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Papers of Charles Gore Young and Charles Grove Young


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Papers of Charles Gore Young and Charles Grove Young, mostly consisting of notebooks, manuscripts, photographs and watercolours.


  • Creation: c.1902, 1921-1956, 1984


0.67 Linear metres (4 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. 15506/1-4

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CMD ID 15506


Papers of Charles Gore Young and Charles Grove Young.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Gore Young (1905-1985) was born at Bexhill, Sussex, the son of Dr. Charles Grove Young (1849-1934). He studied forestry at Edinburgh University and worked as a planter in British Guiana and Malaya. In 1942 Young was in Australia on leave when the Japanese overran Malaya and, unable to return, he went to work for the Cameroon Development Corporation in British Cameroon where he was in charge of rubber plantations. His paper 'Birds of the Cameroon Mountain District' was published in Ibis in 1946. He retired to the UK in 1956.

Dr. Charles Grove Young (1849-1934) was in the Medical Service in British Guiana from 1873 to 1898. His writings include Stalk-eyed Crustacea of British Guiana, West Indies, and Bermuda (1900), Some Birds of Guiana which he co-wrote with his son, Charles Gore Young (1921), and 'A Contribution to the Ornithology of the Coastland of British Guiana' which was published in three parts in Ibis (1928-1929). [From The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins and Michael Grayson (2009), p.456].


Material arranged as received from the Alexander Library of Ornithology.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.

Papers of Charles Gore Young and Charles Grove Young
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