Pottle, Frederick (1897 - 1987)

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Frederick A. Pottle was born in Lovell, ME, graduated from Colby College in 1917 and received his Ph.D from Yale in 1925. He served as an orderly with Evacuation Hospital no. 8 during WWI, 1917-18. He taught at Yale from 1925 through 1966, from 1930 as a full professor. He was known as the foremost authority on the 18th century English biographer James Boswell, the study of whom his entire scholarly career was based.

Selected Bibliography

  • A New Portrait of James Boswell (1927)
  • Stretchers: the Story of a Hospital Unit on the Western Front (1929)
  • the Literary Career of James Boswell: Being the Bibliographical Materials for a Life of Boswell (1929)
  • The Private Papers of James Boswell, from Malahide Castle: In the Collection of Lt.Colonel Ralph H. Isham (1931)
  • Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1936)
  • Bowell and the Girl from Botany Bay (1937)
  • The Idiom of Poetry (1941)
  • Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 (1950)
  • Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764 (1953)
  • Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-1766
  • Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766-1769 (1956)
  • Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774 (1959)
  • Boswell: the Ominous Years, 1774-1776 (1963)
  • James Boswell: the Earlier Years, 1740-1769 (1966)