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Downing Investment Company records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2425

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of four Downing Investment Company ledgers covering the period between 1905 and 1912, with the exception of 1908. The ledgers document mining activities at a series of mines in Cripple Creek, Colorado and Goldfield, Nevada.


  • 1905-1912


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 publish material from Downing Investment Company records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

The Downing Investment Company was owned and operated by Warwick Miller Downing and James M. Downing. Warwick Downing was a lawyer, born in Illinois in 1875. He was the son of James M. Warwick and Ella Margaret Summers Downing. Prior to entering business with his son Warwick, James was a real estate developer. Warwick Miller Downing graduated from East Denver High School in 1891 and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1895. He was assistant city attorney as well as special counsel for Denver. He also served as attorney for the State Land Board and was a member of the Denver Park Board. He married Emma Aimee Leet, daughter of John E. Leet, who for many years was connected with the Denver press and was also involved in the real estate business.


4 oversize boxes

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Downing Investment Company records
Megan Furcini
2011 May 26
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