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.
Scotsman in the Dutch army in the 1760s. A Colonel living in The Hague in 1764.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met Houston a few times during his stay in Holland 1763-64.
Source: Boswell in Holland 1763-64