My colleague Kathryn James’s exhibition on Johnson and Boswell, “Really As It Was: Writing the Life of Samuel Johnson” will be on display at Yale’s Beinecke Library until mid-December, and has an excellent online version as well. The Beinecke is of course the home of the tremendous Boswell Papers collection, much of which has been digitized.
Archive for October, 2009
My fellow Mary Hyde enthusiast Jerry Morris has just posted a great story about finding a used copy of Bate’s biography of Johnson with a triple play of Johnsonian provenance, in a rather out-of-the-way place. In addition, he’s posted scans of some photos of Mary, including a scandalous photo I’d never seen before. Who knew the future Viscountess Eccles was such a wild youth!