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Entries include a typed biographical sketch, a typed letter from Young on plain paper returned with a damaged library book and presenting his book of verse Seaside Songs and Woodland Whispers, a typed letter from the Maine State Library on receipt of his book for the Maine Author Collection requesting an inscription and biographical information, a lengthy typed biography titled "My Crazy Careering: A Confession" with information concerning Young's ancestors, a childhood aptitude for spelling, ball fields, early teaching jobs, a ride by freight train to his father's funeral, his subsequent marriage, work at the Chicago Sun and a number of Maine newspapers, some turn-of-the-century plays Young had written to be performed with desegregated casts as well as a 1905 accident in New York resulting in permanent physical damage to the African-American lead presumably while preparing for Young's production of Snappers, a short-lived business at the Fayette Creamery, employment as school principal and superintendent of schools, World War I, his work featured in poetry anthologies, as well as Young's political misgivings, and a typed letter from the Maine State Library thanking Young for his biography.



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