Guide to the Knight Family Collection, [1854-1984] – Scope

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The Knight Family Collection consists of a variety of materials relating to personal family fonds spanning five generations. The items in this collection range from before the Civil War (1854) to 1984, but the majority of the materials cover the period between the 1870s and the 1940s. The bulk of this collection relates to Dr. Benjamin Knight, Jr. (1836-1905), his son Judge Benjamin K. Knight (1874-1947), and their immediate families. This collection includes photographs, correspondence, journals, legal documents, land deeds, 19th century medical school records, newspaper clippings, personal records and memorabilia relating to all aspects of family life in Santa Cruz.