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The Papers of Dr. Cullen are now online

Submitted by thf1977 on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 15:40

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, in cooperation with the University of Glasgow, has 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.

New site layout - and a Facebook page

Submitted by thf1977 on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 17:35

We have made an effort to get up-to-date with general technological development recently. This has now culminated with a new site design which is "responsive", meaning that it adjusts itself more beautifully to any screen size including mobile units. We have also created a Facebook page, which you can "Like" to keep in touch with new developments on jamesboswell.info.

218th anniversary of the death of Boswell

Submitted by thf1977 on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:17

The 218th anniversary of the death of James Boswell was commemorated by a small ceremony at the Boswell mausoleum in Auchinleck Churchyard in the morning of May 19, 2013. Speakers included Dr. Gordon Turnbull (general editor of the Yale Boswell editions), James Knox (chairman of the Boswell Trust) and Jim Todd (Provost of East Ayrshire).