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Record 6470

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: some marginal and text pencil annotations to pp 408-438 only, e.g: p. 408 'Prop.1 Prices are in proportion to the plenty of money ...' has a vertical marginal line; p.416 text line 'This reasoning is consistent with the principles we have examined, and humbly rejected in the preceding chapter ...' has the ms note 'Mr Hume's reasoning is correct'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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 Steuart
Title: An inquiry into the principles of political oeconomy
Genre: Social Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Printed for A. Millar and T. Cadell, 1767
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6470  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Steuart, James, "An inquiry into the principles of political oeconomy: being an essay on the science of domestic policy in free nations. In which are particularly considered population, agriculture, trade, industry, money, ... By Sir James Steuart, ... In two volumes. .", (London, 1767), various pages, [DH LIB 1711].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Steuart, James, "An inquiry into the principles of political oeconomy: being an essay on the science of domestic policy in free nations. In which are particularly considered population, agriculture, trade, industry, money, ... By Sir James Steuart, ... In two volumes. .", (London, 1767), various pages, [DH LIB 1711]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6470, 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. Economics was a key interest and the style of the annotations match those in other items with his provenance on them.

 

 

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