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Record 7496

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: a page of ms notes on the first binding page gives nautical instructions 'The course by the Compass From Buchaness to Fair Isle is NNE or .... Dist. 32 leagues. From Fair Isle to Si[?]mbrough Head .is NE ... This is from Alexr Buchan Mr of the Shotland[?] Paket ... '
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
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:William Ferguson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Reader tentatively identified from only provenance

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Anon
Title: General treatise of naval trade and commerce, as founded on the laws and statutes of the realm: in which those relating to His Majesty's customs, merchants, matters of ships &c. are particularly considered and treated with due care ?
Genre: Social Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: The second edition, with many considerable additions, and a new preface, [London] : In the Savoy: Printed by Henry Lintot;for J. Brotherton et al,1753
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7496  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife, "A general treatise of naval trade and commerce, as founded on the laws and statutes of the realm: in which those relating to His Majesty's customs, merchants, matters of ships &c. are particularly considered and treated with due care ? In two volumes. v.2", (London, 1753), ms notes on binding page, [DH LIB 897].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife, "A general treatise of naval trade and commerce, as founded on the laws and statutes of the realm: in which those relating to His Majesty's customs, merchants, matters of ships &c. are particularly considered and treated with due care ? In two volumes. v.2", (London, 1753), ms notes on binding page, [DH LIB 897]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7496, accessed: 19 June 2019

Additional comments:

From style of writing and absence of any family provenance it would appear that the volume was annotated before it came into Erskine hands.

 

 

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