Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division:

An Inventory of Oil and Gas Division Correspondence and Reports at the Texas State Archives, 1890-1943, bulk 1919-1935



Overview

Creator: Railroad Commission of Texas. Oil and Gas Division.
Title: Oil and Gas Division correspondence and reports
Dates: 1890-1943
Dates: bulk 1919-1935
Abstract: The Railroad Commission, through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. This series contains correspondence and reports of the Oil and Gas Division, covering the years 1890-1943, bulk 1919-1938. Incoming correspondence is from the public and the Division's field agents. The public correspondence includes cover letters for completed forms sent in by oil and gas companies and pipeline carriers and the general public asking for information. Correspondence from field agents includes reports on their inspection activities of wells and enforcement of the oil and gas conservation laws. Outgoing correspondence from the Division responds to the public information requests and gives instructions to the field agents.
Quantity: 39.2 cubic ft.
Language These records are written in English.

Agency History

The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Its statutory role is to prevent waste of the state's natural resources, to protect the correlative rights of different interest owners, to prevent pollution, and to provide safety in matters such as hydrogen sulfide. It oversees hazardous materials pipelines and natural gas pipelines and distribution systems as well as propane, butane, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. It works to make sure a continuous, safe supply of natural gas is available to Texas consumers at the lowest reasonable price. Additionally, the Commission regulates surface mining for coal, uranium, and iron ore gravel, and conducts a program for reclaiming lands that were mined and abandoned before 1975.

The Railroad Commission of Texas had its origin in the demands of the shipping public in the late 1880s that insisted that railroads be subject to regulation based on public interest. An advocate for governmental regulation, Attorney General James Stephen Hogg ran for Governor in 1890 with the issue of railroad regulation as the focal point of the campaign. Hogg was elected Governor in the general election and the voters also approved an amendment to Article X, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution that empowered the Legislature to enact statutes creating regulatory agencies. These elections paved the way for the Legislature to enact on April 3, 1891 "An Act to Establish a Railroad Commission of the State of Texas," that later was placed in the Texas Revised Civil Statutes under article 6444 et seq. (House Bills 1, 3, and 58, 22nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session).

The Commission originally consisted of three members appointed by the Governor for three-year terms. Governor Hogg appointed the first three Commissioners in 1891 including John H. Reagan, who resigned as U.S. Senator from Texas to serve as the first Chairman. The Texas Constitution, Article XIX, Section 30 was amended in 1894 to provide for elective six-year overlapping terms for the Commissioners. That same year John H. Reagan was elected and served until his retirement in 1903.

The Texas Railroad Commission was the first regulatory agency created in the State of Texas and originally had jurisdiction over the rates and operations of railroads, terminals, wharves and express companies. The legal focus was on intrastate passenger and freight activities. Interstate jurisdiction fell under the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission. For the first twenty-five years of its existence, the Railroad Commission was largely concerned with regulating railroads, setting rates, receiving complaints, and making investigations. As other controversies arose where the Legislature deemed that the public interest could best be served by regulation, additional duties were assigned to the Railroad Commission.

The Railroad Commission's authority was broadened beginning in 1917 with the passage of the Pipeline Petroleum Law (Senate Bill 68, 35th Legislature, Regular Session) that declared pipelines to be common carriers like railroads and placed them under the Commission's jurisdiction. This was the first act to designate the Railroad Commission as the agency to administer conservation laws relating to oil and gas. The Commission's regulatory and enforcement powers in oil and gas were increased by the Oil and Gas Conservation Law (Senate Bill 350 of the 36th Legislature, Regular Session), effective June 18, 1919. This act gave the Railroad Commission jurisdiction to regulate the production of oil and gas. Acting upon this legislation, the Commission adopted in 1919 the first statewide rules regulating the oil and gas industry to promote conservation and safety, including Rule 37. This rule requires minimum distances between wells at drilling sites in order to protect field pressure and correlative rights.

