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Knight Investment Company records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 278

Scope and Contents

Tax papers (1904-1947), company correspondence (1909-1947), financial records including incoming statements and bank statements (1914-1929), financial papers for individual companies (1907-1953), mining bulletins (1926-1928), and over 200 maps and plans. The materials relate to the operations of the company and to the corporations in which it invested. Most of these companies were involved either in mining or in railroads.


  • 1885-1957


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

The Knight Investment Company was a Utah investment firm founded by Jesse Knight, who first obtained his wealth from silver mining in the Tintic Mining District of Utah. The investment firm was organized to secure coordination of holdings and place responsibility on members of the family. The investment firm was connected to mining, sugar, and ranching companies, the Utah Savings Bank, the Knight Woolen Mills, and the American-Columbian Corporation. About 80 corporations were eventually brought within the scope of Knight Investment Company.


206 boxes (125 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in repository.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Blaise Meyers; June 2021. Migrated XML inventory.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Furcini; 2011 May.

Processing Information

Processed; Ralph Hansen; November 1978.

Register of Knight Investment Company records
Megan Furcini
2011 May 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States