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May 19, 2013

Boswell and Good

James Boswell    (1740 - 1795)

James Boswell
(1740 – 1795)

On this day in 1795 James Boswell died, aged fifty-four. Even without his two-decade relationship to Samuel Johnson and the famous books which came from it, Boswell would have a secure place in literary history. This is due to the remarkable stash of journals, letters and personal papers which he kept, and which friends, relatives and negligence kept from the world for over a century.

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