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Record 5540

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: several pencil annotations (some fading to illegibility) throughout text, usually of the form of a marked item within the text followed by annotation in the margin e.g. p.13 Text =: "Is the difference in the minds of men the effect of their different organisations or education? *That is the object of my inquiry". ms note =: "*In part it is, in part it is not"; p. 101 Text = "As long as man * is sensible, he has soul", ms note = "has any feeling" (in ink). P. 30 has a lengthy comment on Milton.
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 (Bengal) and later a landowner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland or India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Helvetius
Title: A treatise on man, his intellectual faculties and his education. A posthumous work of M. Helvetius. Translated from the French, with additional notes, by W. Hooper
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Hooper. W. (trans.), London: B. Law and G. Robinson, 1777
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5540  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Helvetius; Hooper. W. (trans.), "A treatise on man, his intellectual faculties and his education. A posthumous work of M. Helvetius. Translated from the French, with additional notes, by W. Hooper", London: B. Law and G. Robinson, 1777, [DH LIB 1058]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Helvetius; Hooper. W. (trans.), "A treatise on man, his intellectual faculties and his education. A posthumous work of M. Helvetius. Translated from the French, with additional notes, by W. Hooper", London: B. Law and G. Robinson, 1777, [DH LIB 1058]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5540, accessed: 26 January 2022

Additional comments:

The item is in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie, Fife but as with many items in the collection it appears to have had a previous owner. The identity of the annotator is thus uncertain. However the style and subject area matches with other items in the library clearly attributed to John Drummond Erskine.

 

 

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