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Record Number: 30049


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Meeting held at 22 Cintra Avenue 24. III 37
    F. E. Pollard in the chair.
1. Minutes of last read and approved.
3. Disraeli: Dorothy Brain read extracts from letters to his sister.
4. S. A. Reynolds sketched Disraeli’s political life as far as the 60’s. with passages from McCarthy’s History of our Own Times.
5. Celia Burrow read from [André] Maurois of D’s domestic and married life.
6. After a brief statement from F. E. Pollard of D’s Chief works, H. R. Smith read from Tancred.
7. F. E. P. read a paper kindly contributed by H. M. Wallis, dealing with D’s relations with Gladstone, Salisbury & Queen Victoria, & telling of the contrasted Gartering of Disraeli & Salisbury after their return from Berlin in 1878.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

24 Mar 1937

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: 22, Cintra Avenue

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:

André Maurois

Title:

Disraeli: A Picture of the Victorian Age

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Perhaps Disraeli: a picture of the Victorian age, translated by Hamish Miles from Vie de Disraeli, from the Gallimard series Vies des hommes illustres

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30049

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Francis E. Pollard

Title:

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

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

185

Additional Information:

As well as chairing this meeting, Francis E. Pollard appears to have been acting as Secretary in the absence of Victor Alexander, and to have been the author of these minutes.

Citation:

Francis E. Pollard, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938), private collection, 185, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30049, accessed: 14 June 2024


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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