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TITLE
Johnson enjoying a coal fire
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_914_117_P020
PLACENAME
Glasgow
DATE OF IMAGE
1852
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31362
KEYWORDS
visitors
travellers
travels
trips
fires
coals
Johnson enjoying a coal fire

Johnson and Boswell arrived at the Saracen's Head Inn in Glasgow in October 1774. While there Johnson spent time reading his letters and relaxing beside the coal fire.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English author, poet and essayist. James Boswell (1740-1795) was an Edinburgh born lawyer. Together, the two men travelled around Scotland to the Highlands and the Hebrides. Dr Johnson's account of this journey, 'A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland' was first published in 1775.

This illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)

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Johnson enjoying a coal fire

1770s

visitors; travellers; travels; trips; fires; coals

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Johnson and Boswell arrived at the Saracen's Head Inn in Glasgow in October 1774. While there Johnson spent time reading his letters and relaxing beside the coal fire.<br /> <br /> Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English author, poet and essayist. James Boswell (1740-1795) was an Edinburgh born lawyer. Together, the two men travelled around Scotland to the Highlands and the Hebrides. Dr Johnson's account of this journey, 'A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland' was first published in 1775.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)