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Record 7500

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: Some blanks, left by printer, have been completed in either ink or pencil. The data entered covers numbers of crew, dates and costings. There are also copious marginal notes, connected to deleted lines of text: eg. p.25 has lines 2-9 deleted and in the margin 'It is proposed to obtain by contribution the sum of ?32000 the sum required for building & equipping the vessel; and x[ie continue with the text]'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
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: Anon
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown
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: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Anon
Title: Prospectus of a plan for the building and equipment of a frigate to be employed in sailing between London and Calcutta; touching at the Cape of Good Hope; for the conveyance of passengers only
Genre: Social Science, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: W. McDowall, 1824
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7500  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife, "Prospectus of a plan for the building and equipment of a frigate to be employed in sailing between London and Calcutta; touching at the Cape of Good Hope; for the conveyance of passengers only", (London,1824), various pages, [DH LIB 1288].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife, "Prospectus of a plan for the building and equipment of a frigate to be employed in sailing between London and Calcutta; touching at the Cape of Good Hope; for the conveyance of passengers only", (London,1824), various pages, [DH LIB 1288]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7500, accessed: 18 June 2019

Additional comments:

It is possible that the annotations have some connection with John Drummond Erskine who was the main book collector, served in Bengal with the East India Company and retained a strong interest in related affairs but the work does not have his usual provenance.

 

 

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