Godwin Diary

Elkins, William

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 9 August, 1799

Tea Kirkley's 9.8.1799, followed by call on Elkins.
This was Sir Joshua Reynolds' servant Ralph Kirkley (qv) one of whose daughters married at St Marylebone 22.12.1798 William Elkins, a bookseller who went bankrupt in 1800.
 

Smith, George

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 5 September, 1793

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: George Smith of Bloomsbury Square proposed member 14.12.1792 by Joseph Jennings 2nded Charles Sinclair

Elwes, Sarah

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 3 May, 1799

them 10.5.1800 surely referred to James Marshall & Sarah Elwes
below are notes from my correspondence with Mark Philp whose article Sarah Elwes' calling was published in Bodleian Library Record April 2011
John Elwes divorced Sarah Elwes in Ecclesiastical court in 1796, she appealed; the Court of Arches hearing found in John Elwes favour; she appealed to the High Court of Delegates. But when he died (about 19.4.1817) it was mentioned that he had two sons (Derby Mercury May 1, 1817).

Yoell, Yoel

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 12 May, 1788

12.5.1788 see Yoel (at or after Robinson's). Yoel Yoell watchmaker and finisher, Duke St, Aldgate took apprentices in 1785 and 1792 and at Portsea, Hants in 1796. There was also a Messrs Yuell & Co tailors of Bloomsbury in 1788 and a Yuel, Esq of Hart St, Bloomsbury who subscribed to Bell's Shakspere in 1788
 

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)

 

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