Nathan Raab Speaks at the Historic Franklin Inn Club

This past week, Nathan Raab spoke at the invitation of the historic Franklin Inn Club , founded by the Philadelphia physician and writer Silas Weir Mitchell; J. William White, and seven other members of the University Club at Penn as a social venue for published authors and illustrators.

It soon became a gathering place for novelists, poets, scholars, actors, playwrights, and journalists. The clubhouse hosted amateur theatricals, and also served as home to The Philobiblon Club, founded in 1893 for book collectors and dealers.

Visitors to the club in the early 20th century included Bram Stoker, William Butler Yeats, Christopher Morley, Carl Sandburg, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams.

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