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Series 1


Minutes. – 1922- 1969. – 52 cm of textual records. – Consists of the minutes of the directors and shareholders of the Royalite Oil Company Limited (both the annual general and the special general meetings) from 1922-1968. Included with the Royalite minutes are shareholders lists, stock certificates, financial statements, by-laws, correspondence, reports, proxies and legal documents pertaining to the minutes. Also consists of the minutes of the directors of the Mayland Oil Company Limited (a subsidiary of Royalite) from 1928-1933 and the minutes of Director Royalties Limited from 1933 to 1945. Director Royalties paid a 20 percent royalty to Director Oils (the latter was later acquired by Royalite). Original order retained. Files are restricted due to their fragile condition. Please consult archivist.

M-6891-1 Royalite Oil Company. – Directors’ minute book. – 1922-1935

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M-6891-2 Royalite Oil Company. – Directors’ minute book. – 1936-1946

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M-6891-3 Royalite Oil Company. – Directors’ minute book. – 1947-1951

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M-6891-4 Royalite Oil Company. – Directors’ minute book. – 1952-1957
M-6891-5 Royalite Oil Company. – Directors’ minute book. – 1958-1964
M-6891-6 Royalite Oil Company. – Directors’ minutes. – February-April 1965
M-6891-7 Royalite Oil Company. – Directors’ minutes. – July 1965 – March 1969
M-6891-8 Royalite Oil Company. – Shareholders minutes. – 1922-1948
M-6891-9 Royalite Oil Company. – Shareholders minutes. – 1949-1955
M-6891-10 Royalite Oil Company. – Shareholders minutes. – 1956-1959
M-6891-11 Royalite Oil Company. – Shareholders minutes. – 1960-1968
 

Subsidiaries and Affiliated Companies

M-6891-12 Director Royalties Limited minutes. – 1933- 1945
M-6891-13 Mayland Oil Company Limited minute book. – January 28, 1928-March 21, 1929
M-6891-14 Mayland Oil Company Limited minutes. – March 25, 1929-July 1933

Series 2


By-laws. – 1926- 1968; (predominant 1926-1959). – 4 cm of textual records. – Consists of the by-laws of the Royalite Oil Company Limited. Also includes by-law No.52 of Royalite’s parent company, British American Oil and by-law No.8 of a Royalite affiliate, Commonwealth Petroleum. By-laws also available in the minutes. Original order retained.

M-6891-15 Royalite Oil Company by-laws. – Copy.
M-6891-16 Royalite Oil Company by-laws. – Revised.
M-6891-17 Royalite Oil Company by-law numbers 57-142
M-6891-18 Royalite Oil Company by-law numbers 57-143
M-6891-19 Royalite Oil Company by-law number 148
 

Affiliated Companies

M-6891-20 British American Oil Company Limited by-law number 52
M-6891-21 Commonwealth Petroleum by-law number 8

Series 3


Financial records. – 1938-1967; (predominant 1963-1967). – 4 cm of textual records. – Consists of the financial statements of Royalite Oil’s Pipeline Department; Anglo-American Oil Limited and Anglo-Canadian Oils (both subsidiary of British American Oil, Royalite’s parent company), and Henderson Thriftway Petroleum Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anglo-Canadian). Financial statements belonging to the Royalite Oil company are not included in this series. They are available in the minutes. They are also available in the company’s annual reports. Original order retained.

M-6891-22 Royalite Oil Company Limited- Pipeline department. – 1938
 

Affiliated Companies

M-6891-23 Anglo-American Oil Limited. – 1966
M-6891-24 Anglo-Canadian Oils Limited and Henderson Thriftway Petroleum Limited. – 1963-1967
M-6891-25 Madison Natural Gas Company. – 1946

Series 4


Legal department. – 1921-1968; (predominant 1929-1966). – 24 cm of textual records. – Consists of legal agreements, bond of indemnity, court orders, incorporations and registrations, indentures, supplementary letters patent; letters, memorandum and option of agreement, notices and other legal documents (originals and copies). Original order retained. Files restricted due to their fragile conditions. Please consult archivist.