The Oil and Gas Division works to prevent the waste of oil, gas, and geothermal resources and to prevent the pollution of fresh water from oil and gas operations. The division holds statewide hearings on market demand and provides for equitable production among operators by establishing monthly production allowables. It issues drilling permits, reviews and approves oil and gas well completions, collects data on oil and gas operations, and promotes public safety. It also protects underground drinking water through regulation of the underground injection of fluids in oil field operations, a program approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. It oversees well plugging operations, site remediation, underground hydrocarbon storage, hazardous waste management, and maintains a large amount of data on wells - their location, production, etc. The division also investigates complaints and conducts other investigations. This division maintains 10 district offices where field enforcement and support personnel monitor oil and gas operations. The commission does not have the authority to set oil and gas prices at the wellhead. The departments within the Oil and Gas Division are: Administration, Technical Permitting, Field Operations, Administrative Compliance, and the Oil Field Cleanup Program, which includes Site Remediation and Well Plugging.

(Sources: Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; general laws and statutes; the Railroad Commission website (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/about/index.php), accessed on February 9, 2009; and the records themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Railroad Commission, through its Oil and Gas Division, regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. This series contains correspondence and reports of the Oil and Gas Division, covering the years 1890-1943, bulk 1919-1938. A small amount of materials from the Motor Transportation Division and the Gas Utilities Division of the Railroad Commission is present as well as correspondence and photos re: railroads.

Incoming letters are from a variety of sources including the general public, oil and gas companies, pipeline carriers, other private businesses, as well as internal correspondence from the Division's Conservation Agents in the field. Outgoing letters from the Division headquarters in Austin are generally brief acknowledgments on the arrival of forms and responses to requests for information. Telegrams, maps, contracts, photos, and reports on standardized forms are also present.

Reports and correspondence from the Division's field conservation agents date from 1919 when the Oil and Gas Division was formed and record the first attempts at on-site supervision. The field conservation agents were responsible for inspecting wells, preventing fires, stopping waste, and otherwise enforcing the State's conservation laws. Agents filed "Daily reports" for each of the wells they visited. These listed place, date, operator, address, well number, miles from the nearest town, miles traveled that day, and remarks about wells. Such remarks could include the depth of the well and any problems such as salt water in the well and whether or not it was dry.

There is also routine internal correspondence between the field agents and the Division headquarters in Austin dealing with requests for forms, stamps, repairs of old cars, purchase of new cars, invoices of supplies, inventory of office equipment, and newspaper subscriptions. Other correspondence of a more personal nature for the agents included living expenses in boom towns, their salary, and the hiring and firing of the agents.

These files give great insight into the everyday work, the working conditions, the policy making, and the environment around the field agent. Much of the personality of each agent is revealed as they struggle to enforce the conservation laws in the early oil fields. Such boom towns as Desdemona, Burkburnett, and Ranger were the initial assignments for the agents. Later, new fields in the Panhandle and East Texas required more agents. The bulk of the agent correspondence runs from 1919 to 1933.

Letters from oil and gas companies and pipeline carriers are either routine requests for information and forms from the Railroad Commission or cover letters sending the completed forms back to the Commission. Reports that the Commission required on each well included notifications of intention to drill, deepen, plug, or shoot a well; statements of condition before and after; the drilling record on each well; certificate showing compliance with conservation laws and rules; and application for pipeline severance or connection. Rarely, however, are the actual forms found in these records. Only the correspondence is present in the Archives and not the actual reports.

Much of this series is routine requests from the general public for brochures, forms, and general information from the Division on its procedures and the conservation laws it was empowered to regulate. The public concern over the implementation of the new conservation laws generated much of this correspondence. The Division's primary legislative mandate was for the conservation of natural resources and the prevention of waste. Public requests for contract analysis, dispute settlement of oil and gas leases, or lengthy research projects were considered to be outside its responsibility. Consequently, much of the outgoing correspondence to the public is either replies to the routine requests for information or refusals on subjects beyond the Division's parameters. Other public correspondence includes files on job seekers who submitted references and letters of recommendation in addition to the application form.

