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James Boswell Letter to Andrew Gibb

Identifier: M1577

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a signed, handwritten letter from London by James Boswell to Andrew Gibb; hand-written unsigned reply from Gibb to Boswell drafted on verso. Boswell portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, engraved by E. Finden.


  • January 4, 1791

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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

James Boswell (1740-1785) Scottish author and biographer of Samuel Johnson.


1 envelope

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Arthur G. Rippey estate, 1997.


In box and folder by Laura Wait.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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