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Record 6224

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: ms note in Latin on inside front cover may or may not be connected with the text as the book has evidence of its young owner using the blank spaces to play around with versions of his name and dates. Chpt 7 has every fifth line numbered in pencil for ease of reference and is initialed and dated at the end.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1777 and 1784
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: county: Fife
   
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:William Erskine
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 30 Mar 1770
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Army Officer and Landowner
Religion: Anglican?
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Reader inferred from various inscriptions.

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Virgil
Title: Works
Genre: Classics, Textbook / self-education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6224  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: [Virgil], '[Works]', [lacks title page], Chpt. VII, [DH LIB 1648].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: [Virgil], '[Works]', [lacks title page], Chpt. VII, [DH LIB 1648]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6224, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

One of several school textbooks which have survived in the family library. Though it is possible that the book was used by more than one of the children, it only has the provenance of William. The date of the inscriptions confirms that it is the eldest son of the main generation responsible for the library.

 

 

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