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Record 7905

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: marginal marks (x, }, |) plus occasional comments, either single words or short notes eg: p. 74 after the text 'His wit seemed to be incorporated with his very turn of thinking and manner of viewing arguments and objects' is followed by the ms note 'This I can aver; which dis...[?] one often. I love instantaneous wit! not wit, like forced asparagus at Christmas!'; p. 167 after the text 'A person, it seems, was carrying, from the east coast of Fife, an hundred rabbits, to occupy a warren in the West Highlands' is the ms note 'a very drole adventure'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
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:George Pitts
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Identity is of reader is tentative, based on the most likely of three provenances in the book.

 

Text Being Read:

Author: James Hall
Title: Travels in Scotland, by an unusual route: with a trip to the Orkneys and Hebrides: containing hints and improvements in agriculture and commerce...
Genre: Social Science, Geography / Travel, Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1807
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7905  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the local history collection of Duff House, Banff: Hall, James, "Travels in Scotland, by an unusual route: with a trip to the Orkneys and Hebrides: containing hints and improvements in agriculture and commerce. With characters and anecdotes. Embellished with views of striking objects, and a map of the Caledonian canal", (London, 1807), various pages, [DH 2002.05].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the local history collection of Duff House, Banff: Hall, James, "Travels in Scotland, by an unusual route: with a trip to the Orkneys and Hebrides: containing hints and improvements in agriculture and commerce. With characters and anecdotes. Embellished with views of striking objects, and a map of the Caledonian canal", (London, 1807), various pages, [DH 2002.05]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7905, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

Of the three provenances, one is a very recent bookplate (1965), one the original owner, "Smyth 1810". The book was then given as a gift to George Pitts on December 25th 1828. It seems unlikely that the book was annotated before being presented to him. It was purchased for the Duff House library in 2002.

 

 

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