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17 Gough Square - where Dr. Johnson compiled his dictionary
17 Gough Square, Fleet Street, London - where Dr. Samuel Johnson compiled his dictionary in 1748. In the garret (with the slanting roof) his assistants worked. The purchaser of the property (in 1911) Cecil Harmsworth who is reported to have said "......it presented every appearance of squalor and decay.....it is doubtful whether in the whole of London there existed a more forlorn or dilapidated tenement". This card, dating from around the time Harmsworth's purchase shows the building in a poor state of repair, with the then occupant being the printing firm of Waller & Baines. Date: circa 1911
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection