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James 'Paraffin' Young papers

  • GB 249 T-YOU
  • Collection
  • 1830-1958

Diaries and notebooks; correspondence; patents and legal cases; financial papers; technical and scientific notes; newspaper cuttings; educational and personal items.

Young, James, 1811-1883, chemist

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

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.

Notebook of James Young

Endorsed on inside cover, 'James Young, Longsight Terrace, Manchester'. Lists of expenses for trips to Scotland, London and Rouen. Details of experiments in paraffin.

Notebook of James Young

Business affairs. Preparing to venture into business with Edward Binney and Edward Meldrum and details of cost. Information on Young’s attempts to discover if paraffin has been patented and his financial interest in the chemistry of dyestuffs.

Memorandum book of James Young

Endorsed- 'J Young, Longsight Terrace, Manchester'.Experiments with paraffin and burning oil; list of expenses and orders for paraffin; payments to Edward Meldrum and accounts at the bank.

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.

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