From 1777 to 1783 James Boswell was a columnist for the London Magazine, writing a total of seventy essays under the pseudonym the Hypochondriack.
James WebsterBorn 1740
Died 1781 from wounds sustained in combat
Webster and Boswell most likely had known each other since childhood, them being first cousins of the same age, and both having lived in Edinburgh for most of their life.
Webster enters the journals when he visit Boswell in his lodgings on Downing Street on December 18, 1762, Webster having just returned from Germany. Boswell visited him on December 20, and spoke with him again on December 22 and February 18, 1763. They dined together at Mrs. Gould's on January 3, 1763, and Webster visited Boswell on February 18, 1763.