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Paul T. Ruxin Collection of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, and their circle manuscripts - addition 1

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2022-0063

Content Description

This addition to MSS 16519 Paul T. Ruxin Collection of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, and their circle manuscripts includes five letters. Three are from James Boswell: an autograph letter signed to Andrew Gibb, overseer of his estate at Auchinleck. London, 5 December 1792; an autograph letter signed to John Wauchope, 19 March 1781; and an autograph letter signed to Thomas Percy, 16 April 1773. Two are from Samuel Johnson: an autograph letter signed to Henry Thrale, 29 June 1769, and an autograph note signed in the third person to Elizabeth Way, 23 November 1784. In addition to the letters are documentation concerning prior provenance and transcriptions.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased from Sarah Ruxin, 14 March 2019.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1769-1792

Creator

Extent

.2 Cubic Feet (5 legal-sized folder)

Inventory

Five items: Boswell, James. Autograph letter signed to Andrew Gibb, overseer of his estate at Auchinleck. London, 5 December 1792. Boswell, James. Autograph letter signed to John Wauchope, 19 March 1781. Boswell, James. Autograph letter signed to Thomas Percy, 16 April 1773. Johnson, Samuel. Autograph letter signed to Henry Thrale, 29 June 1769. Johnson, Samuel. Autograph note signed in the third person to Elizabeth Way, 23 November 1784.