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Record Number: 5559


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: copious marginal pencil annotations and text marks, some now fading to the point of illegibility. Contents are mainly comments on, or corrections to, the text, including detailed points of grammar e.g. Text = "It is a general rule that the Ghazel do not contain more than twelve distiche; * although some poets formerly made Ghazels of greater length", ms note = "or less than five"; p. 6 Text = "Mo-sum-mut", ms note = "Moosullis"; p. 70 Text = "This [mark] is a conjunction [underlined] occurring in the middle of an hemistich, * when it receives the accent of the preceding letter", [whole clause is underlined], ms note = "In summary it is removed & its accent is given to the preceding letter"; the note on p.19 is in Persian.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1800

Country:

India or Scotland

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 or Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Item has provenance



Text Being Read:

Author:

Francis Gladwin

Title:

Dissertations on the rhetoric, prosody and rhyme of the Persians. By Francis Gladwin

Genre:

Poetry, Language

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Calcutta: Printed at the Telegraph Press - by C.L. Vogel, 1798

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5559

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Gladwin, Francis, "Dissertations on the rhetoric, prosody and rhyme of the Persians. By Francis Gladwin" , Calcutta: Printed at the Telegraph Press - by C.L. Vogel, 1798 [DH LIB 325].,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Gladwin, Francis, "Dissertations on the rhetoric, prosody and rhyme of the Persians. By Francis Gladwin" , Calcutta: Printed at the Telegraph Press - by C.L. Vogel, 1798 [DH LIB 325]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5559, 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 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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