The medals are the Edinburgh University class medals: geology and mineralogy, 1899-1900; practical geology and mineralogy, 1900-1901; practical botany, 1901 (Edinburgh School of Medicine); practical zoology, 1901-1902; and petrology, 1902. The collection also includes the British Association Medal, 1923, for scientific research in South Africa, and the Draper Medal of the Geological Society of South Africa, 1935.
The Young Medals
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-540
- Dates of Creation1899-1935
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish, and Latin.
- Physical Description7 small medal boxes. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationMedals No. 141-147
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Burns Young was born in 1874. He was a graduate of Edinburgh University. He took the degree of M.A. and he also took the degree of M.D. His publications include The life and work of George William Stow, South African geologist and ethnologist (1908) and The Banket: a study of the auriferous conglomerates of the Witwatersrand and the associated rocks (1917).
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Medals presented by I. R. Young, Milngavie, Glasgow, March 1967, Accession no. E67.5.
Young's work The Banket: a study of the auriferous conglomerates of the Witwatersrand and the associated rocks is in the holdings of Edinburgh University Library, at the Robertson Library, Stack Room, shelfmark 553.41(682) You.
The biographical history was compiled using material contained in the Division.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
Other Finding Aids
Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.
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