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Record Number: 6958


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: pen annotations on binding pages appear to be page references to a number of topics eg: "Jesseigne"; "Rajah Rannah". Occasional marks in the margins, usually in the form of an italic N (examples on p. 58, 64, 65 etc) or vertical lines (p. 75 only).

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:

Identification of reader is tentatively inferred from the only provenance



Text Being Read:

Author:

Francois Bernier

Title:

History of the late revolution of the empire of the Great Mogol, The

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Printed and sold by Moses Pitt at the White Hart in Little Britain, Simon Miller at the Star in St. Pauls Church-Yard ..., 1671

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6958

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Book with annotations in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Bernier, Francois, "The history of the late revolution of the empire of the Great Mogol: together with the considerable passages, for 5 years following in that empire. To which is added, a letter to the Lord Colbert touching the extent of Indostan; the circulation of the gold and silver of the world, to discharge it self there; as also the riches, forces and justice of the same: and the principal cause of the decay of the states of Asia/ By Monsr F. Bernier, physitian of the faculty of Montpelier. English'd out of French", (London, 1671), various pages, [DH LIB 518].,

Citation:

Book with annotations in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Bernier, Francois, "The history of the late revolution of the empire of the Great Mogol: together with the considerable passages, for 5 years following in that empire. To which is added, a letter to the Lord Colbert touching the extent of Indostan; the circulation of the gold and silver of the world, to discharge it self there; as also the riches, forces and justice of the same: and the principal cause of the decay of the states of Asia/ By Monsr F. Bernier, physitian of the faculty of Montpelier. English'd out of French", (London, 1671), various pages, [DH LIB 518]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6958, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The identification of the reader is very tentative. The style of annotations does not particularly match other items annotated by John Drummond Erskine, though the subject field is appropriate. If the annotations are his, they would have been done between the late 1790s and 1836.

   
   
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