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 2 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