MG 222 - Young, Redsecker I. Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains three diaries kept by Redsecker Isaac Young when he was a student at a private school in Ellington, Connecticut, 1860-1863, and two autograph books with signatures of his friends at the Missionary School in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, and the school in Ellington. The last diary in the spring of 1863 includes entries written in Middletown.

A book, "The Story of Jack Halyard," inscribed by R. Young has been added to the collection.

Background

Redsecker Isaac Young, b. 1844, d. 1927, was born in Middletown, son of Col. James Young who had extensive real estate holdings there. R. I. Young received his education in the public schools of Middletown, an Institute in Selinsgrove, and a private school at Ellington, Connecticut. He also attended a business college in Pittsburgh where he received a thorough business training. He took charge of stone quarries operated by his father and had extensive ventures in lumbering and other enterprises of his own. He, also, took a great interest in the growth and development of Middletown. He married Sarah Lewis in 1872. They had six children.

Date(s): 1859-1865

Extent: 2 folders, 6 enclosures