 

Agreements

M-6891-26 Anglo-Canadian Development and Holding Company Ltd; Royalite Oil Company
M-6891-27 Anglo-Canadian Oils Ltd; British American Oil Company Ltd; Royalite Oil Company
M-6891-28 His Majesty the King; Imperial Oil and British American Oil Company Ltd
M-6891-29 Imperial Oil; Royalite Oil Company; Sun Life Assurance Company. – Regarding Annuity Policy no. 2644G.
M-6891-30 Life insurance for Charles Hay
M-6891-31 North-West Royalties Ltd; Royalite Oil Company Ltd
M-6891-32 Oil investments
M-6891-33 Pension fund
M-6891-34 Royalite Oil Company; Anglo-Canadian Development & Holding Company Limited; Foundation Petroleum
M-6891-35 Royalite Oil Company and British American Oil Company; Madison Natural Gas Company Limited and British American Oil Company; Saskatoon Pipe Line Company Limited and British American Oil Company
M-6891-36 Royalite Oil Company; Granville Oils Limited
M-6891-37 Royalite Oil Company; Guaranty Trust Company. – Revised.
M-6891-38 Royalite Oil Company; London & Western Trusts Company Limited
M-6891-39 Royalite Oil Company; Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Company. – 1951
M-6891-40 Royalite Products Limited: Royalite Oil Company
M-6891-41 Stock exchange listing. – 1949
M-6891-42 Top-Alta Gas & Oil Company Limited; Royalite Oil Company
 

Bond of Indemnity

M-6891-43 Lost cheques- Internal audit
M-6891-44 Lyons, R.W.
M-6891-45 Wallis, Nellie and Lee, James Roy
 

Court Orders

M-6891-46 Liquidation of Calgary Petroleum Products
M-6891-47 Liquidation of Mayland Oils Company Limited
M-6891-48 Liquidation of Mid-West Petroleum Products Corporation Limited
M-6891-49 Liquidation of Southern Lowery Oils. – Copy.
M-6891-50 Natural Gas Utilities Board
 

Indentures

M-6891-51 Metropolitan Life; Sun Life; Northwestern Mutual Life; Royal Bank; Montreal Trust; Royalite Oil Company
M-6891-52 Westway, Roger G.
 

Letters of Agreement

M-6891-53 Imperial Oil. – 1947
 

Memorandum of Agreement

M-6891-54 Royalite Hi-way Limited and Charles Hay and Montreal Trust Company
M-6891-55 Royalite Oil Company and Kenmore Limited. – 1956 and 1961
M-6891-56 Royalite Oil Company and Kenmore Limited. – December 1961
M-6891-57 Royalite Oil and Royal Trust Company. – 1949
 

Option Agreements

M-6891-58 Option agreements. – 1950-1960
M-6891-59 Option agreements. – 1961
 

Other

M-6891-60 Appointment of attorney forms
M-6891-61 Certificates of cremation- External
M-6891-62 Cremation certificates- Internal
M-6891-63 Declaration of Trust and Supplemental Trust Agreement . – Regarding Employees Thrift Plan.
M-6891-64 Lost certificates 5507-1 to 5507-17
M-6891-65 Lost certificates 5507-18 to 5507-23
M-6891-66 Notice of assignment-The Trusts & Guarantee Company Limited
M-6891-67 Notice of redemption regarding Royalite preferred shares. – 1966
M-6891-68 Petition. – 1956
M-6891-69 Release and discontinuation of action regrading George Makowchuk. – 1966
 

Registration

M-6891-70 British Columbia
M-6891-71 Manitoba
M-6891-72 Montana
M-6891-73 Royalite trademark
M-6891-74 Saskatchewan
M-6891-75 Yukon Territory
 

Supplementary Letters Patent

M-6891-76 Doyle, H. W. – 1954
M-6891-77 Royalite Oil Company. – 1921-1956
M-6891-78 Royalite Oil Company. – 1933, 1949, 1967

Series 5


Land and legal. – 1949-1965. – 21 cm of textual records. – Consists of correspondence pertaining to legal matters as well as memoranda and invoices. Also includes copies of legal agreements, indentures, etc. Original order retained. Some files are restricted due to their fragile nature. Please consult archivist.

