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Record 5567

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: various annotations including text marks and numbers throughout the text [the volume is unnumbered], a table with numbers [some form of ms index?], two long ms notes, possibly translations e.g. "In the morning I went to the garden to gather a rose when suddenly the voice of a nightingale struck my ears ...". Also has a printed leaf, possibly from an English periodical and referring to verses in Persian by Sir William Jones, bound in.
Century: 1800-1849
Date:
Country: India or 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: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 or Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Item has provenance

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Hafiz
Title: The works of Hafez: with an account of his life and writings.
Genre: Poetry, Biography, Language
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Calcutta: Printed by A. Upjohn, 1791
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5567  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Hafiz, "The works of Hafez: with an account of his life and writings.", Calcutta: Printed by A. Upjohn ,1791 [DH LIB 228]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Hafiz, "The works of Hafez: with an account of his life and writings.", Calcutta: Printed by A. Upjohn ,1791 [DH LIB 228]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5567, accessed: 26 January 2022

Additional comments:

The item is in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie, Fife The identification of the reader is based on 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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