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Record 5543

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: two ms items: (1) A full page sketch entitled "Indian Recreations" - a play on the title? It appears to show a rather crumpled East India Company employee, feet on table, flask and glass in front and smoking a hookah. (2) ms note follows the end of the dedication "... & guilty of / plagerising; but .../ of the unfortunate case of the/ author whose from this ... / and rather dull he is/ only doomed to oblivion".
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: 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), later landowner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Tennant
Title: Indian recreations: consisting of strictures on the domestic and rural economy of the Mahommedans and Hindoos, by the Rev. William Tennant
Genre: Social Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Edinburgh: Printed by C. Stewart, and sold by T.N. Longman and O. Rees, and John Anderson, 1803
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5543  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Tennant, William, "Indian recreations: consisting of strictures on the domestic and rural economy of the Mahommedans and Hindoos, by the Rev. William Tennant", Edinburgh: Printed by C. Stewart, and sold by T.N. Longman and O. Rees, and John Anderson, 1803 [DH LIB 1547]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Tennant, William, "Indian recreations: consisting of strictures on the domestic and rural economy of the Mahommedans and Hindoos, by the Rev. William Tennant", Edinburgh: Printed by C. Stewart, and sold by T.N. Longman and O. Rees, and John Anderson, 1803 [DH LIB 1547]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5543, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

The item is in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie, Fife The identification of the reader is based on substantial evidence from many other items in the library with John Drummond Erskine's provenance. He collected and annotated several books while serving in India but it is possible that this item was annotated once he was back in Scotland.

 

 

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