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Record 7347

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: Three entries (Perth, Haddington and Fife & Kinross) have been annotated with some extra information ex. from the Perth entry 'At a small village calld [sic] Pitcaithly within a mile of Dumbarny, 25 miles from Perth, is a well whose water is remarkable for curing sore eyes. Near Loch Dochart in Breadalbane, is Ben More, among the highest hills in Scotland.'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
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:Francis Wemyss
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Landowner
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Identity of reader is speculative. The item's only provenance is the bookplate of Francis Wemyss, but the annotations could be by a number of Erskines or Wemyss.

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Mostyn John Armstrong
Title: Scotch Atlas; or description of the kingdom of Scotland: divided into counties, with the subdivisions of sherifdoms; shewing their respective boundaries and extent, soil, produce, ... also their cities, chief towns, seaports, mountains, ...
Genre: Geography / Travel, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Printed for Robt. Sayer, & John Bennett, Map & printsellers, 1777
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7347  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Armstrong, Mostyn John, "A Scotch atlas; or description of the kingdom of Scotland: divided into counties, with the subdivisions of sherifdoms; shewing their respective boundaries and extent, soil, produce, ... also their cities, chief towns, seaports, mountains, ... by Mostyn John Armstrong, ... engraved on 30 copper plates by H: Ashby. Published as the Act directs 1. Octr. 1777.", (London, 1777), various pages, [DH LIB 433].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Armstrong, Mostyn John, "A Scotch atlas; or description of the kingdom of Scotland: divided into counties, with the subdivisions of sherifdoms; shewing their respective boundaries and extent, soil, produce, ... also their cities, chief towns, seaports, mountains, ... by Mostyn John Armstrong, ... engraved on 30 copper plates by H: Ashby. Published as the Act directs 1. Octr. 1777.", (London, 1777), various pages, [DH LIB 433]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7347, accessed: 21 July 2019

Additional comments:

There were many connections, through marriage, business and politics, between the Wemyss and the Erskine families, which makes identification of a specific annotator difficult. There are a number of items with the provenance of Francis Wemyss now in the Dunimarle collection.

 

 

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