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Osage Oil and Gas Blanket Lease


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Vernon Foster Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2542
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Oil producer. Description (Series): The personal papers of Henry Vernon Foster detail the Foster lease in the Osage Nation which was initiated in 1896; early discoveries of oil in the Osage Nation where some major oil companies began; the history of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company (I.T.I.O.); Foster's discovery well in the Seminole Field; and his Oklahoma #1 in the Oklahoma City field. They include contracts and other legal documents showing lease ownership and stock ownership of the I.T.I.O. Company, 2 c.f. (1900s-1940s); Correspondence of Henry Foster (Henry V. Foster's father); ledger of shares in I.T.I.O. company regarding start-up and leases; documents regarding negotiations of separation between Cities Service Oil Company and Foster Petroleum; and documents regarding Foster's businesses prior to his dealings in the Osage...
Dates: 1872-1990

Thomas McKean Finney and Frank Florer Finney Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2194
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Indian traders. Papers of Thomas M. Finney, Indian trader at Gray Horse, Osage Agency, and of Frank F. Finney, historian and employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company including correspondence (1925-1936) relating to T.M. Finney's book"Pioneer Days with the Osage Indians;" historical materials (1827-1977) such as correspondence, news clippings, magazine articles, and bibliographic notes of T.M. Finney and F.F. Finney on such topics as the Cherokee Strip, the Osage Indian Agency, Gray Horse Trading Post, the Dalton Gang, Kaw Indian Agency, Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill, peyotism, President Herbert Hoover's early days in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and Maria Tallchief; nine field notebooks (1915-1919) kept by F.F. Finney while an employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company; finished and unfinished articles and stories (1891-1969)...
Dates: 1827-1977

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