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BBRAD - I was in Scotland about 4 years ago (for about 4 hours, just across the border to visit Walter Scott's Abbotsford), and again about 2 years ago, when I spent a week on Iona, in the Hebrides. I ran across a copy of Boswell's Hebrides journal in the library of the "Bishop's House" (an 'adult hostel' with a chapel, operated by the Anglican church) where I was staying. I read the entries on Iona, Mull, and that area. Though I can't say Iona hasn't changed since then, I can say that, in the essentials of Boswell's observations, it remains remarkably current. That's what put me onto his 'travel writings'.

Thanks for reminding me of that.

you wrote:
Os - Thanks for the editing tip on Boswell's London Journal. I'll make the change. By the way, I just returned from my first trip to Scotland, which caused me to pick up the unread Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides in my library. It seems a fresh as when it was written (in 1773)
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