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.
Thomas David BoswellBorn 1748
Life with Boswell:
David Boswell enters his older brother's journals when he arrived in Edinburgh with their mother on November 10, 1762. The two brothers were rather close, often of the same mind and they corresponded often during the long periods of physical absence from each other.