Dr Johnson’s Resources
Dr Johnson's House (Museum)
the House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original features...
Johnson's English Dictionary, Volume 1 (book)
Samuel Johnson’s epic achievement A Dictionary of the English Language, published a year after his death in 1785
BBC series Black and British: A Forgotten History
Francis Barber was born a slave but died a free man in the 1700s. Meet his great, great, great, grandson.
The Idler (Wikipedia)
The Idler was a series of 103 essays, all but twelve of them by Samuel Johnson, published in the London weekly the Universal Chronicle between 1758 and 1760.
The Rambler (Wikipedia)
The Rambler was published on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1750 to 1752 and totals 208 articles. It was Johnson's most consistent and sustained work in the English language
Samuel Johnson on Twitter
Gouty Lexicographer of Dr Johnson's Dictionary of Modern Life, publish'd by Square Peg. Presently in the American Colonies
A View of London Bridge before the Late Alterations
Samuel Scott's (1758) view of Old London Bridge was taken shortly before the demolition of its buildings in 1760
The Thames, 1760 (High-res image)
Canaletto, London, The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City (1750-1)
Man of Fetters, Dr Johnson and Mrs Thale
Adam Gopnik provides a well researched piece on Johnson, The New Yorker, 2008.
Samuel Johnson's Poetry
Johnson wrote poetry throughout his life, from the time he was a schoolboy until eight days before his death, composing in Latin and Greek as well as English
An Introduction to Dr. Johnson's "Dictionary of the English Language"
What should every logophile know about Johnson's Dictionary? Here are a few starting points.