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Record Number: 26532


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The subject of the evening - 'English Ballads' - was then discussed in two papers, by F.J. Edminson & H.M. Wallis, and illustrated by readings recitations & songs. Recitations were given by Rosamund Wallis & Mrs Ridges. Readings by H.M. Wallis, Mrs Smith & Mrs Edminson'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

31 Jan 1910

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: Leighton Park

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Elizabeth Ann Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Members of XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[either an English ballad or text about ballads]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

26532

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

W Binns

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)

Location:

Private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

126

Citation:

W Binns, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)  Private collection, p. n/a, p. 126, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26532, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php). W Binns acted as secretary that evening. This was probably the Mrs Smith in question, though it could have been Mrs Howard Smith, if there was one.

   
   
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