By James Young

Advent Dr. James Young,1 less than whose instructions the current choice of books was once made, used to be a local of Glasgow. In his early life he was once set to profit a alternate, yet having entered Anderson's collage whilst Thomas Graham, afterwards grasp of the Mint, was once professor there, and was once starting these researches that have placed him within the first rank of experimental chemists, he studied chemistry less than Graham, and by way of a succession of occasions got here to be the originator of the paraffin oil in Scotland. In after years, whilst he had retired from lively participation in enterprise, now not unmindful of his personal early drawbacks and problems, he verified a Chair of technical chemistry in Anderson's collage, which has been integrated with the lately created establishment known as the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical university. moreover, he erected a statue in Glasgow to the reminiscence of his instructor, Graham, and he accumulated the current library, which he bequeathed to the Chair which he had

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