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Record Number: 171


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Aucterderran, Fife: In common with the rest of Scotland, the vulgar are, for their station, literate, beyond all other nations. Puritanic and abstruse divinity come in for a sufficient share in their little stock of books; and it is perhaps peculiar to them, as a people, that they endeavour to form opinions by reading, as well as by frequent conversation, on some very metaphysical points connected with religion, and on the depper doctrines of Christianity. They likewise read, occasionally, a variety of other books unconnected with such subjects... Although the parish consists wholly of the poorer ranks of sociey, newspapers are very generally read and attended to'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1791 and 1799

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Auchterderran, Fife

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:

Reading Group:

the people of Auchterderran, Fife

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)
'the poorer ranks of society'

Occupation:

labourers and poor people

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[Puritanic and abstruse divinity texts]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

171

Source:

Print

Author:

John Sinclair

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Statistical Account of Scotland

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1791-99

Vol:

1

Page:

pp.456-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Sinclair, The Statistical Account of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1791-99), 1, p. pp.456-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=171, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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