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Dingman #1 well, Calgary Petroleum Products, 1914
Dingman #1 well, Calgary Petroleum Products, 1914
NB-16-604

David Breen's National Archives Petroleum collection

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Department of Interior papers (RG 15). -- 1925
Series 2 Department of Mines and Minerals papers (RG 85). -- 1887-1934

Inventory

Series 1 Department of Interior papers (RG 15). -- 1925
M-3673-1 Material from RG 15 A2K Vol.11. -- 1925. -- Consists of a report, Transfer of Alberta's Resources", and memos re transfer of natural resources to the province. -- January 1925
Series 2 Department of Mines and Minerals papers (RG85). -- 1887-1934
M-3673-2 Material from RG 85 Vol.1722 f.16128. -- 1904-1934. -- Consists of documents related to Calgary and Edmonton Railway and its lands. Includes correspondence re appeal to Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, payments to the Company, and reorganization of C&E Railway lands.
M-3673-3 Material from RG 85 Vol.1822 f.71447. -- 1912-1930. -- Consists of documents related to the Canadian Western Natural Gas, Light, Heat and Power Company. Includes correspondence re rights of entry, petroleum and natural gas leases near Tofield and Bow Island areas, lease of school lands, depletion of gas stocks and advisability of using coal for industrial purposes, and applying boring costs to arrears of rental fees. Correspondents include John Bain.
M-3673-4 Material from RG 85 Vol.1836 f.107408. -- 1913-1919. -- Consists of documents related to Calgary Petroleum Products, William Stewart Herron, and Southern Alberta Oil Company. Includes correspondence re CPP legal dispute with W.S.Herron, Herron's work, grouping and rental of Herron's leases, development work on Herron's wells, Herron's arrears on rentals and cancellation of leases.Correspondents include R.B. Bennett, W.S. Herron, William Livinston, Daniel Lee Redman, and Otty P. Savary.
M-3673-5 Material from RG 85 Vol.1838 f.111853. -- 1914-1918. -- Consists of documents related to Calgary Petroleum Products and Archibald W. Dingman. Includes correspondence re CPP's surface rights, stock watering reservation, and extension to Dingman for land purchases. Correspondents include Dingman and William Pearce.
M-3673-6 Material from RG 85 Vol.1833 f.96579. -- 1887-1888. -- Consists of documents related to the mineral rights of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
M-3673-7 Material from RG 85 Vol.1840 f.116634. -- 1915. -- Consists of Petroleum World magazine containing an article on the Alberta oil fields. -- February 1915. -- Includes information re Dr. T.O. Bosworth and E.H. Cunningham Craig.
M-3673-8 Material from RG 85 Vol.1840 f.117066. -- 1920-1926. -- Consists of documents related to Alberta Associated Oil Fields. Includes correspondence re payment arrears, extension of leases, and transfer of leases to Northwest Company Ltd. and Edmonton-Wainwright Oils Ltd.
M-3673-9 Material from RG 85 Vol.1975 f.145058 and 145059. -- 1918-1929. -- Consists of schedule of gas well in Alberta operated by British Empire Trust Company, Canadian Western Natural Gas, Light, Heat and Power Company, McDougall-Segur Exploration Company, Athabasca Oils Ltd., Alberta Petroleum Consolidated Ltd., Canada Southern Oil and Refining Company, Lethbridge Oils Ltd., Northern Alberta Natural Gas Development Company, City of Medicine Hat, and others (November 2, 1918); and schedules of producing oil wells and gas wells in Alberta (1919-1923). Correspondents include William Livingston.
M-3673-10 Material from RG 85 Vol.2002. -- 1920-1930. -- Consists of documents re natural gas production in Alberta. Includes correspondence and reports re directors of Canadian Western Natural Gas, Light, Heat and Power Company, decline of Medicine Hat and Bow Island gas fields, restrictions on use of natural gas to home heating, conservation and waste of gas, and export of gas. Correspondents include Archibald W. Dingman and William Pearce.
M-3673-11 Material from RG 85 Vol.2016 f.165928. -- 1922. -- Consists of documents re oil and gas regulations. Includes correspondence and memos re changes in petroleum regulations, bounties on crude oil, customs duties on drilling equipment, potential transfer of natural resources to the provinces, and summary of regulations affecting Dominion lands. Correspondents include R.B. Bennett andNewton W. Emmens.
M-3673-12 Material from RG 85 Vol.2030, f.181172. -- 1925-1930. -- Consists of documents re exports of natural gas. -- Includes correspondence re promotion of natural gas pipeline to Alberta, opposition to gas exports to Montana, restrictions on gas exports, permission requests to export gas by Canadian Oil and Refining Company and Range Oiil and Gas Company, Charles Camsell's report on "Natural Gas Supply in Alberta", Imperial well, gas commission report, carbon black licences, and newspaper articles about the agreement to export gas to Montana. Correspondents include John E. Brownlee, Herbert Greenfield, Eric Lafferty Harvie, M.Y. Williams, and J.H. Woods.
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