Crabb Robinson Diary

Cameron, John Campbell

HCR diary 24.4.1823 after Montagu Kelly, Mrs Aders' first husband, came "in a drunken fit and demanded his daughter" to the Aders' house, Charles Aders "had spoken to a Mr Cameron, an attorney his friend, but he wished me to attend also". "Mr A:'s servant has since told me that Mr Cameron whispered to" (the sitting magistrate) "that it was a family matter". Kelly was fined five shillings for getting drunk, and dismissed. "Mr Cameron injudiciously desired" (Kelly) "to speak to an attorney, when he proposed speaking to C: himself"

Carlyle, Thomas

HCR diary 10.12.1820 Mrs Basil Montagu on Mrs Aders' indiscretions "She knows too that Mrs Aders has visited at Mr Meux's when a woman of infamous character was there, she has been known to cut a stranger in the presence of Carlisle!!"
Crabb Robinson's exclamation marks were probably aimed at Mrs Montagu's thinking it such a sin. Thomas Carlyle (DNB 1795-1881) was a friend of Mrs Montagu's, he referred to her as "the noble lady"

Brown, Mrs

HCR diary 9.7.1823 Miss Hays living at Vanbrugh Castle, Greenwich where a Mrs Browne keeps a school

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

Brown, Harriet

HCR diary 14.4.1820 Mrs Brown wife of Ipswich architect "very agreeable young woman - sensible without pretension, frank and easy without obtrusive egotism, respectful without obsequiousness. She brought her two little girls with her and was no restraint on our conversation"

Alliston, John

HCR diary 10.12.1825 "I had a message from Alliston's clerk that an undefended action would come on that day in which I was engaged with Justice - Drove down in alarm but found the case far enough off"
John Alliston & George Hundleby (QV*) attorneys 2 Freeman's Court, Cornhill (Law List 1825). John Alliston was articled to Thomas Ashfield (Common Pleas 1797) and did much conveyancing work. His will PCC 1855 of Warnford Ct, Throgmorton St. He was buried at Kensal Green cemetery on 26.5.1855 from 21 Suffolk St, Pall Mall age 74


HCR diary 6.3.1839 re: sale of Aders' pictures "to have some catalogues sent to Germany and hope that Bunsen may assist in this"
Christian Karl Josias Freiherr von Bunsen (1791-1860) met Robinson in Rome in 1829, married about 1816 an Englishwoman Frances Waddington, his stepsister Christiane Bunsen born 1806 (Marquardt II p240 n)