Boswell Collection 1428-1936 1700-1795

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Boswell Collection, 1428-1936, 1700-1795

Boswell Collection 1428-1936 1700-1795

The Boswell Collection contains the correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts of author James Boswell; estate records, letters, personal and professional papers, and other materials documenting the lives and careers of ten generations of Boswells and their possession of the barony of Auchinleck; and correspondence relating to the political career of Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine.

Total Boxes: 196; Linear Feet: 102.50

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Auchinleck, Alexander Boswell, Lord, 1706-1782,

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Baretti, Giuseppe, 1719-1789

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Dalrymple, David, Sir, 1726-1792

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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778

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Burnet, Gilbert, 1643-1715

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Gilbert Burnet was appointed Bishop of Salisbury in 1689. His most important work, History of my own time, was published after his death. As a bishop he was known to be an excellent administrator and pastor. From the description of Gilbert Burnet letter, Salisbury, [England], 1707 June 28. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 33928906 Bishop of Salisbury. From the description of Autograph note signed : Salisbury, 1707 Sept. 20. (Unknown)...

Johnston, John, 1729-1786

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Boswell, Thomas D

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Epithet: Merchant, of Valencia British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000302.0x00035d ...

Percy, Thomas, 1729-1811

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Thomas Percy was the editor of the Reliques of ancient English poetry and of The Regulations and establishment of the household of Henry Algernon Percy (London, 1770). From the description of Thomas Percy letter, Northumberland House [London], to Dear Sir, [1767] Saturday, May 9. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38929735 Epithet: Bishop of Norwich British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/...

Beattie, James, 1735-1803

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James Beattie was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland. From the description of Notes on James Beattie's lectures, 1766-1767. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58659044 Scottish poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Aberdeen, to Dr. Lettsom, 1779 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621921 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to the Reverend Mr. Calde...

Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792

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Hog, James, 1658?-1734.

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James Hog was born around 1658. He graduated from Edinburgh University with an M.A. in 1677, and then studied theology in the Netherlands. He was ordained as Minister of Dalserf parish in the Presbytery of Hamilton in 1691. Hog was elected as a member of the General Assembly in 1695. In 1699 he became Minister of Carnock, Fife. He belonged to a stricter wing of the Church of Scotland that took a stand against the more tolerant attitudes that had begun to arise within the Church. With his re-publ...

James II, King of England, 1633-1701

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Forbes, William, Sir, 1739-1806

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Dundas, Robert

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Epithet: First Lord of the Admiralty Title: 2nd Viscount Melville British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000684.0x000389 Epithet: Lord of Session British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000684.0x000383 Epithet: of Arniston; Lord Advocate of Scotland British Library Archives and M...

Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840

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Burney was an English novelist and letter writer. Mary Hamilton was a good friend of hers. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Fanny Burney to Mary Hamilton, Norbury Park, 1784 July 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865184 English novelist, author of Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla. Born Frances Burney, married General d'Arblay. From the description of ALS : to Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi, [1781] May 31-June 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). ...

Hamilton, David, Sir, 1663-1721

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Devonshire, William Cavendish, Duke of, 1640-1707

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Lauderdale, John Maitland, duke of, 1616-1682

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Boswell, Alexander, Sir, 1775-1822

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Eldest son of James Boswell, the elder. From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1821 Oct. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270514153 Eldest son of James Boswell. From the description of Autograph letter in verse signed : Edinburgh, to Andrew Gibb, Auchinleck House, Edinburgh, 1792 [Jan.] 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270513485 ...

Auchinleck (parish)

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Pringle, John, Sir, 1707-1782

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Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821

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Hester Lynch Thrale (born Hester Lynch Salusbury and after her second marriage, Hester Lynch Piozzi ) was a British diarist, author, and patron of the arts. Her diaries and correspondence are an important source of information about Samuel Johnson and eighteenth-century life. From the description of Autograph poem, unsigned, an adaptation of Francis Fawkes's "An Autumnal Ode, " no date [paper watermarked 1813]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864928 From the description of...

Bowles, William Lisle, 1762-1850

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Bowles was an English clergyman and author. From the description of Autograph, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77877875 Epithet: Reverend; of Add MS 36527 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x000023 Bowles was an English clergyman and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1829 Feb. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122444972 Epithet: Reverend; ...

Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812

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Warton, Thomas, 1728-1790

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Poet laureate. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Oxford, to an unidentified recipient, 1785 Mar. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659694 Poet laureate, and historian of English poetry. From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Winchester, Winton, and Oxford, to Benjamin Forster, 1785 May 20-Dec. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659685 ...

Langton, Bennet, 1737-1801

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Epithet: of Add MS 38510 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001298.0x00006a Bennet Langton, English writer, and friend of Samuel Johnson. From the description of Bennet Langton manuscript material : 1 item, 1786 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 696631839 ...

Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800

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Dr. Hugh Blair was a Scottish author and minister. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1799. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191213826 Blair was an English author and clergyman. From the description of Letter, ca. 1770. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81452383 ...

Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685

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The New River is in fact a canal which has brought water to London from outlying areas since the early 17th century. From the description of Letter to the Governor of the New River Company, 1667 Sept. 19. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 70187741 Bount is remembered in particular for his travels in Turkey, published as A VOYAGE INTO THE LEVANT (London, 1636). He was recognised by Charles I, being made a gentleman pensioner to the king and knighted 21 March 1...

Argyll, Archibald Campbell, Earl of, 1629-1685

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Davies, Thomas, ca. 1712? -1785

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Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782

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Born in 1705. Entered army in 1727. Commissioned major general in 1755, and appointed the following year as commander-in-chief of British forces in America during the French and Indian War, and named titular governor of Virginia. Died at Loudoun Castle, the family seat in Ayrshire, in 1782. From the description of Memorandum book, 1757 Jan. 1-Apr. 1 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122612272 John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun (5 May 1705 - 27 Apr. 1782) was the...

