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Record Number: 7500


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: Some blanks, left by printer, have been completed in either ink or pencil. The data entered covers numbers of crew, dates and costings. There are also copious marginal notes, connected to deleted lines of text: eg. p.25 has lines 2-9 deleted and in the margin 'It is proposed to obtain by contribution the sum of ?32000 the sum required for building & equipping the vessel; and x[ie continue with the text]'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

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:

Anon

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anon

Title:

Prospectus of a plan for the building and equipment of a frigate to be employed in sailing between London and Calcutta; touching at the Cape of Good Hope; for the conveyance of passengers only

Genre:

Social Science, Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: W. McDowall, 1824

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7500

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife, "Prospectus of a plan for the building and equipment of a frigate to be employed in sailing between London and Calcutta; touching at the Cape of Good Hope; for the conveyance of passengers only", (London,1824), various pages, [DH LIB 1288].,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife, "Prospectus of a plan for the building and equipment of a frigate to be employed in sailing between London and Calcutta; touching at the Cape of Good Hope; for the conveyance of passengers only", (London,1824), various pages, [DH LIB 1288]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7500, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

It is possible that the annotations have some connection with John Drummond Erskine who was the main book collector, served in Bengal with the East India Company and retained a strong interest in related affairs but the work does not have his usual provenance.

   
   
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