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.
Henning Adam von Bassewitz
Almost certainly a close relation of Lütke Cuno Wolfradt von Bassewitz (1728-1796), Hauptmann of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, son of Ludolph Friedrich von Bassewitz and Magdalene Sybille.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell visited the Lord Chamberlain upon his return to Brunswick on August 8, 1764.