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BP Archive by theme

Here you'll find the BP Archive broken down into a series of themes. The material listed is not exhaustive and it only a selection of that available. Elsewhere you can find all the digitised material listed in numerical order.


Lists of accidents and compensation in the shale industry

Annual Reports

Shale oil company Annual Reports and Balance Sheets

Cash Books

Shale Oil related cash books


Dispositions related to the sale of property

Lease Books and Docs

Information on company leases

Letters Books

Copies of letters sent out by shale oil companies

Maps and plans

Maps and plans related to the shale oil industry


Minutes of shale oil companies, in book and loose formats

Miscellaneous Indexes

Indexes related to the BP Archive


Negatives containing mainly leases


Newspaper clippings related to the shale oil industry


Photographs of miners, machinery, and vehicles


Politics in the shale field


Publications related to the shale industry


Documents detailing company shares and shareholders

Staff Picks

Staff favourites from the BP Archive

Stock and Cost Returns

An eclectic range of stock and cost returns, mainly for Scottish Oils Ltd

Trademarks and Patents

Documents relating to shale oil company trademarks and patents

Transcribed Documents

Documents in the BP Archive that have a transcription attached


Transportation in the shale oil industry

Wages and Salaries

Wages and salaries paid to shale company employees




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