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Record Number: 29963


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Meeting held at Hillsborough, 4 Glebe Road: 3.3.36
    Reginald H. Robson in the Chair.

[...]

6. Celia Burrow read The Flowers.

7. H. R. Smith read a criticism from The Listener by Edwin Muir. [...]

8. R. H. Robson read “Tods’[sic] Amendment.”

9. Rosamund Wallis read “The Miracle of Purun Bhagat”, from The 2nd Jungle Book.

10. H. R. Smith read “My Sunday at Home” from The Day’s Work.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

3 Mar 1936

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Hillsborough, 4 Glebe Road

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Celia Burrow

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Members of the XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

The Flowers

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

29963

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Victor Alexander

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938)

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

158–9

Additional Information:

Victor Alexander was secretary to the XII Book Club from 1931 to 1940. It is inferred from this that he was the author of this set of minutes.

Citation:

Victor Alexander, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938), private collection, 158–9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29963, accessed: 25 September 2020


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).

   
   
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