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Newspaper cuttings reporting miscellaneous current events, legal cases in the oil industry, news of Dr Livingstone, oil manufacture and trade, explosive coal oils and paraffin lamps, Young’s paraffin oil patent, The Royal Institution and The International Exhibition in 1862.

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Subjects range from personal to business.

Contents:

  1. Young to Dr. Livingstone, 5 November 1860.
  2. Young to Meldrum, 6 November 1860.
  3. Young to Rae, 6 November 1860.
  4. Young to Nicolson and Steven, 7 November 1860.
  5. Young to Meldrum, 7 November 1860.
  6. Young to Meldrum, December 1860.
  7. Young to Kirk, December 1860.
  8. Young to Mrs. Livingston, December 1860.
  9. Young to Binney, 10 December 1860.
  10. Young to Meldrum, 10 December 1860.
  11. Young to Rae, 10 December 1860.
  12. Young to ?, 10 December 1860.
  13. Young to Shaw, 11 December 1860.
  14. Young to Binney, 15 December 1860.
  15. Young to the Rev. W. Radcliffe, 28 February 1861.
  16. Young to Dr. Livingstone, 4 March l86l.
  17. Young to Dr. Stenhouse, 4 March l86l.
  18. Young to Meldrum, 5 March l86l.
  19. Young to Messrs. Tennants & Co., 5 March l86l.
  20. Young to Gray, 5 March l86l.
  21. Young to A.G. Kidstone & Co., 6 March l86l.
  22. Young to J.C. Christie, 5 March l86l.
  23. Young to James Graddy, 2 May 1862.
  24. Young to ?, 3 May 1862.
  25. Young to Dr. Livingstone, 3 May 1862.
  26. Young to Gossage, 5 April 1862.
  27. Young to Dr. Smith, 5 April 1862.
  28. Young to ?, 5 April 1862.
  29. Young to Miss Geddes, no date.
  30. Young to ?, 5 May 1862.
  31. Young to ?, 5 May 1862.
  32. Young to John Macpherson, 5 May 1862.
  33. Young to Bough, 5 May 1862.
  34. Young to ?, 5 May 1862.
  35. Young to ?, 8 May 1862.
  36. Young to ?, no date.
  37. Young to James Laurie, no date.
  38. Young to Meldrum, 13 May 1862.
  39. Young to Nicolson etc., 13 May 1862.
  40. Young to Bartholomew, 13 May 1862.
  41. Young to Mr. Stewart, 13 May 1862.
  42. Young to ?, 13 May 1862.
  43. Young to Napier, 14 May 1862.
  44. Young to ?, 15 May 1862.
  45. Young to Napier, 15 May 1862.
  46. Young to Meldrum, 15 May 1862.
  47. Young to Napier, 20 May 1862.
  48. Young to Binney, 20 May 1862.
  49. Young to Meldrum, 20 May 1862.
  50. Young to Bryson, 20 May 1862.
  51. Young to Napier, 22 May 1862.
  52. Young to Rae, 23 May 1862.
  53. Young to G.H. Wallace, 23 May 1862.
  54. Young to Meldrum, 25 May 1862.
  55. Young to G.H. Wallace, no date.
  56. Young to Meldrum, 25 May 1862.
  57. Young to ?, 2 June 1862.
  58. Young to ?, 2 June 1862.
  59. Young to Meldrum, 2 June 1862.
  60. Young to Morrison, no date.
  61. Young to Morrison, 3 June 1862.
  62. Young to B.W. Simmons, 3 June 1862.
  63. Young to Meldrum, 6 June 1862.
  64. Young to Hofmann, 6 June 1862.
  65. Young to Rae, 7 June 1862.
  66. Young to Professor Graham, 9 June 1862.
  67. Young to Messrs Tod and MacGregor regarding Livingstone's boat, 10 June 1862
  68. Young to Meldrum, 10 June 1862.
  69. Young to Thomas Nicolson, 10 June 1862.
  70. Young to Dr. Buchanan regarding Livingstone's boat, 14 June 1862.
  71. Young to Hofmann, 16 June 1862.
  72. Young to Dr. Smith, 14 June 1862.
  73. Young to W. Siemens regarding regenerator plant, 18 June 1862.
