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.
Robert DarcyBorn 1718
British diplomat and politician. British ambassador at Venice (1744-1746), ambassador at The Hague (1749-1751), Secretary of State (1751-1761), Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1765-1778). All of his titles became extinct upon his death, except for the Barony of Conyers which was inherited by his daughter Amelia.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell possibly met Lord Holdernesse at The Hague around June 5, 1764, when he mentioned a number of the Englishmen present in the town at the time.