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.
Maria Phillipina Jacoba PieckBorn 1735
Life with Boswell:
Boswell dined at the Wilhem's on December 26, 1763. Apparently, Madame de Wilhem was somewhat critial of Boswell's Utrecht acquaintance, the Countess of Nassau Beverweerd. He visited the Wilhem's on a couple of other occasions during his stay in Holland.