From 1777 to 1783 James Boswell was a columnist for the London Magazine, writing a total of seventy essays under the pseudonym the Hypochondriack.
John ClaxtonDied Mar 11, 1811 at Bath
Studied law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, to which he was admitted on Nov 1, 1757. He became a lawyer at Lincoln's Inn, London, and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.1 In the early 1800s Claxton had built Shirley House, near Croydon, Surrey, which was designed by architect John Shaw (1776-1832).2 The site is now home to the Trinity School.
Claxton was, at some time, a close friend of William Temple.
Claxton died at Bath on March 4, 1811.3
Life with Boswell:
Boswell was introduced to Claxton by Temple, who knew him from Cambridge, on May 15, 1763. Apparently they took a liking to each other, and met occasionally whenever Boswell was in London for the years to come. At some point Boswell even borrowed a wig and gown from Claxton.