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

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T-MIN/36

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Material relating to James 'Paraffin' Young

Date(s)

  • 1837 - 1971 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

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

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Archival history

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

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mary Leitch.

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Scope and content

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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Open

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Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Good.

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Related units of description

The Young Collection of rare books on chemistry and alchemy (Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde) [http://www.strath.ac.uk/archives/specialcollections/]

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