Touring Scotland with Boswell and Johnson

Joe Waterfield uses HES archive photographs and drawings to recreate the unforgettable Scottish tour in 1773 of lexicographer Samuel Johnson and biographer James Boswell.

Touring Scotland with Boswell and Johnson

About Touring Scotland with Boswell and Johnson

In 1773 the irascible lexicographer Samuel Johnson, and his eventual biographer James Boswell, embarked on a tour round the highlands and islands of Scotland.

Come along for the ride as Joe Waterfield uses HES archive photographs and drawings to recreate this unforgettable journey.

Follow this with a visit to the Search Room to see related material from the HES Archives.

Free, but booking is required. Please book online.

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