Liriodendron tulipifera flower

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A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden


Collectors of the University of North Carolina Herbarium

Andrew Harvey Young
2 February 1852 – 17 May 1926

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 University (PUR), and the University of California at Berkeley (UC).3

Andrew Harvey Young
(ca. 1890-1910)

Image by George William Allison,
courtesy of the
Duggan Library Photo Archive,
Hanover College

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 to 1926.2

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.

“Professor Young often took his students on natural science expeditions into the surrounding woods of Hanover College and Clifty State Park. 
There was always time for a meal.  Professor Young is the man with the mustache at the head of the table.”
Photograph ca. 1900, Catherine Craig Cowen Collection, Hanover College


1.  Hathaway DeLacey Family Tree.  Aaron Hathaway.
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.




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Last Updated: 16 April 2013