  74. Young to J.H. Johnson regarding contract for above, 18 June 1862.
  75. Young to G.H. Wallace, 19 June 1862.
  76. Young to J.B. Braithwaite, 19 June 1862.
  77. Young to Charles L. Braithwaite, 19 June 1862.
  78. Young to Dr. Buchanan, 19 June 1862.
  79. Young to James Hannan, 19 June 1862.
  80. Young to ?, 19 June 1862.
  81. Young to Dr. Smith, 28 June 1862.
  82. Young to Rae, 31 July 1862.
  83. Young to J.H. Johnson regarding Siemens contract, 31 July 1862.
  84. Young to J.H. Johnson, 4 August 1862.
  85. Young to Rae regarding business loss at Manchester, 7 August 1862.
  86. Young to G.H. Wallace regarding gas shares, 7 August 1862
  87. Young to Playfair, 7 August 1862.
  88. Young to Shaw, 8 August 1862.
  89. Young to Brown, 8 August 1862.
  90. Young to Rae regarding business loss, 11 August 1862.
  91. Young to Shaw regarding lamp design, 11 August 1862.
  92. Young to Dr. Smith regarding Young's fundamentalism and atomic chemistry, 11 August 1862.
  93. Young to Frankland regarding lamp design, 13 August 1862.
  94. Young to Rae regarding business loss, 15 August 1862.
  95. Young to Hofmann regarding Young's view of himself, 16 August 1862.
  96. Young to ?, 19 August 1862.
  97. Young to Rae, 20 August 1862.
  98. Young to Meldrum regarding the Fernie case, 20 August 1862.
  99. Young to Meldrum regarding the Fernie case, 21 August 1862.
  100. Young to Messrs. Nicolson and Steven, 21 August 1862.
  101. Young to Rae, 22 August 1862.
  102. Young to Shaw, 22 August 1862.
  103. Young to Meldrum, 22 August 1862.
  104. Young to ?, no date.
  105. Young to Meldrum, 25 August 1862.
  106. Young to ?, 25 August 1862.
  107. Young to Meldrum, 26 August 1862.
  108. Young to Shaw, 27 August 1862.
  109. Young to Binney, 26 August 1862.
  110. Young to Rae regarding business loss, 27 August 1862.
  111. Young to ? regarding Livingstone's children, 28 August 1862.
  112. Young to Meldrum, 28 August 1862.
  113. Young to ?, 28 August 1862.
  114. Young to Meldrum regarding the Fernie case, 2 September 1862.
  115. Young to Thomas Hodge, 2 September 1862.
  116. Young to Dr. Muller, 3 September 1862.
  117. Young to ? regarding Young as an author, 4 September 1862.
  118. Young to Professor Forehammier, 4 September 1862.
  119. Young to Playfair, 15 September 1862.
  120. Young to Thomas Spencer, 15 September 1862.
  121. Young to Nicolson, 15 September 1862.
  122. Young to Macfarlane, 15 September 1862.
  123. Young to Moore, 15 September 1862.
  124. Young to Bartholomew, 15 September 1862. Young to a close college friend and business associate.
  125. Young to Bryson, 15 September 1862.
  126. Young to Moore, 18 September 1862.
  127. Young to Robert Livingstone, 18 September 1862. Regarding death of Mrs. Livingstone; Robert clearly an erring son.
  128. Young to ? regarding Livingstone, 18 September 1862.
  129. Young to Mrs. Rae regarding Livingstone, 18 September 1862.
  130. Young to J.H. Johnson regarding lawyer's costs, 20 September 1862.
  131. Young to Dr. Buchanan regarding Livingstone’s son, 24 September 1862.
  132. Young to Dr. Buchanan regarding Livingstone's son, 25 September 1862.
  133. Young to Nicolson regarding Livingstone’s son, 25 September 1862.
  134. Young to Shaw, 27 September 1862.
  135. Young to Bartholomew, 27 September 1862.