An inventory of the records was conducted to provide a brief description of the contents of each box including the dates and types of materials and a notation of any filing arrangement that may be present.

This finding aid describes one series of the Railroad Commission of Texas records. See Railroad Commission of Texas: An Overview of Records for more records series.


 

Arrangement of the Records

The records within a box are arranged as received from the agency in rough chronological order and some folders are also arranged by the first letter of the surname, however, the boxes are neither arranged nor listed in any order. The reports of conservation field agents are arranged usually by the name of the agent, who was assigned to a particular area, and then chronologically by month and year. The correspondence of the field agents is interfiled with the public correspondence and the daily reports and this is all usually in an annual chronological order. Sometimes there are separate files on individual oil companies but usually the business correspondence is intermingled with the public in chronological order by year.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Conservation of natural resources--Texas.
Natural gas--Conservation--Texas.
Petroleum conservation--Texas.
Gas industry--Texas.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas.
Oil well drilling--Texas.
Gas drilling (Petroleum engineering)--Texas.
Gas pipelines--Texas.
Natural gas pipelines--Texas.
Petroleum pipelines--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Gas industry--1919-1935.
Correspondence--Texas--Petroleum industry and trade--1919-1935.
Reports--Texas--Gas industry--1919-1935.
Reports--Texas--Petroleum industry and trade--1919-1935.
Functions:
Regulating the gas industry.
Regulating the petroleum industry.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division, Correspondence and reports (remnants), [about 1932]-[about 1940], approximately 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2002/003-69.]
Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division, Correspondence re: East Texas Field, 1943-1960, approximately 0.5 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2002/003-43.]
Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division, Oil and gas files, Rodessa Field, 1936-1944, approximately 1.5 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2002/003-45 and 46.]
Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division, Panhandle reports, 1930-1939, approximately 2 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2002/003-47 and 48.]
Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division, Monthly operator reports, gas wells, 1924-1925, approximately 2 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2002/003-51 and 52.]
Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division, Vacuum hearing files, 1932-1948, approximately 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2002/003-42.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Oil and Gas Division correspondence and reports, Railroad Commission of Texas. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: unknown

These records may have been transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Railroad Commission of Texas with other records (accessions 1961/046 and 1962/218) or on unknown dates.

Processing Information

Described by Paul B. Beck, October 1985

DACS compliance by Laura K. Saegert, February 2009


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Oil and Gas Division correspondence and reports, 1890-1943, bulk 1919-1935,
39.2 cubic ft.

