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Record 14349

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have read since last October a good deal of the history relating to the East...: not much of books not connected with India [but included] Aitkin's "Essay on the Use of Natural History" ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1800 and 31 Oct 1801
Country: India
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:Mountstuart Elphinstone
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Oct 1779
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: East India Company administrator
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [John?] Aikin
Title: Essay on the use of natural history
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 14349  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Sutherland Cotton
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Mountstuart Elphinstone
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1892
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 28
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Sutherland Cotton, Mountstuart Elphinstone (Oxford, 1892), p. 28, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=14349, accessed: 16 June 2019

Additional comments:

Title and author as given cannot be traced. Possibly given context work is "An essay on the application of natural history to poetry" by John Aikin. One of a group of some 70 works read partly while journeying, with Edward Strachey, between a post in Benares and his next posting in Poona.

 

 

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