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Record 6958

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: pen annotations on binding pages appear to be page references to a number of topics eg: "Jesseigne"; "Rajah Rannah". Occasional marks in the margins, usually in the form of an italic N (examples on p. 58, 64, 65 etc) or vertical lines (p. 75 only).
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: Identification of reader is tentatively inferred from the only provenance

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Francois Bernier
Title: History of the late revolution of the empire of the Great Mogol, The
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Printed and sold by Moses Pitt at the White Hart in Little Britain, Simon Miller at the Star in St. Pauls Church-Yard ..., 1671
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6958  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Book with annotations in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Bernier, Francois, "The history of the late revolution of the empire of the Great Mogol: together with the considerable passages, for 5 years following in that empire. To which is added, a letter to the Lord Colbert touching the extent of Indostan; the circulation of the gold and silver of the world, to discharge it self there; as also the riches, forces and justice of the same: and the principal cause of the decay of the states of Asia/ By Monsr F. Bernier, physitian of the faculty of Montpelier. English'd out of French", (London, 1671), various pages, [DH LIB 518].,

Citation: Book with annotations in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Bernier, Francois, "The history of the late revolution of the empire of the Great Mogol: together with the considerable passages, for 5 years following in that empire. To which is added, a letter to the Lord Colbert touching the extent of Indostan; the circulation of the gold and silver of the world, to discharge it self there; as also the riches, forces and justice of the same: and the principal cause of the decay of the states of Asia/ By Monsr F. Bernier, physitian of the faculty of Montpelier. English'd out of French", (London, 1671), various pages, [DH LIB 518]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6958, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

The identification of the reader is very tentative. The style of annotations does not particularly match other items annotated by John Drummond Erskine, though the subject field is appropriate. If the annotations are his, they would have been done between the late 1790s and 1836.

 

 

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