Crabb Robinson Diary

Lewis, John Frederick

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HCR diary 7.10.1832 re Sir Thomas Lawrence "There is a letter by L: to J: Fred: Lewis at Mrs Aders 'I sincerely rejoice at your good fortune in securing the kind hospitality of Mr & Mrs A: and in having for your present companion Mr Gotzenberger of whose genius I have a most sincere admiration - The compositions that I saw of his pencil were in the purest taste yet with equal originality and power' "
Probably John Frederick Lewis (DNB 1804-1876)


Submitted by edpope on Fri, 20/11/2015 - 15:29

HCR diary 22.3.1838 "I have some hope of obtaining throughh L'Evesque an introduction to Seguire"


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HCR diary 6.1.1833 at Aders in lock up "at his place I found Lemme - I was pleased by the cordial manners of L: towards A: and that A: had made up his mind to carry into effect the agreement with Loevenhagen and Jameson - L: I found thought that I had offered too much and that A's engagement should be only honorary"
                 20.4.1833 wrote to "Lemme stating on what conditions and understanding I consented to become trustee for Aders"

Leclerc, Mlle

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HCR diary 11.5.1822 at Aders where Kiesewtter performed "A Mlle Leclerc was also there - a fine girl who sang Italian airs with great spirit and effect - she is young & interesting and I have no doubt will excite a strong sensation when she appears - her performance was to me rather admirable than pleasing"
I could find no references to Mlle Leclerc in newspapers, musical dictionaries, or English deaths or marriages

Lawrence, Thomas

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HCR diary 18.12.1820 Mrs Aders talking about her father John Raphael Smith "Lawrence was also patronise3d by Smith, but becoming a great man refused a favour S: asked of him (to be the engraver of one of his pictures which he refused)"

Lawrence, Miss

Submitted by edpope on Wed, 18/11/2015 - 13:15

HCR diary 11.7.1836 at Mrs Aders blue stocking party "Miss Lawrence"
                   27.9.1836 at Charles Baldwin's "Miss Lawrence there. She was aware of the expected failure of A: and I find Gilman takes out a friendly commission. I think it fortunate I was not in London - 'For' she says 'a few hundreds would have enabled them to go on'!! Had I been applied to I hope I should have had courage to refuse"


Submitted by edpope on Mon, 16/11/2015 - 17:08

HCR diary 8.10.1831 "dinner at Aders, but Laurent the painter and a Mr Corbould were there so we had not much conversation"
                  13.10.1831 "Laurent who is cleaning A's pictures is in raptures at their excellence"

Lane, Miss

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HCR diary 31.5.1822 at Aders "The two Miss     were there - the elder has a romantic face - They are great favourites with Mrs A: - we had whist - I read Wordsworth to the Miss     and we were regaled with delicious wine and a good supper - we came home late"

Landseer, Mrs

Submitted by edpope on Sun, 15/11/2015 - 15:49

CRABB ROBINSON DIARY 25.5.1820 Mrs Lanseer, mother of the artist - radical views
                                                  12.6.1827 "the late Mrs Lanseer was a firm believer and Unitarian Christian"
I could find no trace of the death of Mrs Ann Landseer but she seems to have been the person Crabb Robinson was referring to (see below for details). In noting her Christian beliefs Robinson was defending her against those who confounded her radical views with disbelief. He could not have meant John Landseer's wife Jane nee Potts who lived till 1840


Submitted by edpope on Sun, 15/11/2015 - 15:45

NCR diary 21.5.1832 with Landor "We went first to Mrs A: and had the good luck to find her going to the gallery and we accompanied her - L: was exceedingly delighted with their pictures - some of which he declared with his usual exaggeration to be finer than Raphael etc however his judgement seemed in substance to be that of Mrs A: and I daresay they were pleased with each other"