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Record Number: 7800


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: ms notes on some 12pp, some ink, some pencil, most in English, some in Arabic. All are notes on points of grammar or translation: e.g p.8 the text 'eight dentals ....[arabic text]; and six linguals, ....[Arabic text]' is underlined and marked +. There is a ms note '++Solar [?] letter before which ...[arabic letter] in the article[?] loses its sound and the .... is ....'

Century:

1700-1799, 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

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 very tentative. There is no provenance but this is one of several annotated language books in the collection. The others have John Drummond Erskine's provenance



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Richardson

Title:

Grammar of the Arabick language in which the rules are illustrated by authorities from the best writers; principally adapted for the service of the Honourable East India Company

Genre:

Language

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London; Oxford: Printed by William Richardson for J. Murray; D. Prince, 1776

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7800

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Richardson, John, "A grammar of the Arabick language in which the rules are illustrated by authorities from the best writers; principally adapted for the service of the Honourable East India Company", (London, 1776), various pages, [DH LIB 2051].,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Richardson, John, "A grammar of the Arabick language in which the rules are illustrated by authorities from the best writers; principally adapted for the service of the Honourable East India Company", (London, 1776), various pages, [DH LIB 2051]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7800, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Although there are other similarily marked language items in the collection, clearly associated with John Drummond Erskine, many of his books had previous owners. A possible provenance has either been cut off the title page or been accidentally torn off.

   
   
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