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Harry F. Sinclair Financial Records: Finding Aid
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This collection contains financial documents, securities, legal records, correspondence, and ephemera of American industrialist Harry Ford Sinclair (1876-1956), founder of Sinclair Oil. Includes records of the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation. Subjects include: Frederick Bonfils, Edward Doheny, Albert B. Fall, M. L. Requa, banks and banking, bonds, corporations, the oil and petroleum industries, securities, stockbrokers, tax protests and appeals and the Teapot Dome scandal.
Harry Ford Sinclair (1876-1956) was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and spent his childhood in Independence, Kansas. After studying pharmacy and working in his family’s drugstore, Sinclair entered the oil business in 1901, working as a lease broker after oil was discovered in Kansas. Between 1903 and 1904, he married Elizabeth Farrell with whom he would have two children.
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