Yale University Library
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Boswell Collection and Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell
Web address http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/; http://pantheon.yale.edu/~bosedit
LocationSterling Memorial Library, 130 Wall Street, New Haven
Access policyBy appointment only
ContactGordon Turnbull
Email addressgordon.turnbull@yale.edu; bosedit@yale.edu; beinecke.library@yale.edu
Number of photographsApprox. 425
Date range1949–present
Geographic coverage

British Isles; Yale University


Stock (or studio) photographs by unknown photographers; Boswell Editions editors and staff


The collection is a reference for scholars of the literary circle of James Boswell (1740–1795) (and Dr. Samuel Johnson) and their historical period, and as a possible source to illustrate publications of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell. Photographic holdings, mostly in color, include images of art work showing Boswell, his family, his circle, other figures named in his diaries and letters, his environment and other (e.g., political) contexts, along with images of Boswell Editions editors, student interns, and staff, roughly from the establishment of the Boswell Editions project in 1949 to the present.

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