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MS Eng 1386

Boswell, James, 1740-1795. James Boswell papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Eng 1386
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Boswell, James, 1740-1795.
Title: James Boswell papers,
Date(s): 1756-1799.
Quantity: 1 collection (13 volumes (1.25 linear ft.)
Abstract: Letters to various correspondents and publishing agreements of English writer James Boswell, as well as autograph manuscript fragment of Life of Samuel Johnson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*78M-48. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., Wye Plantation, Queenstown, Maryland 21658; received: 1987 Dec. 26.

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Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Boswell Papers (MS Eng 1386). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Boswell was an English writer, as well as friend and biographer of Samuel Johnson.


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Scope and Contents

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.

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