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Record 7214

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: substantial annotations on several pages, usually associated with marked passages in the text: eg p. 8 para beginning 'I admit that the existing stock of specie, at any given moment [underlined and with the word always in ms above], constitutes the capital, or a portion of the capital of many individuals *...' has ms annotation '*& hence certainly of the nation; a conclusion directly contrary to his position p.3. The function of currency is neither more nor less than the barter of one commodity for another'; p. 20 The first 2 complete paras are marked with vertical lines and have the ms annotation 'extremely inaccurate to calculate our resources from this particular branch of trade'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1803 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: Identity of reader inferred from only provenance in the book

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Wheatley
Title: Remarks on currency and commerce
Genre: Social Science, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Printed by T. Burton for Messrs. Cadell and Davies, 1803
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7214  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Wheatley, John, "Remarks on currency and commerce", (London, 1803), various pages, [DH LIB 216],

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Wheatley, John, "Remarks on currency and commerce", (London, 1803), various pages, [DH LIB 216], http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7214, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

The style of the annotations and the subject field match other John Drummond Erskine items in the library. He died in 1836 and could have annotated the volume at any time between its purchase and that date.

 

 

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