M-6891-79 Correspondence- Acreage leases and land department. – 1950-53
M-6891-80 Correspondence- Alberta legislation. – 1949- 1957
M-6891-81 Correspondence- Bids on crown lands. – 1949-1956, 1968
M-6891-82 Correspondence- British Columbia legislation. – 1953- 1955
M-6891-83 Correspondence- Combines investigation act. – 1958- 1960
M-6891-84 Correspondence- Contracts and agreements. – 1949- September 1952
M-6891-85 Correspondence- Contracts and agreements. – October-December 1952
M-6891-86 Correspondence- Contracts and agreements. – January- May 1953
M-6891-87 Correspondence- Contracts and agreements. – June 1953-August 1954
M-6891-88 Correspondence- General. – 1951-1956
M-6891-89 Correspondence- General- Law Firm of Chambers, Might, Saucier, Milvain, Peacock, Jones & Black. – 1949-1957
M-6891-90 Correspondence-Law Firm of Chambers, Might, Saucier, Milvain, Peacock, Jones & Black. – 1949-1965. – Regarding Royalite trademark
M-6891-91 Correspondence- Law Firm of Kennedy & Andrews. – 1954-1956
M-6891-92 Correspondence- Law Firm of MacPherson, Leslie & Tyerman. – 1952-1959
M-6891-93 Correspondence- Saskatchewan legislation. – 1949- 1954
M-6891-94 Correspondence- Western Canada Marketing Association. – 1964

Series 6


Correspondence. – 1922-1975; (predominant 1942-1966). – 88 cm of textual records. – Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and internal memoranda of the Royalite Oil Company. Also includes shareholders lists belonging to subsidiaries of Royalite, director’s reports, proxies, resignations, statistical data, financial statements. Arranged alphabetically. Original order retained.

