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Record 22795

Reading Experience:

'The first meeting after the formation of the [Metaphysical] Society took place at the Deanery, Westminster, June 2nd, 1869, under the presidency of Sir John Lubbock, when my father's poem "The Higher Pantheism" was read.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 2 Jun 1869
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Westminster
specific address: The Deanery, Westminster Cathedral
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:Mr Knowles
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Sir John Lubbock, James Martineau, and other members of Metaphysical Society.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: The Higher Pantheism
Genre: Poetry, Philosophy
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22795  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hallam Tennyson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1897
  Vol: 2
  Page: 168
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 168,, accessed: 25 June 2022

Additional comments:

Tennyson not present at meeting, but supplied copy of text that was read; see p.168 in source. See also pp.171, where 'Mr Knowles' identified as reader in 1893 letter from James Martineau to Hallam Tennyson.



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