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.
Hendrik FagelBorn 1706
2nd Greffier of the States-General (1742-1744), 1st Greffier of the States-General (1744/1790).1
The 4th Earl of Chesterfield wrote that "[Greffier Fagel] had the deepest knowledge of business, and the soundest judgment, of any man I ever knew in my life;"2
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met the Greffier Fagel on May 13, 1764, at Count Rhoon's, and wrote that the Greffier had seemed pleased with him.