Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence, 1865 November-1866 January

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Collection History


No material was separated during 2014 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in January 2014. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in January 2014.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Correspondence; Walter B. Roberts and Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company Correspondence, C1469, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Drake Well Museum, Titusville, Pennsylvania: Roberts Family Business Records, 1896-1945.


American Oil and Gas Historical Society. "Shooter- A "Fracking" History." Petroleum History. April 20, 2013. Accessed January 18, 2014. Pees, Samuel T. Oil History. 2004. Accessed January 18, 2014. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. "The Shooting Stars of Drake Well." Accessed January 15, 2014.

Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company.
Houghton, Roberts, & Company
Houghton, Lucius Lycurgus, 1819-1905
Roberts, E.A.L. (Edward Augustus Leonard), 1829-1881