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Knee Hill Energy Canada Ltd. fonds


Physical Description:
2.2 m of textual records

The Knee Hill Coal Company Ltd. was incorporated in 1904 to conduct coal mining and farming operations in the Carbon area of Alberta. Some sources indicate that the mine was actually opened in 1892. The company planned and developed the townsite of Carbon. From the late 1920s until 1948 the company's operations were largely dormant. Between 1948 and the early 1970s the company variously operated and farmed out the operation of its strip coal mine. In 1976 the company directed its efforts toward becoming an oil and gas company and in 1980 changed its name to Knee Hill Energy Ltd. The name changed again in 1987 when Knee Hill and Madison Oil and Gas Ltd. (incorporated 1926) amalgamated to form Knee Hill Energy Canada Ltd. In 1989 the company was acquired by Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation. For further information see Stella McArthur's article "Knee Hill Coal Company Ltd." in Carbon, Our History Our Heritage. -- Calgary : Carbon Historical Committee, 1986, p. 43-44.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence and legal records of Knee Hill Coal Company (1903-1920s); annual reports and legal records of Knee Hill Energy Ltd. and Knee Hill Energy Canada Ltd. (1970s-1989); and records of Madison Oil and Gas Ltd. (1937-1987). Includes records of companies previously acquired by Madison: Karjan Resources Ltd., Nimus Resources Ltd., and Spartex Oil Resources Ltd. Principal officers of these companies whose names appeared in correspondence include George Ovans, Archibald Finlayson, H.B. Adshead, Gerald C. Stuart, P. Douglas McArthur, and Richard S. Westbury.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation, 1996.

The material is in English.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 8483

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