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Record 26882

Reading Experience:

'The Life & Works of Oliver W. Holmes were then dealt with. John J. Cooper read an interesting biographical paper, concluding with a reading "Latter Day Warnings" for The Autocrat. Mrs Robson a reading from "The Poet at the Bt table" Mrs Evans [ditto marks] from "Elsie Venner" R.H. Robson read a paper dealing with the characters of "The Professor at the Bt table". The paper was illustrated by well selected readings from the book - making a most interesting communication. C.I. Evans read "The Chambered Nautilus" & "The Wonderful One-hoss Shay".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 25 Nov 1914
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Reading
specific address: Grove House
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:Reginald Robson
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, workmates)
Members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Reginald Robson
Title: [paper on Holmes's 'the Professor at the Breakfast Table']
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26882  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Ernest Unwin
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)
  Location: Private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 157

Citation: Ernest Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915) Private collection, p. n/a, p. 157,, accessed: 19 June 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 (



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