Plaque

Boswell and Johnson

Inscription

Greater London Council
In this house, occupied by Thomas Davies, bookseller, Dr Samuel Johnson first met James Boswell in 1763.

Site: Boswell and Johnson (1 memorial)

WC2, Russell Street, 8

Sometime between 2009 and 2012 a long blue panel was added to this building, low on the left. The text adds some detail to the famous meeting. We've decided not to add the panel here as a memorial since it is riddled with typographic or language errors (difficult to know which). Part of it replicates a heritage blue plaque to the extent of having 'Greater London Council' around the top. I think we can be sure that neither the GLC nor English Heritage had anything to do with it.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Boswell and Johnson

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James Boswell

Born Edinburgh, died London. Known for his two-volume biography 'The Life Of...

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Thomas Davies

The bookseller and author who, in 1763, introduced Dr Samuel Johnson to James...

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Dr Samuel Johnson

Essayist, biographer, lexicographer and speaker of quotes. Born Lichfield, St...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Boswell and Johnson

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Greater London Council

Replaced the LCC. The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could...

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