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Record 26892

Reading Experience:

'Chaucer's life & work were then described & illustrated by the following: A Paper on the Life & Times by Charles E. Stansfield : Chaucer's Poetry described by C. I. Evans : the Knight's Tale read by Violet Wallis : Chaucer's Prologue was dealt with in considerable detail & after an introduction by C.I. Evans the following read extracts from this poem: Mrs Rawlings, Mrs Robson, Mrs Evans, Rosamund Wallis, Alfred Rawlings, Howard R. Smith & the Secretary.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 25 Feb 1915
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Reading
specific address: School House, Leighton Park
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:Charles Stansfield
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1865
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Stansfield
Title: [paper on Chaucer's Life and Times]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26892  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Ernest Unwin
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)
  Location: Private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 161

Citation: Ernest Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915) Private collection, p. n/a, p. 161,, accessed: 04 March 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 (



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