Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Frank Isett:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1838-1969 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Isett, Frank
Title: Frank Isett Papers,
Dates: 1838-1969 and undated
Abstract: The Frank Isett Papers contains correspondence, financial, and legal material relating to Isett's business activities in the oil and gas industry.
Collection # S 482.1
Quantity: 5 boxes (5 linear feet); 5 folders of oversized material, and 1 oversized box
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A resident of Brownwood, Texas, Frank Isett served as an oil scout for the Gulf Oil Company (1917-1918), as superintendent for Schermerhorn Company of Arizona, and owned independent oil and gas wells in Eastland and Brown counties of Texas (1950-1969).


Scope and Content

The Frank Isett Papers contains correspondence, financial and legal material, and office files pertaining to Isett's business activities in the oil and gas industry. The collection bulks with financial documents, including oil and gas well receipts and business files, including abstracts of title for Eastland County, Texas (1838-1958); reports and drilling logs (1920-1966); plats, maps, and tables (undated); and Texas Railroad Commission rulings and reports (1948-1969). Also included are personal files and correspondence concerning family matters.


Organization

The Frank Isett Papers is organized by the following series:

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Isett, Frank, 1881-1971.
Subjects (Organizations)
Gulf Oil Company-U.S.
Gulf Oil Corporation.
Railroad Commission of Texas.
Subjects (Places)
Brown County (Tex.)
Eastland County (Tex.)
Subjects
Petroleum industry.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Isett Papers, 1838-1969 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift, 1979

Processing Information

Processed by: Michael Sutherland, 2006


Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1929-1969

box folder
1 1 Copies of business and financial letters sent, 1943-1952
2 Copies of business and financial letters sent, 1953-1960
3 Copies of business and financial letters sent, 1961-1964
4 Copies of business and financial letters sent, 1965-1969
5 Copies of business letters Received, 1941-1968
6 Copies of letters sent to Children of Frank Isett, 1955-1969
7 Copies of letters Sent to Texas Railroad Commission, 1947-1968
8 Received business and financial letters, 1956-1963
9 Received business letters, 1964-1969
10 Received letters and postcards from Donald G. Isett, 1947-1969
11 Received letters and postcards from Friends and Relatives, 1946-1965
12 Received letters and postcards from Lauman Isett, 1958-1969
13 Received letters and postcards from Nell Music and Family, 1946-1969
14 Received letters and postcards from Phillip Isett, 1946-1968
15 Received letters from Texas Department of Public Safety, 1955-1969
16 Received letters from Texas Railroad Commission, 1941-1968
17 Received letters from Texas Railroad Commission, 1948-1968
18 Sent and Received business letters, 1929-1955
19 Sent and Received letters and postcards, 1948-1969



Business Financial Material, 1947-1969 and undated

box folder
1 20 Audit: Watson, Isett and Caddell, 1954
21 Expenses: Armstrong Well, 1953-1966
22 Expenses: Gage Well, 1947-1966
23 Notes, undated
24 Notes on receipts and royalties, undated
25 Payments: Gulf Gas, 1962-1966
26 Payments: The Permian Corporation, 1967-1969
27 Payments: Premier Oil Refining, 1961-1966
box folder
2 1 Payments: Sinclair Crude Oil, 1950-1959
2 Receipts: Armstrong Well, 1962-1968
3 Receipts: H. C. Vestal, 1955-1968
4 Receipts: Vestal Gas Well, 1952-1969
5 Taxes on Oil Leases, 1947-1968
6 Taxes: Texas Railroad Commission Form 200, 1951-1956
7 Taxes: Texas Railroad Commission Form 200, 1958-1967



Business Material, 1918-1969 and undated

box folder
2 8 Core Analysis Report, 1960
9 Daily Gauge Reports, 1965-1966
10 Division Orders, 1950-1967
11 Drilling Reports, 1918-1952
12 Drilling Reports, 1947-1950
13 Halliburton Radioactivity Logs, 1956 and undated
14 Lane Wells Radioactivity Logs, 1947
15 List of Oversize Material (removed)
16 Meter Readings, 1954-1966
17 Reference: Extension Tables, undated
18 Reports and Logs, 1957-1966
19 Schlumberger Electric Logs, 1952
20 Schlumberger well surveys, 1941-1950
21 Survey, 1949
22 Texas Railroad Commission: Memos, Gas Proration Schedule, Production Reports, 1954 -1969
23 Texas Railroad Commission Forms DF, P1, P2, GO-1, 3-266A, 1, 2, 2A,3, 4, and CL-1, 1947-1968
24 Texas Railroad Commission Form EB: Armstrong, 1952-1966
25 Texas Railroad Commission Form EB: Gage, 1950-1964
26 Texas Railroad Commission Forms: SW-1, SW2, SW-3, 1950-1967
27 Title Opinion, 1964
28 Welex Electric Logs, 1960



Business Legal Material, 1941-1969

box folder
3 1 Contracts, 1961 and 1967
2 Drilling Contracts, 1943-1960
3 Oil and Gas Leases, 1941-1964
4 Texas Railroad Commission: Allotments and Rulings, 1955-1966
5 Texas Railroad Commission: Allotments and Rulings, 1967
6 Texas Railroad Commission: Allotments and Rulings, 1967-1969



Financial Material, 1935-1969

box folder
3 7 Bank statements, Deposits and notes, 1938-1969
8 Bills and Receipts, 1947-1969
9 Bills, 1944-1956
10 Bills, 1957-1960
11 Bills, 1961-1968
12 Checks, 1950-1969
13 Income Tax, 1947-1966
14 Insurance Policies, 1935 and 1945
15 Paychecks, Receipts, and Tax Receipts, 1947-1969
16 Salary, Commission, and Expenses Check Stubs, 1956
17 Savings Passbooks and Taxes, 1959-1968



Legal Material, 1938-1958

box folder
3 18 Abstract of Title, 1838
19 Abstract of Title, 1934
20 Abstract of Title, 1943
21 Abstract of Title, 1944
22 Abstract of Title, 1946
23 Abstract of Title, 1958



Personal Material, 1910-1967 and undated

box folder
4 1 Newspaper Clippings, 1949-1967
2 Notebooks, 1965 and undated
3 Pamphlets, 1953-1967
4 Photographs, 1910-1960



Business Material, 1920-1960 and undated

box folder
4 5 Hand drawn well surveys and Halliburton Radioactivity log, 1920-1947
box folder
5 1 Electric log and surveys (film), 1952 and 1960 and undated



Scrapbook material

item
1 Plats, Maps, Surveys, 1942



Surveys and Maps

item
1 Easton’s Type Log of Sabine Uplift Area, 1942
item
2 Geolographic Charts Isett and James Armstrong #2, 1960
item
3 North Texas Well Log Service well survey, February 28, 1950
item
4 Property map, undated
item
5 “Sinclair Refining Co. Pipeline Department,” survey, April 26, 1950