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Record Number: 5586


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: ms notes on binding pages: (1) "an English verb has/ not above six or seven/ different ... /whereas a french has/ very often more than/forty"; (2) "The English language/ has the the [sic] advantage/ of the French in ... /to personification"

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Fife

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:

Miss Erskine

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Daughter of a Scottish landowning family

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Item has provenance



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Lowth

Title:

A short introduction to English grammar: with critical notes

Genre:

Textbook / self-education, Language

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

A new edition, corrected, London: Printed for J. Dodsley; and T. Cadell, 1783

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5586

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Lowth, Robert, "A short introduction to English grammar: with critical notes", A new edition, corrected, London: Printed for J. Dodsley; and T. Cadell, 1783 [DH LIB 205].,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Lowth, Robert, "A short introduction to English grammar: with critical notes", A new edition, corrected, London: Printed for J. Dodsley; and T. Cadell, 1783 [DH LIB 205]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5586, accessed: 24 May 2022


Additional Comments:

The item is in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie, Fife. The collection contains a number of the children's textbooks. There is some evidence that this item might also have been used by a least one of the boys. The main period of education of the children was c1770s-1800s.

   
   
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