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Record 5574

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: a single item, within a miscellany, is annotated "The Monody on the death of Mr. Cleveland" pp.146-151. Has marginal marks ie corrections and comments e.g. "whilst" (line 18) is underlined and in the margin in ms is "but"; p. 149 Text = "Mild were his manners, and sincere his heart; Benevolence in every feature shone", ms notes = "his soul sincere" [&] "melancholy marked him for her own. Gray's El.", "*mild were his manners & his heart sincere Congreve ..."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:
Title: Javahir at-talif fi navadir at-tasanif = The Asiatick miscellany: consisting of original productions, translations, fugitive pieces, imitations, and extracts from curious publications, Vol.2
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Calcutta: Printed by Daniel Stuart, 1786-7
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5574  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: "Javahir at-talif fi navadir at-tasanif = The Asiatick miscellany: consisting of original productions, translations, fugitive pieces, imitations, and extracts from curious publications", Calcutta: Printed by Daniel Stuart, 1786-7. [DH LIB 651]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: "Javahir at-talif fi navadir at-tasanif = The Asiatick miscellany: consisting of original productions, translations, fugitive pieces, imitations, and extracts from curious publications", Calcutta: Printed by Daniel Stuart, 1786-7. [DH LIB 651]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5574, 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 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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