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Record Number: 6470


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: some marginal and text pencil annotations to pp 408-438 only, e.g: p. 408 'Prop.1 Prices are in proportion to the plenty of money ...' has a vertical marginal line; p.416 text line 'This reasoning is consistent with the principles we have examined, and humbly rejected in the preceding chapter ...' has the ms note 'Mr Hume's reasoning is correct'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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 Steuart

Title:

An inquiry into the principles of political oeconomy

Genre:

Social Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Printed for A. Millar and T. Cadell, 1767

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6470

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Steuart, James, "An inquiry into the principles of political oeconomy: being an essay on the science of domestic policy in free nations. In which are particularly considered population, agriculture, trade, industry, money, ... By Sir James Steuart, ... In two volumes. .", (London, 1767), various pages, [DH LIB 1711].,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Steuart, James, "An inquiry into the principles of political oeconomy: being an essay on the science of domestic policy in free nations. In which are particularly considered population, agriculture, trade, industry, money, ... By Sir James Steuart, ... In two volumes. .", (London, 1767), various pages, [DH LIB 1711]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6470, 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. Economics was a key interest and the style of the annotations match those in other items with his provenance on them.

   
   
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