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Papers relating to Samuel Johnson

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MS. Don. c. 62

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Papers relating to Samuel Johnson, including:
  1. Fols. 17-21. his comments on Lord Hailes's Annals of Scotland (1776), in Boswell's hand
  2. Fols. 36-43. pages 113-28 of his corrected page proofs of Life of Cowley (1779)
  3. Fol. 44. Boswell's note on two lines from 'The vanity of human wishes', with Johnson's own correction, 1778


  • 1778-1830


44 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Don. c. 62

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16814


Papers relating to Samuel Johnson, 1778-1830

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English author and lexicographer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the Friends of the Bodleian, 1940, except fol. 44, given by Col. Ralph Isham through the Friends of the Bodleian, 1947.
Papers relating to Samuel Johnson
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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