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Record Number: 26630


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'W.S. Rowntree read a paper on Dante & Florence [,] H.R. Smith explained the Vita Nuova from which Mrs W.H. Smith & Mrs Edminson read selections'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 9 Jan 1912

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Reading

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:

Howard R. Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Dante Alighieri

Title:

La Vita Nuova

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

26630

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Alfred Rawlings

Title:

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

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

138

Citation:

Alfred Rawlings, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 138, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26630, accessed: 17 April 2024


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).

   
   
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