Crabb Robinson Diary

De Quincey, Thomas Penson

HCR diary 13.2.1823 musical part at Aders "De Quincey whom I met lately was to have accompanied me"
Presumably Thomas Penson De Quincet (DNB 1785-1859)


HCR diary 15.4.1818 at Flaxman's "Miss Denman had made a kaleidoscope"
I've noted over 50 references between 1818 and 1846 to Miss Denman or the Miss Denmans in HCR diary. Miss Denman is also mentioned in Mrs Aders' letters to Crabb Robinson of 10.1.1830 and 5.9.1842 and there is a letter from Mrs Aders to Miss Denman dated 17.12.1842 all at Dr Williams Library.. See also my entry for Mary Ann Flaxman
HCR diary 21.2.1820 "called at Flaxman's and left my card -I was not admitted - he has seen no-one since Mrs F:s death"


HCR diary 25.12.1827 Christmas dinner at Aders "There was also a Mr Corbould a rattling fellow - who amused us much by a narrative of adventures - I was concerned against him in a case of assault and battery once in Norwich. He kept us alive the whole of the evening and of course we staid out late"
                      8.10.1831  "an agreeable dinner at Aders, but Laurent the painter and a Mr Corbould were there so we had not much conversation"

Daniell, Edward Thomas

HCR diary 10.8.1839 lottery at Colnaghi's "I got for my sovereign an engraving of Linnell's Christ Going to Emmaus - much praised by Daniel, Mrs Aders etc"
Probably Edward Thomas Daniell (DNB 1804-1842) where his "continued encouragement of Linnell" is mentioned

Clarke, Matilda Hill

HCR diary 6.1.1822 Mrs Basil Montagu "related to me a romantic incident in the life of Mrs Ponsford - She was a painter by profession and painted many years ago a picture of her Mrs A" (Robinson clearly means Mrs M) "and a child - it was entitled "A Widow and her Child". This picture caught the eye of a rich woman - a Mrs Clarke - who was possessed independently of her husband of £15,000 - which she was resolved he should not have. Mrs C: instantly determined to give this £15,000 to the widow - and for that purpose called on the artist Miss Smith.

Campbell, Thomas

HCR diary 12.3.1832 "went to Aders - I found several persons there and aqmongst others Thomas Campbell the poet - I was not prepossessed in his favour and he did not gain upon me during the time we chatted, not that he was discourteous - on the contrary he was very civil - or assuming. But I did not like his face or the style or the tone of his conversation"
Thomas Campbell (DNB 1777-1844)

Cobbett, William

HCR diary 11.12.1820 at Kings Bench "I procured a place for Mrs Aders among the barristers and she staid several hours" Wright v Cobbett libel case (Morning Chronicle 12.12.1820)
                       8..2.1826 "would have gone to hear Cobbett but deterred by crowd"
William Cobbett (DNB 1763-1835). On 8.2.1826 at Freemason's Tavern and then Lincolns Inn Fields there was a meeting "to bring Mr Cobbett into parliament" (Morning Chronicle 9.2.1826)


HCR diary 24.11.1821 at Aders' "a Mr Campe an Elberfelder - an intimate of A's in particular pleased me by his great kindness of manner & amiable countenance without the too frequent accompaniment of want of understanding - he has had a commercial education by residence in England and has now a flourishing establishment at home"
Possibly H W Campe wool merchant at 22 (Little) Bush Lane, Cannon St from 1820 to 1825 (Land Tax, SunFire 1822, Pigot's Directory 1822) but I found no more about him

Collins, William John Thomas

HCR diary 10.6.1824 Collins RA at Coleridge's party
11.5.1825 at Green's, Lincolns Inn Fields "Collins RA - a very pleasing man as well as an excellent artist"
William John Thomas Collins (DNB 1788-1847)

Cardon, Anthony

HCR diary 7.2.1821 "went to tea at Aders's - there were there 4 young ladies Miss   daughters of an engraver dressed as smart as dolls and their limbs as stiff. They spoiled the evening for they gave me the company feeling & brought with them none of the company advantages"
                 30.4.1822 "went to Aders - it being Ellen's birthday. The Cardons were there" "I had a little ennuie, not usual in that house"