What did James Boswell Jr. die of?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:39

Paul Shannon (not verified)

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 23:14

How come James Boswell Jr died in the same year as his brother, Alexander (killed in a duel)? Sounds too much of a coincidence.

From Wikipedia:

James Boswell (1778-1822) died suddenly at his chambers in the Temple, unmarried and apparently in embarrassed circumstances, on 24 February 1822, a few weeks before the death, in a duel, of his brother Sir Alexander, who in a poetical tribute to his memory said of him that he had "never lost one friend or found one foe"