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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1311

William Upcott scrapbook of Johnsoniana, or supplement to Boswell


Scrapbook concerning Dr. Samuel Johnson compiled by William Upcott, a British antiquarian and collector.


  • 1750-1836

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.33 linear feet (2 volumes)
Scrapbook volumes include: newspaper clippings, printer's bills and receipts, and letters concerning Dr. Samuel Johnson.

Biographical / Historical

Upcott was a British antiquarian and collector.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*74M-55. Purchased with assistance from Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.; received: 1975 April.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845, compiler. William Upcott scrapbook of Johnsoniana, or supplement to Boswell: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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