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.
Catharina Johanna MosselBorn 1741 at Negapatnam in Dutch Coromandel (present day Tamil Nadu, India)
Died Aug 06, 1795 at Antwerpen
Born in the Dutch East Indies, daughter of Jacob Mossel (d. 1761) and Adriana Appels (d. 1743).1 Married (1759?) to Gerard Maximiliaan Taets van Amerongen (1727-1788).
- 1. The later Madame d'Amerongen was apparently the second daughter of Jacob and Adriana named Catharina Johanna. The first one died aged 3 sometime before 1741.
Life with Boswell:
Madame Geelvinck probably introduced Boswell and Madame Amerongen to each other on February 7, 1764.