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Record Number: 7798


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: a drawing on a blank page at end of text relates to the topic. It is an unflattering portrait of a cleric and titled 'Brother Carey' [ie William Carey orientalist and missionary?] and with the inscription 'Had much enjoyment today wrestling with G..d! [deleted]'. A further inscription is illegible.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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 and 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:

Item has no provenance but identity of reader is inferred from his provenance on other items in this bound volume of pamphlets, particularly the third part of this work



Text Being Read:

Author:

Andrew Fuller

Title:

An apology for the late Christian missions to India

Genre:

Other religious, Social Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Sold by Burditt and Button; also by Williams and Smith; and Black, Parry & Co. Printed by J.W. Morris, 1808

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7798

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Fuller, Andrew, "An apology for the late Christian missions to India: part of the second, containing remarks on Major Scott Waring's letter to the Rev Mr Owen and on a 'Vindication of the Hindoos' 'By a Bengal officer'. By Andrew Fuller", (London, 1808), verso of last page, [DH LIB 976G].,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Fuller, Andrew, "An apology for the late Christian missions to India: part of the second, containing remarks on Major Scott Waring's letter to the Rev Mr Owen and on a 'Vindication of the Hindoos' 'By a Bengal officer'. By Andrew Fuller", (London, 1808), verso of last page, [DH LIB 976G]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7798, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Drawings are typically found in many of John Drummond Erskine's books. The subject relates to his known interests. The drawing would have been done between publication and his death in 1836.

   
   
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