A-Z of Entries

C & B

sup with C & B, Marlb. Strt  23.9.1800 / 11.10.1800 call on Cn / 17.10.1800 C sleeps / 18.10.1800 C at Perry's

John Philpot Curran DNB 1750-1817 & James Boaden DNB 1762=1839, the only C and only B already named that day. Godwin had Curran to dinner, then went to the theatre with him, where they met Boaden and all three supped together. The other Cn & C entries above all surely referred to Curran but not coded to him in GD website


30.6.1810 H Boinville calls: C B dines

This C B has been coded on GD website to the Baxter family, implying presumably Christina Baxter who certainly came to London later with Godwin's daughter Mary, but no reason to think she was in London in 1810, her father had last seen Godwin in the summer of 1809. This was more likely to have been Cornelia Boinville age 15

C Ml

16.1.1810 read C Ml pamphlet

Suggestion this could mean Court Martial but I haven't identified the pamphlet


5.11.1793 critique CW. surely Godwin's novel Caleb Williams


Cabbel at Hubbard's 23.3.1794 / 19.9.1804 Cabel at Joseph Johnson's / 26.9.1804 again / 3.10.1794 again

1779 Geo Cabbell cit & apothecary Ldn / 1784 John Cabbell MD (1764 Mayor of Taunton subscr to Wellins Calcott) 

1790 Cabell subscr to poems of late John Mylne / William Cabell esq India Board subscr to John Meares Voyages

1795 Thos Cabbell appr to John I'Anson attorney St Mgt Westmr

1796 Wm Cabbell gent Craven St, St Martin in the Fields voted Fox & Tooke

Benjamin Bond Cabbell DNB 1782/3-1874 admitted Middle Temple 1803 called to bar 1806…


22.7.1796 water party at B Gurney's, Wroxham

GD website has Wraxham but look closely at original. No Wraxham found in Norfolk but Wroxham is on the Norfolk Broads. Cabble, Blogg and Ansell were perhaps watermen.

Price Cable, cordwainer, Saxmundham. Norwich will 1811 Nat Arch IR26

Cadell, Thomas

In Godwin's 1796 list for 1783, crossed out, and in 1794 version added in small letters with Robinson and Dodsley. Has a person record in GD website but the entry in 1796 list not coded to it

Thomas Cadell DNB 1742-1802 bookseller

Cadogan, William

9.2.1790 Cadogan at Miss Williams.

In 1796 list for 1790. William Cadogan DNB 1711-97 doctor connected with Hunter and Baillie who were also Miss Williams' guests. Samuel Rogers 'Early Life' diary entry 21.4.91 includes Dr Cadogan in list of guests at Miss Williams. His will PCC 1797 Doctor of Physic of George St, Han Sq mentions Francis Milman of Argyle St MD; bro in law Archibald Cochran Esq; dau Frances wife of William Nicholl, her mother Frances; sons & daus of late nephew William Cadogan, their mother, and their uncles John & George Prince; sister in law Mrs Hulbert;…


3 professors from Caen 19.10.1794 at Northmore's


Calcot 24.6.1799 adv at Chandler's (& miss Stephens) / 14.10.1804 Calcot calls / 9.7.1810 again

Possibly, as Chandler was an artist, this was Augustus Wall Callcott DNB 1779-1844 (or less likely his older brother John Wall Calcott DNB 1766-1821 musician)

Caldecott, Thomas

30.11.1790 Caldecot at T Hollis'.

Thomas Caldecott DNB 1744-1833 barrister & literary editor


7.3.1796 Hayward & Calder call / 20.4.1796 meet Montagu, Butler & Calder

Perhaps the Rev John Calder born 1733 Aberdeen, afternoon preacher 1780-4 at Poor Jewry Lane Crutched Friars, Rev John Calder DD of Furnivals Inn widower married 24.1.1789 St Bride's Fleet St, Martha Huddlestone Green spinster of Croydon, elected assessor of Aberdeen University 15.3.1809, died 10.6.1815 at Lisson Grove Paddington, will PCC 1815. His newspaper obituary said he was "well known among the learned as a man of genius" Caledonian Mercury 29.6.1815. Perhaps the John Calder clerk who purchased…

