Biographies of the people in Boswell's life

One of the amazing things about Boswell's journals is the sheer amount of persons that he met and described. Some are still famous, some forgotten and some have never been known to the public outside of their own narrow circles. This is an evolving catalogue of those people. Until now, more than 90% of the persons encountered in Journal of my Jaunt, Boswell's London Journal and Boswell in Holland are included, and work is under way for the journal of his German and Swiss travels.
Titlesort ascending
Johan Frederik Hennert - Professor
Jerome David Gaubius
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Jean Louis L'Estocq
Jean Home - Daughter of Henry Home, Lord Kames
Jean Dempster - sister of MP George Dempster of Dunnichen
Jean Christophe Guillaume de Rham
Jean Baptiste Feronce von Rotencreutz - Minister of Brunswick
Janet Erskine
Jan Nicolaas Floris - Count von Nassau-La Lecq
James Webster
James Veitch - Lord Eliock
James Somerville - 13th Lord Somerville of Drum
James Simeon Stuart - 3rd Baronet Stuart of Hartley Mauduit
James Rose
James Murray of Broughton
James Montgomerie of Lainshaw
James McAdam of Waterhead
James Macpherson - author of Ossian and Fingal
James Mackenzie - servant to Lord Kames
James Macdonald - Marcellus of the North - 8th Bart of Sleat
James Love - actor
James Kettle - Writer
James Hope-Johnstone - 3rd Earl of Hopetoun
James Harris - author of Hermes
James Grant - 8th Bart of Luss
James Fordyce - author of Sermons to Young Women
James Ferguson - Lord Pitfour
James Ferguson - 3rd Laird of Pitfour
James Erskine
James Dodsley - 18th century publisher and book seller
James Craufurd
James Coutts - banker
James Cornwallis
James Chalmers of Fingland
James Campbell of Treesbank
James Bruce - Overseer of the Auchinleck Estate
James Boswell - 7th Laird of Auchinleck
James Boswell (the younger) - Son of the biographer
James Blinshall - Minister of Dundee and Amsterdam
Jacoba Helena de Vicq - Madame de Zuylen
Jacob Hänni
Isabella Schaw
Isabella Mitchelson
Hugh Hume Campbell - 3rd Earl of Marchmont
Hugh Blair - Preacher - Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres
Hugh Barron - Painter - Student of Sir Joshua Reynolds
Houstoun Stewart-Nicolson of Carnock
Henry Home - Lord Kames - author of Elements of Criticism
Henry Erskine - 5th Baronet of Alva

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