, 1903-1919
Certificate of Incorporation, 1903
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Agreement between J. R. Morton and S. F. Rock, 1903
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Agreement between S. F. Rock and the Dudley Oil and Gas Company, 1903
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Minutes of the Meetings of Stockholders and Directors, 1903-1905
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Statement of S.F. Rock, President of the Dudley Oil and Gas Company, (3 copies), Feb. 15, 1904
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the South Kentucky Oil Company, November 8, 1904
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
Prospectus, June 20, 1919
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
Provisions and acts concerning Delaware state laws, n.d
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]
Forms
[Box: 1, Folder: 9]
Stock Certificates
[Box: 1, Folder: 10]
Bills, 1903-1905
[Box: 1, Folder: 11]
NOTICES OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING AND PROXY FORMS, 1904-1906
Scope and Content Note:

Arranged by date of meeting.

January 12, 1904
[Box: 1, Folder: 12]
January 10, 1905
[Box: 1, Folder: 13]
January 9, 1906
[Box: 1, Folder: 14]
CORRESPONDENCE, 1903-1920
Scope and Content Note:

Arranged chronologically.

1903
[Box: 1, Folder: 15]
1904
[Box: 1, Folder: 16]
1905
[Box: 1, Folder: 17]
1906-1907
[Box: 1, Folder: 18]
1920
[Box: 1, Folder: 19]
STOCK BOOKS AND LEDGERS
Stock Transfer Book
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
Stock Transfer Ledger
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
Stock Certificate Book
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]