Papers of John Young, c1750-1820, Professor of Greek, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, sent to an unnamed female correspondent and covered the topic of music 1804

Administrative / Biographical History

The exact date of birth and death of  John Young, are unknown. He was awarded his MA from the  University of Glasgow, Scotland, in  1769 . In  1774  he was appointed Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow, and he held this position until  1820 .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Purchased, February 1966, ACCN 4153

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, searching by the call number MS Gen 500/19.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Elaine MacGillivray, Archive Assistant, July 2003

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Special Collections.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0247 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Kyrle Fletcher until February 1966


None expected

Related Material

GB 0247 MS Gen 503/2-3 Letters from John Young to Dr Burney (  University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections). GB 0247 MS Gen 519/18 Letter from John Young to Samuel Rose (University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections). For contact details of all repositories with a GB code, see the  Archon repository search page, at the Historical Manuscripts Commission.

Location of Originals

This material is original


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