James Boswell died in 1795 believing he had touched and kissed a cache of Shakespeare's original letters and papers discovered by a Mr. Ireland. His friend, Edmond Malone, publicly exposed the lot as a forgery just a year later.
Catherine StewartDied 1799
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met her at Patrick Heron's Kirroughtrie on September 22, 1762. He described her as "very beautiful and, what is much more, very agreeable, being possessed of the most engaging affability." She had an equally positive opinion of Boswell. He writes, on September 24, 1762, that Lady Katie had told Lady Kames and Mrs. Heron that "she thought [him] the finest creature she had ever seen, and that if she went to London next winter [...] that she hoped to see [him] every day in their house".