M-6891-95 Correspondence- Alaska/Yukon Refiners & Distributers. – 1956-58
M-6891-96 Correspondence- American stock exchange. – 1949- 1965
M-6891-97 Correspondence- Authorized share capital. – 1949- 1957
M-6891-98 Correspondence- Canada Trust Company. – April 1949-1958. – Regarding dividends and shareholders.
M-6891-99 Correspondence- Canada Trust Company. – 1949- 1957. – Regarding Transfer Agents.
M-6891-100 Correspondence- Cumberland, E.C. and Bronfman, Allan. – 1949-1954
M-6891-101 Correspondence- dividends. – 1949-1954
M-6891-102 Correspondence- dividends 1955-1961
M-6891-103 Correspondence- Dominion Companies Act. – 1922- 1931
M-6891-104 Correspondence- Dominion Companies Act. – 1932- 1942
M-6891-105 Correspondence- Dominion Companies Act. – 1943- 1950
M-6891-106 Correspondence- Donnell Drilling Limited; Arco Investments; Coleville Drilling Program. – 1955-1956
M-6891-107 Correspondence- Edmonton stock exchange. – 1952- 1957
M-6891-108 Correspondence- Employees’ savings plan. – 1953- 1956
M-6891-109 Correspondence- Employees’ savings plan. – 1957- 1959
M-6891-110 Correspondence- Estate of Finlay F. Kennedy. – 1946-1949
M-6891-111 Correspondence- Estate of R.R. Mayer and T.W. Nesbitt. – 1950-1952
M-6891-112 Correspondence- Estate of J.H. McLeod. – 1944
M-6891-113 Correspondence- Financing service and bulk stations. – 1959-1943
M-6891-114 Correspondence- Fractional share certificates. – 1949-1956
M-6891-115 Correspondence- General. – 1962
M-6891-116 Correspondence- General. – 1963
M-6891-117 Correspondence- General. – 1964-1966
M-6891-118 Correspondence- General. – 1967-1970
M-6891-119 Correspondence- Insurance, bonds, investments and sales. – 1958
M-6891-120 Correspondence- Kenmore Limited. – 1956-1957
M-6891-121 Correspondence- Lash, Peter. – 1949-1951
M-6891-122 Correspondence- Lost dividend cheques. – 1949-1955
M-6891-123 Correspondence- Lost share certificates. – 1949-1954
M-6891-124 Correspondence- Lost share certificates. – 1955-1961
M-6891-125 Correspondence- Lost share certificates. – 1962
M-6891-126 Correspondence- Madison Natural Gas Company Limited. – 1943-1944
M-6891-127 Correspondence- Madison Natural Gas Company Limited. – 1945
M-6891-128 Correspondence- Madison Natural Gas Company Limited. – 1946-1948
M-6891-129 Correspondence- Madison Natural Gas Company Limited. – 1949-1953
M-6891-130 Correspondence- Management. – 1954- 1958
M-6891-131 Correspondence- Mortgages. – 1966-1969
M-6891-132 Correspondence- N.V. Hollandsch Administratie Kantoor. – 1942-1949
M-6891-133 Correspondence- Office administration. – 1949-1959
M-6891-134 Correspondence- Prospective shareholders 1949- 1957
M-6891-135 Correspondence- Purchase of Royalite stock by employees. – 1949
M-6891-136 Correspondence- Reinstatement of War Veterans. – 1944-1945
M-6891-137 Correspondence- Reinstatement of War Veterans. – 1946-1947
M-6891-138 Correspondence- Rosetown. – 1937-1946
M-6891-139 Correspondence- Scott, Clayton B. – 1946- 1947
M-6891-140 Correspondence- Secretary Treasurer, Marketing Division. – 1954-1958
M-6891-141 Correspondence- Service stations, mortgage financing. – 1955-1958
M-6891-142 Correspondence- Service stations, sales and leaseback. – 1955-1956
M-6891-143 Correspondence- Service stations, sales and leaseback. – 1957-1968
M-6891-144 Correspondence- Service stations, sales and leaseback-1954-1962. – Also includes construction sites, contracts and properties.
M-6891-145 Correspondence- Service stations, sales and leaseback- Saskatoon properties. – 1957-1967
M-6891-146 Correspondence- Share options. – 1950- 1958
M-6891-147 Correspondence- Share options. – 1959- 1962
M-6891-148 Correspondence- Shareholder estates. – 1948- 1954
M-6891-149 Correspondence- Shareholder inquiries. – 1950- 1955
M-6891-150 Correspondence- Shareholder inquiries. – 1956- 1957
M-6891-151 Correspondence- Shareholder inquiries. – 1958- 1959
M-6891-152 Correspondence- Shareholder inquiries. – 1960-1961
M-6891-153 Correspondence- Shareholder inquiries. – 1962- 1966
M-6891-154 Correspondence- Shareholder inquiries. – 1968- 1971
M-6891-155 Correspondence- Shareholder inquiries. – 1973- 1975
M-6891-156 Correspondence- Transfer Agents and Registrars. – 1949-1951
M-6891-157 Correspondence- Valley Pipe Line Company Limited. – 1941-1952
M-6891-158 Inter-office memoranda, Alberta. – 1954-1956
M-6891-159 Inter-office memoranda, British Columbia. – 1954- 1956
M-6891-160 Inter-office memoranda, general. – January-April 1956
M-6891-161 Inter-office memoranda, general. – May-June 1956
M-6891-162 Inter-office memoranda, general. – July-September 1956
M-6891-163 Inter-office memoranda, general. – October 1956- January 1957
M-6891-164 Inter-office memoranda, Manitoba. – 1955
M-6891-165 Inter-office memoranda, Saskatchewan. – 1955- 1956

Series 7


Accounting. – 1942-1955. – 6 cm of textual records. – Consists of correspondence pertaining to the accounting department of Royalite Oil. Also includes some financial statements. Original order retained.

