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Record Number: 6602


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: ms annotations in pencil on several pages eg: p. 47 at foot of page 'The English usually divide the Days into two parts only Morning and Evening - the Scotch divide it into four parts Morning, Forenoon, Afternoon, & Evening'; p. 28 at foot of page 'What like is such a Thing? What appearance has such a thing?'; p.25 at foot of page 'Almost nothing. Hardly anything Ex: His house was burnt down & almost nothing [underlined] was saved & hardly anything [underlined] was saved'.

Century:

1700-1799, 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:

John Sinclair

Title:

Observations on the Scottish dialect. By John Sinclair

Genre:

Language

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Printed for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell; and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1782

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6602

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Sinclair, John, "Observations on the Scottish dialect. By John Sinclair", (London, 1782), various pages, [DH LIB 1255]. ,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Sinclair, John, "Observations on the Scottish dialect. By John Sinclair", (London, 1782), various pages, [DH LIB 1255]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6602, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

There are two other provenances in the book but the style of annotations and subject area match other JD Erskine items in the collection. If identity is corrrect the likely date of annotation is 1790s to 1836.

   
   
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