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
William Wynyard - Colonel
William Wilson - Writer to the Signet
William Webster
William V of Orange
William Rouet - Professor
William Robertson - Principal of the University of Edinburgh
William Richard Middlemore
William Pitt, the Elder - 1st Earl of Chatham
William Petty - the Earl of Shelburne
William O'Carroll
William O'Brien - Actor and Provost-Master-General of the Bermudas
William Nairne - 5th Bart of Dunsinnan
William McQuhae - Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
William McGhie of Balmaghie
William Maxwell of Dalswinton
William Maxwell - 3rd Baronet of Springkell
William Maxwell - 3rd Baronet of Monreith
William Mackenzie - prior at Würzburg
William Mackenzie - 5th of Balmaduthie
William Logan of Camlarg
William Johnson Temple - Boswell's Closest Friend
William Havard - Actor and Playwright
William Gordon - 9th Viscount Kenmure
William Garioch - Physician
William Forbes - 6th Baronet of Pitsligo
William Flexney - publisher
William Eden - 1st Baron Auckland
William Douglas - Old Q - 4th Duke of Queensberry
William Douglas - 4th Baronet of Kelhead
William Douglas
William Dance
William Currie - Laird of Brydekirk
William Cullen - Materia Medica
William Cochrane of Muirfield - Banker
William Cochrane - Judge Advocate of Scotland
William Butter - Doctor of Medicine
William Bosville
William Augustus Fawkener
Willem Bentinck van Rhoon
Wiliam Weller Pepys - a Later Pepys
Wilhelmine von Anhalt
Wilhelm Kaspar Wegely
West Digges - Actor and Theatre Manager
Werner von der Schulenburg
Walter Urie
Walter Macfarlane - 19th of Arrochar, 20th Chief of Clan Macfarlane
Vincent Maximiliaan van Tuyll van Serooskerken
Veronica van Aerssen van Sommelsdyck
Thomas Terrie - Boswell's landlord
Thomas Sheridan - Actor and Teacher of Elocution

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