Putting the Life on line: The Yale editions on the World Wide Web

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Our patron, Gordon Turnbull, General Editor of the Yale Boswell Editions, sends us from New Haven, Connecticut some of the latest news on the great collection, much of which is now being scanned and some of which is already available on line on the internet:

Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, which houses the vast Boswell Collection, has embarked on a series of scans of selected Boswellian materials, and some of these treasures are now available online.


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Patron: Dr Gordon Turnbull, General Editor, Private Papers of  James Boswell, Yale University President: Ian Keese Vice President: John Byrne Secretary: Donna Williams Southern Johnsonian Editor: Ian Keese Treasurer:  Barrie…

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