Papers of George Walter Young

Scope and Content

This small collection comprises 80 items of incoming correspondence andone copy outgoing letter.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born probably in 1853, a graduate of Queen's College Oxford, George Walter Young earned his living as a private tutor. Attracted to Roman Catholicism he was counselled to caution by von Hgel and does not seem to have taken this step but remained a sympathetic, and often an active, supporter of the modernists in the pre-war years which are covered by this correspondence, at which time he lived in Beaumont Street, Oxford. He later moved to Holywell Street but little is known of these latter years of his life. He died in 1932.


Alphabetical by correspondent and then chronological.

Access Information

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted.


These papers form part of the collection of Roman Catholic Modernist papers held by the University. Correspondence between Frank Walter Young and Von Hgel for example, might appear as part of the descriptions of the papers of both individuals.

Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

The collection has been listed and is available on the manuscripts database of the University of St Andrews Special Collection Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 227 procedures.

Custodial History

Gifted to the University of St Andrews by Dr Alex Vidler in 1969.

Related Material

The papers of Baron Von Hgel, Arthur Leslie Lilley, Charles Edward Osborne, Wilfrid Ward and Frank Rooke Ley are held at GB 227 as the papers of the Roman Catholic Modernist Movement.

Additional Information

This material is original.

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