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Record Number: 27209


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The meeting then continued the discussion of H.G. Wells & his religious development. C.E. Stansfield had prepared an able paper dealing with this subject. He traced the growth of Wells' mind & thought as revealed in the series of published writings and showed by extracts from '1st & last things', 'God the invisible King' & 'The Soul of a Bishop' the striking development of his religious nature. Miss Hayward & Mrs Smith read extracts in support of this view.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

29 Sep 1917

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: 'Greenlands'

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:

Herbert George Wells

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

27209

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Ernest E. Unwin

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)

Location:

Private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

37-8

Citation:

Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  Private collection, p. n/a, p. 37-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27209, accessed: 02 July 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). I have assumed it was this Mrs Smith (wife of W.H.) as H.R. Smith, who was younger, has no wife mentioned as co-member

   
   
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