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Record Number: 28115


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Letters & Letter writing were then proceeded with. Mrs Burrow read three letters of William Cowper characteristically interesting & amusing. Mrs C. Elliott read in French two amusing letters one by Madame de Sevigny & one by Victor Hugo. C. I. Evans read two [?] Ladies Battle & K.S. Evans two by R.L. Stevenson F.E. Pollard read letters by G.B. Shaw & J.M. Barrie to Mrs Patrick Campbell on the death of her son killed in action. Geo Burrow read several characteristic epistles of Charles Lamb & Howard R. Smith part of a letter by Lord Chesterfield to his son. The Club were also much interested by seeing a number of Autograph letters from famous folk shown by various members of the Club.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

26 Jan 1927

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: 'Oakdene'

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:

Francis Pollard

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

Members of XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Bernard Shaw

Title:

[letter to Mrs Patrick Campbell]

Genre:

letters

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

28115

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Howard R. Smith

Title:

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

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

163

Citation:

Howard R. Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) private collection, p. n/a, p. 163, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28115, accessed: 01 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).

   
   
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