The Many Clubs of Holyoke — The Outlook Club

by Laurel | March 26th, 2013

04 October 1903

The Outlook Club continues its studies in English literature this year, taking the Georgian period (1704 – 1784). The officers are the following: President, Mrs. Clara Gaylord; vice-president, Miss Mabel Merrick; secretary and treasurer, Miss Helen Whitten. The following is the schedule of the year’s work:

October 6, hostess, Mrs. D. B. Miller; “The house of Hanover,” Mrs. Clara Gaylord.
October 20, hostess, Miss J. L. Somers; “Daniel DeFoe, writer, politician and spy,” Mrs. J. N. Hubbard.
November 3, hostess, Mrs. W. A. Allyn; “Robinson Crusoe,” parts 1, 2, and 3, Mrs. H. Whitten.
November 17, hostess, Mrs. C. H. Taber; “Thompson, the poet of Nature,” his “seasons.” Mrs. O. D. Allyn.
December 1, hostess, Mrs. W. H. Snow; “Dr. Johnson, his life,” Miss Mary Newell; “Savage, the literary imposter, and friend of Johnson,” Miss Mary Whitten.
December 29, open meeting, Mrs. O. D. Allyn.
January 12, hostess, Mrs. C. P. Lyman; “Rasselas,” Mrs. D. R. Miller.
January 26, hostess, Miss H. Whitten, “Johnson as a traveler, as a conversationalist,” Miss J. L. Somers.
February 9, hostess, Mrs. E. C. Bliss; “Horace Walpole, life and letters,” Mrs. W. A. Allyn.
February 23, hostess, Miss Mabel Merrick; “Thomas Gray, poet and scholar,” Mrs. W. H. Snow.
March 9, hostess, Mrs. J. N. Hubbard; “Goldsmith, his life and poems,” Miss C. E. Meeham; “The Vicar of Wakefield,” Mrs. E. C. Bliss.
March 23, hostess, Miss C. E. Meeham; dramatic meeting, “She Stoops to Conquer.”
April 6, hostess, Mrs. G. A. Martell; social meeting.
April 20, hostess, Miss M. Whitten; the Gothic romance, “The Castle of Otranto,” Mrs. C. H. Taber.
May 4, annual meeting, hostess, Mrs. Clara Gaylord; “Life of Thomas Chatterton.” Mrs. C. P. Lyman.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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