M-6891-166 Correspondence regarding appraisals and evaluations. – 1948-1954
M-6891-167 Correspondence regrading outstanding accounts with drilling contractors. – 1949-1954
M-6891-168 Correspondence regrading Royalties. – 1942-1955
M-6891-169 Correspondence regrading Royalties on Absorption Plan Products. – 1947-1951
M-6891-170 Correspondence regarding Royalties on Conserved & Stored Gas and Cap Wells. – 1947-1952

Series 8


Share certificates. – 1931-1969; (predominant 1946-1958). – 28 cm of textual records. – Consists of the cancelled share certificates of Royalite Oil Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Artificially arranged in alphabetical order.

M-6891-171 Alberta Hi-Way Ref. Ltd.- Cancelled certificates. – 1946-1955
M-6891-172 Cancelled certificates
M-6891-173 Hi-Way Refineries Limited and Royalite Hi-Way Limited. – 1946-1955
M-6891-174 Royalite products
M-6891-175 Southern Lowery Oils Limited

Series 9


Subject files. – 1911-1981; (predominant 1922-1968). – 261 cm of textual records. – Consists of alphabetically arranged subject files. Included are the personal files of some of Royalite’s executives, the original lease of the Dingman Well, shareholders’ lists, reports, scrapbooks and press releases. Original order retained.

M-6891-176 Althouse, Ray L.
M-6891-177 British American Oil Company Limited- Extract from minutes. – September 1962
M-6891-178 British American Oil Holdings- Proposed amalgamation with Royalite Oil
M-6891-179 Canadian Pacific Railway- Lease to Royalite Oil. – 1922-1962. – Photocopy.
M-6891-180 Certificate of Good Standing. – 1960
M-6891-181 Daniels, Carl U.
M-6891-182 Dingman Wells-original oil lease. – 1911
M-6891-183 Hannah, Alexander
M-6891-184 List of shareholders and record of dividends paid. – 1923-1931
M-6891-185 List of share certificates
M-6891-186 Moore Drilling Company. – 1959-1961
M-6891-187 Miscellaneous
M-6891-188 Mulhall, Kenneth S.C.
M-6891-189 Photograph of N.J. Christie
M-6891-190 Press releases. – 1949-1957, 1968
M-6891-191 Record of lands, leases and easements. – 1939- 1953
M-6891-192 Report regarding investigation of the company’s employee savings plan. – 1961
M-6891-193 Report regarding proposed revision of retirement annuity plan. – 1952
M-6891-194 Report regarding Royalite Oil/Royal Bank/Kenmore Limited Production Drilling Financing. – 1957
M-6891-195 Retirement annuity plan policy No.5834-G
M-6891-196 Royalite Oil- Conversion sheets. – 1956- 1957
M-6891-197 Royalite Oil- Factual memorandum of the history and development. – 1938
M-6891-197A Royalite Oil- Memorandum of agreement. – Also includes stock book copy letters, Patent Incorporating Company and by-Laws and minutes of organization meetings.
M-6891-198 Royalite Oil- takeovers. – 1921-1941
M-6891-199 Royalite Oil- takeovers. – 1928-1949
M-6891-200 Royalite Oil/British American Oil Holdings- Proposed share offer by British American for capital. – 1962
M-6891-201 Royalite Oil/British American Oil Holdings- Signed prospectus. – 1949
M-6891-os202 Scrapbook Vol. 1. – 1948-1949
M-6891-os203 Scrapbook Vol. 2. – 1950
M-6891-os204 Scrapbook Vol. 3 & 4. – 1951-1953
M-6891-205 Shareholders list. – 1968
M-6891-206 Shareholders list. – 1981
M-6891-207 Thrift plan policy No.4561-G. – 1949-1950
M-6891-208 Slater, Lloyd Clarence
M-6891-209 Sun Life Assurance Company- Group Life and Health Coverage

Series 10


Turner Valley reports. – 1936-1970; (predominant 1936-1956). – 75 cm of textual records. – Consists of the drilling, production and annual reports pertaining to Royalite’s operations in the district of Turner Valley. Arranged alphabetically. Original order retained. Files are restricted until microfilmed due to their fragile condition.

