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.
George DouglasBorn 1754
Life with Boswell:
Boswell knew George though his father, Boswell's friend and doctor in London during his 1762-63 stay in that city, Andrew Douglas.