Collection T-MIN/36 - Material relating to James 'Paraffin' Young

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Material relating to James 'Paraffin' Young


  • 1837 - 1971 (Creation)

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3 letters + 1 print + 4 pamphlets (0.01 metres)

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Mary Leitch is the great great granddaughter of James Young. These items were in her family's possession.

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Donated by Mary Leitch.

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Two personal letters from James Young; letter from Sir David Anderson to Miss A.M. Thom; print of Young as an old man; publications by H.R.J. Conacher, F.M. Cook, Scottish Oils Ltd and Lothian Regional Council/BP.

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  • English

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The Young Collection of rare books on chemistry and alchemy (Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde) []

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