M-6891-210 Daily well reports. – 1937-1939
M-6891-211 Daily well reports. – 1940-1949
M-6891-212 Drilling department. – 1937
M-6891-213 Drilling department. – 1938
M-6891-214 Drilling department. – 1939
M-6891-215 Drilling department. – 1940
M-6891-216 Drilling department. – 1942
M-6891-217 Drilling department. – 1943
M-6891-218 Drilling department. – 1944
M-6891-219 Drilling department. – 1945
M-6891-220 Drilling department. – 1946
M-6891-221 Drilling department. – 1948
M-6891-222 Drilling department. – 1949
M-6891-223 Edmonton district, Redwater section. – 1949
M-6891-224 Edmonton district. – 1950
M-6891-225 Gasoline department. – 1947
M-6891-226 Gasoline department. – 1949
M-6891-227 Gasoline department. – 1950
M-6891-228 Madison Natural Gas Company Limited. – 1956
M-6891-229 Madison Natural Gas Company Limited, plant report. – 1970
M-6891-230 Madison Natural Gas Company Limited, production division. – 1963
M-6891-231 Production department. – 1939
M-6891-232 Production department. – 1940
M-6891-233 Production department. – 1942
M-6891-234 Production department. – 1943
M-6891-235 Production department. – 1944
M-6891-236 Production department. – 1945
M-6891-237 Production department. – 1946
M-6891-238 Production department. – 1947
M-6891-239 Production department. – 1948
M-6891-240 Production department. – 1949
M-6891-241 Production department. – 1950
M-6891-242 Production department. – 1951
M-6891-243 Royalite annual report. – 1936
M-6891-244 Royalite annual report. – 1941
M-6891-245 Royalite annual report- Field. – 1950
M-6891-246 Royalite annual report- Field. – 1951
M-6891-247 Royalite annual report- Field. – 1952
M-6891-248 Turner Valley plant production report. – 1956
M-6891-249 Turner Valley plant production report. – 1957
M-6891-250 Turner Valley plant production report. – 1958
M-6891-251 Turner Valley plant production report. – 1964
M-6891-252 Turner Valley plant production report. – 1967
M-6891-253 Turner Valley plant production report. – 1969
M-6891-254 Turner Valley plant production report. – 1970

Series 11


Turner Valley independent wells. – 1937-1950. – 30 cm of textual records. – Consists of monthly production reports of the independent oil wells operating in the district of Turner Valley. Arranged alphabetically in original order. Files are restricted until microfilmed due to their fragile condition.

M-6891-255 Oil wells and wells producing water
M-6891-256 Independent wells-A
M-6891-257 Independent wells-B
M-6891-258 Independent wells-C
M-6891-259 Independent wells-D
M-6891-260 Independent wells-E
M-6891-261 Independent wells-F
M-6891-262 Independent wells-G
M-6891-263 Independent wells-H
M-6891-264 Independent wells-I
M-6891-265 Independent wells-K
M-6891-266 Independent wells-L
M-6891-267 Independent wells-M
M-6891-268 Independent wells-N
M-6891-269 Independent wells-O
M-6891-270 Independent wells-P
M-6891-271 Independent wells-R
M-6891-272 Independent wells-S
M-6891-273 Independent wells-T
M-6891-274 Independent wells-U
M-6891-275 Independent wells-V
M-6891-276 Independent wells-W
M-6891-277 Independent wells-Y
M-6891-278 Refinery plans – British Amerian Oil Refinery, Calgary. – 1961


Series 12

Unprocessed records. – [ca. 1920s-1980s]. – This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.

M-9017 / F-187 / PE-196 / PA-3636 / PB-901

Financial records, inventories of Royalite Oil Company, films, photographs of Gulf oil facilitities, etc. – [ca. 1923-1970]. – 50 cm of textual records. – ca. 50 photographs. – 9 films [accession 2004.041]
M-9158 Turner Valley Gas Plant. – [ca. 1920s-1980s]. – ca. 30 m of textual records and plans [accession 2006.047]
M-9325 Operational files of the Turner Valley Gas Plant. – [ca. 1920s-1960s]. — 2.5 m of textual records [accession 2008.111]
M-9479 Turner Valley gas plant plans. — [ca. 1920s-1960s]. — 30 cm of textual records. — May also include some Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysists records. [accession 2011.036]