University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Oil Companies Collection, 1922

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Oil Companies Collection
Title: Texas Oil Companies Collection
Dates: 1922
Abstract: Collection consists of promotional ephemera, 1922 and undated, urging investment in Texas oil.
Accession No.: 96-088
Extent: 29 leaves
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of promotional ephemera, 1922 and undated, from Texas oil companies and speculators, mailed to C. E. Jones of Carybrook, Virginia. The materials include form letters, posters and other printed materials urging investment in Texas oil.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Index Terms

Petroleum industry and trade -- Texas.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Oil Companies Collection, 1922, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Papers


Promotional mailings:

2.325/AA14b McGrath & Company, Ft. Worth, Texas, [encouraging investment in the Jim Haynes Company], undated:
Letter of offer
Poster, Haynes-Freeman No. 1 Now Drilling at 1,700 Feet Among These Giant Gushers
Pink Bulletin—Last Minute
Cash Buying Order
Return Envelope
Letter, Oates Brokerage Co., [offering services as “Oil Investigation Bureau”], undated
Mexia-Wortham Oil & Leasing Syndicate:
Poster, Y. E. Hildreth on Fortune’s Trail [Click for images]
Letter, June 4, 1922
Coupon for Subscription
Return envelope
Letter, Curtis Brokerage Company to Y. E. Hildreth, May 22, 1922
The Phoenix Oil Trust:
Dalton Digest
[newsletter on newsprint]
Order form
Return envelope
Letter, undated
Owen A. Wood:
Flier for The Last West
Letter, June 19, 1922
Postcard for ordering The Last West
Poster, Phoenix Oil Trust, “Lost Opportunity Returns”
Jim Haynes Company:
The Dallas Oil News, June 2, 1922
Letter, undated