The University of North
Carolina Herbarium (NCU) has a few bryological
specimens collected by Andrew Harvey Young.
Other herbaria that hold
Young’s specimens include the Field Museum (F), Indiana University (IND), University of Michigan (MICH), University of Notre Dame
(ND), New York Botanical Garden (NY, which incorporated DPU &
WAB in 1987, and WECO in 1982), Pomona College (POM), Purdue
(PUR), and the University of
California at Berkeley (UC).3
Andrew Harvey Young
Image by George William Allison,
courtesy of the Duggan Library Photo Archive,
Young was born in Cincinnati,
Ohio to Hugh Hamilton Young (1808-1889) and Janet Harvey (1810-1893).1 According
to Angela White, Archives & Public Service Librarian at Hanover College,
Young was a graduate of that institution, class of 1871. He taught high school science in nearby
Lafayette, Indiana from 1877 to 1879, then joined the faculty of Hanover College as a science professor from 1879
Young married Mary Agnes
Dunn on 19 June, 1877, and together they had three daughters, Jessie Dunn
Young (1878-1925), Mary Elizabeth Young (1883-1953), and May C. Young
(1884-1953). Andrew Harvey Young died
at age 74.1
He was the author of Manual of the Botany of Jefferson County [Indiana], published in 1871.
Young often took his students on natural science expeditions into the
surrounding woods of Hanover College and Clifty
There was always time for a meal.
Professor Young is the man with the mustache at the head of the
Photograph ca. 1900, Catherine Craig Cowen Collection, Hanover College
Hathaway DeLacey Family Tree. Aaron Hathaway. Ancestry.com
2. Personal communication, Angela
White, Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, 16 April 2013.
3. Harvard University Herbarium, Index
of Botanists. “Young, Andrew Harvey”
accessed on 16 April 2013.