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Record 5151

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
A volume of sermons, marked with dates and what appears to be a system of initials - possibly some sort of reminder? Examples: [Sermon 1.] "SSC [?] 15 Jan 1922 & M.../ SSC 3/4/17/ Sunday morning". In addition, passages of text are sometimes deleted or marked up. Examples: [sermon 1, p.1] The title is ticked, the phrase "not interrupt him" is deleted from the 2nd para. and the word "see" is deleted from the 4th last line on the same page. On the following 2 pp of the same sermon, further single words, phrases and one complete paragraph are deleted.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
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:James Walker Harper
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Minister of religion
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Very tentative identification of the author of ms notes as one of the chaplains of St Serf's Church attached to Dunimarle Castle in Fife

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Fidelis, pseud.
Title: Thirty short addresses for family prayers or cottage meetings by Fidelis author of 'Simple preparation for the Holy Communion' containng addresses by the late Canon Kingsley, Rev. G.H. Wilkinson and Dr. Vaughan
Genre: Sermon
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Hatchards, 1883
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5151  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: DH LIB 1166, Fidelis, pseud., "Thirty short addresses for family prayers or cottage meetings by Fidelis author of 'Simple preparation for the Holy Communion' containng addresses by the late Canon Kingsley, Rev. G.H. Wilkinson and Dr. Vaughan, (London, 1883), various pages ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: DH LIB 1166, Fidelis, pseud., "Thirty short addresses for family prayers or cottage meetings by Fidelis author of 'Simple preparation for the Holy Communion' containng addresses by the late Canon Kingsley, Rev. G.H. Wilkinson and Dr. Vaughan, (London, 1883), various pages , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5151, accessed: 16 October 2019

Additional comments:

A small number of non-family items, mainly associated with the chaplains of St Serfs (the chapel built by Magdalene Sharpe-Erskine), are known to be in the Dunimarle Library. Harper was the incumbent until at least 1912.

 

 

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