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Record 29415

Reading Experience:

Meeting held at Broomfield June 3rd 1930
G. Burrow in the chair
1. Minutes of last read and approved
7. John Galsworthys “The Roof” was then read in parts
Gustave C.E. Stanfield
Hon R Fanning R. H. Robson
Major Moultenay H. M. Wallis
Baker H. R. Smith
Brice T. C. Elliott
Mr Beeton S. A. Reynolds
Mrs Beeton E. B. Smith
H. Lennox Geo Burrow
Evelyn Lennox Celia Burrow
Diana D. Brain
Brye J. Rawlings
A Nurse R. Wallis
A Young Man F. E. Pollard
A Young Woman Mrs Pollard
Froba Mrs Robson
Two Pompiers Thomas C. Elliott
Miss Stevens read the stage directions
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 3 Jun 1930
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Broomfield
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:Mary E. Robson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1884
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: John Galsworthy
Title: The Roof
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 29415  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Howard Smith
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 203–204

Citation: Howard Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) private collection, p. 203–204,, accessed: 24 July 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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