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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (B)
Boswell, James


(1740-1795) A Scotch writer and lawyer, famous for his Life of Samuel Johnson. He came to London from Scotland, and devoted himself assiduously to studying Johnsons character, spending some years in close intimacy with the great lexicographer. His subject was an anti-Scot who virulence Boswell had somewhat softened during their tour of Scotland some years earlier. The book is considered by some to be the best biography ever written. Boswell left so many letter sand diaries that perhaps more is known about him than any other 18th Century man. A "Boswell factory" at Yale employs several people, full-time, sifting through the papers.

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