'recueillir' in this sentence does mean 'take down' as in 'writing down' what is being said in order to get 'un recueil' (= a collection of stories/poetry etc).
Reccueillir = to write down -> un recueil = a collection of stories / poetry
It is not its only meaning though.
I hope this is helpful.
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