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Record 6296

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: p. 465 has a bookmark and marginal mark against item 'Regimen'; opposite the half-title there is reference to another medical work 'An Essay on The Action of Medicines in the system, or: on the Mode in which Therapeutic Agents introduced in the Stomack ... awarded ... Frederick William [Headland] ...'
Century: 1850-1899
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:Magdalene Sharpe Erskine
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1787
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Daughter of Scottish landowning family
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Alexander Macaulay
Title: A dictionary of medicine, designed for popular use
Genre: Medicine, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 6th edition, Edinburgh: Printed for Adam and Charles Black [and 5 others], 1838
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6296  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Macaulay, Alexander, "A dictionary of medicine, designed for popular use", (Edinburgh, 1838), p.465 and binding page, [DH LIB 1003]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Macaulay, Alexander, "A dictionary of medicine, designed for popular use", (Edinburgh, 1838), p.465 and binding page, [DH LIB 1003]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6296, accessed: 24 August 2019

Additional comments:

The identity of the reader rests on the date, currently unknown, on which the items with the Capt. K /Ker of Carskerdo provenance came into the library. From 1836 onwards, Magdalene was the only Erskine still living. If the material came into the library before 1852, she is the most likely reader.

 

 

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