Crabb Robinson Diary

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)

Young, Charles Mayne

HCR Diary
23.1.1822 at the Aders "Charles Young the tragedian was there - a very agreeable man - his manner gentlemanly - his conversation lively nor could he be suspected of being a player"
                 31.10.1822 at Aders "Ch: Young among others - he did not please me as before. He was loud even vociferous - his talk political commonplace - an effort at saying odd things, but his humour coarse"

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


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.

Sturch, Miss

HCR diary 5.6.1845 "A letter from Mrs Aders in which she mentions Mrs Reid. This led me to call on Miss Sturch to whom I told the whole of Mrs Aders history which she received with no prudery whatever"
                  19.1.1846 "called on Miss Sturch not seen for a long time - I told her of Mrs Reid's kindness to Mrs Aders"