Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers,1903-1920

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Dudley Oil and Gas Company Papers,1903-1920
Creator
Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
Extent
0.9 cu.ft.
Subjects
Dudley Oil and Gas Company.
Delaware Trust Company.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Kentucky.
Gas industry -- Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Contents of the Collection

BUSINESS RECORDS AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS, 1903-1919

Certificate of Incorporation, 1903

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Agreement between J. R. Morton and S. F. Rock, 1903

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Agreement between S. F. Rock and the Dudley Oil and Gas Company, 1903

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Minutes of the Meetings of Stockholders and Directors, 1903-1905

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Statement of S.F. Rock, President of the Dudley Oil and Gas Company, (3 copies), Feb. 15, 1904

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the South Kentucky Oil Company, November 8, 1904

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Prospectus, June 20, 1919

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Provisions and acts concerning Delaware state laws, n.d.

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Forms

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Stock Certificates

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Bills, 1903-1905

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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NOTICES OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING AND PROXY FORMS, 1904-1906

Arranged by date of meeting.

January 12, 1904

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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January 10, 1905

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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January 9, 1906

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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CORRESPONDENCE, 1903-1920

Arranged chronologically.

1903

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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1904

  • Box 1, Folder 16
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1905

  • Box 1, Folder 17
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1906-1907

  • Box 1, Folder 18
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1920

  • Box 1, Folder 19
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STOCK BOOKS AND LEDGERS

Stock Transfer Book

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Stock Transfer Ledger

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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Stock Certificate Book

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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