Young, Arthur, 1741-1820

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Dates:
Birth 1741-09-11
Death 1820-04-20
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Arthur Young was an English civil servant and writer on agriculture and social economy. Born and raised in Suffolk, he began farming his family land and managed a farm in Essex; his agricultural experiments were largely unsuccessful, but he learned from the experience and produced several popular books on farming. He continued to write and travelled extensively, ultimately establishing himself at a farm in Bradfield. He became England's best-known advocate of agricultural reform, founded and edited the influential Annals of Agriculture, and helped establish the Board of Agriculture; he was also important in social and political issues.

From the description of Arthur Young letter, engraved portrait, and prospectus for Annals of Agriculture, 1789-1807. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 77135500

Arthur Young was an agriculturist.

From the description of Correspondence, 1743-1820. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122347537

From the guide to the Arthur Young Correspondence, 1743-1820, 1743-1820, (American Philosophical Society)

Celebrated author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584529

English agriculturist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bradfield Farm [Suffolk], to Miss Fanny Burney, 1792 Jul. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584520

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Subjects:

  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Nobility--Social life and customs--18th century
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • Agriculturists--Correspondence
  • Gentry--Homes and haunts

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)