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Record 7258

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: substantially annotated throughout usually in the form of marks (| or *) in the text, to highlight points or sections of interest - usually points of translation - with ms notes, usually in English but some in Persian (ex. p. 436/7) in the margins: eg. p. 301 text = 'Alii in collibus congregati sunt, alii in vallibus', has ms note = 'incorrect in the original as well as in the translation'; p. 381 a line of Persian is marked and in the margin is the translation 'In battle he is a lion-fighting dragon'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1800 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: Christian
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 item

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Jones
Title: Poeseos Asiaticae commentariorum libri sex, cum appendice; subjicitur Limon seu miscellaneorum liber: auctore Gulielmo Jones
Genre: Literature
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: E. typographeo Richardsoniano ? veneunt apud T. Cadell, 1774
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7258  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Jones, William, "Poeseos Asiaticae commentariorum libri sex, cum appendice; subjicitur Limon seu miscellaneorum liber: auctore Gulielmo Jones", (London, 1774), various pages, [DH LIB 962],

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Jones, William, "Poeseos Asiaticae commentariorum libri sex, cum appendice; subjicitur Limon seu miscellaneorum liber: auctore Gulielmo Jones", (London, 1774), various pages, [DH LIB 962], http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7258, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:

The style of the annotations and the subject match those of other items annotated by J D Erskine. The start of the date range given for the annotations, is approximate, based on his career in India. He died in 1836.

 

 

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