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4-3/364 Correspondence by person, daily reports of conservation agents, 1919-1923
[second wallet in the box]
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4-3/370 Atlantic Oil Producing Company, C correspondence, other material, 1919-1920, 1924-1929
[second wallet in the box]
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4-3/371 H-J correspondence, some subject correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1919-1923
[second wallet in the box]
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4-3/375 S-Y correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1919-1924
[second wallet in the box]
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4-3/377 Correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1913, 1919-1931
[second wallet in the box]
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4-3/373 Correspondence, newspaper clippings, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1922-1924
[second wallet in the box]
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4-3/358 Correspondence by lines mostly concerning Shell Petroleum Corporation, blue print maps, 1931-1932
[second wallet in the box]
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4-3/361 F, N, O correspondence, blue prints, daily reports of conservation agents, 1931-1935
[second wallet in the box]
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4-3/359 Humble Oil and Refining, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1900-1901, 1904-1907, 1911, 1913, 1933
[third wallet in the box]
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4-3/381 Correspondence concerning Sims Oil Company and J. K. Hughes Developing Company, B. C. Clardy correspondence, 1927-1931
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4-3/382 Correspondence, Texas Mid Railroad material, correspondence by person, daily reports of conservation agents, accounts, other material, 1916-1917, 1919-1920
Correspondence by person, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1919-1923
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4-3/383 Correspondence, correspondence by person, 1919-1921 (possibly 1922-1923)
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4-3/384 A-C, Y correspondence, tariffs, monthly reports of conservation agents, 1922-1924
C, L, S correspondence, correspondence by person, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1919-1929
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4-3/385 Correspondence concerning cars and by person, daily reports of conservation agents, 1920-1924
W correspondence, newspaper clipping, correspondence by subject, daily reports of conservation agents, Motor Transportation Division material, 1920-1929
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4-3/386 W correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, 1921-1923
S correspondence, correspondence by person and subject, daily reports of conservation agents, 1919-1923 (possibly 1924-1931)
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4-3/387 Correspondence, material concerning Simms Oil Company, daily reports of conservation agents, 1924-1926
N correspondence, correspondence by person, accounts, other material, 1924-1930, 1934-1935
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4-3/388 Correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, 1924
A-D correspondence, 1925
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4-3/389 Correspondence mostly concerning Humble Pipe Line Company, blue print of Texas oil pipeline, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1924-1926, 1928, 1932
Correspondence, daily oil and gas reports, other material, 1933-1936
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4-3/390 E-J correspondence, 1925
Correspondence mostly concerning Philips Petroleum Company, accounts, blue print of Texas oil, forms, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1926-1927
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4-3/391 Correspondence, correspondence by person, other material, 1920, 1926
Correspondence, correspondence by person and subject, requisition forms, other material, 1925-1926
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4-3/392 Correspondence, address, American Petroleum Institute papers, newspaper clipping, 1926
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4-3/393 Correspondence, correspondence by person and subject, blue print of Texas oil, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1925-1930
Correspondence mostly concerning Humble Oil & Refining Company, correspondence by subject, blue prints of Texas oil, newspaper clipping, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1907-1923, 1929-1935
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4-3/394 M-N, S-V correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1926-1927
Correspondence concerning Atlantic Oil Producing Company, blue print of Texas oil, Interstate Commerce Commission report, other material, 1928-1932, 1934
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4-3/395 T correspondence, correspondence by subject, auditor's report, valuations, accounts, other material, 1922-1928
O-P, W correspondence, 1927
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4-3/396 H, M, S correspondence, applications, photo, other material, 1931, 1934-1936
Correspondence by lines, daily reports of conservation agents, Gas Utilities Division material, other material, 1919-1926, 1932, 1935
Oil production reports, leases, monthly summary, oil industry, State Tax Board, Oil Accounting and Statistical Department of Oil Production Transportation and Refining, other material, 1936-1938
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2-10/530 S-T correspondence, reports especially Magnolia Petroleum Company, correspondence by subject, C-E correspondence, Gas Utilities Division material, other material, 1917-1923, 1929-1930, 1935
