Loading...
AC299_SOPHIE_ELIZABETH_HALLIDAY_OIL_INDUSTRY_PHOTOGRAPH_COLLECTIONTyrrell Historical Library Finding Aid for the Sophie Elizabeth Halliday Oil Industry Photograph Collection, 1903-1940. Accession 299 Finding aid created by Tyrrell Historical Library staff Summary I nformafion Title: Sophie Elizabeth Halliday Oil Industry Photograph Collection Creator: Halliday, H. J. (Herbert Judson), 1880-1968. Halliday, H. B. (Herbert Bonham), 1911-1963 Inclusive dates: 1903-1940 Extent: 1 box, approximately 0.3 cubic feet Abstract: This collection consists of photographs from 1902 to 1904 related to the Hogg -Swayne tract, Flores gusher, and Batson oil field, all three once a part of Spindletop. Other images include an oil field fire at Spindletop that occurred between September 12 and 14 of 1902. In addition, there are a few images from the 1940s that show destroyed oil derricks of the Stella Oil Company after a Gulf storm struck the area. The oil derricks were situated on the original Hogg -Swayne lease. The Stella Oil Company was formed in 1906 by Herbert Judson Halliday. The 1940s photographs were created by Herbert B. Halliday, son of Herbert J., who was still associated with the Stella Oil Company. Call number: 11-2-G; AC -299. Language: The material is in English. Repository: Tyrrell Historical Library 695 N. Pearl St Beaumont, TX 77701 Phone: 409-833-2759 Home Page: http://www.beaumontlibrary.org/tyrrell_historical_library.htm Access and Use Acquisition Information Unknown. Arrangement This collection is organized into 1 box with photographs numbered consecutively. The early (circa 1903) photographs are arranged (1-30) and the remaining images (31-42) are the circa 1940 derrick destruction aftermath of Stella Oil Company. Due to the weight difference between the older card -backed photographs and the light -weight 1940s photographs, the latter are placed on top. Historical information will also be found on the top, inside the box. Access Restrictions No restrictions apply. Copyright: Copyright is unknown. The library does not hold the copyright to many of its archival collections. The researcher must secure those rights when needed, including permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright law. Related Material: AC -675 Vallie Fletcher Taylor Spindletop Photograph Collection. Preferred Citation: AC -299, Box 1, Sophie Elizabeth Halliday Oil Industry Photograph Collection, Tyrrell Historical Library. Biographical/ Historical Note Joseph R. Caston (1849-1923) and Herbert Judson Halliday (1880-1968) formed a partnership when Caston, who had a three well lease in the Hogg -Swayne tract on Spindletop hill, went broke. Halliday paid $500 for a one-half partnership. Joseph Caston's son, Alva Gray Caston (1877-1922), worked for David M. Caffall (1877-1942) whose wife was Stella (1877-1950). Joseph Caston bought out David Caffall, and then in 1907, David Caffall and Herbert Halliday bought out Joseph Caston and were partners in the Stella Oil Company. Collection Scope and Content Note The collection includes portraits of people involved in the community at the time, either as visitors or citizens. The portraits include Fred Manley and "Shorty" Hasbrook, "Pappy" Grant, George Link and Albert Taylor. George Link later became a successful oil man in Oklahoma. It also includes photographs of equipment and buildings of Spindletop Avenue and other area oil fields, such as the first electric lift, operated by the German -American Oil Company; an air plant boiler room, an air plant power station, and oil derricks of the Heywood lease, Batson oil field and Spindletop oil derrick avenue. Oil derrick labor crews, a model rice field and a typical boarding house may also be seen in this collection. Subject Terms Subjects: . Carriages and carts. . Horses. . Hotels and motels. . Petroleum—Equipment and supplies. . Petroleum —United States—Texas—Spindletop. . Petroleum—Employees. . Petroleum—Fire. Persons: . Halliday, H. J. (Herbert Judson), 1880-1968. . Halliday, Herbert Bonham, 1911-1963. . Caston, Alva G., 1877-1922. . Caston, Joseph R., 1849-1923. . Caffall, David McKinley, 1877-1942. . Caffall, Stella M., 1877-1950. . Manley, Fred. . Taylor, Albert. . Link, George. Organizations: . German -American Oil Company. . National Oil and Pipeline Company. . Stella Oil Company. Locations: . Batson oil field (Beaumont, Tex.) . Flores Gusher (Beaumont, Tex.) . Hogg -Swayne lease (Beaumont, Tex.) . Spindletop hill (Beaumont, Tex.) Genres: . Biographical notes. • Organization files. • Photographs. Contents List Container/ Location Title Box # 1 Sophie Elizabeth Halliday Oil Industry Photograph Collection.