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.
Frances ErskineBorn Before 1725
Died Jun 20, 1776
Life with Boswell:
Boswell dined with lady Frances on November 29, 1762. The conversation bored him. He visited her house at some other occasions during his 1762-3 stay in London.