  136. Young to Shaw, 27 September 1862.
  137. Young to John Jameson, 27 September 1862.
  138. Young to Thomas Hodge, 1 October 1862.
  139. Young to G.H. Wallace, 6 October 1862.
  140. Young to Thom, 6 October 1862.
  141. Young to Brown, 17 October 1862.
  142. Young to ?, 17 October 1862.
  143. Young to Brown regarding advertising, 20 October 1862.
  144. Young to Dr. Goold, 20 October 1862.
  145. Young to R. Grant ,20 October 1862.
  146. Young to ?, 20 October 1862.
  147. Young to Dr. Smith regarding gravity, 20 October 1862.
  148. Young to Dr. Smith regarding the petroleum bill, 20 October 1862.
  149. Young to Brown, 23 October 1862.
  150. Young to Brown, 24 October 1862.
  151. Young to Bartholomew, 25 October 1862.
  152. Young to Shaw, 25 October 1862.
  153. Young to Miss Livingstone regarding Robert Livingstone, 27 October 1862.
  154. Young to Nicolson, 27 October 1862.
  155. Young to Hofmann, 30 October 1862.
  156. Young to Rae, 3 November 1862.
  157. Young to Dr. Livingstone, 3 November 1862. Many good personal details.
  158. Young to Playfair, no date.
  159. Young to Baird, 1 December 1862.
  160. Young to Dr. Smith, 3 December 1862.
  161. Young to Dr. Buchanan regarding Livingstone's boats, 8 December 1862.
  162. Young to Messrs. Tod and MacGregor, 10 December 1862.
  163. Young to Messrs. Tod and MacGregor, 10 December 1862.
  164. Young to ?, 10 December 1862.
  165. Young to Dr. Smith, 10 December 1862.
  166. Young to Ferguson, 11 December 1862.
  167. Young to ? regarding lamps for mines and Young's sympathy for miners, 11 December 1862.
  168. Young to ? regarding Young's understanding of the currency exchanges, 12 December 1862.
  169. Young to ?, 16 December 1862.
  170. Young to ?, 8 January 1863.
  171. Young to ?, 8 January 1863.
  172. Young to G.H. Wallace, 15 January 1863.
  173. Young to ?, 17 January 1863.
  174. Young to Moore, 17 January 1863.
  175. Young to Miss Geddes, 17 January 1863.
  176. Young to Dr. Wallace, 19 January 1863.
  177. Young to ?, 21 January 1863.
  178. Young to Bryson, 21 January 1863.
  179. Young to G.H. Wallace, 21 January 1863.
  180. Young to Napier, 3 February 1863.
  181. Young to Messrs. Malloch regarding Young's greenhouse repairs, 7 February 1863.
  182. Young to Rae, 20 February 1863.
  183. Young to Rae, 26 February 1863.
  184. Young to ?, 26 February 1863.
  185. Young to Dr. Frankland, 28 February 1863.
  186. Young to Rae, 6 March 1863.
  187. Young to ?, regarding Young's view of his own invention, 6 March 1863.
  188. Young to Rae, 13 March 1863.
  189. Young to Rae, 20 March 1863.
  190. Young to Brown, 20 March 1863.
  191. Young to Napier, 20 March 1863.
  192. Young to Dr. Smith, 24 March 1863.
  193. Young to Brown, 24 March 1863.
  194. Young to ?, 26 March 1863.
  195. Young to Napier, 30 March 1863.
  196. Young to ?, 30 March 1863.
  197. Young to ?, 31 March 1863.
  198. Young to G.H. Wallace, 31 March 1863.
  199. Young to Napier, 31 March 1863.
  200. Young to Rae, 1 April 1863.
  201. Young to J.H. Johnson, 4 April 1863.
  202. Young to ?, no date.
  203. Young to Wm. McBeath, 6 April 1863.
  204. Young to J.R. Swann, 8 April 1863.
  205. Copies of letters or entries from Livingstone's journals.
  206. Separate copy of a letter to Rae, 21 August 1862.
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