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Record Number: 30179


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Meeting held at Cintra Avenue
    22.IV.1938
1. Minutes of last read & approved.

[...]

The following essays were read:-
authors
Mrs Stevens     His Good Turn –     read by Elizabeth Alexander
Miss Stevens     Anne Thackeray’s Chapter from Memory     read by Muriel Stevens
Mrs Dilks     The Gardener     [read by] H. R. Smith
H. M. Wallis     Some New Thing     [read by] F. E. Pollard
H. R. Smith     The Cotswolds     [read by] A. B. Dilks
R. H. Robson     Rupert Brooke     [read by] Mary S. W. Pollard
A. B. Dilks     The Spacious Firmament     [read by] Mary E. Robson
The essays were then successfully identified'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 22 Apr 1938

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Bruce Dilks

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1904

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:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Addison

Title:

The Spacious Firmament on High

Genre:

Other religious, Poetry, Hymn text

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30179

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

n/a

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 4 (1938-1943)

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

8

Additional Information:

Although Victor Alexander was secretary to the XII Book Club from 1931 to 1940, the handwriting shows that he was not the author of these minutes

Citation:

Unidentified member of the XII Book club, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 4 (1938-1943), private collection, 8, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30179, accessed: 09 May 2021


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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