Correspondence, applications, A-C, N-Y correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1917, 1920-1924 (possibly 1919)
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2-10/531 Correspondence, fiscal reports of oil companies, correspondence by subject, statements, Humble Pipe Line Company crude oil monthly receipts, other material, 1917, 1919-1922, 1925
P-R, T-V correspondence, report, newspaper clippings, other material, 1919-1920
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2-10/532 W correspondence, tariffs, newspaper clipping, other material, 1910, 1912, 1915-1920
C, J, S correspondence, tariff, accounts, other material, 1916-1921
A-B railways correspondence, other material, 1916-1920
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2-10/533 S-T railways correspondence, 1916-1921
S-W correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clippings, other material, 1917, 1919-1920
F-H railways correspondence, other material, 1918-1920
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2-10/534 M, O, R-W correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1919-1920
M-N, P correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clipping, other material, 1919-1920
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2-10/535 G, V-W correspondence, reports, other material, 1917-1920
E-G, W correspondence, reports, other material, 1916, 1918-1920
Correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, blue print map of Texas oil, newspaper clipping, other material, 1919-1920, 1924, 1931
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2-10/536 E-F, H-J, M, T correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clipping, 1920-1922
B-D correspondence, reports, 1922
T correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1920-1922-1923, 1931 (possibly 1921)
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2-10/537 Correspondence by subject, reports, other material, 1917-1918, 1920-1923
E-F oil companies correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, tariff, accounts, other material, 1920-1922
F-H correspondence, newspaper clipping, other material, 1921-1922
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2-10/538 Oil company correspondence by subject and person, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1920-1925, 1928-1929 (possibly 1926-1927)
A, F-G, N-P correspondence, Magnolia Petroleum Company, reports, other material, 1918-1922, 1930-1931 (possibly 1924-1928)
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2-10/539 O correspondence, K, N, R correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, photo of a flowing oil well, newspaper clipping, 1922
B, T correspondence, F, N correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, fiscal records, newspaper clipping, other material, 1913-1914, 1919-1926, 1928-1932
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2-10/540 S correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clipping, report, other material, 1921-1923
L-M correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clippings, other material, 1921-1923
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2-10/541 I-J, P correspondence, reports, oil field photo, accounts, clipping, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1920-1923, 1935
F-H, L correspondence, other material, 1927-1928
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2-10/542 Correspondence concerning oil, reports, maps of Texas oil, daily reports of conservation agents, 1923-1924
B oil companies correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1924-1925
B, V-Y correspondence, reports, accounts, 1932-1935
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2-10/543 B, D-F, J-K, P, T, W correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1922-1924
E-M correspondence, applications, newspaper clipping, other material, 1922-1924
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2-10/544 A, C-D, L-M, O, R, W correspondence, Senate Journal, Simple Resolution 60, fiscal reports, newspaper clippings, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1920-1924, 1926
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2-10/545 Correspondence concerning oil, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1921-1924
Correspondence concerning oil, reports, fiscal records, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1922-1924
H, T correspondence, report, blue print map of Texas oil, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1921-1924
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2-10/546 Correspondence concerning oil, close-up photo of Shackelford County oil well, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1924-1925
B, M, R correspondence (especially Magnolia Petroleum Company), newspaper clipping, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1924-1925
O-P, S correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clippings, other material, 1924, 1926
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2-10/547 T, W correspondence, Prairie Pipe Line Company correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, fiscal records, periodicals, other material, 1899, 1915-1917, 1920-1921, 1923
B, F correspondence, correspondence by person and subject, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1907-1909, 1911, 1914-1916, 1922, 1924-1929, 1934-1935
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2-10/548 Correspondence, fiscal records of railroad lines some outside Texas, other material, 1915-1917, 1919-1926
A-B, M, R correspondence, newspaper clippings, other material, 1921, 1925-1919
Correspondence especially Sinclair Pipe Line Company, periodical, other material, 1924-1931
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2-10/549 K-N correspondence including Prairie Pipe Line Company, daily reports of conservation agents, blue print map of Texas oil, newspaper clipping, other material, 1924-1925
