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.
A surgeon on the East India Company vessel The Lord Mansfield in 1763. Originating from the Isle of Skye. A friend of William McQuhae, and a staunch Jacobite.
Life with Boswell:
Macdonald visited Boswell on February 24, 1763. Boswell "really took a liking to the lad." (LJ240263)