Robinson, Henry Crabb ___ 1775-1867 ___ British ___ lawyer

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Robinson was born in Bury St Edmunds, and articled to a lawyer in Colchester when 15, and subsequently to another in London. In 1796, he was left an inheritance which allowed him to travel on the Continent. Between 1800 and 1805 he studied in Germany, meeting, among others, Goethe and Schiller. He operated as a war correspondent for 'The Times' for a short while during the Peninsular War, and, on his return to London, finished his legal training and was called to the bar. Through an old friend, Catherine, who had married Thomas Clarkson, he was introduced into London literary society, meeting the likes of Charles Lamb and Wordsworth. In 1826, Robinson made a tour of Ireland; in 1828 he was one of the founding members of London University; and, in 1829, he went to Italy for several years. There is not much information on the internet about the last 30-40 years of his life, other than that he kept a detailed diary. There are 29 volumes plus 32 travel journals covering the period 1811-1867.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1801-1867 ___ travel law people society Germany Italy

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ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LINKS
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SOME PUBLISHED TITLES
Diary, Reminiscences and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson
The Diary Of Henry Crabb Robinson : An Abridgement
 

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