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Alexander Boswell

Alexander Boswell (1706-1782), lord of Auchinleck[?], was a judge of the supreme courts[?] of Scotland. He was the father of the author and biographer James Boswell.

Most noted for rescuing of the Auchinleck Manuscript[?] 1740 from a professor of Aberdeen University who was in the process of destroying it. He donated the manuscript to the Advocates' Library[?] in Edinburgh.

Note that also Alexander Boswell's grandson was called Alexander Boswell.



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