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.
Anna Susanna HasselaerBorn 1730
Life with Boswell:
Boswell was introduced to Madame Amerongen by her sister Catherina, Madame Geelvinck, on February 4, 1764. Boswell described her as "cold and backward, and seemed to dread strangers and designing foreigners on the Prize".