The Science Museum Library, S Pearson & Son, civil engineering contractors with major subsidiary oil interests, 1876-1955, Londres.
Un archivo de enorme importancia es del empresario y contratista británico Weetman Pearson (luego Lord Cowdray), fundador y dueño hasta 1921 de la empresa “El Águila” una de las dos empresas petroleras más importantes en México antes de la nacionalización. Este archivo contiene fondos referentes a aspectos diversos del negocio petrolero y sobre todo una enorme cantidad de correspondencia e informes de los negocios de Pearson como contratista, el más importante en México antes de la revolución. Contiene fotos de Weetman Pearson y de algunas instalaciones petroleras y de los ferrocarriles en México, la refinería de Tampico, pozos (principalmente de Potrero del Llano) y transporte. También contiene fotos de algunas construcciones de ingeniería en otras partes del mundo. Es necesario complementar estos fondos con los que son propiamente de la empresa de “El Águila” que se guardan en el Archivo Histórico de PEMEX. Existe una copia microfilm de los papeles de Weetman Pearson en la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Texas, Austin.
University of Texas at Austin, Texas
La Universidad de Texas tiene una de las mejores bibliotecas sobre temas latinoamericanas y varios archivos de empresarios o geólogos que trabajaron en México en la época de la primera bonanza del petróleo en el primer tercio del siglo XX. Incluimos referencias a éstos archivos a continuación:
Benson Latin American Collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Inventory, W. B. Stephens Collection, Prepared by the Mexican Archives Project, February 10, 1995
William B. Stephens was a geologist by profession and a student of Spain’s role in North America. While working for the Huasteca Oil Company in Mexico, he amassed a collection of manuscripts, rare books, and other printed materials in his area of interest. Stephens died in 1937.
University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Benson Latin American Collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Inventory William F. Buckley, Sr. Papers, Prepared by the Mexican Archives Project October 9, 1995
Born 1881; died 1958. B.S. 1904 and LL.B. 1905, University of Texas. Lived in Mexico from 1908 until 1921, when he was expelled for opposition to the Alvaro Obregón government.
In Mexico Buckley served as advisor to U.S. and European oil companies, operated a law firm, and engaged in real estate and leasing of oil lands. In 1914 he founded the Pantepec Oil Company. Buckley was counsel to the Mexican government’s delegation to the Niagara Falls Conference in 1914; in December, 1919 he testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Relations as an expert witness on conditions in Mexico. As founder and president of the American Association of Mexico Buckley worked to remove restrictions on U.S. oil and landed interests in Mexico imposed by the Mexican Constitution of 1917.
In 1924 he transferred the Pantepec Oil Co. to Venezuela. He continued as the company’s president until 1943 and remained active in international oil exploration and production.
Scope and Contents Note
Newspaper clippings, correspondence, and literary productions relating to political conditions in Mexico during the revolutionary period and to Mexico’s relationship with the United States and U.S. oil companies operating in Mexico. Narrower topics include revolutionary disturbances in Mexico; the situation of American residents of Mexico, described in materials of the American Association of Mexico and other groups representing Americans in Mexico; the 1914 American occupation of Veracruz; and Buckley’s expulsion from Mexico.
Clippings, which form the bulk of the papers, are from both Mexican and American newspapers; some are in scrapbooks. Correspondence pertains to Buckley’s professional and personal business and includes reports from field agents. Literary productions include transcriptions of newspaper texts as well as reports, statements, speeches, notes, and interviews reflecting Buckley’s opinion of events in Mexico. Materials dating from after Buckley’s residence in Mexico are few.
Association of Producers of Petroleum in Mexico / National Association for the Protection of American Rights in Mexico.
LITTLE-KNOWN LATIN AMERICAN, MANUSCRIPTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Donald L. Gibbs, University of Texas at Austin
Ferrocarril Noroeste de México
Archive. 2 feet, 2645 documents. Part of the business archives of the Mexican Northwestern Railway Company, 1910-1919, with correspondence and records related to economic effects of activities of the government and rebel forces during the revolution.
Taliaferro, N. L.
“Report on the Tampico Oil District, Mexico by N. L. Taliaferro, Geologist, San Francisco, California, March, 1921.” 282 leaves, 35 photographs, 5 maps in 1 volume. Report to Arizona Oil Company on geology and oil exploration in Tamaulipas. Includes drilling and production histories, descriptions of regions and selected wells, and maps of concessions.
DUKE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
En la biblioteca de la Universidad de Duke y la de Universidad de Carolina del Norte, se guardan papeles de Josephus Daniels, quien fuera embajador en México en los años de 1930 y muy involucrado en las negociaciones que desembocaron en la nacionalización petrolera en 1938.
Guide to the Josephus Daniels Papers, 1904-1954
Daniels, Josephus, 1904-1954
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The “Mexico” subseries in the Topical Series contains information about the relationship between the United States and Mexico on a number of issues, including the petroleum industry, commerce, and a “Memorandum for the Ambassador” outlining steps that may have been taken by the United States government during the early months of 1917 to determine where Mexico would stand in the event the United States entered World War I. Information for this memorandum was taken from Embassy archives and is undated. There are also some papers in this series relating to his tenure on the Board of Trustees Executive Committee at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Photograph Series contains: views of Mexico; pictures of Daniels; Lee Slater Overman, Senator from N. C., 1903-1933; Major General Smedley Darlington Butler; Martin H. Glynn, Gov. of New York; and other unidentified persons.