Minutes 14 March 1902

Dublin Core

Title

Minutes 14 March 1902

Subject

Women-North Carolina-Davidson-Societies and clubs.
Books and reading.
Women-Societies and clubs.
North Carolina-Davidson.

Description

[Page 1] 1902

The Book Club met March fourteenth at the home of Miss Withers, with a more satifactory attendance than for some weeks. We were pleased to have with us for the evening Miss Addie Herron one of the charter members. Mrs. Harrison read Henry Van Dyke’s “Footsteps to Peace” greatly to the enjoyment of the ladies. It is too fine for theory- but is good to memorize and practice. Ellen Glasgow’s latest book “The Battlefield” has just left the publishers. An amusing incident in Tennyson’s life was recited. A blunder due to defective eye sight in his peer among poet laureates made him pat the Czarina caressingly on the shoulder. Confusion still reigned as to who was responsible for current events. We are almost hopelessly behind the times but expect to be landed handsomely abreast at the next meeting by Mrs. Currie.
[Page 2] Our author for the evening Lucas Malet alias Mrs. Mary Kingsley Harrison was introduced by Miss Withers with some interesting extracts from a criticism by Ford. Rather against her will she was obliged to quote some flattering opinions of the author of Sir Richard Calmady. Twelve years were spent in writing the book which has its foundation in real life- the hero, Sir Richard being suggested by a distinguished Irish Lord, himself a cripple. The ladies listened with intense interest to Mr. James Barrie’s review of the book. Miss Holt gave outline of the life of Charles Kingsley, father of Lucas Malet. -Club adjourned to meet with Mrs. Black at a time to be determined later. Senior speeches & visiting young ladies on the regular date being deemed incompatible with Book Club.

Creator

BookLovers Club

Publisher

Davidson College

Date

14 March 1902

Rights

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Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

bl-009

Coverage

1902
4049696

Files

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Citation

BookLovers Club, “Minutes 14 March 1902,” Davidson Archives & Special Collections, accessed October 27, 2020, https://davidsonlibraryexhibits.net/archives/items/show/214.