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Diary of James Young

Endorsed, 'James Young, Murrayfield, Edinburgh'. Personal affairs; interest in preserving eggs; itemised accounts for business and household.With enclosures; two newspaper cuttings, a receipt and a note in Young’s hand.

Diary of James Young

Mainly business affairs, visit to Paris Exhibition, education of working men, yachting on the River Clyde, meeting at Anderson’s University, his interest in the gas companies in Glasgow and Edinburgh and his visit to the House of Lords because of ...

Diary of James Young

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

Diary of James Young

Endorsed on inside cover, 'James Young, Murrayfield, Edinburgh'. Details of experiments at Bathgate and expenses of visits to Scotland, Wales and France. Also weekly expense account for production at Bathgate.

Diary of James Young

Endorsed on inside cover, 'James Young of Easterhouse, Ballieston, Glasgow'. Deals with production at Bathgate; James Young’s will; a family holiday in Arran; visits to St Rollox and Paris; copper and tin patents; and itemised expenses a...

Diary of James Young

Business and personal entries - replacement of petrol retorts at Addiewell; Livingstone’s trustees; the Anderson’s University; listening to John Bright in the Music Hall and his own health.

Diary of James Young

Dealing with Young’s visits to France, Italy and Egypt. Egyptian bonds, the death of David Livingstone, Karnak and Luxor, rock structure of the River Nile, a visit to Palestine and Jerusalem, the possession of David Livingstone’s journals, copy of...

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