Crabb Robinson Diary

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)

Whitbread

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 14 February, 1819

HCR diary 14.2.1819 at Aders "Mr Longdale and I talked about Whitbred and on professional subjects"
Samuel Whitbread (DNB 1764-1815) had two sons in politics William Henry Whitbread 1795 - 1867 MP for Bedford 1818 - 1834, and Samuel Charles Whitbread 1796 - 1879 MP for Middlesex 1820 - 1830. See History of Parliament

Voigt

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

Westphal

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 fro 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"

Thibaut

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

Tiarks

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"

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)

Thorwaldsen

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 20 December, 1820

HCR diary 20.12.1820 at Aders "Flaxman does not appear to relish Thorwaldsen's designs much. At the same time he related some anecdotes about Th: which made us suppose that some immorality in Th: indisposed Flaxman to relish his works of art"
Bertel Thorwaldsen c1770-1844 wikipedia.en

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