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Oil Company Booklets, Leaflets and Reports

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"The Story of Mineral Oil". Scottish Oil Agency Ltd, 1920. LVSAV1990.001.005. (2.61MB)

The Scottish Shale Oil Industry, 1930's?

"A Real Scottish Industry". Scottish Oils Ltd, c.1928. LVSAV2009.024. (0.77MB)

Scottish shale oil description 1938

"The Scottish Shale Oil Industry". Scottish Oils and Shell-Mex Ltd, c.1938. (1.51MB)

A breif description of the shale oil industry 1948

"A Brief Description of the Operations of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry". Scottish Oils Ltd, 1948. (1.70MB) Transcribed.

Oakbank Oils Thumbnail Cover

"Oakbank Oils". Oakbank Oil Company Ltd, c.1913. BP Archive 183524. (1.78MB)

pumpherston oil company booklet

"The Pumpherston Oil Company, Glasgow" Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd. c.1910. LVSAV 2008.012.002. (1.56MB)

1938 guidebook

"A Brief Description of the Operations of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry". Scottish Oils Ltd, 1938. LVSAV 2009.015 (1.88MB)

Wonders of world engineering

Reprint from "Wonders of World Engineering". Scottish Oils and Shell-Mex Ltd, c.1933. (0.76MB)

 

 

"A Brief Description of the Operations of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry 1951

"A Brief Description of the Operations of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry". Scottish Oils Ltd, 1951. LVSAV 2009.065 (1.6MB)

Assembly of Evidence to Describe the State of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry in the Decade 1910/20, with Notes on the Pre-1910 and Post-1920 Years

"An Assembly of Evidence to Describe the State of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry in the Decade 1910/20, with Notes on the Pre-1910 and Post-1920 Years". D Stewart, Scottish Oils Ltd, 1966. LVSAV2009.012 (6.6MB)

 
"A Brief Description of the Operations of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry 1951

"History of the Scottish Oil-Shale Industry" by H.R.J. Conacher, reprinted from "Oil-Shales of the Lothians, 3rd edition 1927, BP Archive 128105 (4.1MB)

   
 

 

 

 

 

Technical Publications

The Oil-Shales of the Lothians, 3rd Edition

"The Oil-Shales of the Lothians, 3rd Edition" Geological Survey, Scotland, 1927. LVSAV2010.163. (37MB)

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"A Symposium of Studies and Researches in the Oil Shale Industry" Arthur J. Franks, Quarterly of the Colorado School of Mines. Vol 15, No.4, October 1921. BP Archive 215943 (8.1MB)

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"Seventy-Five Years of Oil Shale Mining" by J.B. Sneddon and W. Caldwell, reprinted from Oil and Cannel Coal, proceedings of a conference held in Scotland 1938, BP archive 215947 (3.1MB)

 

new brunswick

"Joint report on the Bituminous or Oil Shales of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia also of the Oil-Shale Industry of Scotland", Canada Department of Mines, Ottowa, 1909. LVSAV2012.005 (21.7MB)

Investigations and Commentary

Thumbnail Report of a Court of Investigation Concerning the Wages Position in the Scottish Shale Oil Industry

"Report of a Court of Investigation Concerning the Wages Position in the Scottish Shale Oil Industry". March 1926, LVSAV2010.016. (5MB)

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"Revival in the Scottish Shale Oil Industry", reprint of an article published in the Financial Times on 15th December 1938. BP Archive 215944. (0.5MB)

 

 

 

 

James Young Memorial Lecture

James Young Memorial Lecture, 1948

"The James Young Memorial Lecture (1948)" by Edwin H. Bailey, BP Archive, 215314. (5.73MB)

 
 

 

 

 

Other Publications Available Online

Many contemporary reference works that describe or relate to the Scottish shale oil industry are already available as downloadable digital documents through the Internet Archive project, based in San Francisco.

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