Pajaro Valley Oil Company Records

Debra Roussopoulos
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/
© 2011
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Pajaro Valley Oil Company Records

Collection number: MS 62

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Debra Roussopoulos
Date Completed:
August 2012
Encoded by:
Debra Roussopoulos
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pajaro Valley Oil Company records
Dates: 1901-1902
Collection number: MS 62
Creator: Pajaro Valley Oil Company
Collection Size: 1 half document box
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: Business papers and clippings from the Pajaro Valley Oil Company, 1901-1902.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections and Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Pajaro Valley Oil Company records. MS 62. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Corporate History

The Pajaro Valley Oil Company incorporated June 21, 1901 in the Arizona territory, as a foreign corporation. The company office was located in San Francisco and the company's holdings of 1170 acres were located in Pajaro Valley, California.
Mention of the company can be found in a San Franciso directory from SF Geneaology.com; investment advertisements in Sunset Magazine 25 (July-Dec. 1910); and the Appendix to the Journals of the Senate and Assembly of the 35th session of the Legislature of the State of California. 1(1903):92.
The Watsonville Oil Company was located in Watsonville, California, and incorporated circa 1896. The president, F.A. Kilburn had at one point, 7235 acres of land under lease. The territory was located mainly in Santa Clara County, with a small portion extending into Santa Cruz County. There are papers indicating the lease of land from the Clara Land and Lumber Co. of San Francisco (incorporated Jan. 17, 1889) to the Watsonville Oil Company.

Scope and Content of Collection

This small collection includes business papers and clippings from the Pajaro Valley Oil Company, 1901-1902. Documents include: articles of incorporation, drilling and labor agreements, by laws, leases, receipts, clippings, and two letters of correspondence. There are also documents relating to the Watsonville Oil Company, and the Clara Land and Lumber Company of San Francisco.

Arrangement

Papers are arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Pajaro River Valley (Calif.)
Pajaro Valley Oil Company --California--Santa Cruz County


Container List

box:folder 1:1

Articles of incorporation, 1/14/1901

Note

Note:1 copy, signed
box:folder 1:2

Receipts: probate court County of Santa Clara; agreement for fishing job, J.M. Dodd [?] and K.V. Phenix, 1/18/1901, n.d.

box:folder 1:3

Articles of incorporation, 1/20/1901

Note

Note:includes notary and signature page
box:folder 1:4

Corporation agreement, 1/20/1901

Note

Note:2 copies unsigned
box:folder 1:5

Lease of 400 acres of land from the Clara Land and Lumber Co. by Edward Adams, agent to the Watsonville Oil Company, 1/21/1901-1/22/1901

box:folder 1:6

Correspondence from W.J. Kirkpatrick to W.A. Beasley re: certificate for filing articles of incorporation, 1/28/1901-1/29/1901

box:folder 1:7

By Laws of the corporation, 2/5/1901

box:folder 1:8

Drilling agreement with W.O. Harrison, 3/1901

box:folder 1:9

Agreement between Pajaro Valley Oil Company and Watsonville Oil Company, 4/1902

Note

Note:unsigned
box:folder 1:10

Drilling agreement with William S. Hanks, 5/29/1901

Note

Note:2 copies, 1 signed
box:folder 1:11

Territory of Arizona. Office of the Secretary. Articles of Incorporation. Jan. 1901; Witnessed by C.H. Akers, Secretary of the Territory of Arizona, June, 1901, 6/15/1901

Note

Note:Original copy with stamp and seal, plus transcript copy
box:folder 1:12

Articles of incorporation, 6/21/1901

Note

Note:Oversized certificate
box:folder 1:13

Correspondence from I.T. Stoddard to W.H. Christmas c/o the Pajaro Valley Oil Co. re: restrictions on corporations organized under the laws of Arizona territory while not residing in same territory, 8/12/1901

box:folder 1:14

Rights assigned to C.M. Cassin from Jenkins, 11/18/1901

box:folder 1:15

Civil code relating to foreign corporations; Designation of Agent for the State of California [form], 1901, n.d.

box:folder 1:16

Purpose of corporation n.d.

Note

Note:fragment, 2 pages; unsigned, undated
box:folder 1:17

Newspaper clippings 1901