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Catalogue of the Papers of James Boswell at Yale University

Edited by Marion S. Pottle, Claude Colleer Abbott, and Frederick A. Pottle

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July 28, 1993
1440 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 9780300054101
Cloth

Copublished with Edinburgh University Press

This three-volume work provides a detailed description of the complete papers of James Boswell, the famous eighteenth-century diarist and biographer of Samuel Johnson. The collection, held at Yale University, contains over 10,000 items and is considered one of the most significant in the literary world.

Thoroughly indexed thematically and by name, the Catalogue offers a wealth of new information not only on Boswell but also on the society in which he lived and the illustrious people—from Voltaire to King George III—about whom he wrote. Volume I is devoted to journals, manuscripts, and letters written by James Boswell. Volume II deals with letters to James Boswell and relevant manuscripts not by Boswell. Volume III continues Volume II and adds printed matter, accounts, and legal papers. Items are described, summarized, and quoted. Subjects illuminated in the Catalogue include agriculture, travel, education, law, literature, theater, political patronage, government, economics, marriage, prostitution, religion, and relations between the social classes. The three-volume set will be a uniquely valuable research tool and reference work for all literary scholars and historians of the eighteenth century.

Marion S. Pottle was, until her recent death, the Yale Collection's cataloguer. Claude Professor Abbott is professor of English language and literature emeritus at the University of Durham. The late Frederick A. Pottle was Sterling Profesor of English emeritus at Yale University and editor of Boswell's London Journal.

"It's hard to imagine how anyone doing serious research relating to James Boswell himself, or to those with whom he had much correspondence or contact, is going to be able to avoid consulting this colossal cataloguing achievement."—Richard B. Sher, Eighteenth-Century Scotland

"[An] extraordinary work. . . . This intelligently organized and meticulously detailed Catalogue will richly benefit not just Boswellians but all students of life in eighteenth-century Britain."—Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America

Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763

James Boswell; Edited by Frederick A.

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Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell
The General Correspondence of James Boswell, 1757-1763

James Boswell; Edited by David Hankins and James Caudle

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The Correspondence & Other Papers of James Boswell Relating to the Making of the "Life of Johnson"

Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged

James Boswell; Edited by Marshall Waingrow

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James Boswell's Life of Johnson

An Edition of the Original Manuscript, Volume 2: 1766-1776

James Boswell; Edited by Bruce Redford and Elizabeth Goldri

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The General Correspondence of James Boswell, 1766-1769

Volume 2: 1768-1769

James Boswell; Edited by Richard C.

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Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763

James Boswell; Edited by Frederick A.

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