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James 'Paraffin' Young papers
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Diary of James Young

Detailed day by day accounts of jobs done in his father’s business, education, leisure and early interest in science.

Notebook of James Young

Details about customers, suppliers, plant and experimental production, payments to Young by Tennants, Clow and Co.

With enclosures: a memo, receipt and note relating to bleaching liquid; a letter from James L. Gibb, 1844.

Notebook of James Young

Endorsed inside cover, ‘James Young, Alkali Cottage, Newton’.

Addresses, expenses and receipt for a coffin, scale of operations, receipt of mineral raw materials and details of production and stocks of equipment.

Notebook of James Young

First mention of paraffin; James Young’s interest in the chemistry of dyestuffs, with the experiments carried out; addresses; accounts of production; list of garden seeds and plants to be bought; and list of his children’s birthdates.

Notebook of James Young

Mainly dealing with expenses and accounts. Also accounts of experiments in the chemistry of dyestuffs. List of the names and birthdates of his children.

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