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Record Number: 4897


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Afternoon reading Rollin, wherein instruction may be learned. Indulge not in ease. It enfeebles the body and ,although one could afford luxury, it should not be indulged. It enervates the whole mind and by imperceptible steps overcomes the whole frame.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

30 Apr 1820

Country:

Scotland

Time

afternoon: afternoon

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:

Adam Mackie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Farmer- rented farm in 1815. Apprenticed in Aberdeen as bookeeper (1800-1805) . Marries 1817. Branches out into shopkeeping and inn keeping

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:

Charles Rollin

Title:

The Roman History

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4897

Source:

Print

Author:

Adam Mackie

Editor:

David Stevenson

Title:

The Diary of a Canny Man 1818-1828- Adam Mackie Farmer, Merchant, and Innkeeper in Fyvie

Place of Publication:

Aberdeen

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

28

Additional Comments:

Compiled by William Mackie

Citation:

Adam Mackie, David Stevenson (ed.), The Diary of a Canny Man 1818-1828- Adam Mackie Farmer, Merchant, and Innkeeper in Fyvie (Aberdeen, 1991), p. 28, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4897, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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