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Record 7473

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]; Several pp of ms notes copied from another related work laid into v.1. Notes are entitled 'Extract from the 1st volume of Voyages et Recherches dans la Grece par le Chev.er P.O. Brondsted de l'Ile de Ceos'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: county: Fife
   
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 and later landowner
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Identification of the reader is highly speculative. There is no provenance in the volume but there are two volumes, in the library, by the author of the extract. Both are gifts to JDE from the author.

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Bernard de Montfaucon
Title: Antiquity explained, and represented in sculptures, by the learned Father Montfaucon, translated into English by David Humphreys,
Genre: Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Humphreys, David (trans.), London: Printed by J. Tonson and J. Watts, 1721
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7473  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Montfaucon, Bernard de, "Antiquity explained, and represented in sculptures, by the learned Father Montfaucon, translated into English by David Humphreys", (London, 1721), ms notes laid into V.1, [DH LIB 1396]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Montfaucon, Bernard de, "Antiquity explained, and represented in sculptures, by the learned Father Montfaucon, translated into English by David Humphreys", (London, 1721), ms notes laid into V.1, [DH LIB 1396]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7473, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

John Drummond Erskine was less known for an interest in arts than his brother James (who was dead by the time the source of the extract was published) but there are a number of arts volumes in the library with his provenance. The notes, if by JDE, would have been done between 1826 and 1836.

 

 

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