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Record 29287

Reading Experience:


'A. Meeting held at Frensham 19/3/1929 H. R. Smith in the chair

Min 1 Minutes of last read and approved

Min 2 The date of the next Meeting was fixed for Friday May 3rd at Grove House by kind invitation of Mrs Lawson[.] Mr H. B. Lawson was added to the committee

Min 3 Three short Plays of John Galsworthy were then read in parts. The first was "Hall Marked" not a great success as it depends so much on exit. [illegible word similar to ‘cutranas’] glances & backs. After supper Came "The Little Man" which was much enjoyed and finally Punch & Go which also gave much pleasure.'

Century: 1900-1945
Date: 19 Mar 1929
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Frensham
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: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 Howard Smith, as secretary of the club, who read out the minutes of the previous meeting


Text Being Read:

Author: Howard Smith
Title: [Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 26 Feb 1929]
Genre: Minutes
Form of Text: Manuscript: Notebook
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 29287  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Howard Smith
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 188

Citation: Howard Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) private collection, p. 188,, 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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