1.62 cubic ft. (3 boxes).
The John H. Galey and H.T. Galey collection contains business records, biographical information, correspondence, a diary (1907), magazine articles and newspaper clippings, manuscripts about the oil industry by H.T. Galey, photographs, well logs, and other miscellaneous notes and reports.
John H. Galey (1840-1918) was a pioneer oil prospector of Pennsylvania, Kansas and Texas, who put anticline theory in oil to practical use for the first time. Along with his business partner James M. Guffey, John H. discovered some of the first oil gushers in history. At the height of their partnership, Guffey and Galey was the largest independent oil producer in the country. Their business later became known as Gulf Oil Corporation. John H. Galey had two sons: Harry and H.T. ("Ted"). H.T. Galey was involved in the oil industry in the United States and Venezuela.
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