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Record 7732

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: an additional printed page, printed by the Buchan Portable Press, titled "Letter from Princess Mary to Lord Buchan" has been inserted after p.196 and has the ms annotation 'This message is the last (as is believed) that his Majesty was capable of dictating in his right mind' . This appears to be in the same hand as the ms note at the end of the preface 'To Edwards [? deleted] Constable Esq. as a mark of my regard, Buchan: Edr. October 25th 1816' as does the ms poem pasted in facing the Contents page. Part Latin, part English, it begins 'Quanti est ostimanda [?] Virtus ...'. Page 195 has the line 'On literary envy ..' marked * and the ms note '*In honour of the unfortunate ... George III'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1811 and 31 Dec 1816
Country: Scotland
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:David Steuart Erskine, Lord Buchan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1742
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Identity of reader is speculative, based on signed note in Preface and comparison of handwriting of other annotations

 

Text Being Read:

Author: David Steuart Erskine, Lord Buchan
Title: Anonymous and fugitive essays of the Earl of Buchan
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Edinburgh: J. Ruthven and Co., Constable and Co., Manners and Miller, and J. Greig, 1812
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7732  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Buchan, David Steuart Erskine, 11th Earl of, "The anonymous and fugitive essays of the Earl of Buchan; collected from various periodical works ? Vol. I", (Edinburgh, 1812), various pages, [DH LIB 712].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Buchan, David Steuart Erskine, 11th Earl of, "The anonymous and fugitive essays of the Earl of Buchan; collected from various periodical works ? Vol. I", (Edinburgh, 1812), various pages, [DH LIB 712]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7732, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

Lord Buchan was a very distant relative but there is no indication of how this item came into Erskine ownership.

 

 

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