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May 13, 2015

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in cooperation with the University of Glasgow have made the entire collection of the consultation letters of renowned 18th century Edinburgh physician Dr. William Cullen available online. One such letter was written by Boswell requesting medical advice for his friend Dr. Johnson shortly before Johnson's death in 1784. It has taken a massive effort to...Read more

Apr 03, 2015

The French ensemble Le Théâtre des Trois Couleurs are currently planning a series of performances of their new play L'Anglais et le Philosophe (the Englishman and the Philosopher) in June 2015. Perhaps not surprising for the readers of this web site, the Englishman is James Boswell and the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau . According to the the author of the play, Bernard Turpin, the story is...Read more

Feb 24, 2015

Comedian Miles Jupp stars as James Boswell in the brand new radio comedy series Boswell's Lives premiering on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday 25 February 2015. In the first episode we will hear Boswell travelling to Vienna in an attempt to write a biography of psychoanalyst Siegmund Freud (Henry Goodman). Two further episodes have been recorded in which Boswell will attempt to pen the lives of opera...Read more

Portrait of James Boswell, painted 1785 by Joshua Reynolds

James Boswell (1740-1795) - advocate, traveller, journalist, Scotsman and author of that most amazing book, the Life of Johnson. This site is dedicated to the life of Boswell.