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Record Number: 7473


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]; Several pp of ms notes copied from another related work laid into v.1. Notes are entitled 'Extract from the 1st volume of Voyages et Recherches dans la Grece par le Chev.er P.O. Brondsted de l'Ile de Ceos'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Fife

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 and later landowner

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

Identification of the reader is highly speculative. There is no provenance in the volume but there are two volumes, in the library, by the author of the extract. Both are gifts to JDE from the author.



Text Being Read:

Author:

Bernard de Montfaucon

Title:

Antiquity explained, and represented in sculptures, by the learned Father Montfaucon, translated into English by David Humphreys,

Genre:

Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Humphreys, David (trans.), London: Printed by J. Tonson and J. Watts, 1721

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7473

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Montfaucon, Bernard de, "Antiquity explained, and represented in sculptures, by the learned Father Montfaucon, translated into English by David Humphreys", (London, 1721), ms notes laid into V.1, [DH LIB 1396]. ,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Montfaucon, Bernard de, "Antiquity explained, and represented in sculptures, by the learned Father Montfaucon, translated into English by David Humphreys", (London, 1721), ms notes laid into V.1, [DH LIB 1396]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7473, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

John Drummond Erskine was less known for an interest in arts than his brother James (who was dead by the time the source of the extract was published) but there are a number of arts volumes in the library with his provenance. The notes, if by JDE, would have been done between 1826 and 1836.

   
   
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