Monthly Archives: December 2014

5 November 2014: Dane Love spoke at Auchinleck House

At this year’s well attended annual Auchinleck House meeting on the 5th of November, the speaker was Dane Love, the Auchinleck local historian, who presented a well-researched study of Boswell family heraldry. Chairman David and Joan were as usual our gracious hosts.

11 October 2014: David Clapham spoke at Bath

As has become the custom, the Bath Meeting of the Society took place at the American Museum near Bath on the 11th of October. It was a glorious autumn day when the speaker, David Clapham of Glasgow and his wife were welcomed. The title of David’s talk was ‘Claphams’s Presumptuous Task’. The lunch was preceded […]

16 May 2015: Andrew Boswell spoke on behalf of Dr Cecil Courtney at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London

On Saturday the 16th of May 2015 we returned to the Connaught Rooms in London for lunch after which Dr Andrew Boswell read Dr Courtney’s speech as he was ill. Dr Cecil Courtney, of Cambridge University, had prepared a talk on James Boswell’s Dutch friend, Zèlide (Belle de Zuylen), whom he met whilst a student at Utrecht. […]

2 March 2015: Derek Walker spoke on behalf of Éric Christen at Lichfield

On the 2nd of March 2015 at Lichfield, owing to indisposition, the Speaker was unable to attend but kindly sent his speech to Derek Walker who read it with a dramatic interlude with Richard Davies which was well received.