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  • O'Brien, Dennis

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Wednesday, 22 March, 2806

    O'Brien 22.3.1806 adv at theatre
    This should probably be added to the person record of Dennis O'Bryen on GD website

  • Pope, Edward Christopher 1995

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Sunday, 1 January, 1995

    Names in (brackets) have been changed. 1995 the second year I picked out of a hat to write up my life. Having now discovered my diary of this year I'm in the middle of rewriting this. At the start of 1995 I was 46, I had been living about four years on my boat Tao at Medley on Portmeadow, Oxford, I had been working about ten years as part-time bookkeeper and computer programmer for care agency Oxford Aunts in George Street, Oxford, and I had been seeing my girlfriend (Dora) for about nine months.

  • Pope, Edward Christopher 1948-1951

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Sunday, 30 May, 1948

    There were points in my life as early as age 10 and probably even earlier when I deliberately scanned my earliest memories, so now I'm 66 I can't tell the memories from the memories of them. The filing of memories from my first three years seems to be by place, recalling incidents that took place in my first home at 9 Acton Lane, near Chiswick Park tube station in West London, England. When I was nearly three we moved next door to 11 Acton Lane and we let number 9 to tenants, and I hardly ever went back in there. Both houses are now demolished.

  • Pickford

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Wednesday, 2 March, 1921

    HCR diary 2.3.1821 Robinson (by letter?) desired Pickford "to tell Thibaut that Aders will procure his musick for him"

  • Sturch, Miss

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Thursday, 5 June, 1845

    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"

  • Bourgoin

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Wednesday, 1 January, 1845

    HCR diary 29.1.1845 called on "Miss Denman but I did not go in. Her sister Marian was buried that morning from the house - a happy release for the survivors at all events"
                          1.2.1845 "I found Miss Denman in trouble - She has been ill-treated by Miss Bourgoin with whom her late sister Marian lived but she ought to feel the death of her sister a great comfort"

  • Gent, Mrs

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Wednesday, 10 April, 1844

    HCR diary 10.4.1844 Robinson called "on Mrs Gent (a miniature painter) a friend of Mrs Aders for whom a letter was brought by Stansfeld from Mrs A: and by me strangely forgotten. I lately found it, thinking it had been put in the post - I called on her today and delivered it with an apology. She seems an agreeable person (6 Tavistock Street, Bedford Square)"

  • Tennant, Mrs

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Sunday, 23 April, 1843

    Letter from Emma Pauncefote to Crabb Robinson dtaed 7.8.1842 but probably error for 7.9.1842 "I had no sooner despatched my letter to you yesterday than I received one from my friend in Wales (Mrs Tennant) in answer to my application to her on my sisters account the following is an extract of her letter on that subject 'Your sister my dearest friend, appears indeed to be in a most unfortunate situation, I quite agree with yours and her friend, that an Annuity would be the wisest mode of assisting her.

  • Haldane

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Friday, 25 November, 1842

    HCR diary 25.11.1842 at Basil Montagu's - Haldane's father was stopped from preaching in Aberdeen over forty years ago
    Presumably James Alexander Haldane (DNB 1768-1851) father of Alexander Haldane (DNB 1800-1882)

  • Forster, Mrs

    First entry in Godwin diary (1788-1836 only): 
    Friday, 1 July, 1842

    HCR diary 1.7.1842 at Samuel Rogers' breakfast table "Mrs Forster daughter of Banks the sculptor"...."and her daughter Mrs Poinder"
    Edward Forster (DNB 1769-1828) writer married at St George Hanover Sq on 3.8.1799 Lavinia Banks. Emma bapt 20.5.1801 St George Hanover Sq dau of Edward & Lavinia Forster, married at British Embassy Paris 26.12.1832 Ambrose Poynter (DNB 1796-1886) architect. She died 1848, Lavinia nee Banks may have married again? (Lavinia Forster marriage index 1837 Kingsclere Hants).