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Record Number: 7496


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: a page of ms notes on the first binding page gives nautical instructions 'The course by the Compass From Buchaness to Fair Isle is NNE or .... Dist. 32 leagues. From Fair Isle to Si[?]mbrough Head .is NE ... This is from Alexr Buchan Mr of the Shotland[?] Paket ... '

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

unknown

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:

William Ferguson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Reader tentatively identified from only provenance



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anon

Title:

General treatise of naval trade and commerce, as founded on the laws and statutes of the realm: in which those relating to His Majesty's customs, merchants, matters of ships &c. are particularly considered and treated with due care ?

Genre:

Social Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

The second edition, with many considerable additions, and a new preface, [London] : In the Savoy: Printed by Henry Lintot;for J. Brotherton et al,1753

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7496

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife, "A general treatise of naval trade and commerce, as founded on the laws and statutes of the realm: in which those relating to His Majesty's customs, merchants, matters of ships &c. are particularly considered and treated with due care ? In two volumes. v.2", (London, 1753), ms notes on binding page, [DH LIB 897].,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife, "A general treatise of naval trade and commerce, as founded on the laws and statutes of the realm: in which those relating to His Majesty's customs, merchants, matters of ships &c. are particularly considered and treated with due care ? In two volumes. v.2", (London, 1753), ms notes on binding page, [DH LIB 897]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7496, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

From style of writing and absence of any family provenance it would appear that the volume was annotated before it came into Erskine hands.

   
   
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