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James Boswell manuscripts, 1772-1795.

Author: James Boswell; Veronica Boswell; James Heath; David Dalrymple, Sir; Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson (Houghton Library)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Summary:
This collection consists of items in Boswell's hand, other than his letters (cataloged separately as MS Hyde 2). Highlights include notes, drafts, and proofs of The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (including a complete set of second page proofs); Boswell's response to Hester Lynch Piozzi's published comments on his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides; a detailed book of visitors kept by Boswell at Auchinleck from 1782  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Diaries
Guest registers
Named Person: James Boswell; Boswell family.; Samuel Johnson; Charlotte Lennox; Hester Lynch Piozzi; Boswell family.; James Boswell; Samuel Johnson; Charlotte Lennox; Hester Lynch Piozzi
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: James Boswell; Veronica Boswell; James Heath; David Dalrymple, Sir; Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson (Houghton Library)
OCLC Number: 612841072
Language Note: In English and Latin.
Description: 1 box and 18 volumes (1.6 linear ft.)
Other Titles: Ballad of Chevy Chase.
Boswelliana.
Journal of a tour to the Hebrides.
Letter to the people of Scotland on the alarming attempt to infringe the articles of the Union.
Life of Samuel Johnson.

Abstract:

This collection consists of items in Boswell's hand, other than his letters (cataloged separately as MS Hyde 2). Highlights include notes, drafts, and proofs of The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (including a complete set of second page proofs); Boswell's response to Hester Lynch Piozzi's published comments on his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides; a detailed book of visitors kept by Boswell at Auchinleck from 1782 to 1795; the manuscript and page proofs of A Letter to the People of Scotland on the Alarming Attempt to Infringe the Articles of the Union; a volume of collected anecdotes and aphorisms titled Boswelliana; and three diary fragments. It also includes an annotated letter from Sir David Dalrymple; Boswell's grant to his daughter Veronica; notes on the Boswell family history; a book proposal Boswell penned for Charlotte Lennox; Boswell's notes on a legal case concerning guild membership and freeman status in Carlisle; and Boswell's transcript of an early manuscript of the Ballad of Chevy Chase.

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