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Stansfield, Charles E.
Related place
England
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England
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&lt;p&gt;	Francis E. Pollard in the Chair.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;1. Minutes of last read &amp; approved.&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;5. Eight anonymous essays were then read. In some of these the subject treated or the style 
of the author made recognition comparatively easy, but others were provocative of much 
ingenious speculation. A paper on English Justice proved to be the most discussed during the 
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author, one of them purporting to recognize - or coming perilously close to so doing - Mrs. 
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combination of Fascism and Bolshevism that Robert Pollard would enjoy putting up for the 
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&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Another essay which stirred debate told of a medium, a photograph, a Twentieth Century 
Officer &amp; a suit of medieval armour. It was told with that precision of detail that marks either 
the experienced writer of fiction or the worshipper of truth. And as if to darken counsel there 
was an open allusion to Bordighera. Suspicious though we were, &amp; in spite of every 
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by Helen Rawlings made very good hearing, &amp; Moroccan memories by Janet helped to make a 
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&lt;p&gt;
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Mrs Castle read a paper by Alfred Rawlings&lt;br/&gt;
Janet Rawlings read a paper by Helen Rawlings&lt;br/&gt;
Charles Stansfield read a paper by Henry M. Wallis&lt;br/&gt;
Reginald Robson read a paper by Howard Smith&lt;br/&gt;
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