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Record 29227

Reading Experience:


A Meeting held at 30 Northcourt Avenue [Oct 19/28]

Miss E. C. Stevens in the chair

1. Minutes of last Meeting approved
[This apparently refers both to the minutes of the meeting held 8 May 1928, which were signed off by the chair of the current meeting on 19 October, and to the minutes/report of the picnic meeting held on 12 June 1928, which are also signed off by Miss Stevens.]

Century: 1900-1945
Date: 19 Oct 1928
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: 30 Northcourt Avenue
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:Howard Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1860
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
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, workmates)
Members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: It is assumed that it was the secretary to the XII Book Club, then Howard Smith, who read the minutes aloud.


Text Being Read:

Author: Howard Smith
Title: [Minutes of the meeting held 8 May 1928]
Genre: Minutes
Form of Text: Manuscript: Notebook
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 29227  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Howard Smith
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 181

Citation: Howard Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) private collection, p. 181,, accessed: 19 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 (



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