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 Home-DrummondBorn ca. 1740
Son of Henry Home, Lord Kames and Agatha Drummond. Married Janet Jardine (d. 1840) in 1782. He inherited the title and estate of Blair Drummond from his mother's brother George Drummond of Blair Drummond (d. 1765). (Link)
In 1762-3 he was described by Boswell as "a good honest fellow [who] applies well to his business a a mechant". (LJ020163)
Life with Boswell:
Boswell first met George Home at Home's father Lord Kames, where Boswell was all giddiness. (LJ020163) On January 1, 1763, however, George Home expressed how, when visiting Boswell in his Downing Street lodgings, he "was astonished to find [Boswell] settled on so prudent a plan". They met a few other times during Boswell's 1762-3 London stay as well.