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.
Robert HunterBorn ca. 1728
Born in Pisgah, Ayrshire. He married in 1755 and had at least one daughter, Burella (b. 1758), who married (1779) Arthur Campbell of Auchmannoch. Professor of Greek in the University of Edinburgh from 1741 until his death, although he seems to have stopped teaching in December 1772, being succeeded by Andrew Dalzel.