Robinson, Henry Crabb, 1775–1867, English diarist, journalist, and lawyer. He practiced law occasionally and served (1808–9) as war correspondent for the London Times. His voluminous correspondence and diaries are a mine of information about his literary acquaintances, among whom were Goethe, Schiller, the Wordsworths, Coleridge, and Lamb. Selections from his writings have been published in several editions.
See biography by E. J. Morley (1935).