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Copy wet-press letter book with enclosures

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 1...

Copy wet-press letter book with enclosures

Includes transcript of letter from James Young to William Dittmar (4 January 1870).This letter book contains copies made by Young of his private letters. Several are illegible but the following can be read with varying degrees of difficulty:1. To ...

Correspondence with Edward Binney

Both letters concern American patents and Binney's uncertainty over Young going to America, which Young denies suggesting seriously.

Binney, Edward William, 1812-1881, geologist and philanthropist

Diary of James Young

Business and personal affairs. The scale of production of all oils is noted as 4 million gallons per year; £70,000 is required to complete the installation of new retorts and £30,000 for buildings. Disagreement with other directors and accident at...

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