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Record Number: 7258


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: substantially annotated throughout usually in the form of marks (| or *) in the text, to highlight points or sections of interest - usually points of translation - with ms notes, usually in English but some in Persian (ex. p. 436/7) in the margins: eg. p. 301 text = 'Alii in collibus congregati sunt, alii in vallibus', has ms note = 'incorrect in the original as well as in the translation'; p. 381 a line of Persian is marked and in the margin is the translation 'In battle he is a lion-fighting dragon'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1800 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:

Christian

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 item



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Jones

Title:

Poeseos Asiaticae commentariorum libri sex, cum appendice; subjicitur Limon seu miscellaneorum liber: auctore Gulielmo Jones

Genre:

Literature

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: E. typographeo Richardsoniano ? veneunt apud T. Cadell, 1774

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7258

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Jones, William, "Poeseos Asiaticae commentariorum libri sex, cum appendice; subjicitur Limon seu miscellaneorum liber: auctore Gulielmo Jones", (London, 1774), various pages, [DH LIB 962],

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Jones, William, "Poeseos Asiaticae commentariorum libri sex, cum appendice; subjicitur Limon seu miscellaneorum liber: auctore Gulielmo Jones", (London, 1774), various pages, [DH LIB 962], http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7258, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The style of the annotations and the subject match those of other items annotated by J D Erskine. The start of the date range given for the annotations, is approximate, based on his career in India. He died in 1836.

   
   
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