James Boswell papers
Letters to various correspondents and publishing agreements of English writer James Boswell, as well as autograph manuscript fragment of Life of Samuel Johnson.
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Extent1.25 linear feet (13 volumes)
Includes letters written by Boswell and Samuel Johnson to various correspondents, autograph manuscript fragment of Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, publication agreements for Johnson's Lives of the poets and other works, autograph manuscript poem by Hester Lynch (Salusbury) Thrale Piozzi, and one silked letter by Piozzi to Reynold Davies.
Biographical / Historical
Boswell was an English writer, as well as friend and biographer of Samuel Johnson.
Organized into the following series:
- Volumes I-III
- Volume IV
- Volume V
- Volume VI
- Volume VII
- Volume VIII
- Volumes X-XII
- Volume XIII
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*78M-48. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., Wye Plantation, Queenstown, Maryland 21658; received: 1987 Dec. 26.
- Boswell, James, 1740-1795. James Boswell papers: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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