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.
Harriet StewartDied 1788
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met her at Galloway House on September 25, 1762. He described her as "well-looked, sensible and agreeable when her mother is not present, of whom she stands most prodigiously in awe, which makes her appear to disadvantage".