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Record Number: 7270


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: has a ms annotation (of 4 lines) on each inside cover, one in Latin and one possibly in Persian. These may or may not be related to the text. On various pages there are ink marks within the text, all of the same format, ex. p. 84 '- - |-vv-|-vv-|vv/--|-vv-|vv [with the numbers]123/4 [to the right]'

Century:

1700-1799, 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:

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 is tentatively inferred from only provenance in the item



Text Being Read:

Author:

Horace

Title:

Quinti Horatii Flacci opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, ... Huic editioni accessere vita Horatii cum Dacerii notis, ejusdem chronologia Horatiana, & praefatio de satira Romana

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Editio undecima, prioribus longe emendatior, Londini: Impensis, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Pote, J. Johnson, W. & W. Ginger [and 11 others in London],1793

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7270

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Horace, "Quinti Horatii Flacci opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, ... Huic editioni accessere vita Horatii cum Dacerii notis, ejusdem chronologia Horatiana, & praefatio de satira Romana", (London, 1793), various pages, [DH LIB 872],

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Horace, "Quinti Horatii Flacci opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, ... Huic editioni accessere vita Horatii cum Dacerii notis, ejusdem chronologia Horatiana, & praefatio de satira Romana", (London, 1793), various pages, [DH LIB 872], http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7270, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The most likely annotator is John Drummond Erskine and though there are, in the collection, volumes of classics he used as a child this is in his adult style. It is possible however that the ink annotations were by one of his brothers.

   
   
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