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Record 30157

Reading Experience:

Meeting held at Ashton Lodge: 14.3.38.
1. Minutes of last read and approved.
4. Readings from Irish Literature were then given as follows:-
C. E. Stansfield from G. A. Birmingham’s “Spanish Gold”;
H. R. Smith from a story about an illicit still;
Mary Robson from the preface of Bernard Shaw’s “John Bull’s Other Island;”
Rosamund Wallis[;]
Victor Alexander from Ross and Somerville’s “An Irish R.M.”[;]
Elsie Sikes from ? some Irish Bulls
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 14 Mar 1938
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Charles E. Stansfield
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1865
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Retired schoolmaster, then administrator
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George A. Birmingham
Title: Spanish Gold
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 30157  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Victor Alexander
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 4 (1938-1943)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 7

Citation: Victor Alexander, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 4 (1938-1943) private collection, p. 7,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

[This record represents the reading[s] of the text which took place prior to the meeting.] 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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