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Record 27925

Reading Experience:

'The subject for the evening Herman Melville was then proceeded with & R.H. Robson gave a short account of his life following which Mrs Robson read two passages from Typee. After supper R.B. Graham C.I. Evans K.S. Evans Geo Burrow & H.R. Smith gave readings from Moby Dick giving us glimpses of the power & wonder of this work of genius.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 27 Jan 1926
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: 'Mark Ash'
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:George Burrow
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: Herman Melville
Title: Moby Dick
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 27925  
  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: 152

Citation: Howard R. Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  private collection, p. n/a, p. 152,, accessed: 02 June 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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