Dempster, George, 1732-1818

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George Dempster of Dunnichen was born in Edinburgh in 1732, the grandson and namesake of a prosperous merchant and banker. He was educated at the University of St. Andrew and received legal training at the University of Edinburgh, becoming a member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1775 at the young age of 23. With his wealth, education and social standing, Dempster moved easily into the brilliant circle of Scottish Renaissance philosophers and literai that included David Hume, William Robinson, Ja...

Beauclerk, Topham, 1739-1780

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Hume, David, 1711-1776

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Scottish philosopher and historian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to the Earl of Eglinton, 1767 Spring. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269528546 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Strahan], 1757 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269524752 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to [Richard Davenport], 1767 Oct. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269529984 From the de...

Boswell, Margaret Montgomerie, -1789

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Lonsdale, James Lowther, Earl of, 1736-1802

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Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774

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Irish author. From the description of AL : London, to Thomas Cadell, [ca. 1771]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645561 ...

Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800

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Joseph Warton was an influential author and critic, a literary radical who encouraged the use of imagination and eschewed traditional verse forms in his criticism and his own writing. Warton was born in Surrey, and educated at Oxford University, where he developed an interest in poetry and imagination; he began publishing verse soon after, and literary essays on figures such as Milton, Shakespeare, and Pope. He taught at Winchester College, eventually becoming master and later headmaster, forcin...

Voltaire, 1694-1778

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French writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to René Hérault, Lieutenant-general of the police in Paris, 1729 Apr. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872418 From the description of Autograph letter, dated : [n.p., Ferney?, n.d., ca. 1766?], to Gabriel Crammer, [n.d., ca. 1766?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873849 Voltaire, playwright. William F. Fleming, translator. Tom Fontana, adaptor. From the description of Catil...

Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785

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James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785) was an English statesman and soldier who served as a member of Parliament for thirty-two years. His interest in penal reform coupled with his humanitarian bent and support for imperial expansion led him to conceive of and establish the American colony of Georgia, where newly freed and unemployed debtors from England were to be sent. In addition to his political and philanthropic interests, Oglethorpe was active in the military, attaining the rank of General an...

Erskine, Andrew, 1739-1793

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Alleyn, Edward, 1566-1626

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Garrick, David, 1717-1779

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David Garrick was raised in Lichfield, England, and became a leading actor, playwright and theatrical producer in London. From 1747 to 1776, he was a partner in the Drury Lane Theatre. From the description of Papers, 1749-1778. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213417 David Garrick, English actor and playwright. Garrick frequently invested in land, and in 1756 he bought a large estate in Hendon, northwest of London. There is no evidence that Garrick ever lived at H...

Melrose Abbey

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Kincardine, Alexander Bruce, Earl of, d. 1681.

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Wilkes, John, 1725-1797

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English political reformer. From the description of Autograph letter signed (retained copy) : London?, to the Duke of Grafton, 1766 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588254 From the description of Autograph letter in third person : London, to Mr. Phillips, 1797 Nov. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586602 From the description of Printed document signed : London, 1770 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270589861 From the description of Sign...

Lauderdale, Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of.

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Burney, Charles, 1726-1814

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Charles Burney, British musician and author. He is the father of Frances Burney, Madame d'Arblay, the writer. From the guide to the Charles Burney (musician and author) manuscript material : 1 item, 1792, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Charles Burney established a reputation as an organist and composer before moving to London in 1760. There he became a central figure in the circle gathered around author Samuel Johnson...

Abercrombie, James, 1758-1841

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Rector of Christ and St. Peters Episcopal Churches, Philadelphia. From the description of James Abercrombie letter to Saumel Jarvis, 1813 April 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34689922 Philadelphia teacher and priest. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to William Shaw, 1812 Apr. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525014 ...

Boswell, James, 1740-1795

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James Boswell (1740-1795) was the author of one of the most influential biographies in the English language, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. He also wrote two successful travel books: An Account of Corsica, and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. He worked intermittently as a lawyer, and in 1782 succeeded his father as Laird of Auchinleck in Scotland. From the description of James Boswell letters, 1762-1795. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612839330 Boswell wa...

Temple, William Johnston, 1739-1796

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The author was a friend of James Boswell, and the Vicar of St. Gluvias in Penryn, Cornwall. From the description of Diaries : manuscript, 1780-1791. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612835415 William Johnston Temple (1739-1796), Church of England clergyman and essayist, friend of James Boswell and Thomas Gray. In 1767 Temple married Anne Stow (1741-1793). The Temples had eight children; one, Francis (1770-1863), became an admiral, and another, Octavius ...

Seward, Anna, 1742-1809

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English poet. From the description of Conclusion of an autograph letter signed with postscript : Lichfield, to Robert Fellowes, [1804] Feb. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664731 Anna Seward was born in Eyam, Derbyshire, and resided in Lichfield, England from age thirteen until her death. In addition to her career as a poet, she carried on a voluminous correspondence with many literary figures. From the description of Papers, 1781-1807. (Harvard University)...

Charrière, Isabelle de, 1740-1805

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Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784

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Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was one of the leading literary figures of eighteenth-century England. He is best remembered for compiling the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, published in 1755. Prominent among his diverse other works, he also wrote the satirical History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (1759), edited The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare (1765), and produced the important Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets (first collect...

Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797

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Private secretary to the British prime minister Rockingham who opposed British policies in America. From the description of ALS, 1775 January 12 : Westminister, to the Marquis of Rockingham. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14283720 English statesman and orator. From the description of Autograph letter in the third person : [n.p.], to Sir Peter Burrell, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858706 From the description of Autogr...