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Boswell in Holland 1763 1764

Author: Pottle, Frederick A. Set In . . .
 Europe, Netherlands
Genre: Other
Time Frame: None
Description: This volume picks up where Boswell's London Journal left off, or actuallly a few days before, on August 1, 1763, shortly before Boswell's departure for Holland. It ends with his leaving Utrecht on June 18, 1764, to embark on his tour of the German courts in the company of George Keith, Earl Marischal, and Emet-Ulla de Froment. Although the direct successor to the London Journal, Boswell in Holland is markedly different, as most of his journal from that period was lost already in his own time, as can be read in some of his later journal entries and letters (1766-67). For that reason, most of the Yale edition of Boswell in Holland consists of Boswell's daily memos written by himself to himself, recounting bits of the day before and planning the day to come. In addition to these, some of Boswell's French and Dutch themes are included. Boswell wrote them to improve his language skills, but as most of them recounts actual events and thoughts, some of them are quite nice substitutions for actual journal entries. To complete the volume, a large part of his correspondence from this period is printed, as well as some of his later correspondence with a few of the people whom he met while staying in Utrecht.
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