Boswell may refer to:

In places:

  • Boswell, Indiana, US
  • Boswell, Oklahoma, US
  • Boswell, Pennsylvania, US
  • Boswell, British Columbia, a rural community on Kootenay Lake in British Columbia, Canada
  • Boswell, British Columbia (Central Coast), a former cannery town in the Smith Sound area of the Central Coast region of British Columbia, Canada
  • Boswell Bay, Alaska, a place in Alaska

In other uses:

  • Boswell (surname)
    • James Boswell, often referred to as simply Boswell, friend and biographer of Samuel Johnson
    • Clan Boswell, a Lowland Scottish clan
  • Boswell (saint), Boisil, a 7th-century saint
  • Boswell High School, Fort Worth, Texas, US
  • Boswell Observatory, at Doane College in Nebraska, US
  • Boswells of Oxford, or simply Boswells, a department store in Oxford, England
  • The Boswells School, a secondary school in Chelmsford, Essex, England
  • Boswell: A Modern Comedy, a novel by Stanley Elkin

Famous quotes containing the word boswell:

    Boswell, when he speaks of his Life of Johnson, calls it my magnum opus, but it may more properly be called his opera, for it is truly a composition founded on a true story, in which there is a hero with a number of subordinate characters, and an alternate succession of recitative and airs of various tone and effect, all however in delightful animation.
    —James Boswell (1740–1795)

    I have Johnsonised the land; and I trust they will not only talk, but think, Johnson.
    —James Boswell (1740–1795)

    Here now do I find myself in the very sphere of magnificence. I live with princes, and a court is my home.
    —James Boswell (1740–1795)