James Boswell's uncle John was a member of a sect known as the Glasites.
Andrei ShuvalovBorn Jun 23, 1743
Died Apr 24, 1789
Titular chamberlain to Catherine II of Russia, and a favorite of hers since his 19th year. Son of Peter Shuvalov (1711-1762)1 and Mavra Shepeleva (1708-1759). Married (1762) to Ekaterina Saltykova (1743-1816).
Later sources have named Shuvalov as the likely author of a great part of Catherine II's letters.
- 1. Sometime Field Marshal and Minister of Defence of Russia. In 1760 he founded the city of Izhevsk as a private venture, which passed to the crown after the count's death just two years later.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met Shuvalov in Brunswick in 1764. On August 13 of that year, he described him, in his journal, as "a little, lively man [with] a knowledge of the names of books, if not more, and much easiness of manner. He and I were very well."