James Boswell letters, 1762-1795.


Boswell, James, 1740-1795. James Boswell letters, 1762-1795.

James Boswell letters, 1762-1795.

This collection consists of 74 letters and notes written by Boswell between 1762 and 1795, and two early manuscript transcripts of Boswell letters. Noteworthy correspondents include Horace Walpole, and much of Samuel Johnson's famous literary circle: David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Bennet Langton, Edmond Malone, Thomas Percy, Hester Lynch Piozzi, and Johnson himself. Most of the letters have been published in either Tinker's Letters of James Boswell, or the first eight correspondence volumes of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell.

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

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