Godwin Diary

Le Vade, Jean David Paul Etienne

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 24 October, 1788

24.10.1788 Le Vade at Robinson's. Jean David Paul Etienne LeVade (A de Montet, Dictionnaire Biographique des Genevois et des Vaudois) born Lausanne 2.10.1750 died there 9.1.1834 was a minister in England then Amsterdam. His translation of Tristram Shandy into French was published 1786 in York and Paris, and a translation of his True and Surprising Account of a Natural Sleepwalker, given as a lecture in Lausanne 6.2.1788, was published in Edinburgh in 1792

Perkins

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 11 November, 1788

11.11.1788 at Timothy Hollis' / 16.11.1790 again /  30.11.1790 again / 31.1.1796 at Horne Tooke's / 14.8.1798 at Joseph Johnson's

Adair, William Jones

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 4 January, 1789

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: William Jones Adair proposed member 27.5.1785 by John Horne Tooke 2nded John Paradise
GODWIN DIARY: Adair 4.1.1789 at B Hollis' / 13.2.1790 at Anti-Tests / 23.5.1790 at Paradise's

Shipley, William Davies

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 5 January, 1789

5.1.1789 Shipley at B Hollis' / 7.3.1789 there. Shipley was in 1794 version of Godwin's 1796 list at start of 1789 but left out of 1796 version.
William Davies Shipley DNB 1745-1826 Dean of St Asaph but a defender of dissent, or possibly his uncle William Shipley DNB 1715-1803 but he lived in Maidstone and claimed to have hardly visited London between 1791 and 1796

 

Primate of England

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Wednesday, 25 February, 1789

25.2.1789 P of E surely referred to the Primate of England

 

Nicol, George

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 2 March, 1789

2.3.1789 Nicol & Potts at Robinson's / 9.3.1789 same pair at Hamilton's. In 1794 version of Godwin's 1796 list, Nicol near end of 1787, left out of 1796 version.
George Nicol DNB 1740-1828 bookseller and James Potts (R Pollard, Dublin Book Trade 1733-96) seem a likely pair to have been dining with these publishers (and see Jenkins, Caleb)

 

Potts, James

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 2 March, 1789

2.3.1789 Nicol & Potts at Robinson's and 9.3.1789 same pair at Hamilton's.
George Nicol DNB 1740-1828 bookseller and James Potts (R Pollard, Dublin Book Trade 1733-96) seem a likely pair to have been dining with these publishers (and see Jenkins 22.1.1789)
 

Davidson

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 3 March, 1789

Davidson 3.3.1789 at Timothy Hollis' / 7.3.1789 Dn  / 5.5.1789 again / 24.7.1789 again / 25.9.1789 again / 19.2.1790 again / 30.3.1790 again / 15.6.1790 again
The Dn entries might be George Dyson, but probably Davidson, whom I have failed to identify so far

Wilkes, Heaton

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 7 March, 1789

7.3.1789 H Wilkes at B Hollis'. Heaton Wilkes brother of the more famous John, malt distiller went bankrupt 1779 from financing his brother then inherited from their mother 1781; coal merchant 1783-91, died 19.12.1803 age 76 (newspapers & directories). In PCC wills there is also a Hope Wilkes 1803 and a Henry Wilkes 1805

 

Lisakovicz

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 9 March, 1789

8.3.1789 Lisakovicz at Holcroft's. In Godwin's 1796 list for 1789, crossed out, and in 1794 version.
General Robert Thomas Wilson DNB 1777-1849 sent a letter in 1807 to Chevalier Lisakovitz who was clearly an important Russian officer but at that time in Holstein. (Life of Sir Robert Wilson)
 

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