Transactions 2019


Editorial, John Winterton

Introducing the President: Rowan Williams, Phil Jones

Samuel Johnson and the Tradition of Tory Anarchism, Rowan Williams

Johnson Birthday Weekend 2019

Was Johnson Innumerate?, Robert DeMaria, Jr

Textual Studies at Lichfield, Nicholas Seager

Sir John Hawkins (1719–89)

Essential Johnsonian Reading 6: Johnson’s Correspondence with Hester Thrale, Isobel Grundy

Elizabeth Johnson: The Bromley Connection, John Winterton

The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson, Robert DeMaria, Jr

Reflections on the Willow Walk, Michael Moschella

The Fourth Willow: 60 Glorious Years

An Unlikely Pairing? Johnson and Thucydides, John Winterton

Alliance of Literary Societies AGM Weekend 2019 – Nuneaton’s Dairymaid, Colin and Donna Greatorex

News from the Birthplace, Joanne Wilson

Genuflecting with The Johnsonians, Phil Jones

Johnson Society Outing 2019, Peter Barrett

Johnson Society Winter Lecture Programme 2018–19, Phil Jones

CD Review: The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell, Annette Rubery,

Book Review: The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight over the English Language by Peter Martin, Marty Smith

Book Review: The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson’s Guide to Life by Henry Hitchings, John Winterton

Obituary: Ilse Vickers, Michael Bundock

Obituary: John Chapple, Peter Barrett

Past Presidents


A Johnsonian Crossword 9

Membership of the Johnson Society

New Members

Johnson Society Events 2020

Notes on Contributors