Crabb Robinson Diary


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

Niederstetter, von

HCR diary 23.2.1825 at Aders "a Prussian diplomatist going to America, a Herr von Niederstätter an elegant and sensible man"
Ludwig Niederstetter 1788-1846 chargé d'affaires from Prussia to the United States from 1825 to 1830 (en.wikipedia)


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

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 for Blake's work.

Twiss, Horace

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"


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


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

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)


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

Turner, Dawson

HCR diary 3.12.1826 Robinson accompanied Dawson Turner to Aders "A survey of the pictures D:T: not satisfied with the authenticity of the pictures and tho' he seemed to prize them he so often disputed the filiation that I suspect he did not quite give satisfaction"
                    18.5.1835 "called on Aders for catalogue of his pictures for Dawson Turner"