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Record 5150

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
A volume of sermons, marked with dates and what appears to be a system of initials - possibly some sort of reminder? Examples: "E.F.I. [?] April 24th -1853/Nov. 13th ..53" [p. 158 Sermon title "The value of the soul"]; "V.G. F.I. [?] Sept. 15th 1850/ Feby 27th 1853/ July 8th 1855" [Sermon title "The Lord's Prayer"]; "V.G.F.I. Augt 20th [?] 1854 F...[?]" [Sermon title "The lamb of god beheld by faith"]. In addition, passages of text are sometimes deleted or marked up. Examples: p. 159 the quote is scored through; On the first page of "The Lord's prayer", the sentence in para 2 "Not that we are tied down ..." has half square brackets around it.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1850 and 1854
Country: Scotland
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: Bruce?
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Minister of religion
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Very tentative identification of the author of ms notes as one of the chaplains of St Serf's Church attached to Dunimarle Castle in Fife

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Burder
Title: Village sermons: or, fifty-two plain and short discourses on the principal doctrines of the gospel; intended for the use of families, Sunday schools, or companies assembled for religious instructions in country villages
Genre: Sermon
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Glasgow; Edinburgh; Aberdeen: Francis Orr; William White and Co.; Geo. Clark and Son
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5150  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: DH LIB 1685, Burder, George, "Village sermons: or, fifty-two plain and short discourses on the principal doctrines of the gospel; intended for the use of families, Sunday schools, or companies assembled for religious instructions in country villages" (Glasgow etc, 1846), various pages. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: DH LIB 1685, Burder, George, "Village sermons: or, fifty-two plain and short discourses on the principal doctrines of the gospel; intended for the use of families, Sunday schools, or companies assembled for religious instructions in country villages" (Glasgow etc, 1846), various pages. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5150, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:

A small number of non-family items, mainly associated with the chaplains of St Serfs (the chapel built by Magdalene Sharpe-Erskine), are known to be in the Dunimarle Library. Another relgious text in the collection,(DH LIB 889), has the inscription "Dr Bruce with E. N. Fraser's kind regards, June 9th 1851" Bruce was not necessarily at Dunimarle when the book was annotated.

 

 

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