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Record Number: 5567


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: various annotations including text marks and numbers throughout the text [the volume is unnumbered], a table with numbers [some form of ms index?], two long ms notes, possibly translations e.g. "In the morning I went to the garden to gather a rose when suddenly the voice of a nightingale struck my ears ...". Also has a printed leaf, possibly from an English periodical and referring to verses in Persian by Sir William Jones, bound in.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

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:

Hafiz

Title:

The works of Hafez: with an account of his life and writings.

Genre:

Poetry, Biography, Language

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Calcutta: Printed by A. Upjohn, 1791

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5567

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Hafiz, "The works of Hafez: with an account of his life and writings.", Calcutta: Printed by A. Upjohn ,1791 [DH LIB 228]. ,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Hafiz, "The works of Hafez: with an account of his life and writings.", Calcutta: Printed by A. Upjohn ,1791 [DH LIB 228]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5567, 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 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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