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Letter from Samuel Johnson to Robert Lowth, Bishop of London

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MS. Eng. lett. d. 83

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Letter from Samuel Johnson to Robert Lowth, Bishop of London, 13 July 1780, with draft of Lowth's reply.

Dates

  • 13 Jul 1780

Extent

4 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. d. 83, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. lett. d. 83

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17114

Overview

Letter from Samuel Johnson to Robert Lowth, Bishop of London

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English author and lexicographer. Robert Lowth (1710-1787) was an English biblical critic and bishop of London.

Custodial History

Bookplate of Robert B. Adam, who gave it to Chapman in 1925.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from R. W. Chapman, 1940.

Bibliography

  • Johnson's letter is printed in Letters of Samuel Johnson, ed. R. W. Chapman (Oxford, 1952) ii, 379-80; both letters are printed in BRL, 1 (1939-41), 199-201.
Title
Letter from Samuel Johnson to Robert Lowth, Bishop of London
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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