Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 20 Aug 1940

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"Meeting held at 39, Eastern Avenue. 20. 8. 40<br/> A. B. Dilks in the chair. <br/> 1. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. <br/> 2. The Treasurer presented his Report. This differed somewhat from the Report made by the retiring Treasurer at our last meeting, & either for this reason, or perhaps because she was told she had not yet paid her Subscription, Janet Rawlings proposed that in future a receipt should be given by the Treasurer for all money paid to him. The proposal was seconded by Edith Smith & passed unanimously by the meeting. <br/> 3. A letter was read from Ethel Stevens regretting that owing to the present difficulty of attending meetings, she must resign from the club. The Secretary was instructed to write to her, regretfully accepting her resignation. <br/> [...] <br/> 6. Mary S. W. Pollard started the Literary General Knowledge Test by questioning us in poetry and the poets. Questions which we found singularly difficult to answer. <br/> 7. Margaret Dilks proceeded to test our knowledge of prose by reading three short character sketches from novels. Most people had no difficulty in identifying these as Mr. Pickwick, Mr. & Mrs. Bennett and Soames Forsyte. <br/> 8. After coffee we were faced with the Herculean task of answering a General Knowledge paper consisting of 9 sections, each of about 10 questions. This paper was set by Howard Smith and A. B. Dilks and we are very grateful to them for the time & trouble they took in compiling it. [...] “Time” was called at 10 o’clock and the chairman then read out the answers. The integrity of the Club was not questioned so we each corrected our own papers. [...] It was a matter for regret that the two sections calling for original composition should have been left out by so many members. [...] <br/> <br/> [signed by] Howard R. Smith <br/> 13/9/1940"

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This is the reading, possibly brief and cursory, implied by the Chair's act of signing these minutes. It probably followed immediately after listening to the public reading of the minutes by the Secretary.<br/> Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Smith, Howard
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England
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2. The Treasurer presented his Report. This differed somewhat from the Report 
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7. Margaret Dilks proceeded to test our knowledge of prose by reading three short 
character sketches from novels. Most people had no difficulty in identifying these 
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8. After coffee we were faced with the Herculean task of answering a General 
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Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 20 Aug 1940

Reading experience
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"Meeting held at 39, Eastern Avenue. 20. 8. 40<br/> A. B. Dilks in the chair. <br/> 1. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. <br/> 2. The Treasurer presented his Report. This differed somewhat from the Report made by the retiring Treasurer at our last meeting, & either for this reason, or perhaps because she was told she had not yet paid her Subscription, Janet Rawlings proposed that in future a receipt should be given by the Treasurer for all money paid to him. The proposal was seconded by Edith Smith & passed unanimously by the meeting. <br/> 3. A letter was read from Ethel Stevens regretting that owing to the present difficulty of attending meetings, she must resign from the club. The Secretary was instructed to write to her, regretfully accepting her resignation. <br/> [...] <br/> 6. Mary S. W. Pollard started the Literary General Knowledge Test by questioning us in poetry and the poets. Questions which we found singularly difficult to answer. <br/> 7. Margaret Dilks proceeded to test our knowledge of prose by reading three short character sketches from novels. Most people had no difficulty in identifying these as Mr. Pickwick, Mr. & Mrs. Bennett and Soames Forsyte. <br/> 8. After coffee we were faced with the Herculean task of answering a General Knowledge paper consisting of 9 sections, each of about 10 questions. This paper was set by Howard Smith and A. B. Dilks and we are very grateful to them for the time & trouble they took in compiling it. [...] “Time” was called at 10 o’clock and the chairman then read out the answers. The integrity of the Club was not questioned so we each corrected our own papers. [...] It was a matter for regret that the two sections calling for original composition should have been left out by so many members. [...] <br/> <br/> [signed by] Howard R. Smith <br/> 13/9/1940"

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Related place
England
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Smith, Howard
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England
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	A. B. Dilks in the chair. &lt;br/&gt;
1. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. &lt;br/&gt;
2. The Treasurer presented his Report. This differed somewhat from the Report 
made by the retiring Treasurer at our last meeting, &amp; either for this reason, or 
perhaps because she was told she had not yet paid her Subscription, Janet 
Rawlings proposed that in future a receipt should be given by the Treasurer for all 
money paid to him. The proposal was seconded by Edith Smith &amp; passed 
unanimously by the meeting. &lt;br/&gt;
3. A letter was read from Ethel Stevens regretting that owing to the present 
difficulty of attending meetings, she must resign from the club. The Secretary was 
instructed to write to her, regretfully accepting her resignation. &lt;br/&gt;
[...] &lt;br/&gt;
6. Mary S. W. Pollard started the Literary General Knowledge Test by questioning 
us in poetry and the poets. Questions which we found singularly difficult to 
answer. &lt;br/&gt;
7. Margaret Dilks proceeded to test our knowledge of prose by reading three short 
character sketches from novels. Most people had no difficulty in identifying these 
as Mr. Pickwick, Mr. &amp; Mrs. Bennett and Soames Forsyte. &lt;br/&gt;
8. After coffee we were faced with the Herculean task of answering a General 
Knowledge paper consisting of 9 sections, each of about 10 questions. This paper 
was set by Howard Smith and A. B. Dilks and we are very grateful to them for the 
time &amp; trouble they took in compiling it. [...] “Time” was called at 10 o’clock and 
the chairman then read out the answers. The integrity of the Club was not 
questioned so we each corrected our own papers. [...] It was a matter for regret 
that the two sections calling for original composition should have been left out by 
so many members. [...] &lt;br/&gt; &lt;br/&gt;
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