Record Number: 29992
'Meeting held at Oakdene, Northcourt Avenue: 25.3.36
Sylvanus A. Reynolds in the chair.
1. Minutes of last read + approved.
6. Charles Stansfield read us one or two extracts from Halliday Sutherland’s “Arches of the Years”. [...]
7. Rosamund Wallis followed with Norah Warne’s [i.e Nora Waln’s] “House of Exile”, giving us a telling description of an aristocratic Chinese household[...].
8. F. E. Pollard then gave us a picture of the personality and work of Russell Pasha from “The last plague of Egypt” — the drug traffic.
9. R. H. Robson gave us a reading from “The Anglo Saxons”, the very recent work of R. H. Hodgkin of Queen’s College, Oxford, a Leightonian of the first generation. [Many of the XII Book Club members were associated with Leighton Park School.]
10. Finally Ethel Stevens read two or three picturesque passages from Duveen’s Collections and Recollections.'
25 Mar 1936Country:
specific address: Oakdene, Northcourt Avenue
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown
Reader / Listener / Reading Group:Reader:
FemaleDate of Birth:
Professional / academic / merchant / farmerOccupation:
Quaker or associated with the FriendsCountry of Origin:
n/aCountry of Experience:
EnglandListeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends
Members of the XII Book Club
Text Being Read:Author:
Collections and Recollections: a century and a half of art dealsGenre:
Arts / architecture, Reminiscences, Business, Art marketForm of Text:
Print: BookPublication Details
Oxford University Press, 1935Provenance
Source Information:Record ID:
XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938)Location:
private collectionCall No:
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.
Victor Alexander, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938), private collection, 160–165, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29992, accessed: 20 June 2013
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