1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Godolphin Waldron

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 367.



FRANCIS GODOLPHIN WALDRON, a Veteran of the stage, who belonged to the Drury Lane establishment in the time of Garrick, by whom he was appointed to the charge of the theatrical fund. Mr. Waldron was for some time manager of the theatres at Windsor and Richmond, with other provincial companies. He was also a bookseller in London, and for some years prompter at the little theatre in the Haymarket. He obtained the materials which Mr. Whalley had collected for an edition of Ben Jonson's Works. Mr. Waldron communicated an interesting memoir of Thomas Davies, the bookseller and actor, to Mr. Nichols, who inserted it in his Literary Anecdotes, calling the author "my kind and very intelligent friend."