Young, Arthur, 1741-1820

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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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creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Jefferson's notes on Arthur Young's letter to George Washington in January 1792 [manuscript] 18??. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840. Frances Burney d'Arblay collection of papers, 1653-1894 bulk (1775-1839). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Arthur Young Correspondence, 1743-1820, 1743-1820 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Young, Arthur, 1741-1820. Young's descriptions of noblemen's and gentlemen's seats, prospects, &c, in different parts of England, circa 1790. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf Young, Arthur, 1741-1820. Letter signed : London, to M. Parmentier, 1808 Feb. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Young, Arthur, 1741-1820. Autograph letter signed, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Agricultural notebook, 1799-1837. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 June 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1937 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
creatorOf Dounous, Henry. Notes et extraits du cours d'agriculture d'Arthur Young : et des ouvrages de différents auteurs sur l'agriculture. On trouvera aussi dans ce recuil des observations agronomiques faites pendant les années 1805 et 1807 aussi que les plantations d'arbre depuis 1800 jusqu'a en 1808. / par Henry Dounous. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letters, 1786-1794, to Arthur Young. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Young, Arthur, 1741-1820. Correspondence, 1743-1820. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Letter Collection, 1772-1938 British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. American husbandry : manuscript, [ca. 1775-1789] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1943 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
referencedIn Frances Burney d'Arblay collection of papers, 1653-1894, 1775-1839 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Gazley, John Gerow, 1895-. Papers, 1929-1977. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Papers of John Baker Holroyd, Baron Sheffield, 1554-1830 Senate House Library, University of London
referencedIn George Washington Papers, 1592-1943, (bulk 1748-1799) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Young, Arthur, 1741-1820. Autograph letter signed : Bradfield Hall, to Mr. Cadell, 1780 May 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Young, Arthur, 1741-1820. Letter, to Samuel Powel, 1787. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Young, Arthur, 1741-1820. Arthur Young letter, engraved portrait, and prospectus for Annals of Agriculture, 1789-1807. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Young, Arthur, 1741-1820. Autograph letter signed : Bradfield Farm [Suffolk], to Miss Fanny Burney, 1792 Jul. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters from others sent to Thomas Cadell, 1766-1825. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Bariatinsky, Prince. person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840. person
associatedWith Cadell, Mr., person
correspondedWith Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802 person
associatedWith Dounous, Henry. person
associatedWith Gazley, John G. person
associatedWith Gazley, John Gerow, 1895- person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith John Baker Holroyd, Baron Sheffield person
associatedWith Loveday, Thomas, 1875-1966, person
associatedWith Parmentier, Antoine Augustin, 1737-1813, person
associatedWith Powel, Samuel, 1738-1793. person
correspondedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
correspondedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
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Nobility--Social life and customs--18th century
Travelers' writings, English
Agriculturists--Correspondence
Gentry--Homes and haunts
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Birth 1741-09-11

Death 1820-04-20

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