Godwin Diary

Hamilton, Archibald

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Friday, 7 November, 1788

7.11.1788 Archd. This must be Archibald Hamilton, either son or grandson of Archibald Hamilton (see his Person Record in GD website)
Also probably 9.9.1795 call on A H / 15.2.96 call on A Hn
 

Barwell

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 27 October, 1788

Mrs Barwell 27.10.1788 at Miss Williams' / 5.5.1789 again / 21.12.1789 again / 9.2.1790 again / 30.3.1795 at Barbauld's. see Clarke who she appeared with twice and both had opera boxes in 1796

Cruikshank, William

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Monday, 27 October, 1788

27.10.1788
Identified, probably wrongly, in GD website as the cartoonist Isaac Cruikshank. Given the many medical men and their wives at Miss Williams' tea parties this seems more likely to have been William Cruikshank (DNB 1745-1800). He was partner to Hunter, whose widow also attended the tea parties, and then to Baillie, who did as well.
4.8.1801 miss Cruickshank at Carlisle's

Robinson, Pollingrove

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

24.10.1788
Pollingrove Robinson, Esq was the author of books on art, music and astronomy. In 1790 he subscribed to Poems by Mr Fenton giving his address as Inner Temple. His name is not found in Inner Temple admission lists or those of any other Inns of Court. His books were ridiculed in the reviews. Godwin and Holcroft dined at his on 2.11.1788, (when he was called Pol Robinson) then he dined at Holcroft's on 3.12.1788 then on 30.1.1789 Godwin calls on P.Robinson. P Robinson also appeared in Godwin's 1796 list for 1788
 

Latter, Thomas

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Tuesday, 30 September, 1788

30.9.1788 interview with Thomas Latter of Hertfordshire, esquire / 5.10.1788 letter from mr Latter / 5.10.1790 call on mr Latter morning & afternoon / 10.10.1790 note from Latter. In Godwin's 1796 list for 1788 and in 1794 version

Hewlett, John

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 27 September, 1788

27.9.1788
In Godwin's 1796 list for 1788 (crossed out) and in 1794 version. GD website has a person record for him but the 1796 list entry is not coded to it.

Soderini

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Thursday, 17 July, 1788

Mrs Soderini 17.7.1788.
Joseph Soderini is listed in Highfill, Burnim & Langhan's Biog Dict of Actors &c as a violinist (fl 1758-1794), no details of his wife are given, though he was said to be very ugly
 

Spilsbury, Thomas

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 6 May, 1792

Spilsbury 6.5.1792; 16.5.1792; and 20.6.1794 - this last a call by Godwin followed by his call on Dorset the next day.
Thomas Spilsbury printer of Snow Hill (see Cooper, John Robinson). 3 other Spilsbury entries in 1809 may hve been the same person.

 

Steel, Jeremiah

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Sunday, 26 February, 1804

Steel, baker. 26.2.1804, 27.2.1804 (mrs Steel)&(writes to Steel).
Jeremiah Steel, baker of Lewes (PCC 1819)and his wife Lydia (PCC 1832). They were Quakers and probably known to Godwin through Thomas Clio Rickman who had been ejected from the Lewes meeting for marrying outside the Society. Steel and William Balcombe Langridge (qv) were both subscribers to Rickman's book of poetry.

 

Jacob, Joseph

First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
Saturday, 5 November, 1791

Jacob in Godwin's 1796 list for 1773, in the 1794 version Jacob is preceded by Jos (crossed out). In some of Godwin's autobiographical notes (these ones don't seem to be scanned online, I read them on microfilm Duke MF 75 in Bodleian Library) he wrote "Jacob's - admiration of Jos" shortly after his arrival in London 1773

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