Caldwell, Andrew

Caldwel 22.7.1799 dines (& Charlotte Smith, Skeys & Fenwicks). In Godwin's 1796 list for 1799 / 4.7.1800 (in Ireland) call on (not in) / 6.7.1800 (in Ireland) calls / 8.7.1800 (in Ireland) dine at his (with Skeys) / 10.7.1800 (in Ireland) call on (& Skeys) / 18.7.1800 (in Ireland) at Drennan's / 19.7.1800 (in Ireland) calls / 26.7.1800 (in Ireland) at his / 1.8.1800 (in Ireland) call on (not in) / 29.10.1800 meet / 2.11.1800 dines (& Fenwicks)

Andrew Caldwell DNB 1733-1808. A friend of Charlotte Smith see her Collected Letters p329 n5


call on Callagan 5.8.1802

British Book Trades Index have Michael Callagan bookbinder 1770-1815. He was apprenticed 1782 to John Lovejoy, Exeter Ct, Strand, son of Edwrad Callagan deceased chairman of Milbank St, Westminster. He married Diana Underwood at Lambeth 9.3.1800 and was buried at St Margaret's Westminster 21.12.1817 age 45 of Broadway. His son William was a printer in Devon in the 1851 census, whose children were born in Ireland 1825-30 and thereafter in Devonport


at Perry's (with Wateridge), Calld 24.11 there, 8.2.95 there (with Wateridge), 21.3 mrs Calland adv at theatre

John Calland 18 Abingdon St (Boyle's 1792), of Madras 1781, votes Hood & Tooke 1790, will PCC 1803, Forest coalmine £16,00, wife Elizabeth, son Rev John (prebend of Chichester, chaplain to Lord Le Despenser, died in fall from horse 1800), son Charles (born 1771 attorney Pall Mall 1798 Law List died 1837 Norton St, Portland Pl, his widow Catherine Pearkes died 1861 aged 77), son George (born 1772, Capt Calland 14 George St, Manchester Sq Boyle's 1792, died 1820 Exmouth…


Callender calls 17.2.1803 / 25.2.1803 Callendar calls / 18.4.1803 again /26.1.1833 Gen Callender at Aldis's

Spelling of this name varied to Callander, Callendar &c. Some possibles: Adam Callender landscape painter Titchfield St 1790, New Cavendish St 1800 will PCC 1816 / Henry Callender merchant Cornhill 1784 will PCC 1808 / Alexander Callender 5 Somers Pl, Somers Town 1811 will PCC Kensington 1827. Unlikely to have been Caroline Sheridan DNB 1779-1851 nee Callander one of the great beauties of her day who married the playwright Sheridan's son Tom 21.6.1805. Plenty of other…


Calton 12.10.1799 Curran's / 15.10.1799 meet Calton

Calvert, J

J Calvert 16.4.1800 at Mary Robinson's / 11.6.1800 Calvt there

See Heslop, H. And work notes below


SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION Mr Thomas Campbell of Princes St, Leicester Sq proposed  27.4.1792 by Walsh 2nded Tooke & Mr Hector Campbell at the Neckinger, Bermondsey proposed SCI 9.11.1792 by Watts 2nded Rae. Both these Campbells in SCI were chemists (as were Walsh & Watts who proposed them). Thomas' will PCC 1810 surgeon & apothecary, Hector's will PCC 1831, Doctor of Medicine. Hector C & Co 27 Horslydown La 1789, active in Div 4 of London Corresponding Society (Thale), ,took out patent for bleaching rags 1794, guilty of libel on Royal College of Physicians 1807…

Campbell of 1785

In Godwin's 1796 list for 1785 Campbell, last and in darker ink, and not in 1794 version. The entry in the 1796 list has not been coded to any person record on the GD website. It may have referred to Thomas Campbell DNB 1733-1795 whom Godwin met in early 1790. According to Campbell's diary (J L Clifford Dr Campbell's Diary of a Visit to England pp 96, 106) he visited London in 1775, 1777, 1781, October 1786, and December 1789. Though the diary had gaps, Campbell specified that the 1786 visit was his fourth visit to London. So if Godwin was referring to Dr Thomas Campbell in his 1796 list,…