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Rare & Historic Painted Wooden Inn Wall Plaque Sign

The Black Lion, Water Lane, Fleet Street in London, where James Boswell slept during his stay in London. According to his journal, it is the place where he first spent a night with Louisa Lewis on January 12th 1763.

Boswell probably knew Louisa Lewis from her stint at the theatre in Edinburgh, but her first appearance in his journal is on December 14th 1762, after which she is mentioned almost daily (with some exceptions) for the next month. She was Boswell's primary love interest during his London stay.



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Height: 28cm (11.0 inches)
Width: 40cm (15.7 inches)

Rare & Historic Painted Wooden Inn Wall Plaque Sign

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