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Record 29509

Reading Experience:

'Meeting held at School House, Leighton Park: 16. IX. 31. Victor Alexander in the chair 1. Minutes of last approved. [...] 4. John L. Hawkins then read us his paper on the Natural History of the neighbourhood [...] 6. After the interval Henry Marriage Wallis gave a vivid account of two or three bird nesting exploits undertaken with James Crosfield in Scotland.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 16 Sep 1931
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: School House, Leighton Park
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:Victor Alexander
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1887
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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 the XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Victor Alexander
Title: Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 2 June 1931
Genre: Minutes
Form of Text: Manuscript: Notebook
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 29509  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Victor Alexander
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: pp. 8-10

Citation: Victor Alexander, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938) private collection, p. pp. 8-10,, accessed: 30 January 2023

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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