Correspondence especially Gulf Production Company, daily reports of conservation agents, accounts, newspaper clipping, 1925
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2-10/550 R correspondence, applications, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clipping, periodicals, other material, 1924-1925
B-C correspondence, blue print map of Texas oil, pamphlet, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1925-1927, 1932
R correspondence, reports, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1924-1928
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2-10/551 Correspondence concerning oil, report, press releases, correspondence by subject, daily reports of conservation agents, Senate Bill 350, Senate Bill 359, accounts, Texas map, newspaper clippings, other material, 1919, 1922-1927
F-L correspondence, Governor Moody and 40th Legislature special report, blue print map of Texas oil, accounts, other material, 1919, 1925-1927
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2-10/552 I-J correspondence, chronological correspondence, Sun Oil Company correspondence, report, blue print map of Texas oil, daily reports of conservation agents, accounts, newspaper clippings, other material, 1927-1929
Correspondence by subject especially concerning vacuum, #13-#20 numbered correspondence, blue print maps of Texas oil, daily reports of conservation agents, 1921, 1923-1933
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2-10/553 A-E correspondence, accounts, other material, 1926-1927
G-J correspondence, Prairie Pipe Line Company and Sun Oil Company correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, account, other material, 1925-1928
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2-10/554 Correspondence concerning oil and oil companies, report, blue print maps of Texas oil, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clipping, other material, 1926-1929, 1931
Roxana Petroleum Corporation correspondence, other material, 1927-1929
Correspondence concerning oil companies, daily reports of conservation agents, blue print maps of Texas oil, other material, 1923, 1925-1929, 1931
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2-10/555 Correspondence concerning oil, reports, daily reports of conservation agents, 1928
K-M correspondence concerning oil, reports, accounts, newspaper clippings, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1927-1929
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2-10/556 Correspondence concerning oil companies, reports, accounts, article, blue print maps of Texas oil, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1927-1929
Correspondence concerning oil, daily reports of conservation agents, accounts, newspaper clipping, other material, 1927-1929
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2-10/557 K-M correspondence, reports, accounts, newspaper clipping, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1928-1929
S correspondence concerning oil and oil companies, blue print maps of Texas oil, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1928-1929
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2-10/558 Correspondence concerning oil, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1924, 1927-1929
Correspondence concerning oil and oil companies, report, photo of an artesian well near Hebbronville, daily reports of conservation agents, accounts, other material, 1928-1929
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2-10/559 B, D-E, H-N, R-T, W, Y correspondence, Sun Oil Corporation correspondence, applications, report, blue print maps of Texas oil, accounts, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clipping, other material, Motor Transportation Division material, 1928-1930
Correspondence concerning oil, reports, blue print map of Texas oil, daily reports of conservation agents, newspaper clipping, other material, 1928-1929
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2-10/560 A-B, G-H, M-P, Y correspondence, correspondence concerning oil companies, applications, newspaper clipping, other material, Motor Transportation Division material, 1928-1931
M-P correspondence, blue print map of Texas oil, newspaper clipping, other material, 1928-1931
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2-10/561 Shell Petroleum Corporation chronological correspondence, other material, 1928-1930
A, D-G correspondence, other material, 1928-1930
C, H-N, R-W correspondence, applications, Sun Oil Company correspondence, Governor Dan Moody letter, blue print map of Texas oil, other material, 1929-1930
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2-10/562 T-Z correspondence, applications, other material, 1928-1931
B-C correspondence, correspondence by subject, accounts, other material, 1928-1931
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2-10/563 O-Q, S correspondence, applications, photos, newspaper clipping, other material, 1929-1932
M-N correspondence, Railroad Commission material, other material, 1930-1932
A-H, R-S correspondence, correspondence concerning oil, other material, 1929-1930
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2-10/564 I-L correspondence, blank annual report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, map of Texas oil, other material, 1927-1930
H, R-S correspondence, map of Texas oil, account, other material, 1928-1930
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2-10/565 B-E, G-H, L-N, T, W correspondence, applications, photos of applicants, other material, 1929-1931
E-G, P, S correspondence, applications, daily reports of conservation agents, blue print maps of Texas oil, accounts, other material, 1928-1931
Chronological correspondence mostly Shell Petroleum Corporation, other material, 1929-1932
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2-10/566 L, T-W, Y correspondence, correspondence concerning oil companies, applications, reports, other material, 1917-1923, 1928-1932
