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Catalog Number 1994.21.11
Object Name manuscript collection
Scope & Content correspondence; lease

CREATOR:John Hakanson

REMARKS:Correspondence relating to the Oakland Oil Company, addressed to John Hakanson of Oakland. The company was active in the 1920's, exploring for oil and gas in the Oakland, OR, area. This file contains letters to John Hakanson from people and firms contacted as potential investors, copies of oil leases, and geological reports on the feasibility of oil wells in Oakland. A statement of materials purchased from Stearns and Chenoweth Hardware in 1924 is also included.; The Oakland Oil Company was probably dissolved in 1933. A letter from Collier H. Buffington of Gold Beach, OR, to John Hakanson, dated 2 December 1932, gives an extensive opinion on the contractual nature of existing leases. The letter states [paragraph 5], "...It is also a fact that neither gas nor oil is being produced in paying quantities. It is likewise true that drilling is not now being carried on....." Buffington recommended that Hakanson consult a Roseburg attorney to complete the legal actions necessary.
Title Papers of John Hakanson Concerning Oil Exploration in the Oakland, Oregon, Area
Accession number 1994.21