James Boswell – Motivation Friends Qualities and Capacity. Bio

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James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck, was a Scottish biographer, diarist, and lawyer, born in Edinburgh. He is best known for his biography of his friend and older contemporary, the English writer Samuel Johnson, which is commonly said to be the greatest biography written in the English language. Wikipedia

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Born: 29 October 1740, Edinburgh
Died: 19 May 1795, London
Full name: James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck
Spouse: Margaret Montgomerie (m. 1769–1789)

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Boswell’s London Journal 1762-1763: Now First Published from the Original Manuscript Prepared for the Press

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