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Record 7798

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: a drawing on a blank page at end of text relates to the topic. It is an unflattering portrait of a cleric and titled 'Brother Carey' [ie William Carey orientalist and missionary?] and with the inscription 'Had much enjoyment today wrestling with G..d! [deleted]'. A further inscription is illegible.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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 and 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: Item has no provenance but identity of reader is inferred from his provenance on other items in this bound volume of pamphlets, particularly the third part of this work

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Andrew Fuller
Title: An apology for the late Christian missions to India
Genre: Other religious, Social Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Sold by Burditt and Button; also by Williams and Smith; and Black, Parry & Co. Printed by J.W. Morris, 1808
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7798  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Fuller, Andrew, "An apology for the late Christian missions to India: part of the second, containing remarks on Major Scott Waring's letter to the Rev Mr Owen and on a 'Vindication of the Hindoos' 'By a Bengal officer'. By Andrew Fuller", (London, 1808), verso of last page, [DH LIB 976G].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Fuller, Andrew, "An apology for the late Christian missions to India: part of the second, containing remarks on Major Scott Waring's letter to the Rev Mr Owen and on a 'Vindication of the Hindoos' 'By a Bengal officer'. By Andrew Fuller", (London, 1808), verso of last page, [DH LIB 976G]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7798, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

Drawings are typically found in many of John Drummond Erskine's books. The subject relates to his known interests. The drawing would have been done between publication and his death in 1836.

 

 

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