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Record 7183

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: 2 small ms notes laid into v.3 have references to items of interest eg.(1) 'Rupert's drops'; (2) 'From Mental improvement Vol 1st ... Of artificial coral [page] 130, Of painting on glass [page] 156 ...'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
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: Anon
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Priscilla Wakefield
Title: Mental improvement: or the beauties and wonders of nature and art. In a series of instructive conversations. By Priscilla Wakefield
Genre: Education, Crafts, Science, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 3 Vols, London: Printed and sold by Darton and Harvey, 1797
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7183  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Wakefield, Priscilla, "Mental improvement: or the beauties and wonders of nature and art. In a series of instructive conversations. By Priscilla Wakefield", (London, 1797), ms note laid into v.3 only, [DH LIB 1951].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Wakefield, Priscilla, "Mental improvement: or the beauties and wonders of nature and art. In a series of instructive conversations. By Priscilla Wakefield", (London, 1797), ms note laid into v.3 only, [DH LIB 1951]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7183, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

The work has no provenance but the period of active use of the library was mid 18th to late 19th century. The hand looks earlier rather than later within this period.

 

 

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