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Record Number: 25477


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The consideration of the Life & work of Wm Morris was opened by the reading of a short account of the Life by Mrs Goadby in which his many activities were passed in review. After some comments Mrs Edminson read the opening verses to the Earthly Paradise the idle singer of an empty day. Miss Goadby followed with an excellent paper entitled "Some Illustrations of Wm Morris's love of nature" which showed a wide knowledge and keen appreciation of the author's works both in prose & verse. After some appreciative remarks Mrs Ridges read a paper on Wm Morris & Socialism in which it was pointed out that the socialism was the direct & logical outcome of his artistic attitude. [this argument is summarised] Some discussion folowed & was hardly concluded at ten o clock when the Chairman called upon A. Rawlings for some remarks on the art of Wm Morris. In two or three minutes a very incomplete statement of Morris's methods & aims was made & a very pleasant evening was brought to a close'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

11 May 1900

Country:

England

Time

evening: before 10pm

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: Leighton Park

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:

Elizabeth Edminson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1857

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

Members of XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Morris

Title:

Earthly Paradise

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

25477

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Alfred Rawlings

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

49-51

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Alfred Rawlings, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915) , Private Collection, n/a, 49-51, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=25477, accessed: 20 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 (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php). date of birth is ?

   
   
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