Reference number
  • MSS.242/YO/1-5
  • 1909 - 1919
  • SubSeries
  • Two letters from J.D. Young to James Young: 25 Nov 1909, from San Francisco, 24pp, relating to J.D. Young's travels in USA, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia; 13 Jun 1911, from Los Angeles, 2 page letter from J.D. Young to A.P. Young, 10 Feb 1915; 8pp, relating to agriculture and mining in California and his experiences of military service in Boer War. 1909 - 1915 [MSS.242/YO/1]

    Letters written whilst serving with Australian Army. Written from camps in Australia and Britain, hospital in Britain, on active service in France and following demobilisation in Britain. Principal subject is JDY's experience of war, including shortages of food and underclothing, being wounded and taking part in raids and major actions. Also refer to his post-war plans for cotton growing in Australia. [MSS.242/YO/2]

    Letters from Australia. Principal subjects are: cotton industry in Australia and world-wide, Australian and American politics and economic policy; family matters. [MSS.242/YO/3]

    War diary, typescript, carbon copy, in 2 parts, 20pp. and 12pp. [MSS.242/YO/4]

    Publications: General manager's annual report, Queensland Cotton Board, 1940; Journey through land of cotton, "Record of visit to Canada and United States and journey through cotton belt of Southern States and California", [privately published.], 1947. [MSS.242/YO/5]
Access status
  • Open