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Record 26886

Reading Experience:

'The Meeting then considered the Life & Works of Alfred Russel Wallace. Walter S. Rowntree gave us an account of Wallace's life from the autobiography reading a number of well chosen extracts. This was followed by a paper from Henry M. Wallis on his scientific work and one from Mrs Smith on his psychical work.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 21 Jan 1915
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Reading
specific address: 24 Redlands Rd
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:Walter S. Rowntree
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1860
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: Alfred Russel Wallace
Title: My Life; A Record of Events and Opinions.
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 26886  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Ernest Unwin
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)
  Location: Private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 159-60

Citation: Ernest Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915) Private collection, p. n/a, p. 159-60,, accessed: 23 March 2023

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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