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Record Number: 5543


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: two ms items: (1) A full page sketch entitled "Indian Recreations" - a play on the title? It appears to show a rather crumpled East India Company employee, feet on table, flask and glass in front and smoking a hookah. (2) ms note follows the end of the dedication "... & guilty of / plagerising; but .../ of the unfortunate case of the/ author whose from this ... / and rather dull he is/ only doomed to oblivion".

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

John Drummond Erskine

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Apr 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

East India Company Writer (Bengal), later landowner

Religion:

n/a

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:

William Tennant

Title:

Indian recreations: consisting of strictures on the domestic and rural economy of the Mahommedans and Hindoos, by the Rev. William Tennant

Genre:

Social Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Edinburgh: Printed by C. Stewart, and sold by T.N. Longman and O. Rees, and John Anderson, 1803

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5543

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Tennant, William, "Indian recreations: consisting of strictures on the domestic and rural economy of the Mahommedans and Hindoos, by the Rev. William Tennant", Edinburgh: Printed by C. Stewart, and sold by T.N. Longman and O. Rees, and John Anderson, 1803 [DH LIB 1547]. ,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Tennant, William, "Indian recreations: consisting of strictures on the domestic and rural economy of the Mahommedans and Hindoos, by the Rev. William Tennant", Edinburgh: Printed by C. Stewart, and sold by T.N. Longman and O. Rees, and John Anderson, 1803 [DH LIB 1547]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5543, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The item is in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie, Fife The identification of the reader is based on substantial evidence from many other items in the library with John Drummond Erskine's provenance. He collected and annotated several books while serving in India but it is possible that this item was annotated once he was back in Scotland.

   
   
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