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Record 7270

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: has a ms annotation (of 4 lines) on each inside cover, one in Latin and one possibly in Persian. These may or may not be related to the text. On various pages there are ink marks within the text, all of the same format, ex. p. 84 '- - |-vv-|-vv-|vv/--|-vv-|vv [with the numbers]123/4 [to the right]'
Century: 1700-1799, 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: 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 is tentatively inferred from only provenance in the item

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Horace
Title: Quinti Horatii Flacci opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, ... Huic editioni accessere vita Horatii cum Dacerii notis, ejusdem chronologia Horatiana, & praefatio de satira Romana
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Editio undecima, prioribus longe emendatior, Londini: Impensis, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Pote, J. Johnson, W. & W. Ginger [and 11 others in London],1793
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7270  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Horace, "Quinti Horatii Flacci opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, ... Huic editioni accessere vita Horatii cum Dacerii notis, ejusdem chronologia Horatiana, & praefatio de satira Romana", (London, 1793), various pages, [DH LIB 872],

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Horace, "Quinti Horatii Flacci opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, ... Huic editioni accessere vita Horatii cum Dacerii notis, ejusdem chronologia Horatiana, & praefatio de satira Romana", (London, 1793), various pages, [DH LIB 872], http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7270, accessed: 26 January 2022

Additional comments:

The most likely annotator is John Drummond Erskine and though there are, in the collection, volumes of classics he used as a child this is in his adult style. It is possible however that the ink annotations were by one of his brothers.

 

 

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