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Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers,1903-1920, 1903

Part of Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers,1903-1920

63w4Guide to the Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers, 1903-1920Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth EiflerSpecial Collections2005ManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3University of Kentucky Libraries. All rights reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}. Date of source: December 2005Description is in English.Guide to the Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers, 1903-1920Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Beth EiflerDate Completed: December 2005Encoded by: Beth EiflerCopyright 2005 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved.Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers,1903-192063W4Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.0.9 cu.ft.The materials are in English.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.University of Kentucky Libraries, Special CollectionsCollection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers, 1903-1920, 63W4, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, LexingtonDudley Oil and Gas Company.Delaware Trust Company.Petroleum industry and trade -- Kentucky.Gas industry -- Kentucky.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.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.Container ListBUSINESS RECORDS AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS, 1903-191911Certificate of Incorporation, 1903 12Agreement between J. R. Morton and S. F. Rock, 1903 13Agreement between S. F. Rock and the Dudley Oil and Gas Company, 1903 14Minutes of the Meetings of Stockholders and Directors, 1903-1905 15Statement of S.F. Rock, President of the Dudley Oil and Gas Company, (3 copies), Feb. 15, 1904 16Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the South Kentucky Oil Company, November 8, 1904 17Prospectus, June 20, 1919 18Provisions and acts concerning Delaware state laws, n.d. 19Forms 110Stock Certificates 111Bills, 1903-1905 NOTICES OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING AND PROXY FORMS, 1904-1906 Arranged by date of meeting. 112January 12, 1904 113January 10, 1905 114January 9, 1906CORRESPONDENCE, 1903-1920Arranged chronologically. 1151903116190411719051181906-19071191920 STOCK BOOKS AND LEDGERS 21Stock Transfer Book22Stock Transfer Ledger 23Stock Certificate BookDudley Oil and Gas Company Papers,1903-1920