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.
Isabella MitchelsonDied 1774
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met her at her father's on October 28, 1762. He described the marriage between her and Robert Hepburn thus: "I was somewhat hurt to see a young fellow of twenty, possessed of twelve hundred a year, tied down to a woman elder than himself, not pretty and low bred".