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Collection Reference Number GLC05802.03
From Archive Folder Collection of three letters pertaining to 19th century petroleum production 
Title Allen J. Clifton to his mother, advising that crude oil is worth $7 a barrel
Date 13 November 1865
Author Clifton, Allen J. (fl. 1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Mentions that it just snowed but that previously the weather had been pleasant for awhile. States that the water pipes to the refineries froze and busted. Advises that crude oil is worth $7 a barrel. Mentions that the area is just being developed and a few wells have been built. Informs that he will bring some crude oil to help her with her rheumatism.
Subjects Industry  Health and Medical  Oil  
People Clifton, Allen J. (fl. 1865)  
Place written Petroleum Center, Pennsylvania
Theme Industry; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Mother