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Record 6602

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: ms annotations in pencil on several pages eg: p. 47 at foot of page 'The English usually divide the Days into two parts only Morning and Evening - the Scotch divide it into four parts Morning, Forenoon, Afternoon, & Evening'; p. 28 at foot of page 'What like is such a Thing? What appearance has such a thing?'; p.25 at foot of page 'Almost nothing. Hardly anything Ex: His house was burnt down & almost nothing [underlined] was saved & hardly anything [underlined] was saved'.
Century: 1700-1799, 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: John Sinclair
Title: Observations on the Scottish dialect. By John Sinclair
Genre: Language
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Printed for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell; and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1782
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6602  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Sinclair, John, "Observations on the Scottish dialect. By John Sinclair", (London, 1782), various pages, [DH LIB 1255]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Sinclair, John, "Observations on the Scottish dialect. By John Sinclair", (London, 1782), various pages, [DH LIB 1255]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6602, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:

There are two other provenances in the book but the style of annotations and subject area match other JD Erskine items in the collection. If identity is corrrect the likely date of annotation is 1790s to 1836.

 

 

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