R, T-V, Z correspondence, correspondence concerning oil companies, applications, reports, other material, 1920-1923, 1928-1932
Correspondence concerning oil, blue print map of Texas oil, other material, 1930-1931
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2-10/567 A, M correspondence, applications, accounts, other material, 1919-1921, 1927-1928, 1931
B, D correspondence, correspondence concerning oil companies especially Sun Oil Company, applications, daily reports of conservation agents, blue print maps of Texas oil, Railroad Commission material, other material, 1925-1929, 1931
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2-10/568 A-C correspondence, other material, 1929-1931
B-C, M, P correspondence, correspondence to chief clerk concerning oil, daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1929, 1931-1935
S correspondence, correspondence concerning oil companies especially Sun Oil Company and Shell Petroleum Corporation, correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, blue print map of Texas oil, other material, 1933-1935
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2-10/569 P-U correspondence, correspondence concerning oil companies, reports, other material, 1917-1923, 1926, 1931, 1935
C, R-G, T correspondence, correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, applications, accounts, other material, 1907-1908, 1921-1929, 1933-1935
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2-10/570 H, W correspondence to chief clerk, other material, 1929, 1931-1935
B-C, M correspondence to chief clerk, correspondence concerning Rusk, Smith, Upshur, and possibly Gregg counties, Texas oil map, other material, 1932-1935
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2-10/571 A, C, G, K, M, P, R correspondence to chief clerk, accounts, 1934-1935
B, F, H correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, other material, 1907, 1935
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2-10/572 A-B, D, R, S-T correspondence, accounts, other material, 1935-1936
F-H, M, W, Y, Z correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, 1935
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2-10/573 B-W correspondence, correspondence to deputy supervisor, B, P correspondence, applications, other material, 1921-1922, 1925, 1929-1930, 1934-1935
L-P, R correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, accounts, other material, 1934-1935
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2-10/574 B-C, P, S-T correspondence to chief clerk and deputy supervisor, Railroad Commission audit, Texas oil map, other material, 1935, 1939, 1943
A, I-J, M-O, S-T, W correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, accounts, 1935
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2-10/575 Accounts especially Steck Company, C, S-V, Y correspondence to chief clerk, other material, 1934-1936
C-D, H, P, T-W, Y correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, accounts, directory of federal and Texas state emergency agencies, 1935
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2-10/576 A-W correspondence to chief supervisor, director, and deputy supervisor of the Pipe Line Department especially Prairie Oil and Gas Company, daily reports of conservation agents, blue print maps of Texas oil, Western Classification #40, Railroad Commission material, other material, 1899-1901, 1906, 1923, 1925-1927, 1934-1935
C, G, J-K, M-P, S correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, accounts, other material, 1934-1935
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2-10/577 B, K, M, P correspondence, other material, 1934-1935
C, F, I, M, P, S correspondence to chief clerk, 1935
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2-10/578 C-E, G, I, L-M, P, S-T correspondence to deputy supervisor and director of the Pipe Line Department, other material, 1935
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2-10/580 M, S correspondence, I-K correspondence to deputy supervisor, Western Classification #44, Railroad Commission and Motor Transportation Division material, other material, 1908, 1926, 1928-1930
Correspondence, daily reports of conservation agents, Western Classification #31, circular, other material, 1895, 1901, 1922, 1930
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2-10/581 #3-#40 numbered correspondence, fiscal records, 1911-1915
C-T correspondence of railroad lines, fiscal records (cost data), other material, 1902, 1914-1916
A-T correspondence of railroad lines, report, blue print of equipment, other material, 1901-1903, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1922
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2-10/582 Correspondence mainly Texas & Pacific Railway Company, reports, rules and regulations pamphlets, blue prints of equipment, photos of tracks and switches, other material, 1890-1891, 1896, 1898-1904, 1907, 1913
Daily reports of conservation agents, other material, 1929
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2-10/583 Commission hearing #1576 pamphlet, 1915
A-D, H, L-N, P, R-S, V-W correspondence, applications, other material, 1912-1915, 1935
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2-10/584 Correspondence and brief concerning the McAlester Fuel Company case, other material, 1925, 1929
Daily reports of conservation agents, 1929
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2-10/585 A-B correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, 1932
B correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, other material, 1925-1926, 1932
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2-10/586 C-K correspondence to chief supervisor, 1932
L-R correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, 1932
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2-10/587 S-T correspondence to chief supervisor, 1932
U-Z correspondence to chief clerk and supervisor, 1932