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.
Louis-Édouard Boufflers-RouverelBorn 1746
Son of Édouard de Boufflers-Rouverel (d. 1763), Marquis de Boufflers, and Marie-Charlotte Hippolyte de Campet de Saujon. Married to Amelie Constance des Alleurs.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell was "[w]ell with Comte Boufflers and Jesuit governor" on May 8, 1764.