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TITLE
Johnson on a Highland Sheltie
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_914_117_P002
PLACENAME
Coll
DISTRICT
Tiree and Coll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Coll
DATE OF IMAGE
1852
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31345
KEYWORDS
journeys
trips
journals
travel writing
horses
travels
Johnson on a Highland Sheltie

Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English author, poet and essayist. He was well-travelled and was noted for a journey he undertook through the Highlands of Scotland and the Hebrides with his friend James Boswell.

James Boswell (1740-1795), born in Edinburgh, was a lawyer by profession. He, too, was well-travelled and was noted for his accounts of his travels. His most famous work was 'A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland' which describes the journey he took with his friend Samuel Johnson.

This illustration shows Samuel Johnson riding on a 'sheltie'. This is described in Boswell's book as a small, wild horse. The illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)

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Johnson on a Highland Sheltie

ARGYLL: Coll

1770s

journeys; trips; journals; travel writing; horses; travels

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English author, poet and essayist. He was well-travelled and was noted for a journey he undertook through the Highlands of Scotland and the Hebrides with his friend James Boswell.<br /> <br /> James Boswell (1740-1795), born in Edinburgh, was a lawyer by profession. He, too, was well-travelled and was noted for his accounts of his travels. His most famous work was 'A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland' which describes the journey he took with his friend Samuel Johnson.<br /> <br /> This illustration shows Samuel Johnson riding on a 'sheltie'. This is described in Boswell's book as a small, wild horse. The illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)