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The Young Medals

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-540

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1899-1935

Language of Materials

English, Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

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).

Extent

7 small medal boxes.

Physical Location

Medals No. 141-147

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no. E67.5.

Accruals

Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.
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The Young Medals
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Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379