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Record 2265

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: All three volumes have marginal vertical lines and underlines which appear to indicate meaningful points for the reader (Magdalene Erskine). Vol. 2 has a number of sketches by her. Some of the lines are accompanied by comments or corrections. The end of vol. 3 is dated "My cottage Jany 19th 1809 Thursday night by ... fireside". Marginal comments are in general very brief.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1807 and 19 Jan 1809
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Exeter area
   
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:Magdalene Erskine
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1878
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Daughter of Scottish landowning family
Religion: Probably Anglican
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Anne Grant
Title: Letters from the Mountains; being the real correspondence of a Lady, between the year 1773 and 1807, third edition.
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Letters; Social customs
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, J. Hatchard, Mrs. Cook; 1807. Third Edition. 3 vols.
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2265  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Anne Grant, "Letters from the Mountains; being the real corerspondence of a Lady, between the year 1773 and 1807, third edition" 3 vols (London, 1807), various pages. [DH LIB 547].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Anne Grant, "Letters from the Mountains; being the real corerspondence of a Lady, between the year 1773 and 1807, third edition" 3 vols (London, 1807), various pages. [DH LIB 547]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2265, accessed: 30 September 2022

Additional comments:

At the time of reading and annotating the text, Magdalene Erskine was c. 21/22 years of age, possibly on holiday while at least one of her brothers was serving in the army in the area - though this is speculative at the moment. The South West was a favoured regular holiday location for the family.

 

 

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