James Boswell 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. Advocates of Boswell's generation submitted their pleadings in writing. This first volume of his legal papers, edited by Hugh M. Milne, covers the first year of Boswell's legal career from 29 July 1766 to 11 November 1767. This, the Stair Society's 60th volume, will be of interest not just to legal historians but also lawyers, historians, and Boswellians.
Boswell's Legal Papers, Volume 1 is available from Avizandum Law Books.
Stair Society Members will receive their complimentary copies soon.The price for additional copies for Members is £20. Non-members can obtain copies for £45.