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Record Number: 14157


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read since last October a good deal of the history relating to the East - [including] .. Strachey's "Narrative History of Persia" ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1800 and 31 Oct 1801

Country:

India

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:

Mountstuart Elphinstone

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Oct 1779

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

East India Company administrator

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

India

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Strachey

Title:

A narrative of the mutiny of the officers of the army in Bengal in ... 1766

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1773

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14157

Source:

Print

Author:

James Sutherland Cotton

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Mountstuart Elphinstone

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1892

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Sutherland Cotton, Mountstuart Elphinstone (Oxford, 1892), p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14157, accessed: 05 October 2022


Additional Comments:

One of a group of some 70 works read mainly while journeying, with Edward Strachey, between a post in Benares and his next posting in Poona. Title as given has not been traced. It is likely that two titles have been conflated: Henry Strachey's "A narrative of the mutiny of the officers of the army in Bengal in ... 1766" (London, 1773) and a history of Persia. [This may be a transcription error in the source.] The title is identified as Strachey's history of the Bengal mutiny on the grounds that external sources confirm that Elphinstone travelled with a copy of Henry Strachey's work.

   
   
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