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Record 30166

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: 14 Mar 1938
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Ashton Lodge, Kendrick Road
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:Elsie Sikes
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
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: unknown
Title: [Irish Bulls]
Genre: Fiction, Ireland
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 30166  
  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: 21 February 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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