Meeting place of Johnson and Boswell
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni
N 51° 30.750 W 000° 07.284
30U E 699737 N 5710748
Quick Description: Scene of the first meeting between Dr Samuel Johnson and his biographer James Boswell.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/12/2008 8:13:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM2YQA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 59

Long Description:
Scene of the first meeting between Dr Samuel Johnson and his biographer James Boswell.

On 16th May 1763 Dr Samuel Johnson writer, wit, lexicographer and giant of 18th century England met his biographer James Boswell here.

Boswell reported this meeting thus: "... and about seven came in the great Mr Samuel Johnson, whom I have so long wished to see Mr Davies introduced me to him. As I knew his mortal antipathy at the Scotch, I cried to Davies: Don't tell where I come from. However he said From Scotland. Mr Johnson said I indeed I come from Scotland, but I cannot help it. "Sir replied he." That I find is what a very great many of your countrymen cannot help."

The building is now a restaurant called Boswell's

Blue Plaque managing agency: Greater London Council

Individual Recognized: Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell

Physical Address:
8 Russell St
London,
WC2


Web Address: [Web Link]

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