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YOUNG, Alexander, clergyman, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 22 September, 1800; died there, 16 March. 1854. He was the son of Alexander Young', a printer, who, with Samuel Etherege, established the "Massachusetts Chronicle," afterward also called the "New England Palladium," an organ of the Federalist party. He was graduated at Harvard in 1820 and at the divinity-school in 1824. On leaving college he taught a year in the Boston Latin-school, where he had been a pupil, and in 1825 was ordained pastor of the New South Unitarian church in Boston, which office he held until his death, He was also a member of the board of overseers of Harvard from 1837 till 1853, and secretary from 1849 till 1853, and corresponding secretary of the Massachusetts historical society from 1849 till 1854. Harvard gave him the degree of D. D. in 1846. He was noted for his felicity in the delineation of character, and his discourses in memory of distinguished citizens of Massachusetts ran through several editions and were widely circulated. Of these the most notable were the discourses on Nathaniel Bowditch (Boston, 1838), President John T. Kirkland, of Harvard (1840), and Judge William Prescott, father of the historian (1844). Dr. Young also rendered essential service to American history by the publication of "Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the Colony of Plymouth from 1602 to 1625" (Boston, 1841) and "Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 to 1636" (1846). He also edited "Library of Old English Prose V/raters, the first publication of the kind in this country (9 vols., 1831-'4). There is a memoir of Dr. Young by Reverend Chandler Robbins, D. D., published in the "Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society."--His son, Alexander, author, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 19 May, 1836, was educated in the Boston public schools, and for several years engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1862 he was graduated at the Harvard law-school, and at once began the practice of law in Boston. He also became associate editor of the, "Globe" of that city soon after its establishment in 1872. He has been a frequent contributor to periodical literature, and is now editorially connected with the Boston "Post." His "History of the Netherlands" (Boston, 1884; London, 1886) is based on original authorities, important additions having been made to the period that is covered by Morley's works, and the history brought down to the present time.
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