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Record 29320

Reading Experience:


'A Meeting held at 30 Northcourt Avenue 19/10/29 Miss E. C. Stevens in the chair

1. Minutes of last time read and approved


5 F E Pollard then introduced "The Alcestis" of Euripides by reading from Gilbert Murray's introduction of his translation of the play, Which was read in parts after refreshments the parts being taken as follows
Apollo S.A. Reynolds
Thanatos C. I. Evans
Elders C. E Stansfield & Miss Brain
Choros T. C. Elliott
Handmaid Mrs Pollard
Admetus F. E. Pollard
Alcestis Mrs Elliott
Little Boy Mrs Pollard
Heracles H. R. Smith
Phaeres [sic] Geo Burrow
Servant S. A. Reynolds'

Century: 1900-1945
Date: 19 Oct 1929
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: 70 Northcourt Avenue
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 25 Sep 1929]
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Minutes
Form of Text: Manuscript: Notebook
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 29320  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Howard Smith
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 193

Citation: Howard Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) private collection, p. 193,, accessed: 23 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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