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Record 29362

Reading Experience:

Meeting held at Reckitt House 27/2/30 R. H. Robson in the chair 1. Minutes of last Meeting approved 5. The subject of “Medieval Social Life” which by some strange metamorphosis had changed into “Renaissance Social Life” was then taken. Mrs T. C. Elliott read a paper on “Domestic Life in the Fifteenth Century as seen in the Paston Letters”. Alfred Rawlings read a paper on “Medieval Artists and their Methods”, illustrated by Medici reproductions of Giotto’s fresco St. “Francis: the birds”, Fra Angelico’s fresco “The Annunciation”, and Mantegna’s painting “Madonna and Child with Cherubim”[.] This was followed up by some readings anent the development of painting and the Renaissance. R. H. Robson read a paper on “Vittorino da Feltre”, a Renaissance Schoolmaster & a “Romance of Federigo, Duke of Urbino”, illustrated by a Medici card reproduction of Piero della Francesca’s portrait of Duke Federigo. Mr Burrow read extracts from Children of the Olden Time [sic] by Eliz[abe]th Godfrey particularly on the education of Royal Children.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 27 Feb 1930
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
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: [Unidentified member of the XII Book Club]
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown
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: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Howard Smith
Title: Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 3 Dec 1929
Genre: Minutes
Form of Text: Manuscript: Notebook
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 29362  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: n/a
  Title: Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 24 Jan 1930.
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: pp. 198–199

Citation: [Unidentified member of the XII Book Club], Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 24 Jan 1930. private collection, p. pp. 198–199,, accessed: 27 May 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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