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Young, Arthur, 1741-1820


Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

BW-4314 - Book illustration - The Farmer's Cart , May 1959

 Item — Box 3 (5x7), Drawer: Photographic print
Identifier: BW-4314
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Photographers primarily include staff members and contract photographers. The collection spans the 1930s to the 2000s and includes analog material made up of a variety of sizes of film negatives providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, restoration, and changes throughout the estate.

Dates: May 1959

Letter, to Arthur Young, 1793 March 20

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1793.03.20
Identifier: A-301.16
Scope and Contents

Sends plan of new federal district where the seat of government will be located -- "It will serve to show you, and such as may have the curiosity to look at it, that whatever our present condition is, we have vanity enough to look forward to a better."

Dates: 1793 March 20

Letter, to Arthur Young, 1793 December 12

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 1793.12.12
Identifier: RM-767; MS-5053
Scope and Contents

Written in the hand of Bartholomew Dandridge. Washington describes his Mount Vernon estate to the English agronomist in great detail, as he is considering leasing four of the Mount Vernon farms. Includes his description of Mount Vernon: "No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this."

Dates: 1793 December 12

Letter, to Arthur Young, 1793 May 7

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1793.05.07
Identifier: A-301.19
Scope and Contents

At request of several gentlemen of his acquaintance, Washington introduces Dr. Edwards, who is going to Europe for his health and to obtain knowledge of agriculture there.

Dates: 1793 May 7

Letter, to Arthur Young, 1793 September 1

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1793.09.01
Identifier: A-301.29
Scope and Contents

Introduces Tobias Lear, who goes to Europe to carry into effect his plans for an "extensive commercial establishment" at the Federal City -- Lear can explain his long delay in writing -- encloses Mr. Richard Peters' and Mr. Thomas Jefferson's answers to his queries about American agriculture -- if there are any questions, ask Lear.

Dates: 1793 September 1

Letter, to Judge Peters, 1793 May 16

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1793.05.16
Identifier: A-301.20
Scope and Contents Mr. Arthur Young has written that the several accounts collected by George Washington of agriculture in this country "have set him afloat on the High Seas of conjecture with respect to the Agriculture of this Country ..." -- "and, as you had a hand in setting him afloat, it is but fair that you should lend your assistance to get him landed again" -- sends enclosed extracts from Young's letter and desires Peters to answer queries -- Young has been prevented by the war from coming to this...
Dates: 1793 May 16

Letter, to Samuel Powel, 1793 May 4

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1793.05.04
Identifier: A-417.27
Scope and Contents

Received from Arthur Young two sets of his Annals, numbered 98-108--presumes one set intended, as usual, for Agricultural Society of this city--accordingly, sends them to him as president.

Dates: 1793 May 4

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Correspondence 6
Agriculture 3
Books 1
Farm management 1
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) 1