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.
Elisabeth Agnès Jacoba de Nassau La-LecqBorn Aug 29, 1724
Died Jun 17, 1798
Daughter of Willem Hendrik van Nassau La-Lecq (d. 1762), and Adriana Jacoba Noiret (1699-1724). Married (1749) to Alexander Sweder.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell visited Baron and Madame Spaen at the Hague on December 20, 1763. He recorded a part of their dinner conversation, available in Boswell in Holland 1763-64. Boswell corresponded with her regularly until 1773.