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Record 6469

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: marginal and text pencil annotations throughout, all relating to different uses of language e.g. p. 3 after the end of the text is the ms note 'Scotch - Ever so many people/ Eng. a great many people';p. 63 after the text 'The offer is here supposed to be not mine, but made by another' is the ms note 'To look out of the window/ To look out at ---' p. 69 next to the text 'A prospect for the pocket.-A perspective' is the ms note 'a spy-glass'.
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: Between 1787 and 1836
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, later landowner
Religion: unknown
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: James Beattie
Title: Scoticisms arranged in alphabetical order
Genre: Language
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, London, 1787
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6469  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Beattie, James, "Scoticisms arranged in alphabetical order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing", (Edinburgh, 1787), various pages, [DH LIB 1244]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Beattie, James, "Scoticisms arranged in alphabetical order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing", (Edinburgh, 1787), various pages, [DH LIB 1244]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6469, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:

The item has no provenance but John Drummond Erskine who died in 1836, was the main book collector and main annotator of volumes in the library. Language was a key interest and the style of the annotations match those in other items with his provenance on them.

 

 

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