Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated
- Majority of material found within 1784-1837
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
.5 linear feet (2 volumes)
The set also includes letters by Edmund Burke; Charles Burney; David Garrick; Edmond Malone; Hannah More; Elizabeth Robinson Montagu; Thomas Percy; Sir Joshua Reynolds; Samuel Richardson; Sir Walter Scott, Anna Seward; and many others, as well as a receipt signed by Oliver Goldsmith.
The first digit of each item number refers to the volume as bound by Upcott, and the second digit refers to the page number in the published text. The third digit, where necessary, refers to the sheet number of the insertion in cases where more than one item is inserted for a page. Example: (1. 173. 2) indicates that the item is in Vol. 1 of Adam's 2-volume set. Within that volume, it appears facing page 173, and starts on the second inserted sheet facing that page.
Appearing after Croker's table of contents and index, volume 1, page xix, is a twelve-page manuscript list of inserted material, compiled by Upcott.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Existence and Location of Copies
A full inventory spreadsheet of the prints was compiled by Marcia Levinson while the set was the property of Mary Hyde Eccles. In 2006, this spreadsheet was expanded and developed into the present guide, and descriptions of the manuscripts were added.
- Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857. Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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