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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

Letter from James Young to Mary Ann Young

Letter from James Young to his daughter Mary Ann, dated at the Victoria Hotel, Euston Square [London], 16 April 1864. Young describes his recent visit to the Crystal Palace to see Garibaldi and the enthusiastic reception given by the assembled crowd, advising that when Garibaldi comes to Edinburgh, 'you must get James to take you all to see him'.

Young, James, 1811-1883, chemist

Letter from James Young to Mary Young

Affectionate letter from James Young in London to Miss Mary Young at Paisley, dated 24 December 1837 with a postscript written on 25 December. Young discusses the best means for the couple to send letters to each other; the church he is attending in Regent Square and its minister, Mr MacMorland; the pleasant walks he and Mary had taken back home; Young's old friend, Mr Tennent, formerly Dr Thomson's assistant in Glasgow College, who had been shipwrecked off the coast of Ireland on his way to the East Indies; his teaching activities in London; various family members and various acquaintances at home.

Young, James, 1811-1883, chemist

Young Collection

  • GB 249 SC Young
  • Collection
  • 1447-1862

Collection of books and manuscripts on alchemy and early science dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Mainly German and Latin texts, the collection includes one incunabulum dating from 1495 and one manuscript dated 1447.

Young, James, 1811-1883, chemist