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Record Number: 5574


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: a single item, within a miscellany, is annotated "The Monody on the death of Mr. Cleveland" pp.146-151. Has marginal marks ie corrections and comments e.g. "whilst" (line 18) is underlined and in the margin in ms is "but"; p. 149 Text = "Mild were his manners, and sincere his heart; Benevolence in every feature shone", ms notes = "his soul sincere" [&] "melancholy marked him for her own. Gray's El.", "*mild were his manners & his heart sincere Congreve ..."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Title:

Javahir at-talif fi navadir at-tasanif = The Asiatick miscellany: consisting of original productions, translations, fugitive pieces, imitations, and extracts from curious publications, Vol.2

Genre:

Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Calcutta: Printed by Daniel Stuart, 1786-7

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5574

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: "Javahir at-talif fi navadir at-tasanif = The Asiatick miscellany: consisting of original productions, translations, fugitive pieces, imitations, and extracts from curious publications", Calcutta: Printed by Daniel Stuart, 1786-7. [DH LIB 651]. ,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: "Javahir at-talif fi navadir at-tasanif = The Asiatick miscellany: consisting of original productions, translations, fugitive pieces, imitations, and extracts from curious publications", Calcutta: Printed by Daniel Stuart, 1786-7. [DH LIB 651]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5574, 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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