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Pajaro Valley Oil Company Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Corporate History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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


    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.


    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