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Temple Oil Company Records: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Indexing: Added Entries

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Temple Oil Company Records
    Dates (inclusive): 1873-1910
    Collection Number: mssTemple Oil records
    Creator: Temple Oil Company.
    Extent: 137 items in 1 box.
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains business records of the Temple Oil Company of Los Angeles, California, dating from 1873-1910. Prominent participants include Thomas Robert Bard, Prudent Beaudry, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and Francis Pliny F. Temple
    Language: English.


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Temple Oil Company Records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    The collection was purchased from W. P. Hammon, July 31, 1963.

    Historical Note

    The Temple Oil Company was located in Los Angeles County. It was also known as the Temple Oil Boring Company and the Temple Oil Well Boring Company. C. Cabot was president and paymaster in the 1870s.

    Scope and Content

    The Temple Oil Company Records are comprised of ephemera, invoices, leases, deeds, letters of resignation, financial documents, receipts, proxies and resolutions. Prominent participants include Thomas Robert Bard, Prudent Beaudry, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and Francis Pliny F. Temple.


    Arranged alphabetically by document type.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  


    Temple Oil Company.
    Oil fields -- California -- Los Angeles County.
    Petroleum -- California.
    Petroleum industry and trade -- California, Southern -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.


    Business records -- California -- 19th century.
    Business records -- California -- 20th century.

    Additional Contributors

    Bard, Thomas Robert, 1841-1915.
    Beaudry, Prudent.
    Temple, Francis Pliny F., 1821-1880.
    Southern Pacific Railroad Company.

    Indexing: Added Entries

    Bard, Thomas Robert, 1841-1915.
    • Author of notes in “Miscellaneous Financial Documents” (1875). Box 1 (9).
    Beaudry, Prudent.
    • Participant in receipt in “Paymaster Receipts” (1875). Box 1 (11).
    Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • Participant in invoice in “Invoices” (1874-1875). Box 1 (2).
    Temple, Francis Pliny F., 1821-1880.
    • Participant in receipt in “Paymaster Receipts” (1875). Box 1 (11).