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Sir Alexander Boswell (1775–1822)

Boswell, Sir Alexander. A Scottish antiquary and poet; born at Auchinleck, Ayrshire, Oct. 9, 1775; died in Balmuto, March 27, 1822. He was the son of James Boswell the biographer of Johnson; was educated at Oxford; and at his father’s death in 1795, succeeded to Auchinleck. He studied the literature of Scotland, imitated the ballad style, and published original poems and reprints from his private printing-press. His ‘Songs Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect’ (1803) were very popular.