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Henry James Young collection of English land documents

Identifier: MS-0331
Collection of historian and professor of history, Henry J. Young, consists of sixteen manuscripts in Latin and English, 1383-1722. The manuscripts are legal documents dealing with the leases, rents, sale, and grants of land in England, a few in the counties of Devon and York.


  • 1393-1722


Language of Materials

Materials are written in English and Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


0.167 Cubic Feet (16 Items)

Biographical Note

Henry J. Young was an archivist and a professor of history. He was born in York, PA Feb. 16, 1908. Young received the A.B. from Franklin & Marshall College (1932) and the Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University in 1955. Young later studied at Oxford University, 1965-66. Young was director of the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania (1933-1949) and archivist for the Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission (1951-1957). In 1957, Young joined the faculty of Dickinson College where he taught until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1973.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of sixteen manuscripts written in Latin and in English, spanning the years 1383-1722. The manuscripts are legal documents dealing with the leases, rents, sale, and grants of land in England. The counties of Devon and York are listed in three of the documents, and Southron (referring to South England) is also indicated. The Latin manuscripts are not fully translated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the University by Henry J. Young.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA