The Stair Society: Scotland’s Legal History Society

The Legal Papers of James Boswell: Volume 2

Stair Society Volume 63

James Boswell (1740-1795) is best known as a biographer and diarist whose writings have shaped our views of eighteenth century life. Less well-known are the many legal papers Boswell wrote as an advocate.

This volume is an annotated edition of manuscript and printed legal papers drafted or dictated by Boswell in cases that he was involved in during the period from 12 November 1767 to 11 November 1769. It continues the exploration of Boswell’s legal papers that Milne published as the Society’s 60th volume in 2013.

This, the Stair Society’s 63rd volume, will be of interest not just to legal historians but also lawyers, historians, and Boswellians.

Edited by Hugh M. Milne

Published 2016

All volumes are available from the Avizandum Law Bookshop