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YOUNG, ARTHUR 1741-1820


Eight volumes of correspondence, 1743-1820, mainly letters to Young, but also c. 100 out-letters. The manuscripts for his unpublished treatise, the `Elements and Practice of Agriculture’. BL Add. MSS. 34821-34864, 35126-35133.

A few items of family correspondence, including 15 letters from his son, the Rev. Arthur Young, mainly to Young himself. Also 11 leaves of his autobiography which did not appear in the published version. Bagshawe Muniments, Manchester JR.UL

13 letters, 1770-1802, and volumes of minutes which reflect Young's work for the Royal Society of Arts. Royal Society of Arts Library, London.

The manuscripts of the Board of Agriculture include letters of Young, and minute books from his period with the Board. Royal Agricultural Society of England, Kenilworth.


SIR JOSEPH BANKS, six letters, 1789-1791. Royal Botanic Gardens Library, Kew.

SIR JOSEPH BANKS, 26 letters, 1786-1799. Yale UL

SIR JOSEPH BANKS, eight letters, 1789-1804. California State Library, Sutro Branch.

JEREMY BENTHAM, eight letters, 1794-1797. BL Add. MSS. 33541, 33542.

SIR JAMES CALDWELL, six letters, 1772-1779. Bagshawe Muniments, Manchester JRUL

MARIANNE FRANCIS, c. 100 letters, 1811-1820. Burney papers, Berg collection, New York Public Library.

GEORGE O’ BRIEN, 3rd Earl of Egremont, 26 letters, 1793-1815. Petworth House Archives, NRA 15719.

WILLIAM PITT the Younger, five letters, 1796-1799. Chatham papers, PRO

THOMAS RUGGLES, 12 letters, 1795-1811. Ruggles-Brise papers, NRA 1019.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, six letters, 1786-1794. Washington papers, Library of Congress.

PHILIP YORKE, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, ten letters, 1799-1819. BL Add. MSS. 35643-35700.

Printed Material

The Autobiography of Arthur Young with Selections from his Corre­spondence , ed. M. Betham-Edwards ( London, 1898).

New Palgrave; ODNB; ESS xv 515.

Portraits: BL (P); NPG