Crabb Robinson Diary


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 29 June, 1832

HCR diary 29.6.1832 "to Aders. Mrs A: I saw - she wants me to speak to Mr Walter about their pictures believing it would be quite sufficient to induce him to become a purchaser - I believe they are altogether under a mistake as to his taste and inclination etc but I can have no objection to do what they wish"
John Walter (DNB 1776-1847)

Ward, James

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 11 May, 1825

HCR diary 11.5.1825 "dined with Green - Lincolns Inn Fields - a large party. Mrs Aders, Phillips RA and wife - a sensible woman, Ward RA, Collins RA"
James Ward (DNB 1769-1859)

Vogel von Vogelstein

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 4 June, 1834

HCR diary 4.6.1834 "I had to breakfast with me Vogel von Vogelstein, Aders and Mayer and an agreeable morning. The painter is an intelligent man and not overpowering - He is ennobled by the King of Saxony and hence from Vogel becomes von Vogelstein. Aders and he had points of union to talk on"
Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein 1788-1868 (en.wikipedia)


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 28 September, 1827

HCR diary 28.9.1827 with Voigt "we went and took coffee with Mrs Aders"
Marquardt I p162 n 88 Friedrich Siegmund Voigt 1781-1850. His letters to Robinson are in Marquardt II p 184 on. For his father Johann Heinrich Voigt 1751-1823 see Marquardt I p 127 n 8


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 21 March, 1832

HCR diary 21.3.1832 at the Aders "Flor: seemed shocked by hearing of the death of Westfal in Sicily mentioned by Mayer"
Marquardt II p 307 n 79 Johann Heinrich Westphal 1794-1831

Thornton, Robert John

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 11 May, 1826

HCR DIARY 11.5.1826 calls on Blake, Thornton
Presumably Robert John Thornton (DNB 1768-1837). Robinson had met William Blake (DNB 1757-1827) with John Linnell (DNB 1792-1882) at the Aders. Thornton was Linnell's doctor and had met Blake through Linnell in 1818, commissioning him to make woodcuts for his edition of Virgil. Thornton nearly dismissed Blake's work but was persuaded otherwise by dining at the Aders when Thomas Lawrence (DNB 1769-1830) and James Ward (DNB 1769-1859) both expressed admiration for Blake's work.

Twiss, Horace

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 10 December, 1820

HCR diary 10.12.1820 "Hazlitt, Mrs Horace Twiss & Barry Cornwall were at Montague's and I had a very pleasant lounge there till past 12 o'clock"
                    18.12.1820 at Aders "Mrs Longdale was there without her husband - a beautiful woman and very agreeable - I overheard Mrs Montague speaking disrespectfully of her to Twiss but this is by no means conclusive"


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 2 March, 1821

HCR diary 1.3.1831 "called at Birchall's in Bond Street, to order musick for Thibaut"
                    2.3.1821 Robinson (by letter) asked Pickford "to tell Thibaut that Aders will procure his musick for him"
Marquardt I p181 n129 Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut 1772-1840. For his younger brother Bernhard Friedrich Thibaut 1775-1832 see Marquardt I p 41 n 72. And see Marquardt's index


First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 31 May, 1822

HCR diary 31.5.1822 "accompanied the Lambs and Dr Tiarks to Aders. Dr T: I took as my visitor and I did well for he was excellent company and pleased L:"
Crabb Robinson's Reminiscences "a very able man, who was too learned and scientific to be interested in me, but I could be interested in him...He was a monster of learning and endowed with various powers, and what is more, he was able to turn them to account"

Tennant, Mrs

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 23 April, 1843

Letter from Emma Pauncefote to Crabb Robinson dtaed 7.8.1842 but probably error for 7.9.1842 "I had no sooner despatched my letter to you yesterday than I received one from my friend in Wales (Mrs Tennant) in answer to my application to her on my sisters account the following is an extract of her letter on that subject 'Your sister my dearest friend, appears indeed to be in a most unfortunate situation, I quite agree with yours and her friend, that an Annuity would be the wisest mode of assisting her.