Boswell, James, 1740-1795
- Existence: 1740-10-29 - 1795-05-19
James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish lawyer, diarist, and author of The Life of Johnson (1791)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: GEN MSS 89
Overview: 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.
Dates: 1428-1936, bulk 1700-1795
Call Number: GEN MSS 150
Overview: The papers primarily document the administration of the debt-burdened estate of Auchinleck after the death of Sir Alexander Boswell in 1822. They include business and legal correspondence; accounts, receipts, valuations and other estate records; the process of the settlement of Sir Alexander Boswell's heritable estate; and other financial and personal papers.The papers also contain material pertaining to the related family of Douglas of Garallan, including land records, financial papers,...
Dates: 1634-1960, bulk 1822-1857
Call Number: GEN MSS 153
Overview: The collection consists mainly of letters and writings by or pertaining to various members of the Boswell of Auchinleck family. Series III includes seventeen journals of weather conditions and work assignments on the Auchinleck estate.
Dates: [ca. 1750-1900]
Call Number: GEN MSS 831
Overview: The collection primarily consists of an album filled with drawings, prints, ephemera, and manuscript poems, letters, dedicatory inscriptions, and notes collected or created by John Charles Denham. The album contains 107 small drawings and sketches in graphite, ink, and watercolor by prominent British artists from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries such as Richard Parkes Bonington, John Flaxman, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Paul Sandby, J. M. W. Turner, and Benjamin West, as well as...
Dates: 1777-1935 1790-1835, bulk 1790-1835
Call Number: GEN MSS 1429
Overview: Manuscript collection and papers of Frederick W. Hilles. The manuscript collection includes correspondence and writings by James Boswell, Thomas and Jane Carlyle, Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, and members of their families. The papers include personal and professional correspondence; research files and writings; personal and family papers, including material related to Susan Morse Hilles and Charles Dewey Hilles; teaching materials from Hilles' tenure at Yale University and Temple...
Call Number: MS 1605
Overview: The papers include correspondence, teaching materials, and writings that document Frederick Pottle's scholarly interest in English literature, primarily the work of James Boswell. The papers also reflect Pottle's involvement in the affairs of the Yale English Department, Colby College, and the Episcopal Church.
Dates: 1861-1979, bulk 1920-1979
Call Number: MS 1455
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, topical files, business and financial documents, photographs, and printed material which document Ralph Heyward Isham's British army service and his collecting and publishing of the James Boswell Papers.
Call Number: RU 469
Overview: The records consist of scrapbooks and photostats of correspondence and clippings documenting the purchase of James Boswell's private papers by Yale University.