Glen Ruby oil surveying maps and charts

Glen Ruby oil surveying maps and charts

Dates: circa 1882-1944

The Glen Ruby maps contain 1) A Gulf Coast Oil Map. 36 by 48 inches. 2) A gridded photograph of the Moab River Area. 20 by 24 inches. 3) Three unlabeled top-view photographs of land with longitude and latitude lines, 20 by 24 inches each. 4) A watercolor of a cathedral, San Martin de Tepotzotlan, Mexico. 12 by 16 inches. 5) Tide Water Associated Oil Co. map of Grand and San Juan Counties. 13 by 16 inches. 6) A map entitled Group No 188 Utah. 22 by 26 inches. 7) Township Exteriors Salt Lake Meridian, Utah by United States Department of the Interior. 8) Muddy River Area map. 17 by 24 inches. 9) Two diagrams of Township No 21 south Range no 16 East of the Salt Lake Meridian by Surveyor Generals Office in Salt Lake City, 1882. 18 by 24 inches. 10) A chart of sediment layers of Colorado and Utah from Precambrian – Cretaceous periods. 17 by 21.5 inches. 11) Two oil drilling diagrams with discovery logs. 12 by 18 inches. 12) A telegram from the Pearson-Sibert Oil Company of Texas to the Pure Oil Company, 1958. 13) A top view photograph of Link Trainer Area, Utah, 1944. 14) A 17.5 by 25 inch book containing maps of Township #23 and #24, both east of the Salt Lake Meridian, Utah.

  • Extent: 2 oversize folders (0.6 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Rudd, Glen L., 1918
  • Call Number: MSS 4180
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Glen Ruby oil surveying maps and charts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4180; Glen Ruby oil surveying maps and charts; 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4180, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Glen Ruby in 1976.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Glen Ruby; 1976.
Subject Terms
Agriculture and Natural Resources; Cathedrals--Mexico; Mines and Mineral Resources; Petroleum--Prospecting--Utah--History; Surveying--Utah--Maps
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 27 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
Western American business and labor history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Ruby (Glen) oil surveying maps and charts
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:06-0600
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Biographical History

Glen Ruby, a prominent geologist, was V.P. and General Manager of Marland Oil's Canadian partnership, Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas from 1926 to 1929. An oil and gas exploration pioneer, he is noted for making the most northernly and southernly oil discoveries in the world.

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