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Record Number: 7214


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: substantial annotations on several pages, usually associated with marked passages in the text: eg p. 8 para beginning 'I admit that the existing stock of specie, at any given moment [underlined and with the word always in ms above], constitutes the capital, or a portion of the capital of many individuals *...' has ms annotation '*& hence certainly of the nation; a conclusion directly contrary to his position p.3. The function of currency is neither more nor less than the barter of one commodity for another'; p. 20 The first 2 complete paras are marked with vertical lines and have the ms annotation 'extremely inaccurate to calculate our resources from this particular branch of trade'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1803 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:

Identity of reader inferred from only provenance in the book



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Wheatley

Title:

Remarks on currency and commerce

Genre:

Social Science, Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Printed by T. Burton for Messrs. Cadell and Davies, 1803

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7214

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Wheatley, John, "Remarks on currency and commerce", (London, 1803), various pages, [DH LIB 216],

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Wheatley, John, "Remarks on currency and commerce", (London, 1803), various pages, [DH LIB 216], http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7214, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The style of the annotations and the subject field match other John Drummond Erskine items in the library. He died in 1836 and could have annotated the volume at any time between its purchase and that date.

   
   
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