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David Laing, Esq., LL.D., F.S.A. Scot., Honorary.

William Lidderdale, Esq.

Hugh G. Lumsden, Esq., of Clova.

Right Hon. the Earl of Mar.

Right Hon. the Earl of Minto.

Right Hon. the Earl of Moray.
Keith Stewart Mackenzie, Esq., of
Seaforth.

William Alexander Mackinnon, Esq.,
C. B.

P. Mackinnon, Esq.

The Mackintosh.

Donald MacIntyre, Esq.
Alexander Mackintosh, Esq.

Angus Mackintosh, Esq., of Holme.
Captain Colin Mackenzie.

William Menelaus, Esq.

William MacCash, Esq.

A. M'Culloch, Esq.

Charles Fraser Mackintosh, Esq., of

Drummond, M.P.
Donald MacInnes, Esq.
Alexander MacInnes, Esq.
Hugh A. Mackay, Esq.

R. B. E. Macleod, Esq., of Cadboll.
T. Comyn Macgregor, Esq., of Brediland.
Hugh Edmonstoune Montgomerie, Esq.,
F. S. A.

John D. Macdonald, Esq., M.D., F.R.S.
J. S. Muschet, Esq., M.D., of Birkhill.
Sir James Ranald Martin, C.B., F.R.S.
W. H. Macfarlane, Esq.
George Macfarlane, Esq.
F. W. Malcolm, Esq.
John Malcolm, Esq.

I. McBurney, LL.D., F.S.A. Scot.,
F.E.I.S.

William Thomas Morrison, Esq.
John Whitefoord Mackenzie, W.S.
Colonel Macdonald Macdonald, of St.
Martins.

Sir Robert Menzies, Bart., of Castle
Menzies.

Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, Bart.

Robert W. Mylne, Esq., F.R.S., F.G.S., F.S. A. Scot.

Rev W. O. Macfarlane, M. A. Oxon.
Sir William Maxwell, Bart., of Monreith.
F. Maxwell, Esq., of Gribton.
J. Milne, Esq.

James Cornwall Miller, Esq.
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L. Mackinnon, Esq.
John M'Rae, Esq.
David W. Murray, Esq.
James D. Marwick, Esq.
John M'Ewan, Esq.

David P. M'Euen, Esq.

Peter Handyside M'Kerlie, Esq.
Robert Mure M'Kerrell, Esq.

D. Macneil, Esq.

J. B. Murdoch, Esq.

J. W. M'Cardie, Esq., of Newpark, F.R.H.S.

James Maclaren, Esq.

William M'Combie, Esq., of Easterskene.

John C. M'Naughton, Esq., of Kilellan.
George M'Corquodale, Esq.
Colin James Mackenzie, Esq.
Graeme R. Mercer, Esq., of Gorthy.

Right Hon. Lord Napier and Ettrick.
The Hon. Lord Neaves.
W. J. Newman, Esq.

James Neish, Esq., of Laws.
Hugh Neilson, Esq.

Donald Ogilvie, Esq., of Clova.
Thomas L. Kington Oliphant, Esq., of
Gask, F.S.A.

Sir J. P. Orde, Bart., of Kilmory.
Dr. William O'Donnovan.

James G. Orchar, Esq.
Colonel J. Oliphant.

R. W. Cochran Patrick, Esq., of Ladyland

Sir J. Noël Paton, R.A.
James Park, Esq.
Hugh Penfold, Esq.
Cornelius Paine, Esq.
W. S. Purves, Esq.

Alexander Pringle, Esq., of Yair.

His Grace the Duke of Richmond.
Right Hon. the Earl of Rosebery.
Right Hon. the Earl of Rosslyn.
John Rae, Esq., LL.D., F.S.A.

Lieut. -Colonel John Ramsay, of Barra.
William Rider, Esq.

Patrick Rankin, Esq., jun.

Rev. Charles Rogers, LL.D., F.R. H.S., F.S.A. Scot., Secretary, Grampian Lodge, Forest Hill, S.E.

E. William Robertson, Esq., of Chilcote.
Edward J. Reed, Esq., C. B., M.P.
James Robb, Esq.

Andrew Ramsay, Esq., LL.D., F.R.S.
Rev. David Ogilvy Ramsay.
Major Rose, of Kilravock.
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James Ross, Esq.

Robert Hamilton Ramsay, Esq., M.D.
The Hon. Edward S. Russell.
George Russell, Esq.

William Reid, Esq., W. S., F.S.A.
Scot.

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Right Hon. the Earl of Seafield.
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Right Hon. Sir John Stuart, F.S.A.
Scot.

The Hon. Sir Charles Farquhar Shand.
George Edwin Swithinbank, LL.D.,
F.S.A. Scot.

William H. Smith, Esq.
Alexander Smith, Esq.

Captain Robert Stenart, of Westwood.
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Charles A. Stewart, Esq., of Achnacone. James Stillie, Esq.

T. W. Swinburne, Esq.

Alexander B. Stewart, Esq.

Thomas Sopwith, Esq., F. R. S., F.R.H.S.

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Charles H. H. Wilson, Esq., of Dalnair.

Mrs. W. Wilson.

Andrew Wark, Esq.

Rev. W. H. Wylie.

Allan A. Maconochie Welwood, Esq., of Meadowbank.

T. W. Spencer Waugh, Esq.
Randolph Gordon Erskine Wemyss,
Esq., of Wemyss and Torrie.
Mrs. Wilkie.

Evan C. Sutherland Walker, Esq., of
Skibo.

PREFACE.

JAMES BOSWELL had not, by publishing his great work, the Life of Dr. Samuel Johnson, completed his literary plans. He preserved the letters he received from notable persons, and retained copies of his own. For many years he kept a journal, in which he recorded not merely his conversations with Dr. Johnson, but the diurnal occurrences of his own life. Respecting his journal, in a letter to his friend Mr. Temple, dated 22nd May, 1789, he writes:-"You have often told me that I was the most thinking man you ever knew; it is certainly so as to my own life. I am continually conscious, continually looking back or looking forward, and wondering how I shall feel in situations which I anticipate in fancy. My journal will afford materials for a very curious narrative. I assure you I do not now live with a view to have surprising incidents, though I own I am desirous that my life should tell." Boswell evidently intended to adapt the contents of his journal to an autobiography; his early death precluded the intention.

Besides a journal, Boswell kept in a portfolio a

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