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.
James CraufurdDied 1766
Life with Boswell:
Boswell called on a Mr. Craufurd on June 1, 1764, presumably to order some White Port which he had previously promised to send to Abraham Gronovius.
Boswell in Holland (1951) identifies the Mr. Craufurd as Patrick Craufurd, but a letter from James Craufurd to Boswell dated May 16, 1766 (CG66, p. 28) leads me to believe that Boswell was actually referring to James, Patrick's father.