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Record 27208

Reading Experience:

'The meeting then continued the discussion of H.G. Wells & his religious development. C.E. Stansfield had prepared an able paper dealing with this subject. He traced the growth of Wells' mind & thought as revealed in the series of published writings and showed by extracts from '1st & last things', 'God the invisible King' & 'The Soul of a Bishop' the striking development of his religious nature. Miss Hayward & Mrs Smith read extracts in support of this view.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 29 Sep 1917
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Reading
specific address: 'Greenlands'
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:Miss Hayward
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: 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: Herbert George Wells
Title: n/a
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 27208  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Ernest E. Unwin
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: Private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 37-8

Citation: Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  Private collection, p. n/a, p. 37-8,, accessed: 22 April 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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