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Record Number: 6469


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: marginal and text pencil annotations throughout, all relating to different uses of language e.g. p. 3 after the end of the text is the ms note 'Scotch - Ever so many people/ Eng. a great many people';p. 63 after the text 'The offer is here supposed to be not mine, but made by another' is the ms note 'To look out of the window/ To look out at ---' p. 69 next to the text 'A prospect for the pocket.-A perspective' is the ms note 'a spy-glass'.

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

Between 1787 and 1836

Country:

Scotland or 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, later landowner

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland or India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Beattie

Title:

Scoticisms arranged in alphabetical order

Genre:

Language

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, London, 1787

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6469

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Beattie, James, "Scoticisms arranged in alphabetical order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing", (Edinburgh, 1787), various pages, [DH LIB 1244]. ,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Beattie, James, "Scoticisms arranged in alphabetical order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing", (Edinburgh, 1787), various pages, [DH LIB 1244]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6469, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The item has no provenance but John Drummond Erskine who died in 1836, was the main book collector and main annotator of volumes in the library. Language was a key interest and the style of the annotations match those in other items with his provenance on them.

   
   
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