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YOUNG, James LLD FRS

Forenames: James

Last name: YOUNG

Titles and Honours: LLD FRS

Date of birth: 1811-01-01

Date of death: 1883-01-01

Date of Election: 1847-10-19

Honorary Member? No

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Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes

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Notes:

Developed paraffin oil industry in Scotland, Glasgow chemist who discovered method of distilling oil from shale. FRS 1873 LLD St Andrews 1879, 1845 appointed by L&P to report on potato blight, successful use burning sulphur

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