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Record 27932

Reading Experience:

'The subject of Wm Blake was then taken Geo Burrow giving us some account of the Poet Painters life & method. Mrs Evans read several short poems showing the two aspects of his work. Mrs Burrow recited three lyrics. We were then to have inspected Blakes drawings which F.E. Pollard was obtaining but the General Strike delayed their arrival. Mrs Robson sang "Piping down the Valleys Wild" & "How Sweet is the Shepherd's Sweet lot". R.B. Graham read from the Prophetic books Marriage of Heaven & Hell The Birds & the Flowers & To the Deists. Mrs Robson sang "Little Lamb Who Made Thee" & F.E. Pollard read from the descriptive catalogue of The Canterbury Pilgrims'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 7 May 1926
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: 'Greenlands'
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:Katherine Evans
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1876
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: William Blake
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 27932  
  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: 154

Citation: Howard R. Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  private collection, p. n/a, p. 154,, accessed: 03 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 (



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